I’m continuing my theme of giving frugal gifts that have a higher sentimental value than than monetary value for Father’s Day, which is June 21. What are you giving your Dad for Father’s Day? Share your idea in the comments section.
- Write your Dad a card saying what you love and appreciate about him.
- Put a new spin on two old gifts, wallets and ties, by giving him a necktie wallet!
- Ask each of his children what they love about their Dad on DVD. He’ll always have the video to watch. If you have a budget, give him the video on one of those new-fangled flip video cameras.
- Frame a picture of you and your Dad. A picture is worth a million words and all that jazz.
- Get him a fancy schmancy gadget but save money by purchasing a refurb. Apple certifies all their used products and some come with a one-year warranty.
- Write a dozen of your favorite memories of your Dad on slips of paper and put them in a jar (I used a recycled mason jar on Mother’s Day).
- Give him time off so he can do what he pleases.
- Check out CNET’s top 5 WORST gifts for Dad. It gets good at No. 3.
One reader’s story of how she went on a gift moratorium.