Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Giving handmade gifts adds special meaning to your holiday gift exchange experience. But not everyone has the time to make their gifts. Even if you can't make your own gifts, you can give the gift of handmade. This handmade holiday gift guide offers a little something for everyone this holiday season. Not only will your recipient appreciate the extra thought, but you're also helping out the artist and their families as well!

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Giving handmade gifts adds special meaning to your holiday gift exchange experience. But not everyone has the time to make their gifts. Even if you can’t make your own gifts, you can give the gift of handmade.

This handmade holiday gift guide offers a little something for everyone this holiday season. Not only will your recipient appreciate the extra thought, but you’re also helping out an artisan and their families as well! Keep reading to discover handmade gifts for soap lovers, gifts for DIY-ers, gifts for guys, gifts for kids and more!

Handmade Gifts for Soap Lovers

Handmade Soap Gifts for the Holidays Perfect for Soap Lovers

Handmade Gingerbread Soap from Boston CreationsFrosted Birch and Juniper Bath Gift Set from Sweet Clementine Soaps / Christmas Soap Gift Set from Orange Blossom Soap Company / Lump of Coal Soap from Northern Dlights

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Handmade Soap Gifts

Handmade Pumpkin Chai Soap from SoapwonderfulSecret Santa Christmas Parcel from Sweet Cecily’s / Gingerbread Body Butter from Nature’s Skin Nutrition / Holiday Soaps and Lip Butters Gift Set from Beth and Olivia’s Market

Handmade Gifts for DIY-ers

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for DIY-ers

Prosecco & Peach DIY Lip Balm Kit from Sweet Cecily’s / DIY Zombie Moss Terrarium Kit from Moss Love Terrariums / Crystals Embroidery Pattern from Sarah K. Benning / DIY Whipped Body Butter Kit from DarNaturals

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for DIY-ers

Organic Kombucha Brewing Kit from The Kombucha Shop / Organic Nut Free Whipped Body Butter Kit from ElixourOriginal Dairy Free Mozerella & Ricotta Cheese Kit from Urban Cheesecraft / DIY Natural Soy Candle Kit from Holistic Studio

Handmade Gifts for Guys

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts for Guys

Brewery in a Box Beer Making Kit from Urban Brew Shop / Rock Candle Oil Lamp from Handmade Rock Art / Handmade Novelty Bacon Soap from Epic Soap Company / Skull Coffee Pour Over Filter Set from Nicole Pangas Ceramics

Handmade Holiday Gifts for Guys

Spiced Chile Hot Chocolate Mix from Whimsy and Spice / Oak Wood iPhone Valet from Paybacks A Beach / Hand Stitched Mens Guitar Wallet from Fullmoonn / DIY Cocktail Bitters Kit from High Desert Botanicals

Handmade Gifts for Kids

Handmade Holiday GIft Guide: Gifts for Kids

Superhero Soap from Love Lee Soaps / Crochet Raccoon Toy from Ami Ami Gocco / Squirrel Coin Purse from KaselottiNatural History Coloring Book from Awreon Illustrations

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Trio Set of Lip Glaze Tins from Feeling Smitten / Personalized Pony Pin Badge from Bonbi Forest / Soapsquatch Big Foot Soap from Leeloo Soap / Ice Cream Parlor Bath Bomb from Boom Shaka Bomb

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide and Etsy Favorites

Want even more handmade holiday gift ideas? Shop from among my other Etsy favoritesGift Ideas for GuysGift Ideas for DIY-ersGift Ideas for Pet OwnersUnique Handmade GiftsGift Ideas for HerHousewarming GiftsGift Ideas for KidsGift Ideas for Little GirlsGift Ideas for SweetheartsGift Ideas for Coffee + Chocolate LoversGift Ideas for Unicorn LoversPumpkin Spice Gift IdeasGift Ideas for Pin Lovers and Gift Ideas for Co-Workers! (Or see them all here.)

You can also find more handmade gift ideas from Etsy’s Editors’ Picks Handmade Holiday Gift Guide here.

