Father's Day, Frugal Family Fun, Frugal Living

7 Father’s Day Gifts That Don’t Cost a Dime

With a little creativity you can still show Dad how loved he is without spending a dime.
This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for additional questions.


Friends don't let friends pay full price! Click HERE to join our Facebook Chat Group to see all the latest deals, ask questions, and more!


If you are running low on funds this Father’s Day season, you might feel as though there is nothing meaningful you can give Dad. Actually, there are a ton out there. He might be the dad that can’t answer your serious question when you ask what he wants and replies with a joke. Or the Dad that has bought himself everything he’s asked for before the event occurs. Well there are plenty of gifts out there that he’d love to recieve, maybe something practical like a nice new Men’s Henleys sweater, or a wallet maybe. Or of course there’s the comical personalised gifts which come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe if you just get him custom face socks, he’ll appreciate it, seeing as you can never have too many pairs of socks. But the truth is, with a little creativity you can still show Dad how loved he is without spending a dime.
Sound too good to be true? Take a look below at 7 Father’s Day gifts that don’t cost a dime. You might just be pleasantly surprised at how frugal Father’s Day gift giving can be! Though, if you do still want to spend some money then that’s fine too. After all, something simple like a wooden ballpoint pen or something related to a hobby of theirs can make a precious gift indeed.

With a little creativity you can still show Dad how loved he is without spending a dime.

7 Father’s Day Gifts That Don’t Cost a Dime:

1. Craft a handmade coupon book.

Take some scrapbook paper or notebook paper and fold the pieces into pages or staple to bind. Create a coupon book of coupons that Dad can redeem for various tasks and favors. The coupons can be for something like a free lawn mowing, garden weeding, foot rub, or other task you think he will enjoy.

2. Put on a talent show for him.

Let the kiddos get creative and put on a talent show for Dad. Let them get into old clothing and accessories and dress up, then show off their skills. They can sing, dance, tell jokes, or show off any other artistic skills.

3. Enjoy a local park.

Take Dad to a local park for a hike, bike riding, and a homemade picnic. This is a great way to get outdoors and get active without spending a dime. You can even bring outdoor games from home if you wish, or board games to enjoy on a picnic table.

4. Let Dad reminisce.

Get out the old family photo albums and give Dad the gift of time. Go through the old albums and talk about the old family pics and get a few good laughs in as well. He will enjoy going down memory lane and you are sure to learn a lot as well.

5. Make him a fantastic meal.

Get creative with ingredients you already have on hand to make Dad a special meal. Browse budget meal planning sites and see what you can make based on the ingredients you have. You will feel like you are on an episode of Chopped!

6. Make a thankful list.

Present Dad with a handwritten list of 101 reasons you are thankful for him. This is a meaningful gift that is sure to tug at his heartstrings. You can even use an old frame you have on hand to frame it when you are done, should you wish to.

7. Give him the gift of time.

Give Dad a coupon for an hour of “him” time to be used on Father’s Day. He can take a long shower, a nap, or do anything he else he wishes. He may enjoy a little down time to himself! Make his time extra special by making him his favorite snack or fetching his favorite book for him.

See how inexpensive Father’s Day gift giving can be? Give these tips a try and you are sure to have a festive but frugal Father’s Day!

Previous Story
Next Story

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: