5 Father's Day Gift Ideas that Don't Cost a Fortune

Father’s Day is a little more than a week away, do you have your gift ready to go? If not, you’re definitely not the only one looking for a last minute gift idea. Here are some gifts that’ll help put a smile on the dad in your life’s face without costing you a fortune.

  1. Customize his clothes with his favorite team’s logo

If the dad in your life is a sports fanatic, this is the perfect gift idea for him! You can order a patch with his favorite sports team’s logo and iron it on to an item of clothing you know he’d love. For example, if he loves to cook, you can iron the logo onto an apron. If he likes to relax in pajamas, iron the logo on a comfortable pair of pajamas. The possibilities are endless with this gift idea, all you need is the logo and an iron!

  1. Give him a free car wash

Does he absolutely love his car? If so, a gift to his car is a gift to him! A complete car wash could cost as much as $50 at some shops. Giving your dad a car wash is a great way to help him save money and show that you care.  All you need is a bucket, some car cleaning supplies and a rag. If you have a small hand held vacuum, you can use it for the interior. Otherwise, you can vacuum the interior for about 75 cents at your nearest gas station.

To make the car smell good, one trick I use is to keep a laundry dryer sheet under my seat and the passenger seat. 

  1. Serve him a lumberjack breakfast in bed

Breakfast in bed is a classic gift idea that’s great for Father’s Day too. Whip up a fresh batch of pancakes and eggs or whatever you know he loves to eat for breakfast and serve it on a nice tray on Father’s Day morning. This is a great way to start the day on a good note and fill his belly.

  1. Take it outside

If you know he’s not a huge breakfast fan, skip breakfast and have an outdoor picnic instead. Taking him out to eat is nice, but preparing his favorite meal and eating outside together is even better. A picnic makes way for wonderful conversation and memories that will last a lifetime.

  1. Make a collage

If the dad in your life is super sentimental, he’ll really get a kick out of a personalized photo collage. You can make it a timeline from when you were a little one to now and include milestones in both your life and your relationship. Or you can go traditional and place the pictures in any order. Either way, be sure a collage is a great way to display all of the wonderful time you’ve spent together.


Let America Saves help you develop good savings habits so you can feel confident about your finances. It all starts when you make a commitment to yourself to save. Take the first step today and take the America Saves pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time. And it doesn't stop there. America Saves will keep you motivated with information, advice, tips, and reminders to help you reach your goal. Think of us as your own personal support system.

TAKE THE PLEDGE


Still looking for a Father’s Day gift? Here are 5 gift ideas that won’t break your bank! v/@AmericaSaves https://bit.ly/2sOmxEv 

  Tweet this now

Take the Pledge

Savers who make a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. 

Take the America Saves Pledge

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 6, 2014

    First saving strategy: Pay off high-cost debt http://ow.ly/sj3vP

Saver Tips and Stories View all »

Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

Read more...

Meet Esmeralda: 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | June 4, 2019

“I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal.” 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner Esmeralda says that savings has always been about achieving self-sufficiency amidst tremendous adversity. “It’s hard to pay myself first,” says Esmeralda, particularly when you have to anticipate emergency expenses like a broken down car.

Read more...

Saving is a Family Affair

Written by Guest Blogger | May 21, 2019

Saving is truly a family affair for Jeff’s household. During America Saves Week 2019, he pledged to save for retirement. But making a commitment and creating a plan to save isn’t a new concept for him.

Read more...

Receive Updates

Take the Pledge

Written by Super User | September 16, 2013

Start Saving

Receive Texts

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | July 15, 2014

Learn More

Partner News & Updates

Written by Katie Bryan | October 18, 2013

Sign Up