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Josh's Big Fat Father's Day Gift Guide! – Frugal Finds During Naptime

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Father’s Day is right around the corner and there is still time to get your Dad some really cool gifts! The best place to find the best gift is giftlist. These guys are providing lists for every occasion and for every person in your life, from grandma to girlfriend. And yes, they have options for your Dad, too. You may want a little more help though, and that’s fine. Whether it’s your own Dad, your kid’s Dad, or Father In-Law, this list will surely provide some great Father’s Day gift ideas. Not too mention some savings involved!

Yeti Cup (kinda)

Yeti cups have become the craze this last year or so and at first I was like, “It’s just a cup…” BUT it’s actually all what it’s cracked up to be! Well, personally I have not used an official Yeti cup, but I have used a couple competitor brands that work GREAT! As you may know a Yeti cup can cost from about $30-40 depending on the size. I’ve used this IcySteel 20oz cup for a couple weeks now and has worked like a charm! Put it this way, I left a cup filled with Coke and ice in the car for about 10 hours in Panama City Beach heat and there was still ice left in the cup. That’s awesome! Not discrediting Yeti, BUT you can save yo money and get a competitor cup that will do pretty much just as good of a job as a Yeti cup.

While the IcySteel cup is great and cheaper than a Yeti cup, you can get 2 for $20 Members Mark cup from Sam’s Club and save big time and they are 30oz cups!

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Have you heard of Walmart’s Ozark Trail tumblers? They are dirt cheap, but don’t stay in stock very long. Grab em at Walmart for only $7.74 for the 20oz and $9.74 for the 30oz.

Subscription Boxes

Wanna gift your Dad for a few months or even all year? There’s tons of choices out there too! There’s boxes for the nerd/geek, hipster, foodie, and more. Each month you can have a box sent to Dad, that is themed out for that particular box.

Nerd/Geek – Loot Crate is probably the most popular box in this category and hits many interests at one time. They can be filled with Anime Nendoroid figures, t-shirts, cups, posters, socks, and the list goes on! It varies a lot so its something different each month. You can even get Loot Crate boxes for your pets and kids! Sign up here and enter code ‘SAVE3’ at checkout for $3 savings. I’ve LOVED unboxing these on YouTube and it’s like having a birthday every month!

*UPDATE* Nerd Block Classic! From now until June 15th, subscribe to Classic Block and get 40% off your order using the promo code FATHERSDAY40. Subscribe now! Click HERE!

If your guy likes more of the comics or super hero side of things try Nerd Block Comics or 1UpBox for cheaper rates and concentrated options. 1UpBox is actually a really nice option if you can’t spend as much compared to Loot Crate. Enter code ‘BaneTech‘ at checkout to get your first box for only $9.92+shipping! Nerd Block use code ‘EARLYBIRD20‘ to save 20% off one box.

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Hipster – Well, this isn’t just for hipsters, but Bombfell does offer some nice options for some new threads! Bombfell is like a personal online stylist. Once you sign up it asks you about what you like, body type, and budget. This is a great way to get a new look or add to the wardrobe. Get $25 off your purchase by clicking

Foodie – Get your Dad a snack box! There’s a few options on Amazon if you don’t want to subscribe to a service, but if you want to send monthly food boxes try Treatsie. Treatsie offers sweet and salty options. I’m hungry just thinking about it! Mantry looks pretty awesome too!

Fishing BoxMystery Tackle Box is the fishing gift that brings months of excitement to any fisherman!

Best Smartphones

Want to give Dad the best phone out there? Get him the new Galaxy S7 Edge. You can’t go wrong with this phone, even if he’s used to using an iPhone. The Galaxy S7 Edge has a fantastic camera, long lasting battery, life, water resistant, and packed with features to help his everyday life at home and work.

Get the Galaxy S7 Edge on America’s best coverage carrier, Verizon or if you need more carrier options head over to Best Buy. Keep in mind that Verizon offers the best promos around including at times Buy 1 Get 1 or free accessories like the Samsung Gear VR.

FYI the Verizon GS7 Edge works on other carriers like Straight Talk, Cricket, and more.

