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Father's Day gift box giving with child and wife

Father’s Day is on its way, which means it’s almost time for baseball games, backyard BBQs, and beach days. But don’t get caught off-guard and forget Dad’s present! Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. This year, give him something he can look forward to in June, and each month following. Pick one of the themes below and build your own “subscription box” each month. Mail the box or deliver it in person. Either way, these homemade gift box ideas make it cheap and easy to show Dad how much you care all year long.

Low-Cost DIY Father's Day Gift Box Ideas

7 Dad-Tastic DIY Gift Box Ideas 

Idea #1: For the Car-Lover

Is your dad in love with his ride? You can deck out his gift box with everything he needs to keep his car in tip-top shape, both inside and out. Start by focusing on minor maintenance upkeep (so Dad doesn’t blow a gasket over car repairs), then delve into more fun items!

Here are some month-to-month ideas to get you started, along with under $25 gifts for car lovers:

  • Windshield wipers
  • Car-ready snacks
  • Car wash gift card
  • Leather cleaner
  • Personalized license plate
  • Floor mat set
  • Air fresheners
  • Fuzzy dice
  • Tire gauge
  • Emergency kit
  • Aux cord plus CDs
  • Steering wheel cover
  • Dad-joke bumper stickers

Idea #2: For Dads Who Love the Heat

Is your dad living on the spicy side of life? We don’t mean to get jalapeno business, but a hot sauce gift box might be the perfect Father’s Day present. Stock it full of the spiciest sauces you can find, along with some other goodies.

Here are some month-to-month ideas to get you started:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Make-your-own-hot-sauce kit
  • Sriracha bottle keychain
  • Some spicy jams
  • Hot sauce cookbook
  • Carolina reaper peppers
  • A hot pepper seed and growing kit

Idea #3: For the Sports-Lover

How do athletes stay cool? They sit next to their fans! If you have a dad who never misses the big game, deck out a gift box for him that will solidify his superfandom. Whether your dad loves football, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, or a combination of them all, you can find stuff that’ll have him screaming hoo-rah!

Here are some month-to-month ideas to get you started: 

  • His favorite team’s jersey
  • A personalized mug
  • Graphic t-shirt or cap
  • A map with all of the game locations
  • Tickets to the game
  • Game-day snacks

Idea #4: For the Grillmaster 

Is your dad’s happy place on the back patio grilling up something for dinner? Get him a gift to match his passion for great BBQ! Plus, it’s a win-win for you when Dad grills up a delicious meal for the whole family.

Here are some month-to-month ideas to get you started:

  • Spatula set
  • His favorite BBQ sauce
  • Oven mitts
  • Grill apron
  • Prime-cut ribs
  • Special recipes
  • Spice blends for meat

Idea #5: For the Outdoorsman 

There’s nothing like the great outdoors. Make your dad a happy camper this year with a gift box of outdoor supplies. Whether he’s into hunting, fishing, or simply walking through the woods, these supplies will have him ready for anything.

Here are some month-to-month ideas to get you started:

  • Pocket notebook
  • Multi-tool
  • Fishing bait
  • Water bottle
  • Wool socks
  • A good book
  • S’more supplies
  • Waterproof bags
  • Work gloves
  • Toolbox
  • Personalized compass

Idea #6: For the Music-Lover

Dads love dad rock! Your dad can rock out in the car, blast music in the shower, or drown out the noise with headphones. Better yet, if your dad plays an instrument, you can help him pursue his passion with a few great items!

Here are some month-to-month ideas to get you started:

  • CDs
  • Guitar picks
  • Rock t-shirts
  • In-ear headphones
  • Stickers
  • Band paraphernalia
  • Shower speaker
  • Streaming music subscription
  • Custom playlist

Idea #7: For the Groomsman

Give your dad the gift of self-care. You can easily put together a great gift box of toiletries and other bathroom essentials that will have your dad groomed for success. He’ll be looking (and smelling) fantastic!

Here are some month-to-month ideas to get you started:

  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Aftershave
  • Beard oil
  • Razors

You can’t go wrong with a gift box for your dad on Father’s Day. He’ll appreciate the thought, and your thriftiness. And if you want to go the extra mile, give him a nice Father’s Day card, too!

Are you creating a unique gift for your dad? Share it with the Direct Auto Insurance community in a comment below!