It`s time to choose a gift for Dad, but money may be tight this year. That new set of Callaway golf clubs may have to wait until your financial situation clears up. In the meantime, below are some great gift ideas for those who want to spoil their dad, but stay on a budget.
Custom Gift Cards for Dad
Let’s face it. Dads love to shop for “guy things.” They love electronics, gadgets, sports, games for the Wii, games for the Xbox, video games, etc. So why not contribute to your dad’s potential purchase? Many times dads won’t buy a game or electronic gadget for themselves because it’s a bit too expensive. However, if you purchase a $20 custom gift card at your dad’s favorite store, this can go a long way. For example, a Wii game costs anywhere from $30-$35. A $20 gift card will cover most of the purchase.
A gift card is a great excuse for your dad to spoil himself. Remember to be thoughtful and to choose a place your dad will definitely shop. Some ideas include the local golf shop, Best Buy, PC Richards, Radio Shack, the local electronic store, Brookstone, etc.
DVD Movies for Cheap, Choose Your Dad’s Favorites
A gift that we often forget about is the DVD. It’s a great, generic gift for men, and especially for dads because you know your father well. Ordering DVDs online is a great way to save money. With a $20 budget, you can order one, newer DVD he’ll love, or two older movies. Be sure to take shipping costs and tax into account.
Some favorite movies loved by men include Pulp Fiction, No Country for Old Men, Top Gun, The Hunt for Red October, A Few Good Men, Caddyshack, Das Boot, Star Wars, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Animal House, Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, Patton, Blazing Saddles, etc.
You can also buy great television series on DVD and get him interested in quality shows. Some favorite television shows loved by men include Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, CSI series, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Cheers, Taxi, Dexter, Rescue Me, Entourage, and so on. You can either introduce your dad to a new show that you know he’ll enjoy or remind him of his favorite old shows.
If you really know his interests well, buy specifically for them. Don’t stray from what he loves. It’s the thought that counts.
When Christmas shopping this year, use these Christmas gift ideas for dad to buy a personal, yet memorable gift. Keep to his interests and spoil him with thoughtfulness.