How to Show Love on Father’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Matin Varshochi in Life EventsJune 16, 2021(Last Updated December 28, 2022)3 min read
Key Takeaways
  • Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show how much we love and appreciate them.
  • Showing affection towards your father does not always have to come in the form of an expensive present.
  • Sometimes, giving a gift that has less commercial value and more sentimental could be more valuable. 
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Fathers and father figures play an important role in our lives, and therefore, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show how much we love and appreciate them. You can show your father that you love him without putting a dent in your bank account. There are many thoughtful yet inexpensive gifts to choose from. We’ve got you covered with our top 8 frugal gifts to give to your father for Father’s Day.


1. Write a sentimental message on a card


A card with a meaningful message is one of the best gifts one can receive. It will indeed show that you care for your dad, and how much he means to you. A personalized card may be inexpensive, but the message inside will be priceless. People value invaluable gifts rather than ones with a price tag.


2. Prepare their favorite meal


Many fathers have the responsibility to provide for their families by ensuring they have necessities such as food. To show your appreciation for your father's hard work, you can prepare and cook a special meal. A special meal brings back pleasant memories, allows for new ones to be created, and always involves spending time with the ones you love.


family cooking


3. Gift cards


Gift cards are versatile and can be used to purchase different goods or services. If you are unsure of what to buy, you can purchase a gift for your father to use at one of his favorite places, such as a restaurant or retail store, or just give a general Visa or Mastercard gift card that can be used anywhere


4. Spa day coupons


Who doesn’t love a relaxing day at the spa? A spa day for your father can be the perfect gift to help him relax and unwind. There are a plethora of ways to utilize a spa such as getting a massage, pedicure, manicure, or soaking any stressors away in a hot tub. Gifting your father with a spa day coupon will allow him to be treated like royalty.


man getting massage


5. Quality time 


A free gift that fathers will cherish forever is spending time with their children. There are lots of outdoor activities to choose from like hiking, fishing, or camping. Enjoying the beautiful scenery and peacefulness of nature will allow everyone to bond, de-stress, and explore their adventurous side. If spending time outside is a no-go, there are also multiple inside activities to spend quality time together, such as playing board games.


6. Plan a family picnic or BBQ


Mixing food with the outdoors, another option is to set up a family picnic or BBQ. This activity is cost-effective and enjoyable for the whole family.


father and son cooking


7. Create a memory montage


What better way of saying ‘I love you’ than by creating a montage (or slideshow), showing all the times your father has been there for and with you. Creating a montage doesn’t cost any money but speaks volumes about the depth of your love. This type of gift is one fathers will proudly display as it shows the level of affection his family has for him.


8. Sign him up for the Summer of Success course


Finally, the best gift is signing him up for the Summer of Success financial education course that CapWay is offering. It is a FREE summer course covering multiple financial topics such as investing, budgeting, and banking. Whether or not your father is familiar with financial literacy topics offered, a free course will not hurt as there is always something new to learn about money in order to increase one’s financial health and wealth.


These gifts may not seem like much, monetarily speaking, but the gesture itself will speak volumes about the amount of love you have for your father.

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