You don’t have to break the bank to surprise your dad or a dad in your life with a unique, thoughtful gift. With $50 or less you could show your appreciation for all of his efforts as a father. Check out the eight gift ideas below for some inexpensive gift inspiration.
1. Kits For Growing Long-Lasting Plants
Plant kits are low cost and provide dads an ongoing experience as they watch their long-lasting garden evolve and change. You can purchase a Venus flytrap kit anywhere from $8 and up depending on terrarium size, maintenance level, and more. Bonsai tree kits begin at around $20, with the average spend resting at around $35. Most bonsai kits come with many different seed varieties, so he’ll get to pick and choose the ones he likes best. If trimmed, watered, shaped, and generally well managed, bonsais can live for decades and even up to hundreds of years. Venus flytraps live for around twenty years in optimal conditions. Not only are these magnificent, ever-changing plants fun to watch and grow, but they’re also a great way to form long last memories as the whole family learns and gardens together.
2. Model Airplanes
For an average of $40 to $50, model airplanes make for a special gift for a dad that’s an aircraft enthusiast or even just a lover of statement decor pieces. You can visit a pilot shop to find model airplanes that are crafted in fine detail to look like real planes from various airlines. You can find options that are snapped together rather than glued. You can also find models that are hand painted and include a stand for optimal display quality.
3. Phone Docking Stations
Phone docking stations provide an organized way to charge his phone and other devices. Many options provide an all-in-one stand specifically for his phone, his watch, his wireless earbuds, and more. Some stations provide spaces to fit chargers onto the stand, while others provide wireless charging. Overall, you can find many different varieties of phone docking stations, with different benefits, making it easier to cater your gift specifically to the dad in your life. Choose between three in one or four-in-one docking stations while generally paying only between $20 to $40.
4. Themed Cutting Boards
Wood-engraved cutting boards add a decorative touch to a common kitchen utensil. Does the dad in your life love hunting, fishing, BBQ, or something else? Themed cutting boards can be aesthetically tailored toward his specific interests. You can also choose between different wood types, sizes, shapes, and handles.
5. Engraved Watch Bands
If the dad in your life is an avid admirer of watches, he might enjoy an engraved watch band with a short, personalized message from his loved one. The message can be crafted on the outside or inside of the band. You can choose the color, material, and size of the band. They’re usually made with either leather or silicone. Engraved watch bands generally range between an average of $25 to $45.
6. External Phone Lenses
External phone lenses can clip to the phone, or even be twisted onto special fit cases to capture extra high-quality photos from his phone. Choose between macro, telephoto, fisheye, wide angle, or other types of detailed lenses. The average lens kit costs between $20 to $40 and comes with a case and microfiber cloth.
7. Authentic Snack Assortments From Foreign Countries
Is the dad in your life a foodie? Does he like new experiences? He can learn about the culture while tasting a variety of different candies and snacks. For instance, fifty-piece Japanese Dagashi candy assortments can be purchased for as little as $15 and as much as $50 or more depending on the size and assortment variety.
8. Leather Wall Art
Leather wall art offers a unique, stand-out texture that brings out the contrast in artistic images. For an extra detailed image, check out leather wall art with aircraft blueprints engraved on the leather canvas. The price tag comes in at around $25 for a ten-by-ten piece.
It doesn’t take a high price tag to wow the dad in your life. Unique gifts that provide long-lasting memories, time-saving opportunities for busy dads, or detailed views can be a priceless alternative that’ll have him admiring the gift for a long time to come. Make his day with any of these eight budget-friendly ideas above.
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