Fore! Father’s Day 2013 is headed straight for us in just a few days, so now is the best time to look ahead and find the perfect gift for Dad. If playing a round at the local golf course is your pop’s idea of a day in paradise, then make his holiday extra-special with something that reminds him of his favorite sport. Need some inspiration? Tee off your Father’s Day festivities with these truly original golf gift ideas for Dad!
Father’s Day Gift Idea #1: Golf Gift Basket
Fuel your dad’s swing with some delicious bite-sized snacks! The Taste of the Tour Golf Gift Basket is filled with sweet and savory nibbles to satisfy any golf dad’s craving: peanut butter bars, caramel medallions, Tee Time kettle popcorn, 19th Hole pub snack mix, Back Nine lemon cookies, and more. They’re even packed in a reusable golf bag cooler so Pops can carry his snacks with ease as he conquers all 18 holes. But that’s not all Dad gets: The bag also comes with three pro golf balls and a set of 15 golf tees. Just the right way to tell that special man in your life that he’s not only a great golf player, but the world’s best dad too!
Father’s Day Gift Idea #2: Mini Golf Cupcakes
After a great Father’s Day out on the golf course, nothing lets Dad savor his sweet victory quite like a freshly baked batch of golf-themed cupcakes. Follow these directions to really spoil his sweet tooth:
Supplies for Mini Father’s Day Golf Cupcakes
- Box of cake mix
- Vanilla frosting
- Green food coloring
- Green Sprinkles
- Chocolate chips
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Small, round white candy
- Vanilla cookies
How to Make Father’s Day Golf Cupcakes
- Bake a batch of Dad’s favorite mini cupcakes using boxed cupcake mix. In a bowl, mix vanilla frosting with green food coloring. The amount of food coloring you use depends on how dark you want the color to be. The more food coloring you use, the darker the frosting color will be.
- To create the grass for your golf cupcakes, frost each cupcake with the green icing. To make the grass look even more lifelike, dip the top of the iced cupcakes into green sprinkles.
- For half the cupcakes, stick a single chocolate chip point-down into the icing of each cupcake to make a putt. Then, cut a small flag out of cardstock and glue it to the top of a toothpick. Stick the bottom of the toothpick into the cupcake directly behind the putt, just like a real flag stick. Finish the cupcakes off by decorating each of them with a small white candy ball right near the flag.
- For the other half of the cupcakes, crush a small bag of vanilla cookies in the blender. Spoon the cookie crumbs onto the top of each remaining cupcake to create a sand bunker.
- Place one of each cupcake side by side and you’ve got an irresistibly scrumptious dessert fit for a golfing pro!
Father’s Day Gift Idea #3: DIY Golf Planter
A few vibrant green plants displayed in a fun golf ball-shaped flower pot lets Dad bring a piece of his favorite golf course into his office or man cave. Check out our Petal Talk blog post on how to make a Father’s Day planter to read the full step-by-step tutorial.
Father’s Day Gift Idea #4: DIY Golf Card
At the end of the day, it’s not the game that matters to Dad; feeling the love of his family is what he really wants on Father’s Day! Tell the special father in your life how much he’s appreciated with a beautiful handmade and heartfelt golf card, straight from you. (Bonus: This is a great Father’s Day kids craft too!) Here’s how to make one:
Supplies for DIY Golf Father’s Day Card
- White cardstock
- Green cardstock
- Red cardstock
- Black cardstock
- Yellow cardstock
- Black marker
- Round hole punches (various sizes)
How to Make a DIY Golf Father’s Day Card
- Fold a sheet of white cardstock in half. Hold the card either horizontally or vertically, depending on your preference.
- Use a 2-inch round hole punch to cut a circle out of green cardstock to make the putting green for your golf card. Glue the cardstock onto the front of the card. With a small handheld hole punch, punch out a small circle from black cardstock and glue it onto the green circle to create the putt.
- Take a black marker color an entire toothpick black. Once the toothpick dries, glue it vertically onto the card directly onto the putt so that it looks like a flag stick.
- Cut out a small triangle from cardstock, and then glue it sideways onto the card at the top of the toothpick to form the flag on the pole.
- Use a handheld hole punch to punch a small circle from a piece of white cardstock. Take the small circle that you punched out of the paper and glue it onto the putting green on your card, just like a golf ball.
- Punch out two more 2-inch round shapes from cardstock in any color you like (we used yellow), glue them onto the face of the card, and write a thoughtful Father’s Day note on the shapes to let Dad know what a champion he is!
What other kinds of golf-themed gifts will you give to your dad this Father’s Day?