5 DIY gifts you can give dad for Father’s Day

Teresa Kwok
  • It can be hard to find the perfect present, so why not try making one yourself?
  • From a photo book to paper aeroplanes covered with memories, here’s a few gifts your father is sure to love
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Happy Father’s Day! How are you going to celebrate? Photo: Shutterstock

Father’s Day is only a week away! Have you thought about what you would like to give your dad? It is always difficult find the perfect present. This year, why not take a look at some of these gifts you can make at home? It’s never too late to start making them, and all parents love personalised gifts made by their children. Here are a few DIY gift ideas:

Thanks for everything, dad! Photo: Shutterstock

Superdad colouring page

If you’re not a particularly artistic or creative person but still want to make a gift for your dad, the Superdad colouring page is a great choice. All you need is coloured pencils and paper to print off the page. You can find the page on printablecrush.com, where you can download it for free.

Personalised square mini photo book

Dads appreciate gifts that remind them of their family, so a book filled of photos and sweet memories will definitely make your father smile. It’s easy to make your own photo book using paper, coloured pencils, and of course, photos, but you can also get one made at Fotomax for HK$50. Just remember that it takes two working days to be printed.

Father’s Day gifts that won’t break the bank

Wooden Father’s Day card

If your dad makes it a priority to be environmentally friendly, he would love to receive a wooden card as a Father’s Day present. A paper one would probably end up in the rubbish, but a wood one can last forever! You can head to Fotomax to design this card – it will cost HK$58 and take up to six working days.

Bottle tags

If your dad loves drinking wine, you could make some bottle tags to decorate his drinks. You can write blessings, positive memories, or even draw pictures on the tags and cut them into different shapes to decorate the bottles. All you need for this is some thick craft paper (which you can find at most stationery shops), pencils or markers, and whatever decorations suit your fancy.

You can decorate bottle tags with positive, heartwarming messages for dad. Photo: Shutterstock

A box of paper aeroplanes

A box of paper aeroplanes decorated with family memories will definitely surprise your dad. Like the bottle tags, you only need some paper (normal printer paper would be perfect for this) and anything else you want to use to decorate your planes.

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