Want to make your own handmade holiday gifts? Check out my collection of 50 unique DIY Christmas gifts you can make for friends and family here.

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Scupltural Rainbow Soap Tutorial

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This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There’s no right or wrong way to make them!

This DIY soapmaking project creates soap that resembles pebbles in a stream! Scent them with a cool water fragrance oil for a fun homemade gift idea for a boyfriend or significant other!

At the same time you’re creating these fun rainbow soaps, you can also create homemade soaps that resemble pebbles in a stream! Scent these water inspired homemade soaps with a Cool Water type fragrance oil for a fun homemade gift idea for a boyfriend or significant other!

Here’s how to make yours!

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Sculptural Rainbow Soap Tutorial

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

rainbow soap slices (rainbow soap tutorial here)
basic clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
stained glass ocean blue liquid soap color, or similar
black sparkle color bar
fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

Begin by making a bar of rainbow soap, then cut it into 12 rainbow slices. You can find my rainbow soap tutorial for making the rainbows on my DIY Rainbow Soap Favors post here.

You’ll also need a rectangle silicone mold. I specifically used this Ozera Silicone 6-Cavity Rectangle Soap Mold.

Once your soap slices are cut and ready arrange one to three rainbows in each of three of the mold cavities so the tops of the rainbows protrude out over the top of each mold cavity. (I used the rainbows left over from making six of the rainbow soap favors.)

Now, using a digital scale, weigh out 11.4 oz. of the basic clear glycerin melt and pour soap base and cut into chunks.

Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) You don’t want your soap to boil so watch it carefully.

Cut one of the square sections of your black sparkle color bar in half and then stir it into the melted soap base until it has fully melted. (Alternately you can also use a black liquid soap colorant.)

If using a fragrance, add . 25 oz. of your fragrance oil of choice to the melted soap and stir. (Alternately you can also use .1 oz. – .15 oz. of an essential oil of your choice. I’m hung up on the blood orange essential oil that I’ve been using for some of my other recent projects, so that’s what I chose for this specific project.)

Now pour the black sparkle colored soap into your mold cavities containing the rainbows. I had a little extra also filled part of a fourth mold cavity. You’ll use this for the soap that resembles pebbles in a stream.

Spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then allow the soap to harden completely.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Once the soaps have solidified, unmold them.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Using a knife, cut the soap bars into chunks of various sizes.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Now place the regular black soap chunks and the black soap chunks with the rainbows randomly into two of the soap mold’s cavities. The rainbows should be sticking out above the top of the mold cavities wherever possible.

Now arrange any remaining black soap chunks arbitrarily into three of the mold’s cavities.

Melt about a half cup of the clear melt and pour soap base and scent as desired. Add several drops of the blue soap colorant to suit, then pour it into the soap mold around the soap chunks until each of the mold’s cavities are about 2/3 of the way full.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles then allow the soap you just poured to harden.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Once the soap has hardened, arbitrarily cut some of the clear melt and pour soap into chunks and arrange on top of the soap layer you just poured to suit. You can also add in additional black soap chunks to build up the soap up out of the mold more if desired.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Now melt and scent more of the melt and pour soap base. Add the blue soap color, then pour while hot over top of the soap chunks until you’ve filled the mold’s cavities entirely. Pouring the soap over the solid soap chunks will slightly melt the soap it’s being poured onto and round off some of the harsher edges.

Allow the soap to solidify, then unmold the soaps you’ve created.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! Plus learn how to make soap resembling rocks in a stream.

You should now have two fantastic sculptural rainbow soaps and three additional soap bars that resemble pebbles in a stream.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! Plus learn how to make soap resembling rocks in a stream.

Wrap your soaps tightly in foodservice film or your packaging of choice, and they’re ready to be gifted or used!

If you are making my sculptural rainbow soaps to sell, you’ll need to label your soaps appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

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DIY Gift Ideas with Free Printable Labels

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Discover a fantastic collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting your completed creations!

DIY Gift Ideas with Free Printable Labels

Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you’ve made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that’s sure to be remembered and appreciated.

1. Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Recipe (Pictured top.)

