Father’s Day is a day to shower the male role models in our lives with love, appreciation and gifts. With that special day fast approaching, it’s time to start looking for the perfect DIY present to show just how much you care. We’ve put together 12 creative DIY gift ideas that will make Father’s Day 2022 one to remember!
When is Father’s Day in the US and UK and when did it start?
Since the Middle Ages, European Catholics have been celebrating Father’s Day on Saint Joseph’s Day, marking the 19th of March with a feast in honour of fatherhood.
However, America was one of the first countries to make Father’s Day an official holiday in 1910, just a few years after Mother’s Day was introduced. Founded by Sonora Smart Dodd in Washington State, USA to “establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents”, the national holiday has been a success since the very beginning and observed in the UK too.
In the US and UK, Father’s Day is celebrated on a different date each year because it’s always held on the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day will take place on the 19th of June – which means there’s still plenty of time to find the perfect gift!
Unique DIY Father’s Day Gifts
Find a thoughtful, unique presents for the most important men in your life with our list of the best DIY Father’s Day gifts for 2022.
No matter what their interests are, this list has something that will indulge their interests – with themed gifts to creative LEGO sets they can enjoy with the younger members of their family.
LEGO® Technic™ - THE BATMAN – BATMOBILE 42127
The true-to-life design is complete with two light bricks to illuminate the engine and front grille, a spinning flame and steering on the front wheels and differential on the rear wheels for a fully immersive build.
This highly detailed replica version of the BATMOBILE™ seen in the 2022 movie can be displayed and enjoyed long after the build is complete!
NASA Space Shuttle Discovery 10283
The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery model building kit includes 2,354 pieces to create both the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Whether you’re buying for someone who is a passionate space enthusiast or an Adult Fan of LEGO who loves losing themselves in a complex build, this is a Father’s Day gift that will appeal to his creative side.
LEGO® Ideas - Fender® Stratocaster™
Music enthusiasts, guitar players and LEGO enthusiasts alike can enjoy building a detailed replica of one of the most iconic silhouettes in music with this DIY LEGO set.
For complete authenticity, the 1970s Fender® Stratocaster™ guitar and 65 Princeton® Reverb amplifier comes with a textile strap, poseable tuning pegs, and rubber cables for the guitar and footswitch!
Camp Nou – FC Barcelona 10284
If you’re buying for someone who’s a FC Barcelona fan or football memorabilia collector, make this Father’s Day the best one yet with a thoughtful gift that appeals to their greatest passion - SPORT!
The Camp Nou FC Barcelona model set is filled with all the iconic details of the real stadium, including the Barça signs, Catalan flag, players’ tunnel and VIP entrance.
LEGO® Ideas - Seinfeld
LEGO® Art - Elvis Presley “The King of Rock & Roll”
This LEGO® Art Elvis Presley set is a perfect craft project for Elvis fans to relax, unwind and pay homage to “The King of Rock & Roll”.
With canvas wall décor plates, an Elvis Presley signature tile, hanger elements, a brick separator and a brick-built frame included in the kit, it makes a stunning art piece to display at home or in the office.
Elvis™ © 2022 ABG EPE IP LLC
LEGO® Creator 3in1 - Medieval Castle
One of the best Father's Day gifts is the opportunity to engage in creative, imaginative play with their younger family members – The LEGO® Creator 3in1 Medieval Castle is perfect for exactly that! This set offers three building opportunities. Build the castle or rebuild as a castle tower or Medieval courtyard.
With this kit they’ll have everything they need to explore endless possibilities and create fascinating stories together.
LEGO® Star Wars™ - Darth Vader Helmet
LEGO® Star Wars™ Darth Vader Helmet offers the discerning LEGO hobbyists and Star Wars™ enthusiasts the opportunity to build a striking piece of home or office décor, complete with a display stand and name plate.
As a more complex build, this set is designed to help adults enjoy quality time away from life’s daily stresses.
The Mandalorian™ Helmet
Iconic testament to the saga, the Mandalorian Helmet set is a fantastic Father’s Day gift for dads who are fans of Star Wars™, with this, they can pay tribute to the legendary lone bounty hunter with this immersive, rewarding creative challenge.
The striking 584-piece model set includes step-by-step instructions, making it suitable for beginner builders and experts alike.
Death Star™ Trench Run Diorama
Adult Star Wars™ fans and experienced LEGO builders will adore recreating the iconic scene of one of Star Wars™: A New Hope’s most intense moments with this Death Star™ Trench Run Diorama.
Measuring over 10 cm (4 in.) high, 22 cm (8.5 in.) wide and 15 cm (6 in.) deep, this model makes a stellar display piece for a home or office.
The intricately-detailed LEGO® Orchid model building project makes a thoughtful Father’s Day gift for dads, granddads, and uncles who love spending their free time gardening, or who have an interest in plants.
Inspired by the delicate form of real orchids, this model has five leaves at the base, two wandering air roots, and brown LEGO elements to represent a bark mix.
If your dad has green-thumb or loves botanical plants, there’s a whole range of artificial plants and succulents available that he’ll love to build and display.
LEGO® BrickHeadz™ - Road Runner™ & Wile E. Coyote™
These LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Road Runner™ & Wile E. Coyote™ make adorable Father’s Day gifts for dad!
Suitable for ages 10+, this present makes a fun project to work on with younger family members and pass on the joy that classic cartoons bring every generation.
Developed alongside Ford for complete realism, this is an advanced build that’s packed with nostalgia, from the authentic paintwork to the printed Mustang grille badge and two GT emblems.
Ford Motor Company Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to the LEGO Group.
With this detailed 468-piece LEGO® model set, dads who dream of taking a trip to the UK’s iconic capital can see the sights of London from their very own home!
Scaled to accurately represent the comparative size of each structure and measuring over 15cm high, 28cm wide and 8cm deep when complete, this set features the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, the London Eye, Big Ben (the Elizabeth Tower, and Tower Bridge.
LEGO Art - Rolling Stones
Are you looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for a rock and roll fan who loves memorabilia from the genre? Look no further than the recently launched LEGO Art Rolling Stones Tongue Logo set!
Released just in time to celebrate the band’s sixtieth anniversary, the commemorative model set contains 1998 pieces for an immersive, mindful building experience.
Are You Still Looking for the Perfect Father’s Day Gift?
We’ve listed some great options for unique Father's Day gifts for sons, husbands, uncles and everyone in between, but we’ve got so many more LEGO sets on offer if you’re looking for something different. Whether you’re a LEGO beginner, or a Brick Master in the making, there’s something to appeal to every interest, including sports, travel & history, vehicles, and entertainment.