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10 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make

homemade bitters for fathers day

6. Homemade Bitters

If dad digs a cocktail, homemade bitters are just the gift for him! The catch with bitters is that they do need time to steep before they’re ready, so if you make this gift for him, you’ll want to include a tag telling him not to open it for two weeks. The suspense!

7. Homemade Coozie

Whether he likes a cold beer, a soda pop, or just a tall ice water, a coozie will keep his drink nice and chilly during the hot summer. Sure, you can buy coozies at the store, but wouldn’t dad love a customized coozie you made just for him?

8. Mustache Mug

Is dad more of a coffee drinker? Create a DIY mustache mug that will make him think of you every morning.

9. Infused Oil and Vinegar

For dads that love to cook, homemade infused oil and vinegar are such thoughtful gifts. Just like with making bitters, these do may to steep for more time than you have, so just include a note telling him when his yummy gift will be ready to use.

10. Homemade BBQ Kit

Does your dad love to grill? Give him a jar of BBQ sauce that you made yourself along with a sweet, hand-painted brush that he can use with it.

Image Credit: photo by Becky Striepe

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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7:10PM PDT on Jun 9, 2014

Sweet advice. Another great option I love is Blind Surprise - - it's great because you basically sign up with the recipient's interests and they send out a surprise gift every month that fits. Really awesome and fun.

6:38PM PDT on May 27, 2014

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4:52PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

a few good ideas

9:44AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013


1:57AM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

There are some cute ideas in here!

12:37PM PDT on Jun 16, 2013


8:18AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

Thanks for the great idea! I also like to at least once a year take a really cute or weird picture of my girls and they add art on a piece of paper and we get it laminated for a bookmarker-we are all readers! Remember to date it as it becomes quite an heirloom!

6:05AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

good ideas

2:57AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

sorry, cannot see anything there for my father -in-law he's not an easy one!

2:50AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013


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