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Surprise Your Dad with These Father’s Day Candy Gift Ideas


Grills and power tools may be useful, but Father’s Day is a great opportunity to get a little more creative when it comes to showing your dad some appreciation. And just because he’s a dad doesn’t mean he won’t enjoy something fun and playful – especially if he has a sweet tooth! Candy gifts are the perfect way to treat your (or your kids’) dad on his big day.

If you’re looking to create something really thoughtful for your or your kids’ dad this year, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our Father’s Day gift guide to candy gift ideas guaranteed to give the dad in your life the break he deserves.

Father’s Day Gift Guide for Dads with a Sweet Tooth

DIY Candy “Six Pack”

We love the way this idea combines DIY fun with sweet treats. This DIY candy six pack is a great way to get the kids involved in something artsy while also putting together a thoughtful gift for Dad.

All you need is six washed and recycled soda or beer bottles, a container, and Dad’s favorite candy. Feel free to mix and match with hard candies, gummies, and chocolates – as long as they’re small enough to fit in the bottles! Decorate the container and even the bottles if you want, and have fun surprising Dad with all his favorite treats.

Customized Candy Wrappers

Customized candy wrappers let you send a super personal message to the dad in your life – right on the candy wrapper! Grab some of your dad’s favorite candy bars, then use craft paper, paints and markers, or even printable candy wrappers you can order online to create one-of-a-kind wrappers made just for Dad. We love the “Mr. Gooddad” bar in the link, but really the only limit to this gift is your own imagination!

Candy Tackle Box

If the dad in your life happens to love candy AND fishing, this candy tackle box is the gift for you. Grab any old plastic tackle box and some craft materials like paints, markers, and paper to decorate it especially for Dad.

But the most important part is the candy! Fill each section with fish-themed candy: Swedish Fish, gummy worms, or anything else your heart desires.

Candy Pattern for Dads

Grill Cupcakes

As big fans of combining candy with baked goods, we’re obsessed with the idea of “grill” cupcakes. If you or your kids love getting messy in the kitchen, you’ll be obsessed with them too!

You’ll need your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, orange and red frosting for the hot “coals”, black frosting to draw or craft the “grills,” and, of course, something to actually put on the grills! We love the idea of making kabobs from toothpicks and colored gummy candies, but you can throw on Swedish Fish or even gummy hot dogs and burgers.

The dad in your life will love the sweet twist on a classic gift!

Candy Bowties

Another twist on a classic, candy bowties is a super easy and thoughtful gift that lets you get as creative as you want. The basic idea is to grab some of your dad’s favorite candy in rectangular bags – think M&M’s, Skittles, or something similar – and then tie ribbons around the centers of the bags to form bowtie shapes. You can put them in a box or bowl, or package them with decorated cardstock.

Dad may not be able to wear this gift, but his taste buds will definitely appreciate it!

Dad’s “Stache”

We all know those dads… the ones who constantly have stashes of candy hidden around the house. Maybe you’ve broken into your dad’s more than once. Well, here’s your chance to make it up to him!

Grab your dad’s favorite candy, a nice mason jar you can decorate, and a mustache-themed printed label or craft tools to personalize the container so dad will have his very own “stache” once again. Find full directions here!

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Happy Father's Day

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