Even though Father’s Day only comes around once a year, it can be difficult to think of a good gift for dad that you haven’t given before. The truth is that buying a gift for a grown man is difficult because if he really wants something, he’ll simply buy it for himself. So unless you’re willing to spend an arm and a leg (which most of us simply don’t have in our budget) you have to get really creative with your gifts.
Lucky for you, we’ve gathered together 7 of our favorite low-cost gifts ideas to put a smile on your dad’s face this Father’s Day. And the truth is that as long as it comes from a place of caring, your dad will appreciate whatever you give him, no matter how small a token of affection it may be.
Though no doubt decades of trial and error have led your dad to the specific brand or type of razor that works for him, there’s more that goes into a good, close shave than just a great razor. Shaving kits are relatively inexpensive, and a great way of taking your father’s shaving game to the next level.
The truth is that everyone, even dads, enjoys a good pampering. And while he might not ever agree to the classic cucumbers-over-the-eyes or facial, a shaving kit comes with lotions, balms, and creams that will make his face feel clean, clear and refreshed.
Even though we now live in an age where we carry portable supercomputers we call smartphones, one thing that has decidedly not progressed as fast as the technology is battery life. Sadly, most smartphones can’t get through a day of even sporadic use without needing to be charged. And while he may not like to admit it, your dad’s memory is probably not as sharp as it used to be, which means he’ll often find his phone dying when there’s no cord or outlet nearby.
An external battery pack is an inexpensive and practical way of solving the problem. They’re easy to slip into a pocket, gym bag or suitcase, and will be there whenever he needs a quick charge on the go.
While purses are meant to be shown, a wallet is a far more humble accessory, tucked away in the pocket the majority of the day. Despite being such a utilitarian item, a new leather wallet can be a great understated gift to replace the “rough around the edges” one you’re dad probably has been using the last decade or two.
Considering how expensive they are and how much daily use they see, smartphones are fairly fragile. A good case is a must for essentially any phone on the market today, and lucky for you, they’re not particularly expensive. Save your dad the trouble of shopping for one before he experiences the catastrophic spiderweb of cracks from dropping his unprotected phone.
Outside of cufflinks, tie clips and a watch, men don’t really get to wear jewelry very often. A nice way of letting him peacock a little is to buy him a tasteful pair of cufflinks or tie clip. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but just a little glitter and flash can really help bring the look of a suit together.
Grilling is considered a quintessentially male activity, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a messy or unpleasant experience for your dad. A motorized grill brush is a great way of letting your dad cut through the grease and grime of a grilling session in a matter of seconds. Few things in life are more satisfying than a job well done, and having the right tool for the job makes it even sweeter.
While not a physical gift, knowing the ease and convenience of title loans is something not everyone knows about. Many men don’t like asking for help, even when they need it. That’s why these emergency loans are ideal for the man who isn’t looking for a handout, just a hand up. If knowledge is power, then this could be considered the lightning bolt of Father’s Day gifts.