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Six gifts for Father's Day to make Dad smile

Father's Day isn't just about gifting the perfect present. It's about showing your appreciation for all that he does and can do. With that in mind, the perfect gift for Dad might just be something that allows him to show off his skills, as boundless as they are.

For all the dads in your life, with their myriad skills and interests, these kits will give them the chance to be creative, making something from scratch that they'll love to show off. From unconventional art forms to brewing their own vinegar, we've selected our most popular dad-approved products that will put a smile on his face.

Make a Personalised Leather Fob

 Two leather fobs with gold keyring, one brown and one green.

Who doesn't love a sturdy leather fob for holding keys and other important items? This kit from leather-craft masters Carreducker makes six stunning key fobs that you can personalise. Make one for Dad with his name, or get him the kit so that he can try his hands at leather-crafting himself.

Bridle Leather Belt Kit

Two leather belts with gold buckle folded on top of each other

Another one from leather-craft masters Carreducker, this bridle leather belt kit makes a stunningly handsome leather belt. Using English bridle leather and a solid British brass buckle, the kit comes with everything from rivet to lining. The dads in your life will be proudly sporting the belt they crafted with their own hands.

Learn Kintsugi

A ceramic bowl with a gold kintsugi mend

Repairing things is second nature to some dads. Kintsugi is all about appreciating the beauty of flaws, so that the repairs made to broken items are put on display rather than hidden. For those who love to help repair your computer, for those who will never throw away old furniture because they can be a carpentry wizard at the drop of a hat, or for those who use their toolkits as much as smartphone, this Kintsugi kit will add one more fixing trick to their collection.

Learn how to draw: Luxe Kit

A flatlay of a luxe sketchbook, eraser, set of drawing pencils and sharpener

Bring out Dad's artsy side with this course and kit that teaches anyone and everyone how to draw. Taught by Jake Spicer of Brighton Draw, this course has helped countless aspiring artists master the fundamentals of mark-making. The luxe kit comes with a premium sketchbook, brand name drawing pencils, eraser and sharpener. If ever one of the dads in your life expressed a desire to start making art, consider this your sign to help him get there.

Make your own living Vinegar

A ceramic white vinegar vase with a red top next to a jar of vinegar starter and booklet.

This one's for all the dads who know how to exercise patience. Brewing your own vinegar is a wonderfully fulfilling practice that uses the magic of time to turn a bit of culture into a delicious living vinegar. This kit, from Cult Vinegar, features a beautifully crafted ceramic vinegar vase and comes with their flavourful vinegar starter. Give your dad the experience of fermenting their own vinegar, a gift of both taste and time.

String art kits

A wooden slab with nails hammered in and string wrapped around them to form a picture of a monstera plant in a pot. Next to this are scissors, a hammer, nails and spools of string.

Your dad might be handy with a hammer and nails, but can he create art with it? Challenge him with this fun activity that combines tools and creative finesse to produce a work of art he'll love making. Or better yet, grab a kit for yourself and make it for him to show how the skills he taught you are used for more than just putting together Ikea furniture.

Looking for even more inspiration to make Dad smile? See our Father's Day Collection, filled with the best kits, courses and products he could ask for.