It’s June, friends! With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share some affordable and simple gift ideas for Dads. Be sure to read through to the end of the post for a free printable and money saving promo code. 🙂
This post is sponsored by Shop Local Kentucky. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
But before I get ahead of myself, let me say this: Gift giving around here is a fairly simple affair. We don’t spend a ton of money for holidays and aim for heartfelt, homemade gifts or acts of service when possible. However, if you already have big ticket item in mind for that Dad in your life, you could always pair one of these homemade options with it.
Sweet and Simple
For those with young children, consider getting some inexpensive letters from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s to spell out “Dad” or “Daddy.” Get the kids together and give each child a letter or two to hold. Have the picture printed and framed. The kids and I did this for Mark a couple of years ago and he loved it. If I had my do-overs, I would have planned their wardrobe a bit better, but the picture is authentic and captures the boys personalities quite well.
Another option is to “interview” your children about Dad. I saw someone post a picture of a similar idea several years ago and decided to make my own. Download yours here.
This will be our second or third year doing this and I always get a kick out of their responses. For example one of the questions is, “How old is your Daddy?” One year C answered, “Eighty-four.” Children never fail to disappoint in the humor department. 🙂
I love that these two ideas are frugal (remember your percentage off coupons for craft stores and check for coupons from Snapfish or Shutterfly), yet special ways to remember the children’s thoughts and ideas. I think both the picture and interview could serve as a fun tradition to do each year!
Pretty much any Dad would enjoy a Lowe’s gift card. I mean, is there a man alive who can’t find something they want or need at Lowe’s? If you’re looking to make your money stretch a bit more, Meijer recently had a digital coupon for $5 off a Lowe’s gift card purchase of $50 or more. Yay for savings! While I am a huge gift card fan, I always feel bad just giving a gift card. I try to dress it up a little bit by adding it to a small gift.
Consider pairing the gift card with a book or favorite coffee.
(Note: I was not compensated by Lowe’s in any way to write this post, I just happen to think a gift card to shop there is a useful gift.)
Other ideas to “dress up” a gift card include:
- A gum cube. My college-age nephew loves to chew gum and I have made one of these for him several times. I used double sided tape to form the gum into a cube, attached the gift card on top, and wrapped it up like I would any other gift.
- Candy / nut selection
- Fancy bottled sodas
- Favorite snack
- T-shirt or tie
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Don’t tell Mark, but he’s getting the Rad Kentucky Dad shirt as part of his Father’s Day gift.
If you’d like to order a shirt or two for gifts, use the promo code: MMOM10 to receive 10% off your purchase.
Do you have a sweet and simple gift idea for Father’s Day you’d like to share? Leave your thoughts in the comments!