Discover a fantastic collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting your completed creations! Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you've made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that's sure to be remembered and appreciated.

2. Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub Recipe // 3. Cayenne Pain Relief Salve Recipe // 4. Custom Scented Perfume Recipe with You’re Scent-sational Printables // 5. Natural Neem Oil Deodorant Recipe // 6. Natural Spray Deodorant Recipe // 7. Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you've made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that's sure to be remembered and appreciated.

8. Homemade Mustache Wax Recipe // 9. Homemade Cocktail Bitters Recipes // 10. Cinnamon Sugar Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe

Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you've made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that's sure to be remembered and appreciated.

11. Natural Homemade Deodorizing Shoe Powder Recipe // 12. Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe // 13. Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe // 14. Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe

Discover a fantastic collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting your completed creations!

15. Ferocious & Fantastic Homemade Soap Recipe // 16. Gala Shimmer Stick Recipe // 17. Natural Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe

Explore this collection of DIY gift ideas that all come with free printable labels for gifting. Once you've made your homemade gifts, simply print out the PDF labels provided within the blog tutorial and adhere to your packaging for a DIY gift that's sure to be remembered and appreciated.

18. DIY Homemade Holiday Wax Tarts

To view all of my DIY gift ideas with free printable labels, visit Soap Deli News blog here. As new projects are added, they will appear at the top. Or go here for more DIY gift ideas sans the printable labels. You can find bulk labels at great prices at WorldLabel. Have fun and happy crafting!

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50 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Buy Or DIY

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50 Father's Day gifts that you can buy or DIY! Browse these fantastic Father's Day gift ideas for the perfect Father's Day gift for Dad!

50 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Buy Or DIY

Father’s Day is right around the corner! Don’t wait until the last minute to find Dad the perfect Father’s Day gift. Start your Father’s Day gift hunt now with this collection of 50 fantastic Father’s Day gifts that you can buy or DIY.

Father’s Day Gifts You Can Buy

This large 15 oz coffee mug tells Dad, Only the Best Dads Get Promoted to Papa. Makes a lovely homemade Fathers Day gift idea or a fun way to tell him he's going to be a Papa.

1. Only the Best Dads Get Promoted to Papa Father’s Day Mug – This large 15 oz coffee mug tells Dad, “Only the Best Dads Get Promoted to Papa” for a lovely Father’s Day gift! It’s also a fun way to tell your significant other that he’s going to be a Papa. Alternately, you can customize this mug with any word you like in place of “Papa”.

Father's Day gifts that you can buy or DIY! Browse these fantastic Father's Day gift ideas for the perfect Father's Day gift for Dad!

2. Personalized Whisky Decanter – If dad likes a finer whiskey or enjoys having company over, this classy decanter makes the perfect gift.  You can have it customized for him and even buy matching glasses to pour his favorite drink into.  This is a classic and timeless idea for Father’s Day.

3. The Craft Your Own Bitters Kit – Who says dads can’t be crafty? Get yours pops shakin’ this Father’s Day. He’s never too old to stir!The Hella Bitters’ Craft Your Own Bitters kit brings the satisfaction of making fine tinctures and extracts into the home of cocktail lovers and foodies everywhere. They’ve curated a handsome assortment of the essential tools and packaged them alongside their proprietary mix of herbs, spices, bittering agents and dried fruit peel. Out of the box, the results are delicious!

4. Classic Cocktails Bar Set – Relaxing with a hard-to-find craft IPA or a glass of your favorite vintage is a great way to spend an evening, but there is something truly special about mixing a fabulous cocktail. Our cocktail bartending kit for adults makes mixing up your own favorite libations a breeze! (Includes printable Patron Cocktail Ideas.)

5. Wood Carved Beer Tasting Flight Set – Does dad like to show off his knowledge of beers?  Maybe he changes taste as the night or game goes on.  This wood carved beer flight kit lets him pick and choose, change beers and show off his knowledge of beers all with a thoughtful gift that you gave him!

A fantastic collection of Father's Day gifts that you can buy or DIY to show Dad that's he's number one in your book!

