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Affordable Gift Ideas for Father’s Day you must Consider

As a father, I assure you no gift received is ever considered “cheap”. In fact some of the most meaningful gifts I have received haven’t been worth much from a “dollar and cents” standpoint. 

There are several standard cheap Father’s Day gifts that are available most anywhere. That might be cologne, razor blades (I’m always running out) and a new tie. I know, I know, these are hackneyed gifts but they are cheap Father’s Day gifts and they give us a clue as to what is important; things Dad doesn’t buy for himself. 

And that’s certainly more valuable than premium corporate gifts Singapore items today. Note that fathers love gifts that we can practically use. 

Cheap Father’s Day gifts can include a shirt with the logo of his favorite sports team. One of my favorite gifts was a long-sleeved T-Shirt that said “Chicago Bears”. I’ve worn it out; unfortunately the Bears have been playing worn out lately as well. 

Another cheap Father’s Day gift I received from all three of my sons when they were very young was a “World’s Greatest Dad” ball cap. That is another gift I have worn to tatters, and, will continue to do so until it literally falls off my head. 

I have always liked the gift of slippers, and, my family always makes sure I have a reasonably secure robe since I have a penchant for “comfortable living” which sometimes includes fewer clothes than my family would like. The slippers and the robe are cheap Father’s Day gifts, which as a by-product insure modesty. 

The nice thing about the gifts that I have mentioned so far is that they are all available in grocery stores and stores such as Wal-Mart and K-Mart; places easy to get to. 

If you keep your ears open you may hear your Dad mention a favorite movie, a favorite musical group or a favorite book. For under $20 my son’s bought me a group of “Outer Limits” programs. 

A resource for movies, VHS and DVD, is a pawn shop or trade shop. Often a cheap Father’s Day gift can be purchased and you can get much more for your money. Speaking as a Dad, I can truthfully say quantity for entertainment is good. 

My wife and I were given a gift certificate for dinner by our boys. That is a cheap Father’s Day gift that is great. Parents get precious little time together. Another time, I received two tickets to our local Arena Football team so my best friend and I could have a night out; that was a great cheap Father’s Day gift. 

While certainly not cheap, the greatest Father’s Day gift I ever received was when our oldest son was born on Father’s Day of his birth year. 

In looking back over my ideas and suggestions, all the gifts are well under $20 and some are under $10. The common denominators as far as value to a Father is that the gifts are either something he wouldn’t buy for himself or an activity with someone he cares about but probably wouldn’t take the time to do. 

I know for my Dad, and, for me as well, the most important aspect of Father’s Day is the presence of your family; that’s what makes it special and, nothing could be less expensive than free. 

Paola

Paola Garcia lives in Jakarta Indonesia. She is an associate professor in University of Indonesia and also managing Scoopinion at the same time. She is also fond of watching theatrical plays.

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