Searching for affordable Father’s Day gifts doesn’t mean you’re setting yourself (or Dad) up for a wishy-washy Father’s Day. It means you want to make his day special, even if the budget is tight. And, as experts in gift-giving on a budget, we not only salute you for this but also want to help you make this the best budget-friendly Father’s Day yet!
Whether he responds to your prying about what kind of gift he’d like in a typical “dad” fashion (claiming he doesn’t want anything), or he’s a man of discerning taste – we have tips and ideas for affordable Father’s Day gifts that any dad will love! Read below as we provide a sprinkle of food for thought on how you can celebrate dads for everything they are and put an end to your nervous squandering with budget-friendly solutions to celebrate the man of the hour.
Why Is it Important to Celebrate Father’s Day In Modern Society? The Diversified Role of “Dad”
While we can hardly dispute the vital role of a mother, it’s just as important for society to shift our outlook on fathers from — Oh, he’s here too, great — to truly acknowledging the role they play and can play within family dynamics. Hetero-normative ideals would have us see the father as a “protector”, someone who provides support and strength in times of crisis. But, as we navigate an increasingly progressive world, dads have so much more to offer.
Since the role of a mother is usually taken for granted (it is presumed she’ll be there either way), it is the actively present dad who often receives the “oohs” and “aahs”. So, although society has come a long way in terms of parenting dynamics, we still consider the father the final ingredient that balances out the family pie. But, before you think this is an article aimed at slandering dads, we are most certainly here to celebrate them! And, we encourage celebrating them beyond what we’ve been taught fathers “are”.
Dad does provide balance, stability, and protection. But, he is also a source of emotional support and can have nurturing characteristics. In a world of more stay-at-home dads, dads in same-sex relationships, and single dads, the modern father’s role has diversified! He can be a source of comfort, someone you go to for advice, or who teaches you how to cook. And, as more dads embrace the role of emotional caregivers, we believe that it makes celebrating our fathers and father figures even more sentimental!
5 Ways to Celebrate Dad When He’s Far Away:
Celebrating Dad can be fun and intimate whether he’s near or far! But, bridging gaps due to distance is a project we hold near to our hearts. And, that’s why we’ve provided some affordable ideas for celebrating Father’s Day with dads who live far away:
Make Him a Playlist
If he’s a music lover, this gift will cost you nothing at all, and certainly earn you his heart! You can utilize online music platforms, streaming services, or even your existing music library to curate a playlist that reflects his musical tastes. As a budget-friendly option that doesn’t compromise on sentimental value, this is one of our top ideas for celebrating Dad from afar.
Give Him an e-Gift Card
We did mention we had gift solutions for even the pickiest of dads! Whether he’s a tech enthusiast, a coffee lover, or simply loves a good beer, an e-gift certificate allows him to select a gift that will truly delight him. It also eliminates the stress of choosing the perfect gift! Ace of Hearts offers a convenient e-Gift solution. Simply choose your budget and we’ll send Dad his gift card today.
Host a Virtual Family Quiz Night
Create an opportunity to reminisce, share old stories, and create new memories with a virtual family quiz night! Make use of virtual conferencing platforms (or just plain old video call) and gather the family around for an evening of fun and friendly competition. You can spice it up by including questions about Dad – he’ll certainly feel loved and appreciated while also getting a good laugh out of it!
Host a Virtual Cookout
Bond over the grill (the digital grill that is) by hosting a virtual cookout. You can send Dad a recipe or two or even a gift beforehand that contains all the culinary tools he’ll need. This heartfelt gesture will prove that a meaningful gift doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag, but rather, it’s the thought and effort that truly counts!
Send Him One of Our Affordable Father’s Day Gifts
5 Affordable Father’s Day Gifts: Our “Under $100” Gift Guide
Let’s be honest, acing your Father’s Day gift is a big win, but getting a quality gift at an affordable price? Now THAT will have Dad truly impressed. That’s why we’ve listed our top Father’s Day gifts —- all under $100 — below!
1. Stella Artois Savory Snacks Basket
This thoughtful combo creates a relaxed and indulgent experience for Dad to savor. The smooth and crisp taste of Stella Artois beer perfectly complements the salty, crunchy snacks. It’s an affordable yet sophisticated gift that allows him to unwind and enjoy some well-deserved downtime.
2. Gourmet Picnic and Wine
This thoughtfully curated combination offers a luxurious yet budget-friendly treat. The rich flavors of the red wine harmonize with the savory almonds, while the cheese and crackers provide a delightful accompaniment. It’s a gift that allows Dad to indulge in a moment of relaxation and indulgence, all at an affordable price!
3. Keep Calm Tea Set
This is a gift that combines comfort, taste, and relaxation, providing Dad with a moment of pure enjoyment. Show your appreciation with this thoughtful and tasteful gift set, including a chic black ceramic mug paired with aromatic English tea and a gourmet dark chocolate bar.
4. Instantly Rich Gift Box
This indulgent yet thoughtful combination brings together flavors that your favorite coffee-lover will savor and enjoy. The creamy Nutella spread will add a touch of sweetness to breakfast or dessert, while the ground coffee will awaken his taste buds! And, for balance, of course, the dark chocolate-covered raisins offer a guilt-free treat!
5. Alcohol-Free Cider and Sweets Set
This exquisite combination offers a refined and enjoyable experience. The non-alcoholic cider provides a refreshing and celebratory alternative, perfect for toasting to his special day! While the European cookies and truffles add a touch of decadence, showcasing a variety of flavors and textures for Dad to enjoy.
Celebrating Dad No Matter What
Celebrating dads should focus on expressing gratitude, acknowledging their progressive efforts, and creating meaningful moments together. Whether it’s through heartfelt gestures, simple acts of kindness, or quality time spent, we can show our appreciation and make them feel valued – no matter what our wallets look like!
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Alex is a hopeless romantic who was supposed to be born in Italy (her dream destination), but proud to be South African nonetheless. She lives by her heart, and, consequentially, leaves a little bit of herself in everything she writes. She wholeheartedly believes that mermaids (and fairies) exist and is deathly afraid of the age ’30’.