6. Force of Action Mug – For those that prefer their morning brew like their version of the force – strong and dark – may we introduce to you this Darth Vader mug! Cradling your bevvie with iconic character inside of smoothly glazed black ceramic, this vessel is the most powerful way to start the day.

7. Spirit of the Good Times Homemade Gin Kit – This DIY Gin Kit comes complete with a stainless steel strainer and funnel, juniper berries, an expertly crafted botanical blend, and two sleek glass bottles to encase your creation, this kit is perfection for the master mixologist.

8. The Sriracha Cookbook – Compiled by Randy Clemens, this petite cookbook honors one of the most ubiquitous and yummy seasonings – Sriracha – with 50 piquant recipes, a history of this staple hot sauce, as well as garnishing tips for the zesty gourmet. If he loves sriracha, then may also like the Ghost Chili Hot Sauce DIY Kit.

9. Barbeque Crusaders Portable Grill –  This portable charcoal grill by Wild & Wolf supports the organization WaterAid, which helps provide clean drinking water to people all over the world! Business maven by day and seasoned barbe-cutie by night, you swoop into the cookout with the black briefcase exterior, mess-free ash catcher, essential tongs, and sturdy base of this versatile wonder.

A huge collection of gifts for Dad on Father's day that you can buy or DIY!

10. Lomo’Instant Sanremo Camera – Shoot breathtaking photos and share them on the spot with this Lomography instant camera. Featuring an advanced lens system with a built-in wide angle lens, fisheye and portrait attachments, and color gel filters, this impressive camera opens up a world of photographic opportunities!

11. Fix It Up a Notch Bicycle Repair Kit – Supplying you with a bicycle multi tool, metal tyre levers, a tube of rubber solution, a chalk and metal rasp, and six rubber patches, this handy, dandy portable bicycle repair tool kit keeps you going full-steam ahead!

12. Scrub-a-Dub-Debonair Shaving Soap Set – When all other shower scents seem like a wash, this sandalwood soap by Wild & Wolf comes to the rescue! Any guy would enjoy lathering up with this fresh and fragrant bar – and the retro tin to suds it up in – so much, he’ll see a smooth face as the only option!

13. Vinyl Decision Record Case in Cognac – Dad can keep those precious pressings safe and stylish in this cognac brown case! With antiqued gold accents, a bright plaid interior, and a chic shoulder strap for toting your tunes, this vegan faux-leather case boasts fashionable functionality from the living room to the listening party.

This collection of badass and classic Father's day gifts are sure to make Dad smile.

14. Monopoly: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition Board Game – An elegant, unique and special edition MONOPOLY game for Game of Thrones fans. All aspects of the game are customized; including oversized tokens, custom game board, cards, MONOPOLY money, rules and more!

15. Badass Balm for Muscles and Joints – Badass Balm will be a friend to any athlete or worker whose body is tired and sore as well as those with arthritis. Made using capsaicin – the active ingredient in cayenne pepper, and ginger for relieving deep arthritic pain and for reducing its accompanying inflammation. It also includes arnica for dealing with pain caused by physical trauma, anti-inflammatory chamomile and St. John’s Wort Oil, long famous for healing injury.

16. The Snacking Dad: A Parody Cookbook – At the heart of this cookbook is Pam Beaumont, who must fight the dead and feed the living. The apocalypse is no picnic, but she survives on quick bites—and on her love for Daryl, a backwoods badass with a crossbow who reminds her that she has more than one appetite. From brain food to finger food, and from sticky sweets to killer cocktails, the 50 recipes in this cookbook parody are guaranteed to grab you.

17. Life Taste Walking Dead Ceramic Mug Novelty Heat Activated Color Changing Mug – Perfect for The Walking Dead fan, this Walking Dead color changing mug can make you feel something different. After added into hot liquid the black mug will turn light and the picture of zombie shows.

These Father's day gifts are perfect for Dad! A huge collection of Father's day gifts that you can buy or DIY!

