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Father’s Day: Five budget-friendly ways to appreciate men

The idea of appreciating our fathers should not be a wishy-washy affair. It should germinate from a deep-rooted love from a good understanding of the…

The idea of appreciating our fathers should not be a wishy-washy affair. It should germinate from a deep-rooted love from a good understanding of the roles our fathers play in our lives.

Most often, it is not about the quality and quantity of the gift but the heart that gives it.

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Father’s Day has become a universally-accepted day set aside to appreciate fathers once a year. It is a great day to spoil that father figure in your life and show your appreciation for all that they do, but you don’t need a big budget to show them you love them.

Here are budget-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas that will make any man feel special.


Plan A Date

This could mean encouraging your mom to take your dad out. There are some ways you could even set the stage by paying for the first round of drinks, an appetizer, or booking movie tickets.

If you’re the spouse and you’re celebrating your partner, try to snag a sitter for even an hour or two if money is tight.

Breakfast In Bed

If you can think ahead and make a delicious breakfast to surprise dad with, he will be thrilled! Who doesn’t love a great breakfast without leaving your bed?

Make A Personal Card Or Decoration

Get creative; take time out to design a personal card and write things you love to say to your father or husband but do not say every day.

If words fail you, you can print out a cool write-up like this – To the world, you are a dad, to your family, you are the world!

With this printable, you can either attach it as a card, as part of your gift or use it as a decoration to help celebrate Father’s Day.


For the hard-working dad who deserves some time to relax, consider putting together a gift to help him do so! You can include things like these cool Acupressure Foot Massage Sandals, new pyjamas, and some of his favourite soda!

Family time

All right, now we’ll turn in the opposite direction and say, let’s flood those dads with love!

Even just taking the afternoon for yourselves as a family unit, making sure cellphones are tucked away or watching a movie together might be nice.

If your dad is older and you have children of your own, bring those sweet grandkids to him. Have them create little cards or projects. What grandpa wouldn’t love that?

Go make some memories. This isn’t about you trying to force your perfect day on him. Just take care of the details and plan a few hours you’re certain he would LOVE.



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