Dad deserves the best on his day–here are a few things you can make from home and a few gifts to purchase. Also check out our list of ways to spend Father’s Day in Atlanta. 


Scribbled Sharpie Mugs

Purchase a plain, white mug, Painter’s pens and stickers. Wash mug and dry, and then apply stickers. Kids can scribble and color however they wish to cover the mug. After the drawing is complete, peel off the stickers to reveal the design. Put your mug in the oven and bake at 350 for 30 mins.

Homemade Shaving Cream 

You will need: 1/3 cup shea butter, 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, 1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil, 10 drops rosemary essential oil and 3-5 drops peppermint essential oil. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil, stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heat-safe bowl. Add in the jojoba oil and the essential oils. Kids can help stir and mix. Chill until solid. Remove from the refrigerator and whip using a hand  until light and fluffy. Spoon into a jar. Lid and keep in a cool, dry place.

Dad Treat Jar 

Purchase a clear, glass jar at a local craft store and print out the label from this link that reads “Dad’s Stache.” Fill the jar with his favorite types of candy and attach the label with strong tape or glue (this blog printed the label on a sticky label sheet).

Dad Scrapbook

Purchase a scrapbook and create a record of memories about your father and you. Include photos of special outings, events, and holidays you’ve had together and other memorabilia from family vacations and activities such as concert or sporting event ticket stubs, postcards and brochures. Next to each photo or item, describe your memories of those times together with your father.

Certificates of Appreciation

Show Dad you appreciate his hard work by returning the favor. Make coupons that say: “In appreciation for all that you do, Dad, please redeem this certificate for a hassle-free car wash by me!” Other favors include sweeping out the garage, mowing the lawn, or any other task for which he normally takes responsibility.


Yeti Products

Yeti’s soft-sided shoulder-bag cooler, The Hopper, isn’t cheap but it is effective, keeping ice from melting for days. It’s sturdy and leak-proof and easy to transport to the beach or camping. Another favorite item includes any of the drink ware to keep his drinks cool or hot for hours.

Man Crates 

Does dad love bacon, Ramen or wants to learn how to make hot sauce? Man Crates has a kit for all of these (and more) and they come in sealed, wooden crates that dad will have fun opening.

Charging Case 

Dad never has to worry about his phone running out of battery with these cases. The case charges while the phone charges and is ready to be turned on and provide back up when the phone runs out of battery.

Race Car Shirt 

Kids will play for hours while racing toy cars along dad’s back. Dad just has to put the shirt on and lay on his stomach. The store even makes matching shirts for kids and dad.


These have become all the rage in the last few years, and dad would probably love one to fly around the backyard. Some come with cameras and some with virtual reality elements so take your pick!

Best Father’s Day Gifts and Crafts for 2018
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