18. Righteous Beef Jerky Variety Pack – Righteous Felon’s four all-natural beef jerky flavors.  O.G. Hickory, Che-Potle Guevara, Habanero Escobar, and Victorious B.I.G. to get Dad happy wherever he’s snacking – even on the go!

19. Peck of Pickles Gift Box – Mouth will spear you the worry (and the tongue twisting) with this peck* of delightfully vinegared, perfectly pickled cukes. Includes: Maple Bourbon Bread & Butter Pickles, The People’s Pickle, Jalapeno Honey Dills, Sweet Chip Pickles and Old Bay Pickles.

20. Stainless Steel Glacier Rocks – Glacier rocks have a sleek look and are an easy way to cool your drinks without diluting them. The stainless steel rocks won’t scratch your glassware and will never alter the flavor of your favorite drinks.

21. Personalized Hip Flask – These Handsome Hooch stainless steel hip flasks are the essential accessory for getting  up to no good, and looking damn fine in the process. Branded with the initials, a date, or cheeky message of your choice, this makes a great personalized Father’s day gift.

 Father's Day gifts that you can buy or DIY! Browse these fantastic Father's Day gift ideas for the perfect Father's Day gift for Dad!

22. Beard Oil – If your Dad has a beard then chances are he’ll love CRUX Supply Co.’s beard oil. A mix of almond, avocado and jojoba oil will moisturize his skin while giving his whiskers everyday protection.

23. “Hey Handsome” Shaving Kit Bag – If Dad’s a regular traveler then he’ll love this “Hey Handsome” Shaving Kit bag for Father’s day. It’s made from #8 18 oz Duck Canvas and 1000 Denier Nylon on the exterior and 420 Denier Nylon on the inside. YKK zippers keep this bag both shut tight and water repellent so Dad can feel safe knowing that his grooming essentials will stay inside the bag, even if they leak.

24. The Motley Cologne Collection – The Motley Cologne Collection is a sampler kit of four distinct, yet harmonious, scents that together take you on a sensory journey across the globe. We’ve chosen four of the top mens cologne scents from around the world. Each with its own unique fragrance.

25. Mustache Treatment – This all natural mustache wax will help keep Dad’s beer tamed so he always looks great.

I love this DropCatch wall or magnetic mounted bottle opener with a magnetic cap catch! The DropCatch Pilsner Magnetic Bottle Opener uncaps all beer and soda bottles, utilizing a powerful permanent magnet to draw up to 70 bottle caps to its walnut surface. Plus it can be customized with a beautiful 3 to 12 letter engraving making it the perfect Father’s day gift for Dads who love beer or craft sodas.

26. DropCatch Magnetic Bottle Opener – I love this DropCatch wall or magnetic mounted bottle opener with a magnetic cap catch! The DropCatch Pilsner Magnetic Bottle Opener uncaps all beer and soda bottles, utilizing a powerful permanent magnet to draw up to 70 bottle caps to its walnut surface. Plus it can be customized with a beautiful 3 to 12 letter engraving making it the perfect Father’s day gift for Dads who love beer or craft sodas.

Need ever more ideas for Father’s day gifts you can buy? Shop for even more Father’s day gifts from Domino via their Father’s day gift guide here and receive free shipping! Or check out my Father’s day gift ideas board on Pinterest for over 200 pins of Father’s day gifts you can buy or DIY.

Father’s Day Gifts You Can DIY

DIY Cookout Kit Gift for Father's Day - This DIY Cookout Kit via Lark and Linen is an easy assemblage of tools and ingredients that will help Dad grill the best of the best all summer long.

27. DIY Cookout Kit – This DIY Cookout Kit via Lark and Linen is an easy assemblage of tools and ingredients that will help Dad grill the best of the best all summer long.

These DIY Father's day gifts are sure to help you hit a home run in Dad's play book!

28. Men’s Clay and Tea Tree Soap Recipe – This men’s soap recipe via Wholesale Supplies Plus is formulated so it’s suitable for active men. Tea Tree is used in this soap for the antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, while bentonite clay is used for it’s excellent oil absorbing properties believed to remove acne causing toxins from the skin.

