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Every year it seems to get harder and harder for us to find the perfect gift for Dad, so here at Fathers.Day we've done some research and asked our Dads what they really want to come up with some inexpensive Fathers Day gift ideas especially for the Dad in your life.
Traditionally gifts such as ties, socks, underwear and handkerchiefs are often given on Father’s Day, but for 3/09/2017 12:00:00 a.m. why not do something different to really show how much you care. We've listed a few suggestions below:

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  • You can't go past a simple Fathers' Day card! Either send him a FREE online card, or most bookshops and supermarkets will have Fathers' Day cards available at this time of year.

  • Breakfast in bed – better still a big cooked breakfast with bacon, eggs, toast, tomatoes etc in conjunction with a nice hot cuppa tea or coffee.

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  • Mow the lawn, wash the car, clean the house, paint the fence – do some sort of helpful chore so that Dad can get the day off from having to work.
  • Rent or buy him a new gadget. Drink Coke, tea and play racing and fighting games with Dad all day. Let him win on occasion (hehe)

  • Buy or rent Dad a DVD he would enjoy.

  • "Smellies": cologne, shaving stuff, razors, soap and other male beauty products.


  • Buy him nice bottle of wine or a six pack of his favourite beers. If you can afford it and are able to buy it, a good bottle of whiskey is usually appreciated.

  • Organise a family BBQ or dinner with lots of nice food. If Dad still wants to rule the BBQ pretend you like burnt sausages...


  • Go to the movies or rent a video. Maybe get Dad tickets to a favourite sporting event. Better still take time out during the day to play a sport with him – squash, golf, tennis, fishing, something he likes.

  • Give Dad a hug and a kiss (yes that means you sons too!) It's the cheapest but most worthy gift.
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"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right."
Bill Cosby (b. 1937), U.S. comedian, actor. Fatherhood, ch. 5 (1986).