You are allowed to go a bit creative when gifting ideas come into the picture. Handmade gifts carry the love, care and the gratitude that 'hand-picked' gifts don't. You would have to work hard to make a gift and present it to your father, but it would all be worth it.
Here are some fun-filled and simple ideas that are worth the smile on his face.
This would indeed be a nostalgic journey recreated with you and him playing the lead. You could also have his wedding photographs on board coupled with his 'those were the days' pictures where he looked all gawky but cute.
You can have the pastiche work done on the chart paper as its background and have his friends jot down simple things that will make him all the more nostalgic.
Decorate a T-shirt with his favorite football team logo, or the logos of cars he generally 'vouches' for or just paint some of his frequently used phrases. You can have funny faces or his favorite cartoon on it which can give him a hearty laugh. You could also have a personalized cap made.
All you need to do is, take a nice new box, stick some beads, buttons, and color it with a sober shade. A homemade gift that aids him sort out his untidy drawer, is indeed like helping him out with his clutter management.
Now that you know what to make for him, adding a card displaying your art and craft abilities would be a great idea to accompany the gifts.
To make the gifts all the more special, you could think about the gift wrapping technique as well. You could wrap it in a pastiche or collage pattern stuck on a chart paper and make it look funky. Handmade gifts are here to melt your dad's heart with love and compassion, and could well be among the best gifts you have ever given him.