Top Fathers Day Gift Ideas for DIY Dads

Top Fathers Day Gift Ideas for DIY Dads


He used to read you stories at night before bed. He dropped you and your friends off at the shops. He convinced your Mum that the expensive bicycle you wanted was worth the money. He made sure that any time you felt lost or needed advice, you had a stable place to turn.

He’s your Dad, your mentor, your hero–and he deserves the best you can offer.

Yikes! Those are powerful words to be held to. The good news is, this means something different for every Dad. After a lifetime of getting to know yours, it shouldn’t be a mind-jarring experience to find a genuinely great fathers day gift for him.

To be frank… a great gift can sometimes require a bit of work… but for many Dads (much like my own), they love getting their hands dirty and showing off their handy work, particularly when it’s in front of his kids.

So below I listed my top DIY gift ideas for the DIY Dads.

1. Build a Raised Garden Bed

fathers day gift - gardening

There is nothing more bonding than building a raised garden bed with the family. It is a great Father’s day gift because it is something everyone can join in. As a BONUS you can choose from many different plants to grow…you can even start a veggie garden!

Steel Raised Garden Beds

Fathers Day Gift- Raised Garden Bed

An easy option for a garden bed and a long-lasting option too! Steel Garden Beds are popular and can be found in large many hardware stores (with garden sections). You can also buy the Steel Raised Garden Beds online and have them delivered flat packed ready to DIY.

2. Build a Fire Pit

Fathers Day Gift- Fire Pit

Fire pits are super easy and becoming a huge trend in backyards. So why not build one with your Dad? It will add a great entertainment area to the backyard and can be the highlight at family gets

Fire pits will add a great entertainment area to the backyard and can be the highlight at family gets together’s. There is nothing better than an open fire, marshmallows, and good company. Your Dad will just love his fire pit- who wouldn’t!

You can either buy a pre-made firepit and work at creating an area for it to live and adding seating solutions around it.

OR you can do it from the floor up- creating the foundation, building the pit itself, and then forming the entertainment area around it. Bricks are a very easy and common solution for DIY fire pits.

Here is a quick guide from Always Chasing Life Blog on how to start your brick fire pit> Click here

3. Build a Garden Shed

fathers day gift - build a garden shed

Everyone is doing it these days. Garden sheds have become all the rage around the world.  Who doesn’t want their own space to hold their dreams and support their hobbies? If your dad likes woodworking, auto mechanics, has collections, paints, or likes to sing out of key, giving him his very own space to do what he loves.

Buying affordable DIY Sheds online at Cheap Sheds or at hardware stores is easy. Once delivered, you can spend the afternoon putting together a shed with your Dad and he will have his own castle in no time (Plus your mum will be pleased with the clean garage and backyard).

4. Build a Hammock

Fathers Day Gift- Hammock

Does your Dad enjoy the outdoors or an afternoon nap? Well, he will like it even better when he can have a relaxing spot to ‘chill out’. Hammocks are easy to make or you can buy one online. You can choose the design and set it up in the perfect spot.

5. Build a Beer Cooler Outdoor Table

Fathers Day Gift - cooler table

This is a pretty cool party trick… Build an outside entertaining table with secret cooler compartments. You and your Dad can get the plan from the dedicated engineer and have a lot of fun with this project. Just be wary it’s not for beginners, but boy! It will be a great piece of furniture to have in the backyard once you’re done!

6. Build a Pizza Oven

fathers day gift - pizza oven

Pizza ovens are marvellous things to have in your backyard, especially if you love a good wood-fire pizza!

This project may take a few days but it is well worth it! Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens, you can now easily download a set of instructions ready for you to use. With the right materials and these easy instructions, your Dad can soon have an amazing Pizza oven going in the backyard. Image that… fresh tasty pizzas for the whole family.

7. Outdoor Gathering

fathers day gift - outdoor gathering

Ask most Dads what the most important thing to them has been in their lives and you will likely hear – family and friends. Our relationships are important to us and those around us can bring us much joy and satisfaction.

Understanding that these things do not fit in a father’s day gift box with a bow but it can lead one in the direction of other gifts that revolve around building beautiful memories.

Print a social calendar that involves Dad’s favourite people, music, and food, and then plan to make these gatherings unforgettable.

When finalizing your fathers day gift choice, remember that giving Dad the best you can offer is about quality and depth, not about the money.

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  • Krisztian says:

    Great post Michelle. I can’t think of a better idea for a father – son bounding than a great DIY project and you listed some awesome ones for sure.

  • Michelle says:

    Thanks Krisztian, and its true about Bonding time! Even for daughters. I dont think we see enough kids outside working on projects with their Dads anymore. Some of the best family memories I have are of doing things together as a family. We built a fort one year when I was young with my Dad. It was a pretty cool Fort 🙂

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