Six easy homemade Father’s Day gift ideas

Father's Gift Idea

Extra special doesn’t have to mean expensive. Try these budget-friendly Father’s Day ideas
There are only so many times you can look thrilled about novelty socks. Here are a few genuinely original and easy Father’s Day presents that won’t break the bank or take you all week.

Easy pancake art for Father’s Day gift ideas

Fill a clean ketchup bottle with pancake batter and get creative in the pan with shapes and patterns. Our tip is to start with easy stuff like stars and build up to the Mona Lisa. Load the plate with crispy bacon and maple syrup for the ultimate breakfast in bed.

DIY footprint sculpture for Father’s Day gift ideas

A cost-free gift that will keep the kids entertained while they’re making it, and which will last forever. Create a ‘clay’ keepsake with just a few bits from your kitchen cupboard, some paint, and a helping hand (or foot). For all the ins and outs.

Photo collage for Father’s Day gift ideas

Save money on a Father’s Day card this year with the help of free photo sites such as Smilebox and Photovisi.

You can make all of your favorite family snaps, including a few embarrassing ones of Dad in his younger days, into a collage and frame it for a simple heartfelt gift. Token jar Write down favors, such as ‘Make me a cup of tea, please’ or ‘Hand me the remote, on little slips of paper. Clean out an empty jam jar, decorate the outside and fill it with these tokens for Dad to trade in whenever he wants. Get the kids to write things they love about Dad to give him a warm fuzzy pick-me-up.

X Factor for Father’s Day gift ideas

Turn your living room into a recording studio using Garageband. It’s a handy app that lets you make your own original song (or cover a classic) to sync to your iPod or phone. We’re thinking of a cover of Queen’s Father To Son or Boyzone’s Father And Son, depending on your style.
Mug cake Never minds Mary Berry, homemade cakes don’t have to take hours. Simply mix together a few ingredients and wait for the ping of the microwave. But be warned, one won’t be enough once everyone tries the delicious result.

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