Three Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Dads!
I always find it hard to buy gifts for men! And especially now that mr D consumes pretty much everything digitally. Xbox game – nah, he can download it. A new CD? Erm he has Spotify. Ah ok, a Blu-ray. A what-ray? Netflix and Now TV are firm favourites in our house.
So what do we get the Dad that typically has everything delivered through an ethernet cable?
Three Fun Ideas
Here are three ideas to get you inspired this Christmas! Or just make him a Beer advent calendar!
1. The personalised gift. And by this I don’t mean yet another hand print on a mug. Instead I mean a cool write-up of what the DAD loves. Simply type up a list, similar to something below and pop it in a frame. Simples.
You can pick up frames in most discount stores these days so this gift has maximum impact for very little cost. These work well for pretty much anyone you know too. We made one for my mum one year and she still has it framed on the wall.
2. Personalised DAD drinks. For this quick and easy gift you need the following:
- A glass or one of those cute glasses with the lids. One from the pound shop or one you already have – it doesn’t matter!
- A miniature version of Dad’s favourite alcoholic drink. So think JD, Gordon’s, Smirnoff etc.
- A mini version of Dad’s favourite mixer -so Coca-Cola, Tonic, Lemonade etc.
- Some tissue paper or cellophane.
- Some ribbon or string.
- A gift tag.
Pop the mixer can and the miniature inside the glass. Wrap the whole glass up in cellophane or tissue paper and tie it up with string or ribbon. If both items don’t fit in the glass, tie the miniature to the outside using twine or ribbon.
3. The DAD survival pack: If this is said Dad’s first Christmas then why not pop together a Dad survival kit?! Take a large jar – you can pick these up in any supermarket and sometimes the pound shops. I actually got this Kilner jar in Wilko for three quid which isn’t too bad. The others I had at home but they were a bit small for all my bits!
If you don’t have a jar then a box would work just as well.
Pop in various “survival” bits. They can be as basic as a pack of paracetamol or as luxury as some cute Molton Brown shower gels 😉
Other survival items could include: plasters, vitamins, effervescent tablets, mini screwdriver kit, batteries, mini deodorant, Haribo, deodorant, hair wax, miniatures of his favourite aftershave. The options are endless!
Pop all your items into the jar or basket and perhaps add in some Christmas sprinkles or decorations to sparkle things up. Add a gift tag and voila, Dad survival pack made in minutes.
I picked up the shredded brown paper in Home Bargains, one of my favourite places to shop for this type of stuff!
Are you planning to make any homemade gifts this Christmas? What ideas do you have? Don’t forget to pin these for later!