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We've got the perfect inexpensive, DIY gift idea for dad this Father's Day. (iStock)
We've got the perfect inexpensive, DIY gift idea for dad this Father's Day. (iStock)

You best go pick out a few ties or find some funky socks – Sunday is Father’s Day! But if the kids, and dad, are tired of buying the same old presents year on year, we’ve got a few ideas the kids can put together themselves, and we guarantee dad will actually make some use of it.

All you need is our Parent24 printable labels (below), mason jars, and a few of dad’s favourite things.

Dad will certainly think they’re… a-mason! 

Check out the video and 5 of our mason jar Father's Day gift ideas below.

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Vanity kit

Create a little vanity kit for dad by buying his favourite razor or blades and including a few other essentials like earbuds and lotion. And don't forgot the clippers for his nose hair – he always needs that!

Here's the printable label for the shaving kit. 

father's day printable

Click here to download the printable vanity kit label.

Dad’s favourite snacks

Biltong, chocolate and chips – put all dad's favourite snacks in your jar for him to enjoy whenever he needs a pick-me-up. 

Click here to download the printable label for Dad's Stache

father's day printable

Homemade cookies

Who doesn't love a good cookie every now and then? And dad can even take them to work for dipping in his tea or coffee as a little snack. We've got a basic biscuit recipes and beautiful butter biscuits ideas you can try. 

To download the Cookie Monster printable label, click here. 

father's day printable


Raw, roasted, salted, chilli, cashews, almonds, peanuts - layer dad's favourite nuts into a jar for him to snack on while watching TV.

Here's the label for the nuts jar:

father's day printable

To download the printable label click here. 

Homemade marinade

We all know dad loves to braai. Make things a little easier for him with this delicious marinade for his next braai.

The recipe: 

  • 2 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Download the marinade/foodie label by clicking here. 

Father's day gift label

Dads, what do you usually get for Father's Day and what do you wish the kids would get you? How are you spending Father's Day this year? 


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