Make these delicious DIY gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is coming closer quickly and to make sure we have all your bases covered, we’ve put together a little sampling of some seriously tasty treats for dearest Dad. Biltong trumps tie every time, in our books.

Biltong gift sert

Around celebrations like these, one often sees two types of people emerging (join us on this vastly generalising tangent won’t you?) There’s the super organised individual who knows exactly what to buy and has it wrapped and ready weeks in advance. Then there are the scramblers who live for the last minute, where hopefully, somehow everything with come together.

This is where homemade gifts can save the day. Plus, you get to spend some quality time enjoying them together with Dad. Bonus.


A little snack for Dad to dip into while watching TV or even just to enjoy with a good glass of craft beer. Imagine how chuffed he’ll be when he finds out that you made the biltong yourself! All you need is a Biltong Maker (which, incidentally makes for a great gift too).

making biltong in the Mellaware biltong maker

Spiced nuts

Homemade nuts are a great accompaniment to any gift. Spoil your dad with some spiced mixed nuts or even chai-spiced almonds, pop them in a nifty jar, like these Preserving Jars from Kitchen Craft and you’re good to go.


Cheese straws

Crack open a cold brew for your dad this Father’s Day and pair it with some moreish cheese straws. This is a winning combination that no dad will be able to turn down.

cheese sticks meze platter

Man sandwich

There’s something irresistible about a really well-built, perfectly stacked sarmie. Plus, they’re highly customisable to your dad’s preferences. Layer up Dad’s favourite fillings in the ultimate man sandwich and you’re good to go.

Ultimate man sandwich

Beer ice cream

What could be more Father’s Day worthy than a hoppy batch of beer ice cream? Pick up a couple of brews and turn them into a frozen dessert that will knock last year’s socks off.


We hope that we’ve given you some inspiration on how to show your dad how awesome he is this Father’s Day. Try get him involved in making one of these with you and grab some extra special bonding time.