Budget Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Some dads are super easy to shop for: new tie, baseball tickets, fishing equipment…done. And then there are those dads who require many days devoted to thinking of some clever Father’s Day gift idea. Either way, the big day is right around the corner. Do you have a gift picked out for the most important man in your life? Need some suggestions? Well lucky for you, I’ve come up with 10 fun and hip ideas that will show your dad he’s #1!

1. New Wardrobe
Is it just me, or has your dad also owned the same pair of outdated jeans for 20 some-odd years? Or rocked the same pair of goofy sunglasses since the ’70s? While I love my dad’s dorky style, sometimes I think he needs a little help in the wardrobe department. With Father’s day being a few days away, now is the perfect time to spice up your dad’s closet. Stores like TJ Maxx or Marshall’s sell name-brand clothes, shoes, accessories and more at low, low prices. There’s nothing better than new cologne, a fresh button down shirt or a pair of new kicks to give your dad the boost he needs to step it up a notch. Whatever you might find, your dad will be thankful you are in his life to keep him hip and young, all for an affordable price! And Dad, if you’re reading this, your jean shorts have got to go!

2. New Wallet
A nice new wallet will never go out of style! If you’re dad still has the same wallet he was using when you were a kid, chances are he’s ready for an upgrade. Now this doesn’t mean he needs something fancy! Just get him something that will tough it out and get better with time — just like him!

3. Spice and Sauce Gift Basket
If your dad is the master of the grill, he will be sure to love this gift! Take a basket and fill it with any variety of spices and sauces. Whether your dad likes it hot or tangy, there are more than enough rubs and sauces available in stores or online to make a gift unlike anything else. Not only will this cost you under $30, but your dad will be cooking up some delicious meals! Just make sure to invite yourself over when he’s heating up the grill! If you are looking to add more, throw in a couple of grilling utensils! You will be sure to make is day a special one!

4. Golf GPS App
Does your dad love to golf? For only $1.99 you can purchase the SkyDroid app on your iPhone or Android device. It gives you your GPS distance to every green on the golf course, plus distances to many bunkers, water hazards, trees, and target points. With a beautiful design, no subscription charges and no course download fees, SkyDroid will give your dad the simplicity and flexibility he needs!

5. Golf Accessories
To go with the Golf GPS App, get your dad some new golf accessories. You can’t go wrong with a new set of golf balls, tees or even a new hat. What better way to make him feel and look good while he is playing with his closest friends or coworkers. Compare your options when shopping though! You don’t need the expensive items the pros use! You can still purchase quality golf accessories for half the price of the top name brand items.

6. Tech-Savvy Gadgets
If your father is always up on the latest great gadgets, why not impress him by scooping up a cool gift he has yet to try out, like a Bluetooth speaker, Google Chromecast, or new headphones in a cool, sleek design? Whether he’s entertaining, staying in touch, or just enjoying his playlist, he’s definitely going to enjoy your present!

7. Everyday Tools
As I have mentioned before, my dad likes to think of himself as Tim the Toolman Taylor. He is always trying to fix those items that break over and over again instead of just buying new ones! Father’s Day is a chance to give your dad the tools he’ll need to tackle his spring and summer projects. Check his tool shed or garage to see what he’s missing. If you are unsure of what to get, purchase a set of tools or a tool box to help him get organized! You can usually find these items for $40 or less!

8. Games
If your dad loves to entertain, give him a game on Father’s Day! Anything from Catch Phrase to a Tiger Woods Xbox game will suffice. You could even create your own bags set if he loves outdoor games! It’s a fun and easy game for friends or even for the whole family to play. Building a set is a fairly easy woodworking project, and since it’s made from exterior wood, it will last for years. Spice it up with his favorite colors or sports logo!

9. For The Dad Who Likes To Lounge:
If your dad is happiest when he’s at home, a comfy new pair of pajama pants, $5 DVD’s from Wal-Mart or a new blanket with his favorite sport’s team logo will do the trick!

10. Homemade Gift
If you are tight on cash or just want to create a gift that will be meaningful to your dad, create a gift yourself. You could make a nice card or even a DIY Coffee Mug with your own creative design!

Whatever you decide to give your dad on Father’s Day, be sure time together is on your list. The time you spend together will be worth more to him than any expensive gift!

Do you have any Father’s Day gift ideas you would like to share? If so, please leave a comment below!


Until Next Time,

Jessica M.

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