7 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas That Won't Break The Bank
Start writing a post

7 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas For Broke College Kids That Won't Break The Bank

For those times when you want to make your dad something useful but only have about $10

7 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas For Broke College Kids That Won't Break The Bank

It's really hard to decide what to get your dad for Father's Day when he deserves the world and you only have $10 in your bank account. Luckily, it's the thought that counts when getting a gift for that special father figure in your life.

After all, the most meaningful gifts are the ones that you put time and effort into making. It will mean so much to him to get a gift that you made by hand because it shows that you care about him enough to put in that effort.

Here is some inspiration for DIY Father's Day gifts that you can make for your favorite guy!

1. Soda or Beer Can Coasters

These coasters are super simple to make! Just get a couple of your dad's favorite beer or soda cans and a few blank coasters and you'll have cool a personalized gift just for him! Click here to learn how to make them!

2. Scratch-Off Ticket

This is a fun idea for a gift that your dad can cash in on whenever he wants! These scratch-off tickets have surprise redeemable gifts for your dad to scratch and reveal at any time. The gifts could be "Night at the Movies", "Car Wash", "Breakfast in Bed", or any other fun treat you think your dad would love. Learn how to make them here!

3. Air Freshener

This gift is insanely easy to make. Simply find a little wooden figure, some string, and an essential oil that your dad would love, and you've got everything you need to make this. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

4. Hand warmers

Hand warmers are so nice to have in the winter if your dad spends a lot of time outside! These hand warmers are super cute and all you have to do to warm them up is put them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Learn how to make them here.

5. Sharpie Mug

This Sharpie mug is so easy to make that even a kid could do it! If your dad loves coffee or hot tea, and you've got a few Sharpies lying around, this is a great gift idea for you! Click here for instructions.

6. Mason Jar with Gifts Inside

These are great gifts for any dad who is a sports fan! This gift is versatile in that you can fill it with lots of different things. You can fill the jar with your dad's favorite candy, little scraps of paper with redeemable gifts similar to the ones on the scratch-off tickets above, or anything else your dad would love! You can learn how to make this here.

7. "Barbecue Grill" Cupcakes

Everybody loves cupcakes! And if your dad loves to grill, you can personalize your cupcakes with these cute barbecue grill candy designs! Get the recipe for these delicious treats here .

I hope these simple and easy Father's Day gift ideas come in handy for those of you who want to make something personal and sweet for the father figure in your life. And if you get super ambitious, you can try making all of these things and putting them all together in a cute basket for your dad like the one below!

From Your Site Articles
Related Articles Around the Web
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Rebecca Alvarez

Rebecca Alvarez is many things: founder, sexologist, CEO, mentor, and more — as a Latina businesswoman, each of her endeavors is grounded in the strong principles of inclusivity and diversity, especially in sexual health and wellness. Bloomi is the product of her all of her shared passions, and with it she has fostered a community of like-minded, passionate women.

Keep Reading... Show less

There is not a consistent standard for health education in the United States. There are a lot of variables that go into this — what state a student lives in, whether they go to a public or private school, and the district's funding and priorities. These variables can be argued for any subject, not just health class. But as we continue to grow as a society, hopefully bettering our education system along the way, it's crucial to consider this often-forgotten element of a child's schooling.

Keep Reading... Show less

In March, the whole country shut down. School was online, extra-curriculars were canceled, and I found myself laying in bed all day every day. One day, as I was laying in bed contemplating my laziness, I decided that I wanted to do something to make myself more healthy. I was feeling so down on myself and my laziness so I decided to make a change.

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Songs That Made It Onto My September Playlist

September is the month for Los Angeles natives and Australian music fans.


The Neighbourhood, Bad Suns and The Driver Era are three Los Angeles bands that released songs this month. Not only was it a month for Los Angeles bands, but many Australian bands released new music — San Cisco's fourth studio album, Surf Trash single, Skegss single, and High Tropics single. I made new discoveries this month and was pleased by the amount of new music.

Read the listicle below to learn what came out this month in alternative rock music:

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Staying Active While You're Stuck Inside IS Possible, It Just Takes Some Small Steps

I know the last thing you want to think about right now is exercising, but it's time to put down the controller and put on your workout clothes.


As someone who has also been living on a bed since March, I can guarantee you that working out has been the last thing on my priority list. It's pretty far down there, along with my motivation and brain cells I used to use for work. However, I have made an effort in the past couple of weeks to move up exercising to at least number three on my priorities list.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Got Clean At A Very Young Age, And It Honestly Saved My Life

At 18, the world looked so much different for me than it did for most other 18-year-olds that I knew.

Emmie Pombo

Going into rehab when I was 19 was hands down the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life. My addiction started when I was around 17 and spiraled and spiraled out of control, as addictions always do. However, looking back, I'm so lucky my addiction started and ended when it did.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

7 Things Your Partner Can Do To Support You When You Have PCOS

Don't be afraid to ask for help or comfort if you need it.


Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may not be totally visible to the eye, which makes it a lot harder for your partner to understand what's going on with your body.

If you are in a relationship, it's important that you communicate your PCOS symptoms with your partner. I say "your" symptoms specifically because everyone's symptoms are different.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Watched 'The Social Dilemma' And YIKES, I'm Terrified For The Next Generation's Mental Health

Millennials can remember a time without online social affirmation, but we may be the last ones.

The Social Dilemma / Netflix

I've been in a media job for the entirety of my professional career. From part-time social media internships to full-time editorial work, I've continued to learn how to tell stories, write catchy headlines, and keep people interested. I believe working in media is a big responsibility, as well as a valuable way to advance our world.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

One Indictment, Three Charges, And No Justice For Breonna Taylor

We can't settle for this decision or a system that is fundamentally broken and unequal.


On March 13, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her apartment by police who were executing a "no-knock" warrant. Since then, there have been rallying efforts both in the streets and on social media demanding justice for Taylor and keeping her name known.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments