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Inexpensive Father’s Day Gift Ideas

By - Posted on June 10, 2013

Honor your dad this Father’s Day without breaking your budget. There are a number of nice gestures you can make – whether stationed across town or in another country – that can effectively let your father know how much he means to you.

If you want to do better than just a card or letter this year, consider sending your dad one of these inexpensive Father’s Day gifts:

  • Customized care package – If you’re on assignment in a foreign location, consider compiling a few interesting objects native to the area and sending them to your father through the Military Postal Service. If you want to go the extra mile, making a gift yourself can save money and heighten your dad’s appreciation. Mixed CDs and handmade cards are all good ways to show that you care.
  • Personalized gifts – While dog tags are issued to every new soldier, civilians don’t come by them as easily. Perhaps your father would enjoy being sent a personalized set of dog tags that he can show off to his friends and wear them with pride.

If you live close to your family, perhaps it is possible to spend time with your dad this Father’s Day. In that case, the following inexpensive gift ideas can be great activities to do together:

  • Buy him a meal – How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches do you think he’s made you in your lifetime? Repay the favor by taking him out to his favorite restaurant and footing the bill. While you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg, the gesture should speak volumes.
  • Plan a day together – If your dad has always been talking about doing something, but never has, this Father’s Day might be the time to do it. It can be as simple as exploring a new fishing hole or taking an extended road trip, but the real gift you’ll be giving him is quality time with you.

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