7 Father’s Day Gift Baskets to Make With Your Kids
Want to help your kids create something that’s handcrafted, personalized and practical?
Try a Father’s Day gift basket, custom-made just for Dad!
The editors at My Kids’ Adventures scoured the Internet to find the coolest themes and best items to include in a gift basket for Dad.
In this article I’ll show you how to make a Father’s Day gift basket full of items Dad will love.
Why Make a Father’s Day Gift Basket?
From sports and tech to barbecue and building things, dads like a lot of different things. So why not combine your dad’s favorite stuff into a fabulous gift from the heart?
You can make a hodgepodge of everything Dad loves or pick a specific theme and create a gift basket around it.
The best part about this type of gift is you can combine homemade, heartfelt items to show Dad how much you love him with some purchased presents to add a little pizzazz.
Whether Dad’s the strict disciplinarian or the fun best-friend father (or a little bit of both), you know you’re at the forefront of his mind. Show him why you think he’s the best dad ever with a thoughtful gallery of gifts, wrapped in the perfect basket and sealed with a kiss.
#1: Outdoor Hobbies Basket
Take something Dad enjoys doing in his spare time—in addition to hanging out with the family, of course—and turn it into a gift basket.
For the dad who loves connecting with nature (for example fishing, golf, hiking or boating), make him a gift basket celebrating the great outdoors. The gift basket will be centered around his hobby, but here are a few ideas to get you started.
Basket: Cooler for drinks and snacks… or for keeping freshly caught fish.
Craft: You’d be amazed at how many things you can make with golf balls, like these golf ball dogs from Mona at Craft Klatch. Good for golf-lovers and dog-lovers! There are also golf tee porcupines from Lorie at Reading Confetti or golf club sock buddies from Marie LeBaron at Alpha Mom.
#2: Indoor Hobbies Basket
This basket should have gifts centering on Dad’s favorite subject. For example, include a book and bookmark for the reader, a favorite CD or mix tape for the music lover, a picture frame for the photographers or an iPad cover for the tech dad.
#3: Sports Lover Basket
Not all dads love sports, but a lot of them do, whether it’s playing them or watching their favorite team.
Here’s what you need to make Dad the perfect sports gift basket:
Basket: Duffle bag for the gym or sporting equipment
With some basic craft supplies and your kids’ hand- and footprints, you can make the perfect personalized sports gift.
Add a ball, bobblehead, team cap or some tickets to a game Dad and the kids can attend together, and you’re all set. Be sure to wrap the gifts in the colors of Dad’s favorite team!
#4: Car Wash Basket
Put all of Dad’s favorite car wash supplies in a hand-decorated bucket.
#5: Movie Lovers Basket
Does Dad love movies? Make him a movie lover’s basket.
Basket: Popcorn bucket—you can usually find one of these at the dollar store.
#6: Tool Time Basket
If Dad likes fixing stuff or building things, make a tool time basket.
Basket: Toolbox—buy one or make your own toolbox.
This dad made a roller coaster in his backyard. Granted, not the typical DIY dad.
For the roller coaster, you’ll need a bigger toolbox!
#7: Dad Is Awesome Basket
Show Dad how much you love him by filling this basket with things that represent why Dad is terrific.
Basket: Decorated memory box.
Some Final Thoughts…
Whether you fill a gift basket with Dad’s favorite things, mix and match ideas from different gift baskets or come up with ideas of your own, a basket of love is the perfect Father’s Day gift.
Combine fun crafts with personalized presents for a gift that shows Dad how much you love and appreciate him!
What do you think? Will you make a gift basket for Dad this year? What sorts of things will you put in it? What other gift basket ideas do you have? We’d love to read your ideas and see pictures from your special Father’s Day gift basket.
Images from iStockPhoto.
Debra Eckerling is an editor at My Kids Adventures. The creator of Write On Online, a website and community for writers, Debra helps individuals define, plan and achieve their goals. Other posts by Debra Eckerling »