Father’s Day is the perfect time to shower your favorite guy with all the love, and what better way to do that than to get him a basket of all his favorite things? Father’s Day baskets are a fun way to mix DIY and purchased items to create a gift that’s both meaningful and practical. It’s also a great way to get young kids involved in making a gift dad will love.
So, what do you put in a Father’s Day basket? Well, take a look at his favorite hobbies and pastimes. On the average Saturday is he at the golf course or by the lake fishing? Or, consider his favorite foods. Is he your favorite pit master or is he a coffee aficionado? You could also give him a basket that involves the whole family, like tickets to his favorite team’s opening game or a movie night with all the kids. Whatever you get him, we’re sure he’s going to love it.
1Front Porch Perfection Artisan Gift Assortment
No DIY required for this one. Country Living partnered with Harry & David on the ultimate Father’s Day food gift basket. Whether your dad likes to chomp on cheese or smoked salmon, there will be a delectable snack for him in this packed gift box.
A cozy pair of slippers stuffed with the essentials (snacks and… more snacks) is sure to delight your old man.
Get the tutorial at Pretty Providence.
3‘Play Ball’ Mason Jar
If you’re getting your dad tickets to a ball game this year, make this adorable Mason jar to hold them.
Get the tutorial at Mad in Crafts.
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4Grooming Lover’s Basket
For dads with beards or go-to grooming products, get him some of his favorite toiletries as well as a few other treats.
Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin and a Princess.
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If his happy place is in the garden, gather a variety of seeds, a good pair of gloves, and a new tool or two, such as this ultra-handy weeding knife. For a broquet-style gift basket, all you need for your container is butcher paper and ribbon.
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6Daddy’s Car Wash Kit
If he takes pride in keeping his ride spick and span, fill a tub with his favorite supplies and include carwash coupons that invite him to enlist a helping hand from the kids.
Get the tutorial at the Crafting Chicks.
7‘One-Stop Pop Shop’ Basket
Give a pun-loving dad this adorable gift basket with pop-themed treats, like popcorn, soda pop, and more.
Get the tutorial at NoBiggie.
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8Dad’s Candy “Stache”
All you need is a large jar and a ton of his favorite candies to get started on this cute craft. The blogger behind this genius idea offers a free printable to get you started.
Get the tutorial and printable at Alice Wingerden.
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9Kitchen Tools Broquet
Spatulas, spoons, and other kitchen odds and ends make a great gift for the home chef, especially when presented like this. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Silicone spatulas
- Wooden spoons
- Food thermometer
- Basting brush
- Cheese slicer
10Luxury Angler’s Basket
If Dad spends summers wading streams and winters tying flies, hook his attention. We packed up some premium gifts in an antique fishing creel.
Cookware: The two-piece Nordicware 365 Grill, Steam & Bake Multi-Cooker with vent holes can broil, smoke, or grill whole fish.
Top-Shelf Spirits: Go for his favorite. We splurged on a Macallan Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky.
Gear: Help Dad land the big one this summer with Brodin Eco-Clear Nets from Orvis.
Homemade Spiced Cornmeal Breading: Combine 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup bread crumbs, 4 teaspoons sea salt, and 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper. Package in a glass jar and affix a card or label that includes the following instructions: Lightly beat two eggs in a shallow dish. Dip fish fillets in the egg, shake off the excess, then dredge in cornmeal. Pan fry until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve hot with tartar sauce and fresh lemon, if desired.
Find more fishing gift ideas.
11Movie Buff’s Popcorn Sampler
“For a great pop on Father’s Day”—this fun DIY features a variety of different popcorn spices (most of which can be made using just a few ingredients) and fresh, ready-to-pop kernels for movie night on the couch.
Get the tutorial at DIY Projects.
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12Home State Enthusiast Basket
Whether you live near or far from your dad, a gift basket full of goodies specific to the place where he raised you is sure to make him smile.
Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch.
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13Party Animal’s Sangria Kit
Sangria season is right around the corner, after all. This nifty DIY houses all of its summery ingredients inside a drink dispenser, so Dad will truly have everything he needs to get the party started.
