Frugal Father’s Day Gifts
Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 7:00 am
What will you be giving your Dad as a gift this Father’s Day? You have probably heard of the phrase: “It’s the thought that counts”. In this case, it means that you can find a frugal way to show your dad that you love him (without having to spend much money on a gift). Try some of these ideas that Dads will love!
Give the Gift of Clean
This is a really good gift for dads that have small children. It’s amazing how the couple of Cheerios that were given to your toddler can somehow end up all over the interior of the car. There are probably some stray toys in there, waiting to be picked up. What father of little children wouldn’t love to discover that his car has been washed, and that the inside has been cleaned and vacuumed? Add a brand new air freshener in a scent that he likes.
Give the Gift of Memory
Pick up a lovely photo frame from a thrift store, garage sale, or dollar store. The photo that goes inside should be one of him with his children. Moms who are giving Father’s Day gifts to their husbands can find a nice photo of the last time your family went to the zoo (or had fun somewhere else). Adults who are giving this to their fathers can dig up an old family photo from when you and your siblings were young. This is sure to bring a smile to his face! He can set it on his desk while he works.
Give the Gift of Free Time
Dads tend to get stuck doing all kinds of yard work when they have a day off. Do that for him, so he can enjoy his weekend! Have a friend or family member take Dad out to run some errands. While he is away, mow the lawn. The kids can help you pull the weeds, water the plants, and do whatever other yard work is necessary. Take a few photos as you work, and send one to him via email or text while he is out. When he returns, he will be quite happy that he can relax instead of doing yard work.
Give the Gift of Food
What does your father love to have as a snack? Maybe he has more than one favorite treat. Gather up all the snack items that he enjoys. Put them into a nice basket (which can also be found at the dollar store or thrift store). This is an excellent gift for dads that really like to eat, but who find grocery shopping to be tedious and unpleasant.