Homemade Christmas Gifts for Dad

We’ve now got a fairly extensive ‘What gifts to buy’ section on the Stay at Home Mum website…. but not many home made Christmas Gifts for Dad! Dad’s are important – and it’s easy to make something special for him at home, on a budget!


Gourmet Coffee Mixes

Place your coffee mixes in a pretty glass jar with a ribbon and your on to a winner.  We have a couple of different flavours to try – or get a couple of smaller jars and give them as a set! What other flavours can you come up with?

Cappuccino Mix:

  • 1/2 cup good instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup skim powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and transfer to your jar.  Seal well!


  • 1/2 cup good instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup good drinking chocolate mix
  • 1 cup skim powedered milk

Use the instructions as per the cappuccino mix.  Stir in one tablespoon of mix to 3/4 cup boiling water.

Christmas Treats

Most Dad’s I know have a bit of a sweet tooth (not that they’d like to admit it!).  What about making Dad some home made Christmas Treats!

Things like:

Arranged on a plate just for Dad – it will be a winner!

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For DadA Dessert Coupon Book

Hmmm more on Dad’s having a sweet tooth – I know my Dad LOVES dessert – but doesn’t get it very often! Make up a coupon book of his favourite desserts (check out the dessert section of the website for some ideas).  Of course he’ll need to give you a day’s notice or so and best of all, everyone gets to enjoy it!  He has a year to redeem all his desserts!!!

A Hand Print Poem

Buy a cheap canvas or picture frame with some white cardboard, get some paint and press your child/children’s hand print into the middle of the frame.  If your child is old enough to write, include the following poem:

“Sometimes you get discouraged

Because I am so small

And always leave my fingerprints

On furniture and walls

But everyday I’m growing big

And soon I’ll be very tall

Then all my little hand prints

Will be hard to recall

So here’s a special hand print

Just so that you can say

this is how my fingers looked

when I placed them here today.”


Do you have a fabulous home made Christmas gift for your Dad?  Let us know!



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