When you’ve got little ones, Father’s Day usually consists of you having to nip out and buy something thoughtful for them to give to him for his special day. But don’t choose the standard latest hits CD or a box of chocolates – get him something memorable and sentimental from the kids this year. Follow our helpful guide to find out the best Father’s Day gifts from children.

Personalised Father’s Day Gifts

Creating personalised presents online is a popular modern day present, perfect for Father’s Day gifts from kids. You can choose from personalised wallets, a calendar containing family pictures, a phone case with a family photo and many more options, tailoring it specifically to what he needs or uses most. Of course, there’s always the option of keeping it simple with a standard personalised card – using photos and text shows a more personal touch to a Father’s Day card than a generic one does.

The children may not be old enough to choose these for themselves, but having the kids by your side to help create the design is half the fun. Make them choose which item they want to personalise and how they want to make it special to Dad. If they can spell, you could even get them to type out their message, or press their fingers on the correct keys. This way, the kids will feel involved in their gift and Dad will wake up with a smile on Father’s Day.

Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas

The perfect way of keeping costs down and sticking to your budget – Father’s Day gifts kids can make are not only affordable, but often sentimental. Here are a few of our favourite easy Father’s Day crafts for kids:

Arts and Crafts

Dependent on the age of your little ones, why not get them to create something artistic for their Dad’s special day? A mini masterpiece from a son or daughter is a sure-fire way to warm the hearts of all Dads (as long as you let them have a lie-in first!). These Father’s Day gifts for kids to make can be as simple as using stickers, card, glue, glitter and household items to create a work of art. Keep it super simple and get the little ones to design the ultimate Father’s Day card for when they bring up his breakfast in bed. Keep costs down and use homemade Father’s Day gift ideas to put a smile on his face this Father’s Day morning.

Photo Presents

If the kids are slightly older, computer-savvy and, let’s face it, the only ones in the house who know how to work the printer, collecting digital photos is quick and easy. Making gifts for Dad such as photo collages with frames and printed out pictures is a great way of showing that they care. Photos are often the most sentimental gifts to give, but they’re also an easy and affordable way to get the kids involved in Father’s Day gifts. Choosing the photos together can be a family task (minus Dad, of course) and then the printing, cutting and sticking can be down to them!

DIY Pottery

Although this may need to be designed out of the comforts of your own home, there are plenty of places that specialise in the use of ceramic painting. Get the little ones to choose their pottery, from a classic dinner plate to a standard coffee mug. Using specialised paints and brushes, they can paint on their design for the perfect Father’s Day presents. The kids’ ceramic masterpieces are then set in a specialised oven to smooth and gloss over their work, and then are ready to collect. That way, Dad can be eating from his cereal bowl with a specially made design on from his little one.

Father’s Day Activities For The Whole Family

If Dad would prefer a more active gift, why not treat the family to an outdoor day trip for his Father’s Day present this year? Get the kids to decide where they want to go (if there’s indecision, take it to a vote and make a game out of it) and let them present this to Dad on Father’s Day morning.

It could be taking a trip away for the day out of the city, or it could be as simple as a picnic in the park. You could even get the kids to incorporate some of their arts and crafts skills to create a voucher or a card showing him where they’ll be taking him for his treat, creating the perfect kids’ Father’s Day gift this year.

Now the kids’ Father’s Day gifts are accounted for, it’s time to sort out the food. Whether you’re picnicking in the park, cooking a roast dinner or simply need some snacks for your family day out, grab everything you need for your Father’s Day dinner from your local convenience store.