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7 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Bust out the scissors and markers (and smartphone!). 7 last-minute Father’s Day gifts kids of all ages can make for dad without (much) supervision.

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Father’s Day is on the third Sunday in June. However, you shouldn’t wait until the third Saturday in June to figure out what you’re getting for the dads in your life. If you wait too long, these last-minute DIY Father’s Day gifts ideas can be done in no time and are perfect for kids to make. From markers on mugs to remote controls you can eat, there’s a gift for every dad from kids of all ages. If you’re not feeling crafty but still need to send something in a hurry, then send a DIY digital Father’s Day egift card in seconds.


To Dad from Preschoolers

Forget the screen-printed “#1 Dad” mugs that you can find at the dollar store. These handcrafted mugs from Eureka! {discovering preschool} are worth much more. True works of art from the little hands in your house will make dad smile every time he pulls a cup out of the cupboard. They make great pencil holders for office-working dads too!

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To Dad from Younger Grade School Kids

This one-of-a-kind, printable book from Eighteen25 is the perfect DIY gift for dad or grandpa because it’s easy to make and still quite memorable. Reading Junior’s heartfelt thoughts may draw a tear or two out of dad and probably a laugh as well. Though priceless, this gift can be made for pennies.

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To Dad from Older Grade School Kids

The picture book above is darling, but even older elementary-age kids have some insights you’ll want to treasure. With this free printable Father’s Day questionnaire, you can capture this moment in time with little effort and no cost. Paging Supermom knows what it’s all about. Have your kids make a frame for the survey or deliver it in a greeting card. Dad will love it either way.

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To Dad from Middle Schoolers

As kids move into middle school, they start to question authority and ground rules. Dad’s chair is suddenly no longer sacred and the remote control won’t be acquiesced when the elder steps in the room either. Remind middle schoolers to honor their fathers with this remote control cookie from Somewhat Simple. Then make sure pre-teens give dad the real remote (and his favorite chair) for the rest of the day.

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To Dad from High School Kids

Don’t make this Father’s Day gift from Kiki and Company unless your kids will follow-through. (I still have unredeemed Mother’s Day coupons that my kids have yet to honor!) If your teens are game, however, dad will be too. Print these adorable coupons and add your own chores, treats and other things Dad would love to receive on his day off. I’d even love to see a Home Depot gift card tucked inside of this toolbox printable.

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To Dad from College Kids

I recently bought a root beer sampler just like this for my family. I figured we’d have a contest to see which brew really is the best. Maybe your dad or grandpa would enjoy a similar activity, or perhaps he’d rather keep them all to himself. Either way, this Father’s Day gift homemade by Jill is a keeper. Gather up his favorite flavors and enjoy!

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To Dad from Any Kid with a Smartphone

With kids of all ages being rather technically savvy these days, I would bet any kid who knows how to work a smartphone could send a digital Father’s Day gift card without much assistance. At, we sell both Visa® egift cards and popular store and restaurant egfit cards. All you have to do is pick the one you want, enter dad’s email address, add a personal message and complete the purchase. This gift card can be given so last-minute, that you can order it on the way to Dad’s house and have it in his inbox by the time you arrive for Sunday brunch.

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Of course, another great last-minute Father’s Day gift is a personalized gift card. You’ll need to pay for expedited shipping to get it delivered quickly, but if you want to send a special gift card, then this one is sure to make an impact. Upload a picture of the kids (or grandkids), write “Love You Pops” on the embossed message line and send it in the mail today. Quick and easy.

Do you have any other great last-minute Father’s Day gifts to share? Send me a link or Tweet me at @GCGirlfriend. I’m always looking for great ideas.

Happy Gift Carding!

~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend

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