Get creative by putting together a "theme" gift bag or basket. You can buy most of the smaller "extra" items from dollar stores, such as Dollar Tree or Dollar General, including Father's Day cards and even a mylar balloons!
Here are some frugal gift ideas for dad this Sunday or any day :)
Coffee + Dessert - greet dad with his favorite baked goodies along with a cup of coffee father's day morning! Make enough baked treats to last at least until lunchtime! Present him with a homemade Father's Day to start his special day.
BBQ Meal - most dad's love a good barbecue, why not treat dad to an afternoon of good old delicious BBQ plus the fixin's and of course some beer!
Car Stuff - get your dad an inexpensive accessory for his car. It could be as simple as a some car maintenance supplies, a new license plate frame (you could even personalize it) , you might even throw in a new CD he could listen to on his commute.
Tools - some dad's are handy around the house, find out which tools he might not already have and place them in either a handy carry-all tool box or tool caddy. You can find some cheap tools at dollar stores, as Dollar Tree or Dollar General.
Golf Stuff - if your dad loves golf, but the cost of green fees are just out of your budget, you might consider giving him a new set of golf balls along with a favorite golf magazine. This idea also applies if he likes tennis or any other sport or outdoor activity.
Favorite Restaurant - if you want to treat dad to his favorite restaurant without paying full price for the meal, consider purchasing a Restaurants.com discount voucher. Most $25 gift certificates or vouchers cost only $10 or even less when they have special promotions. Go during lunchtime, the menu prices are usually less than the dinner menu.
Techie Items - instead buying dad a new mobile phone or computer, you can simply update his smartphone with a new cover case or give him a new laptop bag. If he likes to play a certain online game, you can buy him the upgraded app version for his phone. If dad is looking for cheaper mobile phone service, click here.
Books - if dad is an avid reader, consider buying him a series of books from his favorite author or subject or some Kindle eBooks to read at his leisure.