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Father’s Day Gifts to Make

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 12-08-2008

Why buy a generic Father’s Day present when you can make a homemade father’s day gift and express your appreciation for your dad the old-fashioned way? Whether you’re tight on cash or just not interested in buying dad another tie or golf club, creating a present can be fun and easy. Consider the four ideas below for Father’s Day gifts to make which will surely catch your dad’s attention and his heart.



Father’s Day is the ideal opportunity to celebrate those memorable experiences that you’ve shared with your dad. The easiest way to remember a special moment in your life is by seeing a photograph from that time. A simple gift to make for your father is a scrapbook of photos. As you give dad the present explain to him why you selected those photos or that experience to remember. You also can include captions for those times in the future when you’re not right next to your father to remind him of your exact sentiments.

Video Montage

Use the video function on your digital camera – or a video camera if you own one – and record messages from the whole family for your father. This can serve as a montage of all the people in dad’s life telling him how he makes a positive impact on the family. In terms of Father’s Day gifts to make, your entire family will enjoy this one since all of you can enjoy watching this video time capsule together for years to come.

His Favorite Dessert

Does your dad have a sweet tooth? If so then you can let him indulge in one of his favorite desserts, which you create from scratch. Bake him a pie, make him homemade cookies, or whip up cupcakes. These Father’s Day gifts to make will please your father and your family, assuming they are lucky enough to eat the leftovers. If you’re not a whiz in the kitchen and are looking for an easier option, consider making a super simple dessert like jello. You can add whipped cream and serve it in a glass bowl to spruce it up.