Low Cost or No
Cost Father's Day Gift Ideas
Make Breakfast in Bed
Father's Day is a day for dad to relax. So start
his day off right by letting him sleep late, then make him breakfast in bed
- or set up breakfast so that he can watch television while sitting in his
Make Lunch or Dinner for Dad
Dads like to eat, even the one's that are on "diets." So why not
make dad happy and feed him. You know what he likes, so get the ingredients
and begin cooking. Remember, this is his day, so don't let him cook, set
the table or clean up.
Record Dad's Favorite Songs
An inexpensive gift for dad would be to get out all of those CDs or
cassette tapes that Dad likes so much and compile the best songs on one tape
for him (you know he will never do it himself). For some suggested music,
Make Your Own
Father's Day Gift
For children and creative family members, you can make your own
Father's Day gifts fairly inexpensively. To find some craft ideas, try our
Father's Day Crafts and Activities Links page.
Take Father on a Picnic or Have a Bar-B-Q
Once again, dads like to eat - so why not take his love of food and
make a day of it. Go to your back yard
or go to the park, get the grill
going, and throw on some dogs. Note: When it comes to grilling, let dad do
the cooking if he insists - but you should do all of the cleanup. You can
order all you need from
If your father likes to read - get them something they may enjoy
for the whole year . . . a subscription to a magazine. There are hundreds
of magazines out there, so you can get them a zine' on any topic or hobby
Click here for some magazine gift suggestions.
Let Dad Watch Sports All Day
Father's Day is a day for dad to do what he wants. If he wants to
spend his day watching sports, sleeping and eating - then give him what he
wants. [Mom: You can yell at him the following Sunday.]
Buy Dad a Card or Send an E-Card
What would Father's Dad be without giving dad a card? So send or
give him a nice little greeting card. If Dad has a computer, it is always a
nice surprise to receive a virtual greeting.
Click here for some ecard links
Good Grades on Your Report Card
For all of you kids out there - nothing will make dad happier than
getting good grades. Since Father's Day comes towards the end of the year,
wrap up your report card and give it to dad. [Yes, you can do this even
after Father's Day.]
Buy Father A Book
Books are always a good gift to give. They are small and wrap
well. They will also be very appreciated by Dad.
See our suggested books by clicking HERE
Treat Him Right At the End of the Night
If "Dad" is your
husband or significant other - treat him right at the end of the night. Nuff'
The Traditional Gift: A Fatherís Day Tie
The tie is the
perfect gift. Dad will appreciate it and will probably use it at some point
in the future. If they wear ties regularly, they could always use a new
Click here for some tie and tie related products.
Sports Related Gifts for Dad
Many dads are into sports. If your dad is, give him
something to do with his favorite sport or sports team.
Click here for some sports related gift ideas
Tell Him That You Love Him
The greatest gift of all Ė and if you are near, a
big hug and kiss will also be very nice. [You are never too old to hug or
Minimal Cost Father's
Day Gift Ideas
Take Dad to Lunch/Dinner
Dads like to eat Ė so why not take him out for
lunch or dinner. Take him somewhere that he enjoys or prefers. It does not
have to be very expensive, just somewhere you can all enjoy the food and the
Get dad his favorite CDs or DVDs
Movies and music are gifts that will last
forever. Just pick out things that he would like. Box sets are also a good
gift to give for this holiday. For some suggested music, click here
Fatherís Day Gift Baskets
There are plenty of gift baskets out there for
dad. They now come with all types of themes such as tools, sports and golf
Ė so there is something to make every dad happy.
Click here for some gift basket ideas.
Flowers as a Fatherís Day Gift
Flowers are not the traditional gift for a
father, but there are many theme flowers that would be a nice gift for dad.
Click here for some Fatherís Day flower ideas,
Candy/Chocolate/Cookies for Fatherís Day
How can any dad resist candy, cookies or
chocolates for Fatherís Day? There are plenty of gift packages out there
that not only contain all of these great goodies, but also adhere to a
theme, such as golf or sports. Mmmmm . . . Chocolate!!!
Click here for some candy/chocolate/goodies ideas.
Go All Out for a Picnic
Make a grand buffet for an all-out picnic. Go
for the gusto and instead of the usual hot dogs and burgers Ė how about
putting some big juicy steaks onto the grill. Buy or make him his favorite
side dishes as well. To top it off, get his favorite beverage or beer (wine
if he prefers). For some BBQ food ideas, we suggest going to
Gift Certificates for Dad
If you do not know what to get him, a gift
certificate may be a good option. However, try to get a gift certificate
for a store that you know he shops in Ė this shows that you took to think
Hobbies & Interests
Does dad like a particular hobby or have
Then check out our Hobbies & Interests section for a great number of gift
ideas for almost every person.
Sports related gifts for Fatherís Day
If your father like sports or a particular
team, why not get them a gift with a sports motif?
Click here for some sports related gift ideas.
Nice Ties for Dad
A father can never have enough neckties Ė
especially the good ones. Fatherís Day is the time to splurge and get dad
that special silk tie. Ties are the traditional fatherís day gift because
they are always welcome.
For some tie gift ideas click here.
Fatherís Day Gifts related to their
Is Dad a doctor, lawyer, train conductor or any
other profession out there? Then get them something that relates to their
For some job related gift ideas click here.
Higher Cost Fatherís
Day Gift Ideas
Bring dad into the 21st century.
Get them an iPod. They are great gifts and will be used the year round.
One suggestion, pre-load the iPod with dads favorite songs BEFORE you give
it to him Ėit will help initiate him to this new technology and make it easy
for you later.
For a large selection of iPods click here.
For some travel is the ultimate gift. Send dad
(and others) on a trip Ė doesnít he deserve it?
For travel ideas and discounts click here.
Day at the Spa (or at least an hour)
There is nothing like the relaxation of a nice
massage at a spa. How about giving dad the gift of relaxation? You can
easily order a gift certificate here at the
Spafinderģ Day Spa Gift Certificate
Fatherís Day Jewelry
Although you may think of jewelry only being
for mom, dads like jewelry as well. This is a great gift when different
people are chipping in Ė and it can be inscribed.
For Fatherís Day jewelry ideas click here.
Large Gift Basket/Flowers for Fatherís Day
If a small gift basket is nice, a large basket
would be even nicer.
Click here for some Fatherís Day gift basket ideas.
A Week Away With & Without the Kids
Okay mom, or significant other Ė how about
taking dad away for a nice weekend. This way you get time to spend some
time with him and you both get to relax. Then plan a separate weekend to go
away with the kids Ė this way dad can enjoy being a dad for the day, weekend
Fatherís Day Party
This is a modern idea
for celebrating Fatherís Day. The Fatherís Day Party is where a number of
families get together at a restaurant or catering hall to celebrate the
holiday. This requires a bit more coordination than most other means of
celebrating, but is well worth it. First you need to get a few people
together to commit to such an event. Book a room in a restaurant or a
catering hall for the evening with all the trimmings (food, drink, waiters,
band, etc.). Find a place that has separate rooms for kids to entertain
themselves. Hire babysitters to watch the younger children during the
evening at the place (this way the kids can eat with the parents, but leave
afterwards so the parents could enjoy themselves). Everyone should dress up
for the evening and be on their best behavior for Dad. If you have the
event at a hotel, get a discount package for some rooms, so attendees can
drink and sleep at the hotel so they do not have to drive.
In most families, it is usually the dad that
does the fixiní up around the house. If so, there is always that special
power tool that they have been talking about. This would make the perfect
gift for dad.