Father’s Day is right around the corner and many of us don’t have a big budget for gifts. Not to worry! You can still honor the special man in your life without spending a fortune. Following are some of our favorite finds for Father’s Day Gifts for $15 or less:
For the Sports Dad
If you have a dad who loves sports, here are a few budget-friendly suggestions:
Offer to buy Dad’s fishing license for the year. In most states, a basic fishing license can be purchased for under $15.
Colorful Golf Balls
Why go for traditional white balls when you can get a Bucket of Golf Balls in bright colors?
Outdoor Yard Games
A trip to your local discount store will surprise you. Inexpensive croquette and badminton sets are pretty easy to find. You can also get creative and give Dad a kit for frizbee golf, cornhole, water balloon tag, or any other game. Get creative. He’s sure to enjoy playing a game outside with the kids on Father’s Day.
For the New Dad
If you have a new first-time daddy, here are some suggestions to make that first Father’s Day memorable:
A great book for new fathers is aptly titled, “The New Father, A Dad’s Guide to the First Year” and it’s only $12.49. You can find the book at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
You can get Dad a T-shirt, BBQ apron, or other item with baby’s hand-print and footprint. Check out the clearance rack at your local department store for an item you can paint with fabric paint, then head to the craft store for fabric paints his favorite colors. Put baby footprints and hand prints on your fabric item for a gift that he can wear now and cherish in the years to come.
For the Techie Dad
If your man is a little on the geeky side, there are still options if you don’t have a lot of money.
A Digital Photo Key-chain
This is a great way for dad to store all of his favorite photos and it’s only $10.99 on Amazon.
Smart Phone Apps
Offer to buy your dad an app or two for his Smartphone. Dads usually spend their money on everyone else, so this is a chance for him to pick an app or two that he’d really like.
For All Dads: Gifts the Kids can Help With
All dads appreciate it when little hands make something special; it tugs at their heart strings. Following is a list of a few things the kids can create to make Father’s Day special:
Hand-crafted gifts from the kids are always a hit. Let them draw a picture, paint something with a hand-print, or give them a bunch of craft supplies and some glue and see what they come up with.
Clean the Car
Wash and wax his car and put a picture of the kids on the steering wheel. The children can help with this task, and the only cost is for the soap and wax. Elbow grease is free!
Breakfast in Bed
Few things delight Dad more on Father’s Day than waking up to the kids serving him breakfast in bed. Even small children can help pour a glass of juice and set a tray to take to the bedroom.
Personalized Stepping Stone
Your local craft store has cement and plastic molds for a great price. Have the little ones imprint their hands or feet into the cement stone so dad has a special memory for the garden.
Many stores like Walgreens and CVS have a variety of gifts like mugs, frames, boxes, and other items that you can put a special photo memory for dad to use. Check out what Walgreens has to offer.
Father’s Day is a time to honor the men we love. Giving gifts doesn’t have to be about how much money you spend; the important thing is letting Dad know you thought of him and showing him how much you care.
We Want to Hear From You!
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