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8 Last Minute Fathers Day Gift Ideas That Won't Break the Bank!
If Fathers Day has snuck up on you this year, fret not: there’s still time to put together a thoughtful, affordable gift for the special dad in your life. Here are 8 easy, affordable Fathers Day gift ideas that’ll leave your husband none the wiser.
Create a Keepsake for a New Dad
Is this your husband’s first Fathers Day? Create a keepsake he’ll always cherish by putting your baby’s footprint in a frame. This simple craft project only requires some non-toxic ink or paint, a piece of card stock, and a nice frame (and of course, a cooperative baby). Getting these items is a cinch for an easy last minute Fathers Day gift.
Plan a Perfect Picnic with Dad
Fathers Day always lands right in the middle of June, a perfect month for picnics outdoors. Packing up a hearty lunch and blanket and throwing on a pair of hiking boots takes no time at all for this last minute Fathers Day gift. Turn your Fathers Day into an outdoor adventure by combining your picnic with a hike through your local woods or nearby nature preserve.
DIY Detailing Dad's Wheels
Break out the garden hose, some rags, and the vacuum! You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to have dad’s car professionally detailed. A little bit of elbow grease and a lot of love can go a long way to make Dad’s car shine – and he’ll certainly appreciate the effort! This last minute Fathers Day gift can easily fit into an afternoon.
Fire Up Dad's Favorite Meal
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not make Dad his favorite meal? Whether it’s breakfast in bed, his favorite cookies or cupcake, or a nice hearty steak, make his favorite meal with love for an easy, thoughtful last-minute Fathers Day gift.
Get Dad a New Game for Game Night
Want to shake up game night in your house? Add a new board or card game to the mix! Strategy games like Forbidden Island, Pandemic, and Ascension make great two-player games while games like Settlers of Cataan, Munchkin, and Apples to Apples are great for larger groups. Picking up a new game for a last minute Fathers Day gift is as easy as heading to your local Target, Walmart or K-Mart.
Melt Away Dad's Stress with a Massage
Does the dad in your life have a lot on his mind? Help him de-stress with a DIY massage, courtesy of your healing hands! Intimidated about massaging his back? Try the acupressure point just below the ball of each foot for a quick burst of soothing stress relief. With barely any prep at all, this is a great last minute Fathers Day gift on the fly.
Gift On-the-Go: Dad's Audiobook Subscription
Dads on the go will love a subscription to a service like Audible.com. Whether he’s a commuter, a jogger or just an efficient multi-tasker, he can listen to all his favorite authors and discover some new favorites at the same time. This affordable last minute Fathers Day gift is as easy as just a few clicks on the web.
Go on a Last Minute Getaway with Dad
Add a dash of intrigue at a reasonable price for a Fathers Day gift that will truly surprise! Sites like Travelzoo, Groupon and LivingSocial each offer a variety of last minute travel deals. You don’t have to go very far or to some exotic location, but you’d be surprised what kind of last minute deals you can score to a number of locations.