Top 7 Ideas for Inexpensive Father's Day Gifts

Some of my very favorite Father's Day gifts over the years have not required a lot of money, but they were gifts from the heart. Here are some of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas for Fathers Day that don't cost a lot but have a personal touch.

  • 01 of 07

    Printable Father's Day Coupon Book

    Father's Day Coupon Book
    Father's Day Coupon Book.

    Looking for a way to personalize Father's Day for your dad? Then print out and give him these some or all of these coupons for Father's Day!

  • 02 of 07

    Burma Shave Signs

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    I love this idea, but I’m a little nostalgic. In the 1950’s, the Burma Shave shaving cream company created small roadside signs placed in order along highways. Each small sign had a line from a four line poem. As you drove along the road, you’d read the poem, and at the end of the four signs was a fifth sign that just said “Burma Shave.” The instructions from are for making the signs that you can put along your street or along the driveway.

  • 03 of 07
    Father's Day Screensaver
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    If your dad likes creative screensavers, this site has about a dozen different screensavers and wallpapers specifically designed for dads. Download one and put it on his computer at home or work. He’ll love it.

  • 04 of 07
    Secret Safe for Dad
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    This is a creative idea. From the outside, the jar looks like it just holds nuts and bolts. But inside, it has a place to store valuables. Or it could hold an extra set of car keys and be put on his workbench. It’s pretty easy to make and a clever and inexpensive gift.

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  • 05 of 07
    Mechanic's Pencil Holder
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    Speaking of work benches, my kids know my pet peeve is never being able to find a pencil when I need to measure or cut something. This pencil holder with some sharpened pencils would be a great gift for a dad who likes building or fixing things around the house.

  • 06 of 07

    Gift Baskets from your Kitchen

    If your dad likes to cook, whether in the kitchen, on the grill or in a dutch oven, a gift basket of cooking supplies would be a welcome and inexpensive gift. You could include things like meat rubs, homemade salsa, barbeque sauce, spices and more.

  • 07 of 07
    Dad's Chef Apron
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    One of my favorite Father’s Day gifts from days gone by was a hand painted barbeque apron. There are lots of ideas here; the one my kids made for me had craft-painted outlines of their little hands with the words, “Let’s Give Our Dad a Hand.” I still wear it proudly!