Father's Day Gifts That Mean Everything and Cost Almost Nothing

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posted June 2, 2020 in Articles

We all want to show our dads that we care on Father’s Day. Many people panic and run straight for ties, socks, or random Amazon finds. There are many ways to show dad how much you care without overspending. Sometimes the best gifts might not cost anything and be the most meaningful!

Here are 20 ways to show dad how much you appreciate him this Father's Day:

  1. Get fishing licenses for both of you and go fishing
  2. College mascot-branded duct tape for the sports fan or handyman
  3. Take in a minor league baseball game
  4. Detail his car with a vinyl cleaner (Armor All) and a vacuum
  5. Take a trip to the driving range together
  6. Dust and sort his toolbox – don’t forget to label the wrenches and sockets
  7. Tackle the mowing, raking, or other yard work
  8. Personalized coffee mug – write on a blank mug with Sharpies, then bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes
  9. Build your own BBQ rub or sauce using dad’s favorite flavors
  10. Give the grill a thorough cleaning
  11. Clean and organize the shed or garage – it’s probably been on his to-do list all year
  12. Watch some of his favorite movies on Netflix
  13. Pick up a few cuts of meat and ask him to teach you how to grill them
  14. Offer him a “tech tutorial” on how to better use a device he already owns
  15. Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity together – working with him to improve your community
  16. Find a local historical site and arrange a walking tour
  17. Build something with him – like a birdhouse or a spice rack
  18. Pack a picnic lunch and head to a local park
  19. Just spend time with him doing the things he likes to do
  20. Put a new spin on the old necktie cliché – buy an old necktie at a thrift store, do a web search for “DIY Necktie Eyeglass case” and follow the instructions to make this unique gift. Buy a pair of sunglasses to put inside before you give it to him.