33 thoughtful Father's Day gifts the kids can give Dad this year

Jillian Ortiz

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Father’s Day is the perfect time to let superstar dads know they are appreciated for all that they do. From the early years of changing diapers to those late nights helping with homework, he deserves the perfect gift that can wrap all of those “thank yous” into one.

While your kids may not have been able to create a homemade Father’s Day gift at school this year, there are still plenty of easy crafts that your little ones can make to give to Dad on his special day.

Even if you don’t have enough time to make crafts with everyone at home, you can still find a personalized gift for that special touch, or find something unique that he didn’t even know he needed. To help make your search just a bit easier, we rounded up some of the best presents and crafts any dad would love to get for Father's Day.

From custom photo frames to a cookie decorating kit, read on for some of the best finds.

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Personalized Father's Day gifts from kids

1. Mega Dad Personalized Comic Book

Mega Dad Personalized Comic Book

Mega Dad Personalized Comic Book | Customer Father's Day Books; Fun Gifts for Him

Mega Dad Personalized Comic Book $35.00 at UncommonGoods

Dad is every kid’s superhero, and this book will truly make him the main character! You can personalize the book to include your kid’s name and select the appropriate skin tone for the hero to create a personalized story.

2. What I Love About Dad

What I Love About Dad

Knock Knock What I Love about Dad Fill in the Love Book Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal (Amazon / Amazon)

This personal, fill-in-the-blank story is a gift he can read long after the day is over. Each page features a prompt that is sure to bring a smile to his face (and a few tears to his eyes).

3. Custom Father's Day Photo Collage

Custom Father's Day Photo Collage

Custom Father's Day Photo Collage $17.95 at Zazzle

This customizable plaque is a step above your typical picture frame. The sturdy display doesn’t require a frame and can fit up to six photos.

4. Custom Childhood Drawing Keychain

Custom Childhood Drawing Keychain

Custom Childhood Drawing Keychain

Custom Childhood Drawing Keychain $31.50 at Etsy

Turn that prized piece of artwork on the fridge into something he can take with him at all times with this custom keychain. You can choose between a silver, gold or rose gold finish.

5. Personalized Child's Drawing Mug

Personalized Child's Drawing Mug

Personalized Child's Drawing Mug $18.89 at Etsy

His morning cup of coffee can be made even more special with this custom mug.

6. Custom Record Art

Custom Record Art

Personalized 45 rpm Record | custom album, record

Custom Record Art $120.00 at UncommonGoods

If he prefers to look at his vinyl collection more than he listens to it, this custom vinyl will fit perfectly into his display. Choose the message for the label and he’ll have a special piece to proudly keep forever.

7. Family Sketch Portrait

Family Sketch Portrait

Family Sketch Portrait $16.00 at Etsy

Looking for something sentimental to give him this Father’s Day? This original art sketch is hand-drawn by the artist — all you need to do is supply the details for a family portrait that is picture-perfect.

Father's Day craft gifts from kids

1. Hooked on Daddy Fishing Art

Hooked on Daddy Fishing Art

Hooked on Daddy Fishing Art

Hooked on Daddy Fishing Art $22.00 at Etsy

For a unique Father's Day craft for kids, this fishing-inspired artwork will reel in his heart. It comes mostly pre-prepared, so you just need to use the orange paint to get your little one to finish the piece.

2. I Love Dad Toddler Footprint Art

I Love Dad Toddler Footprint Art

I Love Dad Toddler Footprint Art $21.00 at Etsy

This homemade Father's Day gift is another piece of artwork that he'll cherish. Much like the fishing painting, this canvas arrives with all of the fancy lettering taken care of, so all that's left to do is add the footprints.

3. All Star Dad Wood Frame

All Star Dad Wood Frame

All Star Dad Wood Frame $4.99 at Michaels

This wooden frame makes for an easy craftable Father's Day gift — all you'll need is some paint to finish it off. He'll have a custom photo frame to cherish for years to come.

4. Dad's Stache Labels

Dad's Stache Labels

Dad's Stache Labels $3.50 at Etsy

For the dad with a sweet tooth (or a midnight snacking habit), these labels can help create an easy Father's Day gift idea. Once you have your jars full of snacks and treats, you and your little one can apply the labels and decorate to proclaim his "stache."

5. Father's Day Love Notes

Father's Day Love Notes

Father's Day Love Notes $8.23 at Etsy

For a sentimental gift, you can order these 365 love notes and print them at home and then place them in a jar. This way, Dad will have a sweet note to read for every day of the year.

6. Love You Heart Stepping Stone Kit

Love You Heart Stepping Stone Kit

Love You Heart Stepping Stone Kit by ArtMinds(TM)

Love You Heart Stepping Stone Kit $19.99 at Michaels

If he's got a green thumb, this easy Father's Day craft idea will add a loving touch to his garden. It includes the patterns, stylus, tiles, cement and mixing pouch, so you'll have everything you'll need to construct it at home.

7. Ceramic Mug Kit

Ceramic Mug Kit

Ceramic Mug Kit $3.99 at Michaels

To make his morning cup of coffee extra special, this customizable mug is an innovative way to add a personal touch. The kit includes the mug, paint and paintbrush.

Father's Day food gifts from kids

1. Father's Day Cookie Decorating Kit

Father’s Day Cookie Decorating Kit

Father's Day Decorating Kit

Father’s Day Cookie Decorating Kit $29.99 at Cookies by Design

The best gift is one that they can make (and eat!) together, and this cookie decorating kit makes for a perfect edible craft. This set includes an assortment of 10 cookies in shapes like shirts and squares, as well as three different colors of icing to bring the creations to life.

