Discover the Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas on a Budget
Discover the Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas on a Budget, By Stuart Carter, Men’s Health Coach & Head Trainer, The Fit Father ProjectAsk your dad what he wants and you’ll usually get one response, “I don’t know”. The truth is most men are pretty content with what they have. But a gift is appreciated which is why this list of Father’s day gift ideas on a budget will ensure your dad knows they are appreciated even if your funds are tight.
Don’t forget to show this article to your own children; after all they need to know the best father’s day gift ideas on a budget.
Build A Fitness Plan
Buy one for yourself and tell your dad you’re going to join him. The real prize is an extended life and an opportunity to bond.
Why get your dad a present of something he just won’t use? Instead, give him an experience to remember.
Take him out to the nearest go-kart track and enjoy racing; he’ll want to prove he’s still got what it takes.
It doesn’t matter how old your dad actually is; he’ll get a thrill from this.
A Pocket Knife
What kind of man doesn’t appreciate a pocket knife? Knives are an incredibly useful tool that is highly variable in both price and quality.
If you have enough funds left over you can even get the knife engraved with an appropriate message. “Always ready to put the knife in with love!”
If your dad needs to travel a lot or is always running out of charge on his cell phone then put together a travel kit for him.
It must include a back-up battery for his phone and any other essentials you know he is always forgetting.
The watch is a classic gift which should last the test of time! All you need to do is decide whether your dad is an analog man or a digital one.
Of course, it’s advisable to be sure that he will actually wear a watch.
Take Him Camping
Camping doesn’t need to be expensive. Simply choose a location not too far away that he loves or that he has never been to. Take your tent and enough supplies to eat and drink the evening away.
Assuming you have a tent and you avoid the organized campsites you can actually achieve this gift for virtually nothing. All you need is enough food and his favorite drink.
Again, your dad will get the best present of all; time with you. This makes it one of the best father’s day gift ideas on a budget.
There are plenty of companies now that offer to deliver a menu of your choice throughout the week. They will usually deliver the ingredients and a recipe.
Sign your dad up for a test week and effectively give him a week’s shopping bill. It might even encourage him to eat healthier!
Alternatively, you can create your own meals using the free 1-day meal plan and even prepare them for him.
The Memory Book
No matter what men may say they can be just as sentimental as women; especially when it comes to their children.
Another almost free idea is to get a scrapbook or photo album and stick in pictures, photos, souvenirs and appropriate phrases. This is a gift that he can and will look at over and over again.
Just don’t be surprised if you see a tear or two well up in his eye!
The Fitness App
If you’re running out of time then you can choose an app or two and add them to your dad’s phone. Many apps are actually free so this idea could cost you nothing!
Instead of getting a random app you should consider adding a fitness app. This can encourage your dad to start getting in shape and you can even add the same app yourself; allowing you to compete with each other.
Yet again you’ll be giving the best gift of all; your time and communication.
Throw A Party
If you’re really stuck for ideas and low on a budget then show your dad how much he means to you by throwing a party!
You can choose a theme that will appeal to your dad and invite a few friends. The secret here is to tell all the friends to bring a dish of food with them. This will keep your costs to a minimum.
Your dad will get the opportunity to see all the people he loves and create a memory that will last a lifetime.
Fix Something For Him
There is probably some job that your dad has not had the opportunity to do, even though it needs doing.
One of the best father’s day gift ideas on a budget is literally just time. It doesn’t even have to be on Father’s day! Simply take the opportunity to arrange a day when you’ll visit and help him sort out all the little issues around his home.
The result is a cheap father’s day gift but one that will be really appreciated.
Remote Control Toy
You can choose from a helicopter, plane, drone or even a car. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one as there is no guarantee it will be got out again after father’s day.
It doesn’t matter what your dad says, he’ll enjoy playing with a remote control vehicle while you ‘help’ far more than receiving the customary tie or socks.
The Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas On A Budget
These are just some of the options when searching for the best father’s day gift ideas on a budget. The real secret is to give them the one thing they crave the most; your undivided attention.
This will ensure they have a great father’s day and you build memories that will last forever.
Head Training Staff, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “The Fit Brit”
Bragging Rights: 16 Years in the fitness industry, Author of ‘The Easy Fitness Guide’, Father of 4 boys and Husband to a Venezuelan beauty.
*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on conditioning workouts.