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24 Inexpensive Gifts for your Daddy

Updated on April 5, 2013

Father's Day - A Brief History

In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, thought of the idea for Father's Day while attending a Mother's Day sermon. She loved him so much and she just wanted her dad to know how special he was to her. Sonora's father was born in June, so she decided to hold the first Father's Day celebration on the June 19th, 1910.

In 1956, Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress. President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day in 1972. It was to be held on the third Sunday of June every year. This year it falls on June 20th. So, Father's Day was started in memory, love and gratitude by a daughter who believed that all good fathers should be honored with a special day.

Buying Gifts for Your Father

I love my dad. I hope you do too. No, I know that you love your father too. Otherwise you won't be reading this, right? What are your ideas for this year's Father's Day Gifts? I want to buy him some expensive gift this year, if only my check arrives in time! I have already started searching for that perfect gift that I can really afford. I would like to share with you the things I have shortlisted. Perhaps you can also find that perfect gift for your dad as well on this Fathers Day.

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Father's Day Celebrations

People celebrate Father's Day on different days on different parts of the world. While Indians, Americans, English, French, Sri Lankans, Filipinos, Pakistanis, Mexicans, South Africans, Japanese, Irish and Greek celebrate Father's Day on third Sunday of June(this year it is June 20th), Australians and New Zealanders celebrate on the first Sunday of September. Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Guyana, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, Zimbabwe are some of the other countries that celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday of June.

In Germany it has a different origin and is known as Vatertag or Herrentag and it falls on the Ascension day. It has become a drinking day for them.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Ok, now to the gifts. I have compiled a list of few things I will consider buying for my dad this year on Father's day, and few things that I will recommend for others with different tastes. I only wish, if I could afford any of them and my check arrives in time! Its more like a wishlist. Of course you can choose to buy them too, if you can afford to get them for him now.

But I would like to remind myself that, perhaps all he need is my love, affection and attention right now. In this busy modern world thats one thing that we forget to give our parents. I hope you all realize that too.

Finding the Perfect Gift for Daddy

Finding that perfect Father's Day gift is going take some time and depends a lot on what he really wants. If you know what he would really love to have you can pleasantly surprise him with these gifts.

I hope you can find that perfect gift from the list below

Black Dial Watches

I know my dad will love this one. This watch has got a real manly feel about it.Don't all men love good watches? It looks a bit expensive for me at Amazon. But when I checked ebay the bidding starts on $0.01! Perhaps try your luck there and get it cheaper?! Seiko Men's Black Dial Chronograph Watch seems to be a good Father's Day gift idea to me. When I checked there are a lot of good positive feedback and customer reviews for this beauty

Electric Knife Sharpeners

Men like sharp knives, especially if they love cooking. My dad loves to cook sometimes. And he always complains about the sharpness of the knives at home. It annoys him no end. This may be the answer to it. And oh! he cooks really well when he starts

BBQ tool sets

Another suitable Father's Day gift for a chef dad. Does he like to throw BBQ parties? If so, if does not have these items at home, then he would definitely love these tools. I think shipping costs are also involved. Check before you buy. Thinking about it, I don't even have BBQ at home!

Dream Seat Recliners

I would love to have one of those myself!. But they are way too expensive for me now. Dreamseat has nearly all clubs' jersey colors on these recliners. Is your father a sports lover? Which club is he rooting for? You can select the recliner in his favorite club's jersey colors with its logo on it! You know he is going to love it. A real nice surprise father's day gift for a sports lover, if he doesn't already own one.

Cocktail Shakers and Bar Tool Sets

Men love to traet thier friends at home, right? This is one item he can show off in front of his friends! Oggi Pro Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cocktail Shaker and Bar Tool Set will be a nice addition to his bar. I think currently it is available in Amazon only and I cannot find a bargain on ebay. Not very expensive either. A cocktail lover dad will love you more for this gift!

Bonsai Trees

I like Bonzai trees. So do my dad. I always wondered about the amount of care that must have gone into growing one. I think I have made request here for a hub on that. People may have different views on Bonzai. Nevertheless it is a beauty. Can be a perfect gift for your dad if he happens to like them.

Supreme Ham

As for me it is a delicacy, which is not available in India. A perfect gift for the gourmet dad!. You can see them is just about every home in Spain. No refrigeration needed for this one. Each artisan Redondo Iglesias Jamón serrano is dry-cured in Spain. It takes a year for the interacting flavors to reach their peak. hmmmm......

