24 Frugal Gift Ideas for Dad & Husbands

It’s almost time for Father’s Day, the clock is tick-tick-ticking away. Are you still trying to figure out how to show your dad you Appreciate him for all that he is and all that he does?


Give Dad the gift of your time. Does your dad spend a lot of time working in the yard, mowing, weeding, cleaning the gutters, etc? If so, offer to help dad for a full day, or even half a day with some of these thankless chores.

Fathers Day Coupon Ideas

Give dad some coupons for a few of his favorite things, such as:

    • Good For Free Car Wash
    • Breakfast in Bed
    • Back Rub
    • Control of the Remote for a Day- without any complaining
    • Dog Walking Coupon
    • Good for 1 Lawn Mowing
    • Good for 1 lawn Raking
    • Garden Weeding Coupon
  • 2 hours of Complete uninterrupted Silence
  • Lunch coupon
  • Taking out the Trash Coupon
  • Undisturbed Slumber Coupon – where dad gets to take a nap without being poked, prodded, or otherwise disturbed
  • Dessert of the Month Coupon- where dad gets to have his favorite dessert made once every month
  • Dad Date for a Coupon- where dad chooses the night & you take him to dinner and a movie you can use these Free Printable Coupons

Other Gift Ideas for Dad

  • Make him an Ice Cream Cake
  • Have each member of the family write down why they appreciate dad- present it to him
  • Print out Homemade tickets to a Baseball game or car race on the computer, spread out a blanket on the floor, prepare some race day munchies or ball game franks and have a day at the “races”, or “ballpark”. You won’t even have to fight with the mosquitos!

For the Adult “Child” Giving to Single Dad’s

If your dad is living alone consider giving him any of the following:

For the Wives

Needing an idea for your Hubby this Father’s Day? Why not try the following inexpensive ideas that’ll leave him dazzled…

  • Surprise him with an activity you wouldn’t usually go for, such as Paintball, football, baseball game or even a Truck Pull.
  • If you have access to a 4-wheeler- go “Mudding” with him, get covered and laugh about it
  • Cook his favorite meal- end it with a foot massage
  • Wives . . . Make up some edible love oils, lotion or body paints and continue your husband’s fathers day when the sun goes down!

No matter what you choose, be sure to let dad know how much he means to you and how much you love him.

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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