Fathers have taught you invaluable life lessons like how to grill the perfect burger or how to change a tire. Show your appreciation this Father’s Day by giving Dad a creative, affordable, inspired gift. Here are a few ideas:
1. Some good hard labor
Offer to help out in the yard or move some furniture for your dad. Chances are there’s something that needs to get done around the house. He will be forever grateful that you took it off his hands.
2. A home-cooked meal
Surprise your dad with food you know he likes. Do the cooking and the dishes. Supply ample dessert and at least one hug.
3. A gift basket
There’s nothing quite like a gourmet gift basket stuffed with goodies. Skip packaged baskets to save money. Make your own basket instead! Ideas include summer sausage, smoked salmon, cheese, crackers, nuts, cookies, and chocolate. Buy items individually and put them in whatever container you can find: a flowerpot, a nice bowl, etc. Get creative!
4. A magazine subscription
There’s no better way to celebrate your dad’s love of golf, cars, travel, electronics, or anything else than by getting him a subscription to a magazine about golf, cars, travel, or electronics. Who said a gift couldn’t be cheap, easy, and thoughtful all at the same time?