Apple iPod touch

Now, who doesn't love ipods? If your dad doesn't already have one, its high time you get him the ipod. This model could hold almost all his favorites. It includes five software applications: e-mail, maps, weather, stocks, and notes. With great new applications, now iPod touch is even better. Watch a movie you rented from iTunes. View rich HTML email with graphics and photos displayed inline. Open PDF, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel attachments. With Maps, find your location and get directions from there.

An Unlocked Smart Phone

An ordinary cell phone? No. An Unlocked Nokia N95 8 GB Cell Phone with 5 MP Camera, 3G, GPS, Media Player, MicroSD Slot? Definitely yes. If he is using any other, its time that you can gift him with a Nokia n95. With its tins of features he is going to love it. Another perfect Father's Day gift? Perhaps yes. Its too expensive for me anyway. You are the best judge of your pocket!

DSLR Cameras

I use a digital camera myself. I used it to capture the photos that are offered for free at HubPages. You can find those free photos HERE. It was only a Sony Cybershot 4MP camera. I am pretty happy with the results. I am sure these Sony DSLRs will be much better in quality and user friendliness. Perhaps I will go for one myself once I have enough money. Gift your dad a Sony DSLR, if he likes to shoot, loves photography.

Country Music Collections

I acquired my taste for country music from my father. And the country roads is still one of my favorites. Long back I had posted the video of this song here at HubPages. This 4 cd set is a must have for every country music lover. Since I already have all this songs in my collection, I do not want to buy them again. May be you can buy this for your dad on this Father's Day.

Electric Mulching Lawn Mowers

So your dad have a big lawn. This cordless mulching mower gives you the power to mow or mulch your lawn without the mess, noise, smell and hassle of a gas-powered mower or the limitations of a cord. Your dad will be happy to get this one on this Father's Day. Choosing a lawn mower is a matter of sifting through a bewildering array of types, power ratings, and fuel sources. This one from Black & Decker will suit all your need.

Shaving Systems

Men need to shave. And this one is a beauty!. I know any dad is going to love this product from Phiips. This sophisticated shaver comes with premium carbon fiber exterior, numeric shaving time display, battery capacity indicator, battery low indicator, full charge indicator. Consider this one for your dad if he is still using the old triple blade razors.

Pocket Multitools

Men will love to have this tool in his pocket, especially if he is feeling like the most handy guy in town! It has most of the tools he will ever need. An inexpensive choice, but another perfect Father's Day gift. I think you can get it much below the displayed price.

For The Cam Dad

Now that he already owns a digital camera, don't you think its time he honed up his skills? This book will teach him how to shoot and create worldclass photographs! Joe McNally explains his techniques in a so simple to understand manner. A must read for every photography enthusiast. I am thinking about buying one for myself. Another great gift for the cam dad!

Prism Binoculars

An outdoorsman who likes fishing will definitely like this gift. The PowerView series offers the largest line of Bushnell quality, affordable binoculars. No matter what your purpose, you'll find a variety of magnifications, styles and sizes, and fully coated optics for bright, vivid images. Standard size models feature Insta-Focus for fast and easy focus on moving targets. A perfect Father's Day gift if he loves outdoors.

Exotic Perfumes

Who doesn't like to smell good? These Armani product belongs to the modern aromatic family, that combines citrus notes, rosemary spiciness, jasmine, hint of wood and ocean breeze and you can use in all seasons. Dad is going to love it! One of the best cologns available in the men's cosmetics market. Buy him this, make him smell good ... feel good....

Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

A robot? Must have utility stuff in the modern era. This vacuuming robot will help your dad clean the house properly. It has just about everything anyone would want with a product like this. It is also quieter than a standard vaccuum. Cleans under furniture which is otherwise a pain with other vacuum cleaners. Not very expensive, and hels your dad keep the house spotless. Another perfect Father's Day gift.

Garden Tool Kits

The Ultimate Garden Center is a Tool Organizer, Garden Cart and a dumping Trailer, All-In-One. Converts from a Dolly to a Cart or Trailer with no tools. Steel construction and powder coated with Heavy Duty 20" pneumatic off raod tires. Perfectly balanced over a solid steel axle it holds over 250lbs as a Dolly, Cart or Trailer. Fits through a standard 36" doorway. Will help your dad move those heavy bales of hay, water bottles, wood, trashcans and other objects with ease and agility. Perfectly considerable for a Father's day gift

Automatic Coffee Makers

This one looks prohibitively expensive on Amazon. But on ebay the bid is at much lower price as you can see. May be both are different models. So check before you bid or buy. All coffee lovers will like this machine, no doubt. Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and weighs 44 pounds. It comes with a load of features.

