Father’s Day is coming up and I wanted to put together a list of fun and creative gift ideas for the father-figure in your life. Here’s a list of things to buy or DIY and if you think that kawaii doesn’t apply to Father’s Day, think again!
Let’s start with the all-important Father’s Day card. What do dads universally love? Puns, which is why this cute Nacho Average Dad card at Paper Source (US) is perfect.
For a DIY version, re-create this adorable Hap-PEA card with a template from RedTedArt.
Very few dads wear ties these days. Socks make a wonderful tie-replacement gift! They’re fun and colorful, everyone needs socks, and you can find socks suited for any hobby or passion. I love the range at TruffleShuffle (UK) , especially the penguin from Wallace and Gromit. The “Have you seen this chicken?” detail on the sole is a brilliant touch.
For a DIY gift, try making the dad in your life a personalized apron. Using tiny kid handprints is a charming idea. That’s What Che Said has a tutorial and free cutting file, though you do need a Cricut or Silhouette.
If the father on your list is a whiskey person, then consider the tasting sets by Drinks by the Dram (UK). They come in a few themed gift boxes, each containing adorable 30ml bottles with a fancy wax seal.
I love gifts with a theme, so an excellent companion to the whiskey would be these sweet 5 Stages to Happiness glasses from Kikkerland (worldwide). I love how positive they are. PS – Kikkerland is like a Father’s Day gift wonderland. Take some time to explore the site and you’ll definitely find something quirky and fun.
To complete the drinks theme, DIY some kawaii coasters with just a few simple supplies using this tutorial by EVA&AVA ART. I really like the cupcake.
You can’t talk about gifts for a father-figure without mentioning a t-shirt option. Out of Print (US) carries t-shirts with literary themes and images, perfect for book lovers. They also carry t-shirts in all sizes, so for last Father’s Day I bought father-daughter Frog & Toad shirts and it was so cute! I love this image of Mo Willem’s adorably hilarious Pigeon
We also have more Father’s Day DIYs in the archives. And if you celebrate on a different day in your country, bookmark our posts for later.
Nova is a contributing writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest in America with her husband, young daughter, and 3 cats – Evey, Ophelia, and Adora. She is an introvert and a traveler who has been to over 20 countries. Her first years as a teacher were teaching English in Japan, so Japan and all things kawaii will always have a special place in her heart. Nova’s favorite color is grey, character is Rilakkuma, and cartoon is Adventure Time