The Best DIY and Home Improvement Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day!

The Best Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day

Kaufman by Design West offers a wide variety of home decor and home improvement materials and products that are perfect for the handy dad! We can help you with everything from painting to designing and building! Got a BIG project in mind? Perfect! Our team partners with contractors and DIY enthusiasts across Central Arkansas to improve homes.  

But before you let dad get started, he’ll need the right tools, supplies, and know-how to put in that firepit, build that porch, or get ready for the best 4th of July barbeque ever.  

Father’s Day Gifts for the DIY Dad

Does your dad spend hours in the tool aisle at the hardware store? Do his eyes light up when he hears someone in the neighborhood using a chainsaw? Does he have a seemingly never-ending list of “To-Dos” around the house? We’ve got some gift ideas for that guy.


Using the right tools for the job can mean the difference between an afternoon’s DIY-ing and three weeks of work – usually followed by a call to the general contractor. Your DIY dad needs tools that have the power and precision to get the job done right – the first time. 

STIHL is the best in the business, and we partner with them because of their high-quality craftsmanship and their first-class customer service. These are professional grade tools and many of our contractors swear by STIHL products. 

STIHL only sells through authorized dealers and every unit has to be unpacked and tested by our team before we sell it. All of our team members at Kaufman are trained to provide hands-on (mask on!) training to our customers when they come in to purchase a STIHL tool. So you can be sure that dad is going to get the tools (and the training!) he needs to be successful. 

The Big Green Egg

This is one of those win-win Father’s day gifts that means you’re about to benefit from your dad’s grilling obsession. Whether or not you’ve heard of The Big Green Egg smoker and grill – we know your dad has. It’s just one of those things dads know. 

This ceramic cooker is the sexiest thing in grilling and it comes with a lifetime warranty – which dads love. The shell of the egg is made of ceramic which helps conduct heat evenly and a patented cooling and temperature system keeps it at precisely the temperature you need for the perfect steak – or chicken, or fish, or tofu, or veggies! You can also use it as an oven, a pizza oven, or a smoker. 

Father’s Day Gifts for the Crafty Dad

Does your dad match his tie to his socks every day? Does he repaint the front door every four years? Is his office a freaking miracle of matched bookshelves and brass lighting fixtures? If your dad’s style is more craft and decorate than DIY, we also have some gift ideas for him!  

Valspar Paint

You can tell the difference between high-quality and low-quality paint – especially on walls that aren’t exactly in pristine condition. Your dad knows this. He also knows that painting is the best way to improve the value of his home for the least amount of money. 

That’s why he will love a shopping trip down the Valspar paint aisle the next time he’s considering finishing a woodworking project or staining the deck or painting the living room. There are hundreds of colors and dozens of finish combinations and levels of durability to choose from. He can spend some time deliberating the practical application of eggshell white in a household of children and pets and come out victorious! A truly priceless gift. 


Nothing can change the look and feel of a room more than a new lighting fixture! If your dad hates overhead lighting, grumbles about ceiling fans, or stares thoughtfully at the ceiling from time to time…you may have a dad in need of new lighting. 

We’ve got sconces, chandeliers, interior and exterior lighting, tall lamps, short lamps…you get the picture! Worried you won’t pick the right thing? We suggest giving him the gift of an online shopping trip together! He picks and you pay (just set a budget first, okay?)! What a way to repay the man who gave you an allowance, paid for your food and clothes, and secretly sent you money when you went broke right after college (thanks, Dad).

We know your dad will probably like anything you get him, but why not get him something he’ll love this Father’s Day? He deserves it! If you have questions about any of our products or Father’s Day gifts, contact us! We’re happy to help you find the perfect thing for your papa.