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Top 10 Ideas for Inexpensive Father's Day Gifts


Some of my very favorite Father's Day gifts over the years have not required a lot of money, but they were gifts from the heart. Here are some of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas for Fathers Day that don't cost a lot but have a personal touch.

1. Printable Father's Day Coupon Book

Father's Day Coupon Book

Looking for a way to personalize Father's Day for your dad? Then print out and give him these some or all of these coupons for Father's Day!

2. Burma Shave Signs

Courtesy of Go.com

I love this idea, but I’m a little nostalgic. In the 1950’s, the Burma Shave shaving cream company created small roadside signs placed in order along highways. Each small sign had a line from a four line poem. As you drove along the road, you’d read the poem, and at the end of the four signs was a fifth sign that just said “Burma Shave.” The instructions from kidsdomain.com are for making the signs that you can put along your street or along the driveway.

3. A Father's Day Screensaver

Father's Day Screensaver
Courtesy of TheHolidaySpot.com

If your dad likes creative screensavers, this site has about a dozen different screensavers and wallpapers specifically designed for dads. Download one and put it on his computer at home or work. He’ll love it.

4. Chip Off the Old Block

About Family Crafts Guide Sherri Osborn has a number of fun, inexpensive ideas for craft projects for Father’s Day. This one involves a block of wood, a little varnish and a marker pen.

5. Baseball Cap Organizer

Cap Organizer
Courtesy of About.com Guide to Family Cratfs

Sherri has another very simple project that creates a place for dad to hang six baseball caps (I’d need more than one for sure…) using a yardstick, some clothespins and a little paint.

6. Put Him on the Web

About.com Personal Web Pages

Sign on to a free web site provider and create a web site about your dad. Include pictures, favorite dad quotes, and what you love about him. Then give him a card with the URL and watch him beam. You can find information about free website building and hosting from this page on the About Personal Web guidesite.

7. A Secret Safe

Secret Safe for Dad
Courtesy of MakingFriends.com

This is a creative idea. From the outside, the jar looks like it just holds nuts and bolts. But inside, it has a place to store valuables. Or it could hold an extra set of car keys and be put on his workbench. It’s pretty easy to make and a clever and inexpensive gift.

8. Mechanic's Pencil Holder

Mechanic's Pencil Holder
Courtesy of FamilyCorner.com

Speaking of work benches, my kids know my pet peeve is never being able to find a pencil when I need to measure or cut something. This pencil holder with some sharpened pencils would be a great gift for a dad who likes building or fixing things around the house.

9. Gift Baskets from your Kitchen

If your dad likes to cook, whether in the kitchen, on the grill or in a dutch oven, a gift basket of cooking supplies would be a welcome and inexpensive gift. You could include things like meat rubs, homemade salsa, barbeque sauce, spices and more.

10. Chef's Apron

Dad's Chef Apron
Courtesy of AmazingMoms.com
One of my favorite Father’s Day gifts from days gone by was a hand painted barbeque apron. There are lots of ideas here; the one my kids made for me had craft-painted outlines of their little hands with the words, “Let’s Give Our Dad a Hand.” I still wear it proudly!

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