29. DIY Beard Balm – This DIY Beard Balm via Brit + Co. helps to keep Dad’s beer looking great and it comes with free printable product labels for a professional finish to your Father’s day gift!

30. Papa Bear’s Father’s Day Printable Gift Wrap – This free printable Papa Bear gift wrap and Father’s Day card via Little Luxuries Loft will give your Father’s day gift a personal touch whether you’ve purchased a gift for Dad or made your own.

31. DIY Beer Tasting Flight Tray – This DIY Beer Tasting Flight Tray via Brit + Co. is the perfect gift for Dad so he can relax and try some fancy beers. You can even turn it into a brew-tasting party with a few extra beer flights!

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32. DIY Homemade Cocktail Bitters – These homemade cocktail bitters via Soap Deli News are practically foolproof. There are recipes for making both peach and orange bitters, both of which would be a wonderful addition to Dad’s home bar!

33. DIY Father’s Day Chocolate Tool Box – This Father’s Day, instead of giving your dad tools or a box of chocolate, combine the two and gift him something he’s never gotten for dad day — a DIY chocolate toolbox via Brit + Co.! You heard that right. We’re talking chocolate tools in dad-approved flavors. He’ll be thrilled when he opens up his new carrying case to see that he gets to EAT the tools inside. And when he takes a bite, he’ll be pleasantly surprised that his chocolates taste like BBQ, bacon and chiles.

34. DIY 1915 Redwood Beard Balm – This redwood beard balm recipe via Humblebee & Me is a blend of honeyed beeswax and warm, forest floor scented bayberry wax. It also contains green hemp seed oil as well as castor and sweet almond oil to help stimulate hair growth and add shine to a Dad’s beard.

35. DIY Beard Oil – This DIY beard oil via Everything Etsy is easy to make and even comes with free printable labels to add the finishing touch to your handcrafted beard oil for Dad.

Need DIY Father's day gift ideas? Consider this unique collection of 50 Father's day gifts you can buy or DIY!

37. Father’s Day Snack Mix – Gift Dad this Father’s day snack mix via Kix in a cute mini paint can or large paint can favor box for snacking at work or in front of the TV.

38. DIY Shaving Cream – This shaving cream recipe via The Idea Room is great for any Dad with sensitive skin. This shaving cream is all natural and free of preservatives. You can scent it with simple essential oils – I shop at Mountain Rose Herbs for quality, organic essential oils – for a light fragrance or leave it naked. Then print off a free label for your finished shaving cream for gifting.

39. Father’s Day BBQ Rub Recipe – This Father’s day BBQ rub recipe via Delia Creates is something even the kids can help create! Simply combine the spices – I love the organic bulk spices from Mountain Rose Herbs! – and package in an airtight container. The kids can then design their own fun gift tag for their gift.

40. DIY Pipe + Leather Wine Rack – This DIY wine rack via Design Sponge is a creative and unique Father’s day gift idea. Not only does it help to free up storage space but it makes a fun conversation piece for when Dad is entertaining.

Homemade Father's Day Gifts To Buy or DIY! A collection of 50 fantastic Father's day gifts that are right up Dad's alley!

41. DIY Custom Photo Tumbler – This DIY custom photo tumbler via The Pink Samurai is a fun way to customize everyday drinkware for Dad. Use photo editing software to incorporate characters from Dad’s favorite movies – like Star Wars – tv shows, or even a family portrait onto his new favorite tumbler.

42. BBQ Gift Basket with Free Printables – Put together a BBQ gift basket with all of Dad’s favorites with this easy assemblage tutorial and free printables via Bread & With It.

43. DIY MANhand Salve – This DIY MANhand salve recipe via Crunchy Betty is the perfect combination of DIY personal touch meets masculine practicality. It’s strong enough for a man, and it’s made for a man. It also smells quite manly, but will nourish Dad’s work-worn hands in a way that will melt his heart in a very tender, unmanly kind of way.

44. DIY Modge Podge Pencil Holders – These DIY pencil holders via Modge Podge Rocks are a great project to make with the kids as a homemade Father’s day gift. Plus it’s something Dad can actually use at home or in his office!

