25 DIY Gifts Your Dad Will Actually Use

#2 is an obvious win.

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Dads are notoriously hard to buy gifts for. They have literally everything, and want actually nothing. And anything they do want, they probably already bought for themselves, anyway. Instead of buying him another gift he inevitably won't use, try one of these creative DIYs. We guarantee he'll love them, and you won't be asking him the next time you see him, "um, so where's that gift I got you?".

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1 Lego Key Organizer
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Courtesy of ManMade

Because he's literally always losing his keys.

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2 Wood Grain Flask
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Courtesy of Almost Makes Perfect

Now that you're grown up, you can give him the gift he'll actually want.

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3 Cookies
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Courtesy of Tell Love and Party

Cookies always win.

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4 Tiny Toolbox
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Courtesy of AlphaMom

These tiny toolboxes are made out of altoid tins, and we are DYING.

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5 Minimal Geometric Clock
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Courtesy of Hello Lidy

Now he has no excuse for being late to hang with you.

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6 Leather Keychain
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Courtesy of The Crafted Life

Do you know how much this would cost in a department store? TOO MUCH.

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7 Painted Wood Coasters
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Courtesy of Unoriginal Mom

These are actually seriously fun to make, and the end result is totally cool.

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8 Hand Stamped Handkerchief
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Courtesy of Paper & Stitch

If your dad carries a handkerchief around, you absolutely need to make this for him. (Also, he's the coolest ever).

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9 Slippers
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Courtesy of Pretty Providence

Stuff slippers with all his fave snacks & treats for a cozy Christmas gift.

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10 Wood Slice Magnets
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Courtesy of Suburble

Gangs all here!

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11 Dinosaur Planter
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Courtesy of Maggie Overby Studios

These are so much fun, he'll be wanting to pay you to make him more.

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12 Fire Starter Kit
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Courtesy of Lia Griffith

You don't have to understand why he'll think this is so cool, you just have to understand that he will.

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13 Bourbon Bacon Brittle
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Alexa Payesko

Combine two of his favorite things and you'll be his favorite child forever.

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14 Leather and Wood Covered Notebooks
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Courtesy of Paper & Stitch

Fact: If it's made of leather and wood, he's going to use it.

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15 Mini Pool Table
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Courtesy of Crafts Unleashed

Your mom wouldn't let him get an actual pool table, so this is the next best thing.

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16 Leather Blanket Carrier
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Courtesy of Lia Griffith

Perfect for picnics, camping, and afternoons at your siblings sports games.

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17 Cookie Gift Boxes
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Courtesy of Tell Love and Party

Here's how to make homemade cookies a little less generic—super cute, festive boxes.

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18 Canvas Wine Bag
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Courtesy of Paper & Stitch

A bottle of wine can feel too impersonal for your dad, so DIY a canvas bag to give it a little something extra.

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19 Custom Matchboxes
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Courtesy of The Crafted Life

It's the gift that literally everyone can use, but no one will actually get for themselves.

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20 Birch Bark Candle
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Courtesy of Just A Smidgen

Fact: Men actually love candles, they'll just never admit it. Give your dad one covered in wood and he'll forget how girlie he thinks they are.

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21 Infused Olive Oils
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Courtesy of Just Putzing Around The Kitchen

Here's a super easy way to up his grilling game.

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22 Beer Bouquet
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Courtesy of Unoriginal Mom

This is the one time it's totally cool to get your dad flowers.

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23 Infused Vodkas
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Jonathan Boulton

When in doubt, go with vodka.

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24 Baseball Hat Iron-On
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Courtesy of Lia Griffith

Now he can stop wearing that generic baseball hat (probably from a car dealership or your brothers little league team) that you hate.

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25 Etched Beer Glass
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Courtesy of Where The Smiles Have Been

This DIY is as easy as applying vinyl stencils on a glass and painting on etching cream.

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