Fabulously Frugal Father’s Day Tips

Father’s Day is around the corner! For many of us, dad was our first financial advisor. He taught us about saving and spending wisely, so this Sunday do him proud with these fun, low-cost Father's day gift ideas.

You don't have to spend much to show Dad how much you appreciate him. Whether he's easy or hard to shop for, a Father's Day gift that doesn't break the bank is a win-win. We've got a few suggestions that range from frugal to completely free:

Get him the gift of relaxation

1. Throw him a home barbecue. If he normally mans the grill, hand him a drink, sit him in a lounge chair and take over.

2. Does he have a favorite restaurant meal? Look up a copycat recipe and make it at home! (That will usually save him extra calories, which is a great present too.)

3. Offer up your time and sweat - Let dad take the day off while you handle some of his chores, especially any he’s been putting off (like the leaking roof or overgrown lawn).

4. Can’t visit dad this weekend? Create and mail (or email) him some coupons for a home-cooked meal or hard work during your next trip.

5. Breakfast in bed - It's an oldie, but a goodie. A true classic gift that never gets old. Treat Dad to his favorite breakfast in bed. Include a good book or magazine to read if you really want him to relax to the max.


Get him something special

1. Is your dad a granddad? Have your kids draw pictures for grandpa and frame them for a nice presentation.

2. Create your own card for dad, letting him know just how much you appreciate him.

3. Bake him his favorite cake or a batch of your famous cookies.

4. Hand make him a gift. He’ll appreciate the time and love that went into it.

5. Really want to buy him a gift? Look for coupons first!


Get him something that doesn't cost a dime

1. Spend time together. Sometimes, all Dad wants is some quality time.

2. Swap out his desktop picture. Replace the wallpaper on Dad's computer, his smartphone, or tablet with an unexpected picture of his loved ones. 

3. Organize his closet. Dads aren't known for having the neatest sock drawers, do the big guy a favor by taking on a chore he's sure to avoid.

4. Host family game night. If it's 2020 and you're reading this, going out into the world to celebrate Dad might not be an option (Thanks, Coronavirus) Staying in and playing board games in the perfect solution. It's free, it's fun, and it's safe.

5. Make him a throne fit for kings. Dads are usually kings of their castle, and every king needs a throne. Decorate his favorite chair (all Dads have one) like a throne a-la-Game of Thrones and spend the day waiting on him hand and foot. 


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