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 mixer 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.


For the Outdoorsy Dad

Give dad an amazing trip with Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stay in luxurious tents with amenities, including daily housekeeping, organic bath products, complimentary camp activities and more. Choose from national park hiking and driving tours, fly fishing, jeep safaris, zipline or whitewater rafting adventures. Rates vary.

For the Spirited Dad

American Spirit Whiskey was started by three University of Georgia grads. Shop their online stores for spirits, glassware, home items, apparel and more. Later this summer, enjoy a tasting and tour experience. Tours are free, but tastings, spirits or cocktails will be available for purchase.

For the Stylish Dad

When dad wants to look his best, he’ll need the right accessories from Admiral
Row. Find him the fashionable and dapper bowties, sunglasses, ties, socks, pocket squares or vintage items to complete his look. This Atlanta-based company was started by husband and wife team, Gregg and Sharee.

For the Georgia Native

The dad that wears his state pride on his sleeve needs a gift box from Georgia Crafted, which features more than 200 products made by local artisans from around Georgia. Themed gift boxes include The Deluxe (Quarantined) Snack Box, Lazy Sunday Morning Breakfast Gift Box, Grillin’ & Chillin’ Gift Box and more. You can also build your own box, choosing from soaps, kitchen towels, snacks, candles and more. Or gift dad with a one-, three- or six-month subscription box.

For the Dad with a Sweet Tooth

Check out these local products to satisfy dad’s cravings. Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate is made from sustainably and ethically grown cacao. Shop online for gift boxes, chocolate bars, chocolate hazelnut spread and more. Honey Next Door has flavored honeys, including elderberry, habanero and gallberry, and the company manages beehives across the metro Atlanta area.

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