10 Low-Cost Ideas for Father’s Day


Father’s Day is an important holiday to recognize and thank all the father figures in your life, such as husbands, fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and others.  However, it can be stressful trying to figure out how to give a memorable gift without breaking the bank.  This Father’s Day consider the following 10 low-cost ideas that are just as special as any other gift.

1. Mow the Lawn

Is Dad the one who usually mows the lawn every week?  Give him a break this Father’s Day and know that he will be appreciative.  This simple task will cost you nothing but your time!

2. Make His Favorite Meal

Let the father figure that you’re celebrating kick back and relax.  Surprise him by making his absolute favorite meal.  Not only will it be cheaper than taking him to a fancy restaurant, it’s also more memorable.

3. Wash His Car

Surprise Dad on his special day by getting his car squeaky clean.  Often an automatic car wash doesn’t get a car as clean as handwashing it does.  All you need for this task is soap, a sponge, and access to water.  This gesture is simple, but Dad will thank you for it!

4. Watch His Favorite Movie

Summer weather is great, but storms can be unpredictable.  Plan to watch Dad’s favorite movie with him in the event that rain ruins a sunny day.  Have his favorite snacks ready and enjoy spending some quality time together. 

5. Spend Time Outside

Plan to spend the day outside with Dad doing his favorite activities.  Go fishing, camping, hiking, running or biking together.  There are many free and fun activities to do with Dad in the summer sun. 

6. Play His Favorite Games

Take some time to play Dad’s favorite games with him this Father’s Day.  Whether you’re inside playing Monopoly, or outside playing basketball, Dad will cherish the time that you spend together. 

7. Help with Yard Work

Keeping the yard in shape and maintaining landscaping can be a big job.  Take some weight off Dad’s shoulders and do some yard work for him this Father’s Day.  This is another task that will only cost you your time, but Dad will be extremely grateful!

8. Make a Gift

Channel your inner artist this Father’s Day and get crafty.  Make Dad a handmade card or paint him something special.  Homemade gifts and cards are thoughtful, and sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face. 

9. Fire Up the Grill

Grilling season is finally here!  Show Dad how much you care and help him grill up something delicious for a Father’s Day meal.  This gives both of you a chance to spend time together, and you might learn some new grilling techniques!

10. Clean the Garage

Help Dad get organized by cleaning the garage or shed for him.  This is likely something that he has been meaning to do, but just hasn’t had the time for.  Surprising him with a clean space is both thoughtful and practical!


Happy Father’s Day from everyone at Members 1st!

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