Get the tutorial at Fantabulosity.
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For the dapper dad, wrap up a broquet of nifty novelty socks. (Our socks came from Nice Laundry and Duple).
15‘We’re Nuts About You’ Basket
If Dad is a nut lover, this is the package for him. Loaded up with peanut butter, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and various kinds of snacking peanuts and mixes, this basket will make Dad go, well, nuts.
Get the tutorial and printable at Darling Doodles Design.
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16Pit Master Basket
Enhance the spatula-wielding man’s arsenal with these goodies. Get creative with the container—we used a bark-covered bin.
Flame-resistant oven mitt: Oxo’s Silicone Oven Mitt.
Affordable wine: McWilliam’s Australian Cabernet Sauvignon pairs just as well with a cheeseburger as it does with filet mignon.
Apron: Outset’s leather Grill Apron from Wayfair is the perfect armor for a long day at the grill.
Premium wood chips: Western Oak BBQ Smoking Chips
add a smoky, mouthwatering flavor to grilled meats and poultry.
Rub: DIY it with our Backyard BBQ Rub recipe, or purchase one—we love Taku’s Sugar Maple Rub and Wild Cherry Chipotle Rub.
The best part about this gift is that the basket looks just like a toolbox. This blogger even offers free downloadable labels to make your gift look just as good as hers.
Get the tutorial and printables at Moms & Munchkins.
18Golfer’s Gift Basket
Easter grass, golf balls, and a printable flag make for a clever way to present Dad with a gift certificate for a round of golf so he can enjoy his favorite hobby.
Get the tutorial and printable at Pretty Handy Girl.
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19The Ultimate DIY Father’s Day Gift Basket
Why stop at DIY gift basket when you can go all-out with a DIY basket? We know the craftiest among you will love this challenge, and Dad will be wowed by the effort that went into the gift. Pair your handmade baskets with any of the other ideas on this list. After the gifting’s done, these baskets double as eye-pleasing storage.
20Man Cave Essentials Basket
Fill a Coleman’s Excursion Cooler with these goodies:
Popcorn and chips. We love Cape Cod Potato Chips!
Jerky: No man can resist Gary West Meats’ tender jerky.
A local brew, plus a subscription to Craft Beer Club.
Drinkware: These double-walled glasses will keep his beverages frosty.
Home movies: If he already has Netflix, treat him to a month of a streaming service he hasn’t tried yet, such as Paramount+, so he can finally stream the Yellowstone spinoff 1883.
21Blooming Beer Garden
Truth is, he’s really just hoping to crack open a cold one on Father’s Day. Make it happen with this adorable beer bottle bouquet.
Get the tutorial at Unoriginal Mom.
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22Bloody Mary Kit in a Jar
Does your dad fancy himself a Bloody Mary? Arrange the miniature ingredients for his favorite drink inside a lidded jar complete with a straw.
Get the tutorial at Something Turquoise.
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23BBQ-Themed Galvanized Tub
Dad will want to break out the barbecue when he gets this tin filled with grilling supplies, a homemade sweet-and-smoky dry rub, and barbecue sauce.
Get the tutorial at Kitchen Concoctions.
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24Moscow Mule Kit
He’ll enjoy having his own copper mug for his Moscow Mules, a beloved summertime cocktail.
Get the tutorial at Pretty Plain Janes.
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25Baseball Fanatic Bucket
Pack this bucket-turned-baseball with everything he’ll need for game day at the field: sunscreen, a hat for his favorite team, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and more.
Get the tutorial at Hoosier Homemade.
26‘World’s Greatest Pop’ Jar
Whether it’s a basket or a jar, take a cue from this punny gift and give dad all the pop (Pop Rocks, soda, and more) he could ever ask for. Bonus points if you can figure out a way to incorporate pop music.
Get the tutorial at The Gunny Sack.
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27Coffee Addict’s Basket
If caffeine is an essential part of his mornings, arrange a basket with his favorite coffee blends, then add some dark chocolate, a new mug, or biscotti for a special touch.