30 Best Handmade Gifts for Dad

Incredible dads come in all forms. In this post, you’ll find wonderful gifts for dad, uncles, grandpas, and friends who occupy those special places in your heart. Take a look at these gifts for the crafty dad and some stylish gift ideas to make for the incredible men in your life that they will enjoy.

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Quick and Easy DIY Gifts for Dad

Receiving handmade gifts are always appreciated and really show that your loved one took the time and thought about you while making a gift. However, in our busy lives, sometimes we are looking for a handmade feel in less time. If the person you’re buying for enjoys working on projects, you may find some quick gift ideas here as well. Try these Quick and Easy DIY Gifts for Dad.

Top Down Knit Sick in Purples and Greens

Free Top-Down Ribbed Socks Pattern

  Warm hand-knit socks are great for any quick gift but often an under-rated luxury. If you have a loved one who is on their feet a lot or enjoys outdoor activities, then they appreciate a good sock that will protect their tootsies. Check out 5 Reasons Knitting Socks is better than Buying Socks.  If you love knitting socks or are just starting your journey into the world of sock knitting, these ribbed top-down socks should reach it’s way to your “to make” list. Socks are a great quick knit often worked up in a day or two.   To knit the Free Top-Down Ribbed Socks pattern, you will need 1 ball of your favorite Mary Maxim sock yarn such as Patons Kroy Socks at least 430 yards in length, and set of 4 size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to achieve gauge. 

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Customizable Mug 

A wonderful DIY project for kids to make for dad, this Customizable project becomes a functional piece of art for your little one to decorate for dad. 

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Customizable Mug with card and markers
Dude Crafts by Mike Warren

  From repurposing tools to impressive life hacks, this book is not only wonderful for the men in your life but packed full of clever gift ideas to make for dad.  This book, written by Mike Warren, makes a wonderful gift by itself or use it to find your next gift idea for him.

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20-Minute Whittling Projects 

As fiber artists, we love small projects that can tag along with us on our daily errands. Odds are if you were gifted a hat, socks, or mittens, at least part of your item was made in a waiting room, which is why this 20-minute Whittling Project is a perfect craft for the dad on the go. Whittling can be enjoyed just about anywhere. Author Tom Hines shares his easy-to-learn, quick-cut method for whittling in just 20 minutes or less.

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Book Cover of 20-minute Whittling Projects
handmade leather crafting set for beginners
33 Piece Leathercrafting Set

  This Beginner Leather Making Set is a wonderful inclusive set to use to add your own leather embellishments to your handmade projects or to make smaller leather goods for your loved ones.    

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Knit Gifts For Dad

Hand Knit items give the wearer a classic and dapper feel. If you are looking to make a gift for someone who values traditional craftsmanship and the effort to make such an item then a knit gift for dad might just be what you are looking for

Geo Jacket Handmade Sweater

The Geo Jacket is a perfect handmade gift for the men in your life. This vintage style jacket is a modern take on the classic Mary Maxim Jacket that was all the rage in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Designed with Mary Maxim Titan Yarn this Jacket comes in sizes 30/32 to 42/44 and uses needles in sizes 8 (5 mm), and 10 (6 mm).

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Mosaic Afghan Handmade Afghan

The Mosaic Afghan is a striking design to knit in one piece, using slipped stitches to form this stunning design. The kit includes Starlette and Starlette Ragg yarns. The sample is shown in (002) Starlette Black and (110) Grey Ragg or your choice of 1 Starlette and 1 Starlette Ragg yarn. 

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Football Hat 

Are you looking for a special gift for a football fan? Knit our Football Hat so they can cheer on their favorite team and stay warm at the same time with this cute hat. Exclusively for Mary Maxim from Your Knitting Life Magazine. Kit includes Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Check out our Red Heart collection for other yarns we carry.

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Crochet Gifts for Dad

There are so many possibilities in the world of crochet that we are certain you will find a perfect gift for dad.  

