Father’s Day is just around the corner. You want to give from the heart but time to brainstorm, buy and package is limited. That new grill, sneakers or that cool gadget can be exciting, but these four DIY gifts will score you major points with Dad. Tap into your creative side and try one or more of these thoughtful Father’s Day gifts—perfect for all ages.

Mini Mint Tin Toolboxes

Whether they’re to hold mints, loose change or small nuts and bolts, these mini tool boxes will come in handy for the father in your life. Small enough to fit in his pocket or on his desk, you’ll need some Altoid tins, a metal eye strap, a metal wire, screws and red spray paint. For full instructions, click here.

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Father’s Day Cookout

Tell Dad to kick up his feet and bring out the picnic blankets or picnic tables. We’re sure he’ll appreciate his favorite meal cooked by his favorite people. To get creative, think about decorating a menu for him and your guests to choose from. In need of some serious inspiration for the ultimate Father’s Day Feast? Check out this article of 52 meal ideas Dad will love.

If you are a resident, look no further than your outdoor or rooftop amenity space for the perfect location to host.

Goodie Basket

No one is ever too old for a goodie basket or bag. This time shower Dad with his favorite items and sweet treats—this could range from small tools, candies, sauces and seasonings or his favorite scents. The list is endless! Don’t forget to include a thoughtful hand-written card (maybe decorated by the family) to give Dad a big smile.

Homemade Fishing Rod

If one of your dad’s favorite hobby is fishing, why not make your own fishing rod at home? This can be perfect for playing at-home games with the little ones or to use as decoration for his man cave. Who knew that with a bamboo garden stake, wine cork, spool and some bolts you could create a fishing masterpiece? Check out the full details on how to craft your fishing rod here.

Use your creative twist to show Dad how you feel about him and we can guarantee he’ll love it.

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