3 inexpensive Father’s Day gifts Dad will love
By Aimee Heckel
Mother’s Day is over, which means it’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day. Give yourself a little extra time this year and plan ahead, so Dad’s big day can be as special as he is.
Here are three inexpensive Father’s Day gifts that Dad will love:
1. Make him a DIY monogram beer mug (or coffee mug, if he doesn’t drink).
It’s easier than you might think to personalize a glass with letters that look like fancy etching. Pick up an inexpensive stein (try Walmart, where you can get a tall mug for $10.98), some adhesive stencils ($8 at Walmart — and you can reuse these on other gifts and projects later) and some etching cream ($11.94 for 10 ounces at Walmart). Decorate his mug with his initials or a special message.
2. Make him some homemade BBQ sauce.
This is one of those great gifts the whole family will enjoy, it’s thoughtful yet inexpensive, and you can make it with the kids, so it doubles up as entertainment. Here are some of our favorite homemade BBQ sauce recipes:
Food Network Neeley’s BBQ Sauce
Fabtastic Eats‘ “best homemade BBQ sauce ever”
Little House Living‘s homemade BBQ sauce
3. Create a personalized gift basket, decorated with free printables.
Printables are the difference between an ordinary gift basket and an extraordinary basket, and all they require is printing, cutting out and glueing, which your kids will be eager to help with.
Make Dad a gift basket of his favorite snacks or a handful of unique microbrews that he’s never tried before. Consider theme baskets, such as golf (packed with balls, gloves, tees and a hat) or even a picnic basket stocked with his favorite meal to take for a Father’s Day picnic in the park.
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