Let's face it, traditional gifts can get expensive. Father's day shoppers are expected to spend three times as much this year according to research. But don't worry; there are several ways that you will be able to save money on father's day gifts.
Don't Get The Usual Gifts
Gadgets and tools are the two usual father's day gifts, but expensive at times. Instead get creative and shop for items on sale.
Greeting Cards or Gift Cards
Greeting Cards take up a most of holiday spending, and father's day is no different. Also gift cards are good for Father's Day too, and dads can pick out their own gifts.
The first way is to make a homemade gift. It is a good idea to do something with your child that has their footprint or hand print on it. This is very cute and it will seal in a memory of how little your child's hands and feet were when they were younger. You can look online to see a variety of different options that include the hand print and footprint. Some ideas include putting the two feet together that can make a heart, you can make a Star Wars Yoda out of the footprint that has the phrase, "Yoda best, Dad!", or you can make a football out of the footprint of the baby if the dad really likes sports.
The second way is to do a photo shoot with your children. It is a good idea to have the children to hold up different signs that say things like "I love you." You could also have the children to hold up different letters that spell dad and then you can put the pictures on a photo card to give you the dad on father's day. It is something that it is not going to cost a lot of money but the dad will be able to keep the photo card for many years to come. It is also something that you can do for a grandparent but the older children and even adults can do this for their father.
The third way is to print out a survey that your child can give to their dad. Of course, the child will need to be able to answer the questions based on what they think about their dad. Most of the time, the results are going to be funny and adorable. Plus it is something that the child can do every year. Dads will definitely enjoying saving these so that he can look at them for many years to come.
The fourth way is to spend some time together. There are a variety of different things that the father and child can do together that will be something special to them. Considering life can be very busy, it can hard to spend a lot of time together. Therefore, just try to plan something special where the father and child can be together. If you are older, then you can just sit down and drink some coffee together. This is something that will be very meaningful to your dad compared to just giving him a card. You could also take your dad on a fishing trip or the golf course depending on what you think he would enjoy doing for his special day.
The fifth way is to take a family trip. This is a great way for him to be able to spend some time with the kids and get away from all of the work. This needs to be an outing that is stress free and simple like a trip to the beach. You could also do a picnic in the park where everyone is going to have a good time.
The sixth way is if you give your dad a funny or generic card that you have signed your name too, and then make sure that you give them a handwritten note. This is the best way that you will be able to express how much your dad actually means to you. After reading the note, your dad will know that he is truly loved. But you could also save your money on the card and just give your dad the note because he is going to appreciate it a lot more than the card. You can give your dad the note with his favorite chocolate bar and this will be a cheap gift for your dad and the note will be something that he can keep for a long period of time.
The seventh way is to do some of the things around the house that your dad would normally do. This means that your dad will truly be able to relax on his special day and just take the day off. Some of these chores can include doing the yard work or washing his car. These are the things that your dad might have done on that day and if you do it, then he will be able to relax.
It is important to remember that father's day is the day to celebrate your dad being such a great dad. Therefore, you don't want to stress about trying to find the perfect gift for him. This means that the gift does not have to break the bank since your dad is not going to want this at all. All that you need to do is to be creative and be thoughtful when it comes to the gift that you are giving to your dad and you know that it is something that he will be able to appreciate for a long period of time.
You will still be able to make your dad very happy with his gift without having to spend a lot of money on the gift. It might also be a good idea to shop around to different stores for his gift, so that you will be able to get the best prices on the gift.