8 thoughtful but frugal Father’s Day gifts!

Spoil your partner or dad this Father’s Day with these personal, thoughtful ideas that won’t break the bank! Here are 8 frugal ways to show your appreciation…

1. Create a personalised gift basket

Show him that you know him well by creating a personalised gift basket full of things that he loves. Fill the basket with yummy treats or go for a theme – this could be sports, gaming, movies, gardening… the ideas are endless! Making your own gift basket will be a lot cheaper than a pre-made hamper, and much more personal too.


2. Plan a picnic

If the weather is bright, why not plan a picnic and get out and about? Pack up some tasty treats and spend some quality time together. Perhaps visit his favourite place, or find a nearby park where you can enjoy the fresh air and relax. Find a beautiful spot and chill!


3. Give the gift of memories

Memories are priceless and a photograph is worth a thousand words. Frame those magical moments, or create a photo album or scrap book for your partner or dad to enjoy. Time is so precious, and children grow so fast – there is nothing better than a trip down memory lane.


4. Frame your child’s artwork

Poems, paintings, and drawings become extra special when they’re framed and displayed, and they’re the perfect gift for any parent or grandparent. Frames can be picked up so cheaply in budget stores, or even second-hand from charity shops; such a simple but thoughtful gift.


5. Give a personalised coupon

Personalised coupons are a great gift for every occasion, and Father’s Day is no different – just make sure the coupons aren’t for things that are already expected! They don’t cost a penny but could be exactly what someone needs – why not offer to help in the garden, make breakfast in bed, wash the car or give some DIY assistance? Not every great present can be gift-wrapped, and the gift of time is more valuable than anything you can buy. Download my free, printable coupons to get started.


6. Get crafting

As a parent myself, there is nothing I love more than a homemade card or gift from my children. These are the gifts that are never thrown out, and that will be treasured forever. Raid the craft box and the recycling bin and spend some time with the kids, creating a masterpiece. They will love it, and so will he!


7. Get your bake on

Get the kids involved and make some tasty treats. Nothing beats homemade goodies, and you can show your appreciation by baking something extra special this Father’s Day. My tasty chocolate fridge cake is super simple and always a winner, or make a delicious batch of lemon shortbread.


8. Book an experience

Hunt out the best deals from Groupon or Buyagift for a fun day out or a cheap meal. You can get £10 off from Buyagift just by signing up to their newsletter, but they always have offers too near special occasions – so they’ll be lots of Father’s Day bargains to choose from. Take a look at their Father’s Day discounts here.

Groupon is brilliant too, and can save you a fortune on days out and experiences. Extra voucher codes are often available as well, to sweeten the deal even more! Pop over to Groupon to see what’s on offer near you.


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