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How to do Father’s Day on a Budget

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Father’s Day is Sunday and yesterday, I gave you some gift ideas for the tech savvy dad and sometimes tech gifts can get a little spendy. Here are some Father’s Day gifts that won’t break the bank. 

If you have a dad that’s hard to buy for like I do, here are a few gifts under $50 and one that’s $80, but so worth it.

Matching Clothes

If your husband is a new dad, get him and his new bundle of joy the matching shirt and onesie set. His shirt says, “I Make Adorable Babies”. The onesie set says, “Adorable Baby”. It’s $38 at etsy.com.

Grilling Accessories

Is your dad King of the Grill? Let the neighborhood know! The Super Hero Aprons have a screen printed design of their favorite super hero on the front. They’re $25 at RockWorldEast. You could also get him a corresponding gift in the form of a branding iron for the grill so there’s no mistaking who grilled that steak. Those are $20 through TexasIrons. You can make it a trifecta with the Steak Button. Dad gets his steak the way he likes it with the Steak Button. You place it in the meat and it will show where the temperature is in the cooking process so if he likes it rare, medium, well done or in between, there’s no mistaking how the steak is done. It’s $20 for a set of four at Sur la Table.

Tool Pen Set

Does Dad have a desk job? Or maybe he’s a mechanic, landscaper, plumber or a contractor or maybe he’s just a great do-it-yourselfer, these tool shaped pens are a great conversation piece. They come in the shape of a wrench, hammer, screw driver or a drywall screw and they’re available through Mxyplyzyk (pronounced Mix-ee-pliz-ik). At $6 each, you can get the whole set!

Gear Shift Cuff Links

Is Dad a suit wearing car guy? These polished and silver tinted cuff links are the perfect way for Dad to show off his automotive awesomeness. They look like a manual transmission gear shifter and they’re $25 through Race Chairs.

The Daddle

Does your dad like to give your kids “horsey back rides”? Get him The Daddle. It’s a saddle and blanket just like a real horse to keep Dad from blowing out his back. It’s $40 at Amazon.

Scribbles to Go

Does your husband decorate his office with your kids’ masterpieces? Well, now he can take their masterpieces with him with the Scribbles to Go keychain. That way he can always have a reminder of his great kids (and the best wife ever who gave him those kids) right in his pocket, no matter where he goes. At $80 yeah, it’s a little much for a keychain, but this is one pretty unique and cool.

Or you could get him another tie.

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