50 Father's Day gifts that you can buy or DIY! Browse these fantastic Father's Day gift ideas for the perfect Father's Day gift for Dad!

45. DIY Father’s Day Message Cookies – Make these fun Father’s day message cookies that spell out a message using alphabet cookie cutters with this tutorial via Tell, Love and Party.

46. DIY Wall Mounted Bottle Opener – Make Dad his own custom bottle opener for his brew and craft sodas with this easy tutorial via Curbly.

47. DIY Drink Coasters – These DIY drink coasters made from square slate drink coasters via Beckham + Belle are are perfect for Dad’s cocktails. Pair them in a gift box with a mason jar shaker, copper mugs, vodka, limes and a recipe for making Moscow Mules for a wonderful Father’s day gift.

48. DIY Woodworker’s Toolbox – If you’re handy with wood, this woodworker’s toolbox via Instructables is a wonderful handcrafted Father’s day gift that any Dad is sure to love!

DIY Soundwave Portable Electronics Workstation - If you’re crafty with tools, Dad will go head over heels for this cool DIY soundwave portable electronics workstation via Instructables. It transforms and opens to reveal all the tools you need to work on most electronics.

If you’re crafty with tools, Dad will go head over heels for this cool DIY soundwave portable electronics workstation (inside view) via Instructables. It transforms and opens to reveal all the tools you need to work on most electronics.

49. DIY Soundwave Portable Electronics Workstation – If you’re crafty with tools, Dad will go head over heels for this cool DIY soundwave portable electronics workstation via Instructables. It transforms and opens to reveal all the tools you need to work on most electronics.

Dad’s DIY Survival Six Pack - Whip up this easy survival six pack via CreativeLive blog that features free dad themed printables for everything you need to personalize some beers, snacks and maybe some of dad’s favorite BBQ sauce!

50. Dad’s DIY Survival Six Pack – Whip up this easy survival six pack via CreativeLive blog that features free dad themed printables for everything you need to personalize some beers, snacks and maybe some of dad’s favorite BBQ sauce!

Need ideas for even more DIY Father’s day gifts? Check out my DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas post on Soap Deli News blog here for 20 more fantastic DIY gift ideas for Dad. Also don’t forget to visit my Father’s day gift ideas board on Pinterest for many additional Father’s day gifts you can buy or DIY.

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DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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A collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad! These DIY Father's Day gift ideas include homemade soap recipes, men's cologne, Star Wars soap, mandles, six pack of treats and more.

DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I’d share my collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad! These DIY Father’s Day gift ideas include men’s cologne, homemade soaps – my fave is the Star Wars soap! – man candles, a six pack of Dad’s favorite snack treats and more. While some of these DIY Father’s Day gift ideas need to be made well ahead of time, other projects can be made and gifted the same day.

1. DIY Star Wars Soap –  Learn how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps with this DIY Star Wars melt and pour soap tutorial that creates fun Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shaped soaps soaring through the galaxy!

2. Leather Mandle DIY –  Learn how to make this leather scented mandle DIY for Dad as a Father’s day gift! This leather mandle DIY is quick and easy and can be made and gifted in the same afternoon

3. Patchouli & Fir Hand Cream Recipe –  This richly moisturizing homemade hand cream recipe is naturally scented with patchouli and fir needle essential oils and contains skin conditioning safflower and evening primrose oils plus a touch of agave syrup!

4. Seriously Sexy Handmilled Soap Recipe –  Need a DIY Father’s Day gift idea for Dad? These scented homemade soap rounds are sure to help dad unwind in the shower!

5. Homemade Whiskey & Tobacco Caramel Soap Recipe –  This handmilled whiskey soap recipe – made with real whiskey! – is quite simple to create and is ready almost immediately making it a wonderful DIY Father’s day gift idea.

6. DIY Six Pack of Treats for Dad –  If you’re looking for a homemade Father’s Day gift idea that the kids can make, this if the project for you. My son made this fun candy and treat filled six pack for Father’s Day complete with a chalkboard carrier for writing his own custom message!

A collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad!

7. Homemade Fir & Lavender Soap Recipe –  This lightly scented Homemade Fir & Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe is created using a fresh smelling blend of natural lavender and fir essential oils. It’s the perfect unisex soap for both men and women alike with no overpowering fragrances and also contains skin nourishing illipe butter – a fun alternative to cocoa butter.

8.  DIY Mustache Wax and Beard Oil –  These natural recipes for making mustache wax and beard oil are a snap to make and give you a finished product in under a half hour! Make both as a DIY Father’s day gift set for Dad.

9. Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe –  This homemade soap recipe is made by rebatching or handmilling unscented cold process soap and then adding additional ingredients to give its skin conditioning properties a boost. In lieu of using water in this handmilled soap recipe, I chose instead to use a strong brewed espresso coffee and then combined it with a bourbon vanilla fragrance oil making it a wonderful scent choice for Dad!

10. Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap Recipe – This homemade soap recipe is great for Dads who work in kitchens or other places where odor can become an issue.  This soap naturally washes away the smell of food and other odors you pick up in the service industry with odor zapping baking soda.

A collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad! Last minute DIY Father's Day gift ideas too!

11. Homemade Bacon Soap Recipe –  This homemade bacon soap recipe is the perfect DIY Father’s Day gift for Dad’s who love bacon! Made using real bacon (rendered) fat, this homemade bacon soap recipe yields nine hard, extra conditioning homemade soap bars perfect for the shower! So there are plenty to go around to all of your bacon loving friends.

12. Chamomile & Neroli Beer Soap Recipe – Use Dad’s favorite beer for this fun homemade soap recipe that uses real beer as an ingredient for a unique DIY Father’s Day gift idea.

13. DIY Face Cream for Men –  This homemade face lotion recipe is a great gift for Dad. It’s ever so lightly scented with a masculine fragrance, can easily be crafted in under five minutes, and is formulated to be gentle enough for faces and sensitive skin.

14. Game On Soap Recipe for Men –  Make a splash with this handmade Game On Cold Process Soap Recipe for Men! This masculine scented homemade soap recipe is a woodsy blend of oak, sandalwood and musk and features shimmering mica waves created from a handmade rubber stamp. Baking soda and arrowroot powder are added to help kick the stink after a hard work out at the gym while bentonite clay helps get rid of sweat and excess oil leaving behind clean, clear skin.

15. Madagascar Black Pepper Soap Recipe –  Created using both cold process soap and melt & pour glycerin soap, these homemade black pepper soaps are scented with a Madagascar black pepper fragrance oil. The top and bottom layers are made from a cold process black pepper soap recipe that contains flecks of ground black pepper while the center layer is made from a translucent soap base and contains organic whole black peppercorns.

16. Electric Guitar Orange Candied Soap Recipe – This fun candied orange scented soap is stamped with an electric bass guitar! But you can choose your own design that fits Dad’s interests.

17. Men’s Ferocious & Fantastic Soap Recipe – This fantastic soap recipe is formulated just for men and comes with free printable soap labels.

A collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad! Last minute DIY Father's Day gift ideas too!

18. Natural Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe – This homemade detox soap recipe for the men is a wonderful gift choice for Dad on Father’s Day! Made with natural French green clay which nourishes skin with minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium, the clay in this homemade soap also help to removes impurities within skin and even shrink pores. There’s also a strip of activated charcoal which is believed to detoxify skin and naturally absorb odors as well as free printable soap labels.

19. Roll On Cologne for Men – This easy roll on men’s cologne makes a great gift for dads who love fragrances and it comes with printable labels for your final product.

20. DIY Skully Shot Glass Candle –  Make this DIY shot glass candle for Dad and he can re-use it as an actual shot glass once the candle is gone.

For even more DIY Father’s Day gift ideas and gift inspiration for Dad be sure to also visit and follow my Father’s Day Gift Ideas Board on Pinterest here. It’s filled with DIY Father’s Day gift ideas you can make as well as handmade Father’s Day gift ideas you can buy.

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