Is it just me, or is it a lot harder to figure out gifts for the men in your life than the women? Men in general are hard enough, but dads, unless they have some specific hobbies or wishlists, seem especially difficult to come up with gifts for. Here are a few Father’s Day DIY gift ideas that might work for the dads in your life, and there’s still time to get them made before Father’s Day next weekend.
Beard balm – One of my biggest DIY hits, according to my husband Steven. He also endorses using a bit of this balm as hair wax.
Leather handle cutting board – Fancy up a cutting board with leather and brass.
Suitcase record player – If your dad doesn’t still have his record player from back-in-the-day, it might be time to revive his love of vinyl.
Leather organizer bin – Give him a place to put his cufflinks, keys, and change at the end of the night.
Leather liquor bottle labels – Help your dad keep his liquor classy.
Citronella candles – Perfect for keeping the mosquitoes away while doing outdoor dad activities like barbecuing or camping.
And of course there’s always food. Some brown butter sugar cookies, salted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, or cardamom berry oatmeal crumble bars probably would be a hit if your dad has a sweet tooth. (I brought some of those brown butter sugar cookies to my non-vegan dad, and my mom said she had to hide them to make sure there were some left for her.)