A father touching up a wall while a son plays nearby

6 Fun Gifts for the Dad Who Loves DIY Projects  

There are plenty of great gifts that you can get for dads who love home DIY projects.  

If you know what specific project they are working on, you can get them a gift related to that. For example, if they’re painting a room, you can get them a new paintbrush or a set of paint samples. If they’re working on a woodworking project, you can get them a new saw or a set of chisels. 

But if they're in between projects or you just aren't sure where to start, we have a few great ideas for you:  

#1: A toolkit 

Every dad who loves DIY projects needs a good set of tools. If your dad doesn't have a complete set, or if his set is looking a little dated, consider getting him a new one.  

A wall of tools


Keep in mind that there are many different types of tools available, so you'll need to decide what kind of set would be best for your dad. If he's into woodworking, then a set of saws, hammers and screws would be ideal. If he's more into mechanics, then a set of wrenches, pliers and sockets would be better.  

Ultimately, the best set of tools depends on your dad’s individual needs and preferences. However, some essential tools for dads include a good set of screwdrivers, a hammer, a drill, and a set of wrenches. Additionally, a toolbox or storage system can help them keep their tools in good condition. 

#2: A set of power tools 

Whether your dad is into woodworking or just likes to tinker around the house, he’ll appreciate a good set of power tools.  

A handheld table saw

Not only will he be able to take on just about any project he sets his mind to, from hanging a new set of shelves to building a deck in the backyard, but power tools also make projects easier and more enjoyable.  

For example, while manually cutting wood with a hacksaw might take hours, an electric circular saw can get the same job done in minutes.  

#3: A workbench 

Never heard of a workbench? It’s a sturdy table typically made from wood that’s used to perform tasks such as building, repairing, or assembling objects.  

If your dad is into woodworking, carpentry, or any other type of manual labor, a workbench can be a very useful addition to their home. It can help them organize their tools and make the most of their working space. 

A wooden workbench

But there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a workbench, like the height of the person who will be using it and the type of work that will be done on the workbench.  

You will also need to consider your budget as workbenches can range from around $100 to well over $1000. 

#4: A gift certificate to a home improvement store 

Gift certificates get a bad rep for being impersonal, but for DIY-lovers, they can be very practical.  

A gift certificate lets the dad in your life pick out exactly what he needs for his next project, whether it's tools and materials to help him with his latest project or some replacement parts for an old favorite.  

A home improvement store with a forklift picking up pieces of wood


Home improvement stores can also be a great source of inspiration for dads who love to work on DIY projects. Seeing all of the different products and materials available could spark a new idea for his next project.   

Plus, it's a great way to show your dad how much you appreciate his handy work around the house. 

#5: A subscription to a DIY magazine 

A subscription to a DIY magazine is the perfect gift is another great gift for dads who love working on do-it-yourself projects.  

Not only will they be able to keep up with the latest trends and learn new techniques, but they'll also have a handy resource to refer to when they're working on their next project, whether it's fixing up the garden shed or building a new deck. 

Plus, what dad doesn't love getting a new magazine in the mail each month? 

#6: A Notion Starter Kit 

If your dad is always working on the same old projects, why not get him something new to work on—like installing Notion Sensors in their home. 

A bathroom toilet with a Notion Sensor placed next to it

Admittedly, Notion Sensors are very easy to install, so it won’t keep your dad busy for long. But the ability to monitor for things like water leaks, temperature changes, and sounding carbon monoxide or smoke alarms can be really helpful as he works on other DIY projects.  

For example, if your dad is water-proofing his home’s foundation or installing a toilet, a strategically-placed Notion Sensor in the basement or bathroom can give him some peace of mind that he did a good job.  

And that’s it! Whatever gifts you choose for your DIY dad, make sure they're something that he'll actually use and appreciate. A little thoughtfulness goes a long way when it comes to giving gifts.