2. Taste of Italy Pantry Box

Taste of Italy Pantry Box

Taste of Italy in a Box

Taste of Italy Pantry Box $75.00 at UncommonGoods

Whether he likes to cook or travel, this “Taste of Italy” box can satisfy both of his passions. It includes top-notch ingredients such as toasted fregola sarda, hot peppers and savory hazelnut chocolate that make for a delicious and authentic Italian meal.

3. Wes Candy Co. Chocolate Almonds and Espresso Beans

Wes Candy Co. Chocolate Almonds and Espresso Beans

Wes Candy Co. Chocolate Almonds and Espresso Beans $40.00 at Nordstrom

For any dad with a sweet tooth and an affinity for caffeine, these chocolate covered espresso beans from Wes Candy Co. are just as exquisite-looking as they are satisfying. The espresso beans are freshly roasted and the almonds are lightly salted to appease any palate.

4. Himalayan Salt Plate with Holder

Himalayan Salt Plate with Holder

Himalayan Salt Plate with Holder

Himalayan Salt Plate with Holder $49.95 at Williams Sonoma

If he loves cooking on the grill, a Himalayan salt plate might be what his barbecue is missing. Whether he’s grilling up chicken or shrimp, this salt plate will add a bit of flavor to the dish.

5. Mrs. Field's Custom Cookie Tin

Mrs. Field's Custom Cookie Tin

Mrs. Field's Custom Cookie Tin

Mrs. Field's Custom Cookie Tin $49.99 at Mrs. Fields

For a custom gift that you know he’ll enjoy, this cookie tin can be personalized with a message or photo of your choice.

6. Jerky Tie Box

Jerky Tie Box

Jerky Tie Box $39.99 at Man Crates

This tie-shaped box is full of 10 different varieties of beef jerky, including savory flavors such as whiskey maple and honey bourbon.

Father's Day tech gifts from kids

1. Bose Headphone Frames

Bose Headphone Frames

  • Bose Headphone Frames $199.00 at Amazon
  • Bose Headphone Frames $199.95 at Bose

If headphones aren’t his style, these unique frames might be a top contender. These Bluetooth enabled glasses sync to his phone, so he can hear his favorite songs and answer calls in style.

2. Letsfit Smart Watch

Letsfit Smart Watch

Letsfit Smart Watch (Amazon / Amazon)

Letsfit Smart Watch $35.99 at Amazon

If he’s enthusiastic about his neighborhood walks or simply has a passion for fitness, he’ll appreciate a gadget to help him reach his goals. This touch screen watch can sync with his phone, so he can check his messages while he monitors his heart rate or his calories.

3. Portable Car Vacuum

Portable Car Vacuum

Portable Car Vacuum

Portable Car Vacuum $34.99 at The Grommet

For the dad who likes to keep his car as tidy as possible, he’ll appreciate this handheld vacuum that he can conveniently store in his vehicle.

Father's Day clothing gifts from kids

1. Dad Trucker Hat

Dad Trucker Hat

Dad Trucker Hat $20.00 at Etsy

This stylish trucker hat can be the finishing touch to nearly any outfit. The leatherette patch is laser engraved and can be placed on a blue or black hat of your choosing.

2. Game Night Socks Gift Box

Game Night Socks Gift Box

Game Night Gift Box

Game Night Socks Gift Box $33.60 at Happy Socks

For the proud victor of family game night, this brilliantly themed sock box is perfect for the “least-competitive” member of the family.

3. Jack Black Reserve Body Spray

Jack Black Reserve Body Spray

Cologne is always a typical Father’s Day gift, but this limited-edition body spray just might be his new favorite. It boasts warm hints of bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood (and just might be your new favorite, too).

Father's Day home and recreational gifts from kids

1. Soma Travel Mug

Soma Travel Mug

This sleek travel mug will be a welcomed addition to any remote workspace. The insulated ceramic canister combined with the leak-proof bamboo lid will keep his coffee hot all morning, so he can avoid making frequent trips to the microwave.

2. Yeti Rambler Tumbler

Yeti Rambler Tumbler

Yeti Rambler Tumbler

With the unforgiving heat of the summer season, a Yeti tumbler will be just what he needs if he plans on being outdoors. The double-wall vacuum insulation combined with the “no sweat” design works to keep drinks ice cold (or steaming hot, if he prefers).

3. Dad's Playbook

Dad's Playbook

If he’s a new dad or simply can appreciate a word of advice, this “playbook” might come in handy. It’s full of quotes from mentors, coaches and role models including John Madden and Vince Lombardi, so inspiration is just a page away.

4. Friday Night Football Candle

Friday Night Football Candle

  • Friday Night Football Candle $29.95 at Amazon
  • Friday Night Football Candle $29.95 at Homesick

Whether it’s nostalgia or a passion for the game, this memory-inspired candle will bring it all to his living room. It smells of crisp cedar, grass and buttery popcorn, combining every element of the game into one scent that’s a trip down memory lane.

5. Yard Golf Set

Yard Golf Set

Yard Golf Set $149.99 at Sharper Image

The best gift from the kids is something they can do together, and this three-hole golf set works for up to two players at a time. It includes clubs, golf balls, a rule book and even a scoring pad, so he has all the essentials to play indoors or outdoors.

6. Wild Sports Stackers XL Game

Wild Sports Stackers XL Game

If Jenga is a can’t-miss during game night, this “XL” version of the game helps bring the fun outdoors. The 54 wooden blocks stack as high as five feet and can be conveniently stored in the included carrying bag.

7. L.L. Bean SingleNest Hammock

L.L. SingleNest Hammock

L.L. SingleNest Hammock $49.95 at L.L. Bean

For the dad that plans on spending the summer relaxing outdoors, this compact hammock can help him achieve his goals. The sturdy nylon taffeta can stand up against the elements and the aluminum carabiners make installation a breeze, so he can catch a quick nap in no time.

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