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 mylar balloons!
Here are some favorite frugal gift ideas for dad this coming Sunday or any day of the week :)
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!
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.
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.
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. 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.