Mosaic Blanket Handmade Blanket 

Knit this gorgeous lacy wrap.  This classy fashion accessory is the perfect accent to drape over your shoulders at brunch or while dancing away those summer nights. This wrap measures 18 by 72 inches when finished.   To knit this beautiful wrap, we used 2 balls of Seasons Mohair and size 8 (5.0 mm) needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Plaid Stag Blanket Handmade Blanket 

Is there anything cozier than a warm, classic Buffalo Plaid for snuggling? The Black, Red, and darker Cardinal Red squares bring back memories of being a child and warming up under a comforting blanket after skating or playing in the snow. These colors are a natural for anyone who loves to decorate with a country or cabin look. When the weather changes, just bringing out a blanket like this can change your décor to the look of a cabin in the north woods To crochet this beautiful afghan, you'll need the Plaid Stag Blanket kit as well as an H-8 (5.0mm) hook or hook needed to achieve gauge.

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Brickwork Afghan Handmade Blanket

Crochet the Brickwork Afghan designed with Mary Maxim Best Value Yarn. The Brickwork afghan adds an interesting texture to your decor

To crochet this beautiful afghan, you'll need the Brickwork Afghan Kit or Pattern and Mary Maxim Best Value Yarn in amounts needed, and the colors desired as well as an H-8 (5.0mm) hook or hook needed to achieve gauge. 

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Reversible Geometric Blanket Handmade Blanket

Interlocking stitches create this interesting geometric pattern.  Kit includes Caron Simply Soft Yarn, shown in Charcoal Heather and Off White.   To Crochet this beautiful afghan, you'll need the Reversible Geometric Blanket and an I-9 (5.5 mm) hook or hook needed to achieve gauge. 

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Subtle Ripple Afghan Handmade Afghan 

This classic ripple designed with Mary Maxim Natural Alpaca Tweed yarn is a wonderful piece to elevate any living space.   To crochet this gorgeous afghan, you'll need the Subtle Ripple Kit which includes your choice of Alpaca Tweed yarn and pattern or simply downloading the Free Pattern and choosing your favorite Mary Maxim Yarn to make the Subtle Ripple Afghan

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Artisan Made Gifts for Dad

Does the dad you are buying for love handcrafted things but you are out of time and there is nothing in your FO (finished objects) pile that you want to gift?  Then try one of these handmade artisan gifts for dad.  Hidden Passage Wooden Puzzle gifts for dad

Handmade Wooden Puzzle Cube

Hidden Passage Wooden Puzzle

Give this wooden puzzle with a luxurious feel and delicately hued toned, handcrafted by the finest master craftsmen using only time-honored traditional methods and techniques.

Bewell Wooden Watch

Made of 100% natural wood from Africa. Each one is handcrafted,lightweight ,Fashion,and eco-friendly. retro and classic.Non-toxic and hypo-allergenic. It is very lightweight you can’t even feel it on your wrist. with a classic wooden strap which is smooth and comfortable to wear.

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BenShot Hand-Sculpted Drinking Glass - Golfball

Gift this 16oz pint glass from the father and son team at BenShot, a family-run team of artisan glassmakers. BenShot employs a full team of glassmakers in Wisconsin. Search google for "BenShot Reviews" to see our reviews and learn more about how we give back to our community.

Handmade Family Tree Chart

Enjoy artistic illustration prints featuring design elements such as an oak tree, branches, leaves, acorns sun, clouds, butterfly, squirrel, birds, boy, and dog running in a meadow.  For your genealogy enthusiasts, this chart holds up to 6 generations with blank spaces ready to finish by filling. in name, maiden name (listed on the maternal side only), born, died, married (listed on the fraternal side only), resided (listed on the fraternal side only), and extra space to add miscellaneous tidbits of information. 

O Naturals 6-Piece Black Bar Soap Collection

Let his skin relax, hydrate and be deeply cleansed with the choice of African Black Soap, Mud & Green Clay, Activated Charcoal, Black Tea & Tea Tree, Dead Sea Mud & Salt and Black Coffee Soap.  Beneficial for all skin types; dry, oily, sensitive, ageing, teenage and normal. Ideal for damaged skin with its soothing and healing properties.  Designed to give your skin an indulgent and clarifying at-home spa experience. Filled with authentic, all-natural and organic ingredients, our triple milled soaps will leave your face and body feeling cleansed, hydrated, moisturized and lux.

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