For this upcoming Father’s Day, you need to make him feel like it’s more than a regular Sunday — shower him with hugs, extra attention and some gifts so that he feels appreciated. If you can’t think of what to get him for presents, here are three spectacular DIY ideas that you should try.
The number one thing in a father’s life is his family, so put together a gift that focuses on the people he loves the most. A printed album full of pictures of the entire family going on vacations, celebrating holidays, throwing birthday parties or just sitting at home will be a wonderful present to display on his office desk or bedside table. You can easily make a photo book online by gathering all of your favourite pictures posted on social media accounts and stored in folders on your computer, tablet or phone. After you sort through all of your pictures and find the best ones, you can arrange them into the format that you want, have it printed and sent right to you. The website photoroost lets you organize all of your pictures into sleek mini books and personalized photo books so that your gift is completely customized.
If you are handy with tools and have a workshop waiting to be used in your garage or your basement, you should make him a tie rack out of wood boards and nails. Start building the DIY tie rack by cutting wooden boards with a miller saw, sanding the edges and applying a coat of stain in a rich colour. Once the stain has fully dried, pencil dots evenly across the board with inches of space in between them. Then hammer in rows of nails directly over the markings and add hooks to the back of the board so that it can hang on a wall. Surprise him with this crafty gift by taking his ties out of his closet and arranging them along the new rack.
If you are proud of your skills in the kitchen, you should think about cooking up a storm on the holiday morning and making him breakfast dishes full of his favorite savory, sweet and scrumptious ingredients. For a man with old-fashioned taste, put together a classic farmer’s breakfast recipe with slices of crisp bacon, country ham, sausage rounds, hashbrown potatoes, buttered toast and fried eggs. For the man that can’t wait to have his dessert, make Father’s Day breakfast treats like homemade cinnamon rolls, stacks of pancakes, sticky pieces of monkey bread or waffles hot off the press. There is no need to keep the breakfast plans a secret if you’re worried about what to prepare — ask him a few days ahead of time for a request and try to replicate it.
A DIY present is an excellent way to make him smile when Father’s Day finally rolls around. Thoughtful gifts like a touching family photo album, a rustic tie rack and a table laden with breakfast will keep that joyful grin on his face all day long.