Best Low Cost Smartphone goes to the Nexus 6P, which works on ALL carriers. Just pop in the SIM card and you’re good to go. You don’t even have to go into the store to get that done! The Nexus 6P has a nice big 5.7″ screen with stereo front facing speakers, and has one of the best cameras out there. It’s great phone for only around $400 ($80 off the regular price) on Amazon, Best Buy, or eBay. All off contract pricing and no worries about a payment plan.

If you’re looking for a dirt cheap great smartphone, check out the Honor 5x (review). This thing only costs $199 off contract/no payment plan, but only works on GSM networks like T-Mobile and AT&T. Get it on Amazon.


Along with the new Galaxy S7 Edge, you should think about getting a smartwatch to compliment the experience. I LOVE using my smartwatch! As a matter of fact I don’t like using my phone without it. There’s a few good options for both Android and iOS.

Android – The Huawei Watch is the best Android Wear watch available. The LG Urbane 2 is the next best. The best way to get this watch and save money is to get the leather band variant. Then buy a 3rd party band from Amazon for only about $10-$15. By doing that you’ll not have to spend another $50+ to get a metal band.

iOS – The Apple Watch is definitely the best match for an iPhone, but believe it or not you can get an Android Wear watch and it be compatible. Basically, if you like a toyish/sport look get the Apple Watch, but if you want a watch that, well, looks like a real watch get something like the Pebble or Huawei Watch.

Low Cost – If you’re looking to save money on an iOS smartwatch, I think the Pebble Round is the best option. Not to mention it will work with Android as well. The LG Urbane 1st gen for about $250 on Amazon. The 1st generation Moto 360 is still a great buy as well and will only hit the wallet around $120-$150 for the base models.

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Action Camera

Did you know there are action cameras that basically do the same thing as a GoPro? AND most GoPro accessories are compatible with with low cost action cameras, some accessories recommended the best gopro gimbals at will even work with some budget models too! If your Dad likes to fish, hunt, play sports, race, or more (the list could go on), this is a fun gift to help him capture some of his proud moments.

  • $50 – DBPOWER Waterproof Action Camera 12MP 1080P HD with 2 Batteries and Free Accessories Kit
  • $89 – TecTecTec Action Cam Waterproof 4K XPRO2+ WiFi Waterproof Sport Cam + Free Accessories it
  • $399 – GoPro HERO4 Silver

LG 360 Camera

This is one of my favorite new cameras! 360 cameras give a full 360 degree view of the area. Basically this LG 360 Camera has two 180 degree camera back to back and stitch together the footage to give a 360 degree effect and it’s SUPER cool! Watch this video to show a sample of what you could do with it.

When you watch the video move your phone around and you’ll the footage in all directions. Pretty cool, eh?

Get the LG 360 Camera for only $199 and get it from to get FAST free shipping. Suggested accessories to go with the LG 360 Camera are similar to what you would get with a GoPro – grab a selfie stick and GoPro accessories kit on Amazon for a low price.


Another fun device to get a Dad is a quadcopter. Owners of products like the DJI Mavic Mini have a blast piloting their drones and capturing images from the sky. If you can’t afford the best of the best, a Phantom 4, try to get him started with some of the following quadcopters.

  • $140 – Kolibri Discovery Delta-Recon WiFi U818A Quadcopter Drone Tactical Edition Military Matte Green UDI RC **EXTRA BATTERY INCLUDED**
  • $40 – Metakoo Bee Intelligent Altitude Pocket Quadcopter 2.4G RC 4ch 6-axis Mini Drone


There’s a TON of good movies coming out this year still! The best way to buy movie tickets is through Sam’s Club. Using Carmike Cinemas for example, when buying from Sam’s Club you’ll spend $39.98 for a $50 value. That alone is like a free movie ticket! Head over to for great savings on movies gift cards.

I promise you there’s something cool for the Dad(s) in your life on this list. As a matter of fact I’m itching to get some of this sent to me soon for reviews and I’ve gotten a few things as early Father’s Day and birthday gifts already, such as the tumbler cups and gift card to my favorite bbq joint. Many of the products listed above I’ve had experience with and enjoy using to this day.

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Hopefully, this list was helpful to you and gives some great gift ideas to give to your Dad. What gifts are you planning to buy this year and are you getting anything from this big fat Father’s Day Gift Guide? Let us know in the comments!

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