Father's Day is another special day on the calendar where we get to show our dads how much we appreciate them. With the day nearing, it's time to start thinking about what gifts we can give our dads that are both thoughtful and budget-friendly.
We get it, finding a gift for dad can be tough, so it's no surprise if you find yourself scrambling to find a gift that dad will love - but doesn't break the bank. Never fear! iCASH, a trusted lender for online loans in Canada, is here with a list of 10 great gift ideas for dad that are both thoughtful and budget-friendly.
Celebrate Father's Day with a Giveaway from iCASH
Before we get into our list of gift ideas, we wanted to let you know that iCASH is doing a special Father's Day giveaway! From June 13 - 17, you'll get the chance to win one of five $100 Canadian Tire gift cards, which can be used to buy dad a gift he's sure to love, or to give to dad as a gift so that he can pick out something himself!
To enter, simply head over to the iCASH contest page, fill out the form with your email address and share your most memorable "dad moment." From there, we will share the winner's "dad moment" on our social media pages each day of the contest (Facebook & Instagram). We encourage you to follow along, so that you won't miss out on the exclusive contest details and who the winners are!
So, if this sounds like something you're interested in, make sure to check out the iCASH contest page and enter today!
Cheap Father's Day Gifts That Dad Will Love
Now, onto our list of budget-friendly gifts for dad that are sure to put a smile on his face this Father's Day.
Car Wash Kit
If your dad is anything like most dads, he's always working on keeping his car clean. Whether it's washing the outside or cleaning the inside, a car wash kit is a great gift that dad can use again and again. You can find car wash kits at most auto stores, or even online.
If you want to take it a step further, you can always use the kit to wash his car for him. This is a great way to show dad how much you appreciate all that he does for you.
A DIY Coupon Book
If you're looking for cute gifts from the kids (or grandkids), a DIY coupon book is a great option. All you need is a stack of blank paper and some markers, and you're all set!
On each page, write out a different "coupon" that dad can redeem. These can be things like mowing the lawn, washing the car, or even just taking a break to watch his favorite TV show.
You can get as creative as you want with this gift, and it's sure to be a hit with dad.
A Bottle of His Favourite Liquor
Is your dad a fan of scotch, bourbon, or whisky? If so, why not get him a bottle of his favourite liquor? This is a great gift for dads who like to relax with a drink after a long day.
You can find bottles of liquor at most liquor stores, and they come in a variety of price ranges. Just be sure to grab a card so dad knows who the gift is from.
New Golf Apparel
We know many dads who love a good game of golf! If your dad is one of them, a new golf shirt or shoes is the perfect gift. Golf apparel can be found at most sporting goods stores, or even online. You could even get him a new set of golf balls to accompany the outfit!
If you like golf yourself, this is also a great gift idea for a father-son or father-daughter day out on the course.
A Gift Card to His Favourite Store
Is your dad a fan of a particular store, like Amazon, Canadian Tire, or even Walmart? If so, a gift card to his favourite store is the perfect present. This way, he can pick out something that he really wants or needs.
Gift cards can be found at most stores, and they come in a variety of denominations. Or, you can enter the iCASH Father's Day giveaway (details above) and try to win your dad a gift card to Canadian Tire! What dad doesn't love Canadian Tire?!
What grill master doesn't like new grill utensils? If your dad loves to BBQ, a new set of grill utensils is the perfect gift - and you can find them for pretty affordable prices. Most BBQs come with a standard set of tongs, a spatula, and a fork, but there are all sorts of other cool grill accessories out there.
Do a quick search online or in your local stores to see what's available. We're sure dad will appreciate the new addition to his grilling arsenal.
Hot Sauce Kit
How about some hot sauce to go along with what dad's grilling up? If your dad loves spicy food, a hot sauce making kit is the perfect gift. These kits come with everything you need to make your own hot sauce at home, and they're relatively inexpensive.
You can find these kits online or at many kitchen stores. And if you're feeling really ambitious, you can even try making the hot sauce yourself.
For the dad who loves being outdoors, a gardening set is a great gift. These sets usually come with a watering can, gloves, and some other basic gardening tools. You can find them at most home improvement stores or online.
If your dad doesn't have a green thumb, don't worry - you can always get him a set of fake plants instead. They're much easier to take care of and he'll still be able to enjoy the outdoors.
A New Wallet
Is your dad's wallet looking a little worse for wear? If so, why not get him a new one to replace it? There's just something about a new wallet that feels luxurious, even if it's not an expensive one.
You can find wallets at most department stores or online. Just be sure to get one that fits dad's style and personality.
We don't know about you, but our dads always seem to need a new razor or shaving cream. If your dad is in need of some new grooming supplies, put together a little kit for him. You can find everything he'll need at most drug stores.
Some items you might want to include in dad's grooming kit are:
- Shaving cream
- A razor
- Facial Moisturizer
- Mustache wax (if he's got a mustache)
- A new toothbrush
You could even include a gift card to his favourite barber shop or salon for an added bonus.
Craft Beer Bundle
Do you and your dad like to sample different craft beers? We know we do! If your dad is a beer lover, put together a little bundle of some of your favourite craft beers. Most liquor stores will have a wide selection of craft beers to choose from - and some even do the work for you! There are many craft beer gift baskets available online or in-store that come with a variety of different beers.
If you want to get really creative, include a couple of bottles of beer from local breweries near you. Or, if your dad is into home brewing, include some supplies so he can brew his own batch of beer.
Celebrate Father's Day Without Breaking the Bank
Father's Day is a time to celebrate the dads in our lives - and we don't think you should have to spend a lot of money to do it. With our list of budget-friendly gift ideas, you can show dad how much you care without spending a fortune.From DIY coupon books to craft beer bundles, there's something for every dad on our list. So get creative and have fun celebrating the special day. And, if you're looking to spend a little extra on dad, but don't have the cash to do it, you can always apply for an iCASH instant loan. With our quick and easy online application, you can get the money you need in as little as 2 minutes - giving you one less thing to worry about this Father's Day.