How to Make a Personalized Father's Day Gift

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Father's day is your opportunity to show Dad how much you appreciate him and all that he has done for you. As with any gift-giving opportunity, personalizing your present will let Dad know you put time, effort and thought into celebrating his big day. Whether you are crafty and creative or imaginationally challenged, making a personalized gift for dad is easy. Here are some ideas to get you started.


How to Make a Personalized Father's Day Gift

Step 1

Go to to make a gift that "ties" tradition with technology. Personalize a tie using digital photos from your own library or images from the site. You can remind Dad of his greatest fishing catch or highlight a special family pet. Simply follow the directions on the site to easily create a one-of-a-kind tie that will be a great conversation piece for Dad during business meetings! Affordable and unique!

Step 2

Is Dad your superhero? Go to to create a custom comic book featuring Dad as the main character! There web site has samples of what your finished product may look like, and give them a call for a personal consultation to help you make your choices! Neat! If you are computer literate, you can pick up the Comic Book Creator software and make one (or more) yourself on your home computer! You'll find the product at at the link provided. Give yourself extra time to learn the software and collect the images you'll need to make this awesome gift.

Step 3

Personalize a photograph to create a family heirloom. You can do it yourself using Adobe Photoshop software by opening your photo, playing with the colors and adding text, or you can pay someone to do it for you! You can create a unique lighted photo inscribed in glass at or go to to create a beautiful photo/ text combination Dad will love.

Step 4

Ready to make Dad, Father of the Year? It's easy to do, again, at Upload a photo of Dad and they will do the rest. Frame it and Dad will proudly hang it on his wall forever! Want to do it yourself? Again, savvy computer users can do it in Adobe Photoshop, but the ease of this site really makes it worth the money to have it done by the professionals.

Step 5

Do it yourself-ers will find plenty of creative opportunities to show Dad you care. Make a personalized mug at any one of a number of popular ceramic painting stores like "Paint Your Own Pottery."

Tips and Warnings

Plan ahead. Give yourself plenty of time to put together your personalized gift and allow for shipping time for orders.

Things You'll Need

A computer with Internet access, A credit card, Digital photos of Dad, Adobe Photoshop, Color printer

About this Author

Diane Steinbach has been writing for a variety of professional, educational and entertainment publications for over 15 years. Her work consists of three books on art therapy including : "Art as Therapy: Innovations, Inspiration and Ideas" (Steinbach, 2005.) She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art therapy and behavioral science from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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