Egyptian Cotton Sheets

100% Egyptian cotton sheets. This soft, comfortable and beautiful sheets will be a great Father's Day gift. Very affordable sheets with a lot of satisfied customers around the world. It is doing well at ebay.

Mens Blazers

Ralph Lauren makes some good blazers. The only problem with this particular one is that it comes in Size 42R only. But then there are a wide variety of suits and blazors to select from. Gifting your father with a blazor will not be a bad idea on this Father's day. Ralph Lauren blazer has been designed from the finest selection of fabrics and trimmings for the highest standards of quality. This striking sport coat is ideal for the office or any time you need to look your best. It is the perfect addition to any man's wardrobe for an added element of sophistication and classic style. This exact blazer sells in major department stores for hundreds more!

Home Repair Kits

Tools, more tools, we don't have enough tools at home. Did you ever hear your dad saying that? If you did, it will be a good idea to gift him this FULLER Home Repair Kiton on this Father's day. Its pretty inexpensive and contains 160 pieces. This handy multipurpose set contains all the hand tools and accessories you'll need to tackle everyday home repairs. It includes a nail hammer, 12-foot tape measure, utility knife, four mini-screwdrivers, wire-cutting lineman's pliers, needlenose pliers, ratchet wrench with 18 sockets, adjustable wrench, six combination wrenches, assorted hex-key wrenches, screwdriver with interchangeable tips, and an assortment of fasteners. And everything fits neatly into a well-organized, space-saving storage case.

GPS Navigators

There is no end to the electronic gadgets that you can get for your dad on Father's day. But this one definitely is worth a look into. It comes preloaded with City Navigator NT V.5 with maps of U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. This compact 700 MB GPS navigator is bundled with MP3/audiobook player, photo viewer, and world travel clock and it is small enough to fit your pocket. Another great gift for your gadget lover dad!

LED Flashlights

Ah! An LED flash light from the gun makers!. This one is designed with two separate on-off push buttons, providing a choice between a powerfully bright 20 White LED mode or two battery-efficient LED modes--4 red LED (for night vision) or 4 blue LED (for low light viewing)--without the confusion of a single switch mechanism. The flashlight also includes 3 AAA batteries and a deluxe holster with a spare battery holder. Another perfect Father's day gift.

Happy Shopping

Well, happy shopping. You may not like all the items I have listed above. After all only you can judge what is best for your dad. Choosing the perfect gift for your dad on this Father's Day depend on you pocket also. Choose well, so that both you and your dad are happy. But always remember that all your dad may need is your love, affection and attention. Celebrate dad! Happy Father's Day.

What Gift Would You Like to Give Your Dad?

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    • blondey profile image

      Blondey Hubpages 

      8 years ago

      Cool hub, I like all the father's day gifts you have listed, that's really neat!

    • catherinenbrooks profile image

      Catherine Brooks 

      8 years ago from Santa Rosa, CA

      this hub is very useful for father gifts...and it is greats ideas....

    • rob_allen profile image


      8 years ago from MNL, PH

      This hub is loaded! I cant actually choose which one to give to my dad. :) thanks for sharing this! :)

    • neemanene profile image


      9 years ago

      How do you manage to write so many hugs with such good content? Great job!

    • pakpub profile image


      9 years ago from Ohio

      Lots of great ideas. Nice hub.

    • FashionFame profile image


      9 years ago from California

      What an informative hub. Liked it. Joining your fan club to stay connected and would like to invite you too.

    • suny51 profile image


      9 years ago

      hello SunSeven-you have created so much anxiety for father's day that i am already day dreaming,thanks.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      9 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It good to remember 'Father's Day' and celebrates the day with gifts.

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      9 years ago from Hawaii

      Dad is long gone, he would have loved the Jamon Serrano and the recliner. We do have 'dads' in the family, like my son in law, and my hubby who is surrogate dad to my daughter, and gifts they will get come June 20. I choose the Ralph Lauren Mens Wool Blazer Sport Coat Jacket and the Jura-Capresso 13214 Impressa Z5 Automatic Coffee Center for the two special dads in our lives. Thanks for the great ideas!

    • ns1209 profile image


      9 years ago from UK - England

      Good hub and some really nice ideas here. I like the style of it. I like the idea of a nice watch or the ipod or the robot vacuum cleaner.

    • dewanto profile image


      9 years ago from Jakarta

      Here, in my country, there is no father day. We only know mother day. Hiks...

    • calicoaster profile image


      9 years ago

      Excellent hub! The ideas are simply great. Thanks for helping and sharing them here!! :)

    • rprcarz50 profile image


      9 years ago

      Thank you for this thoughtfull Hub for Father's Day.

      You made it seem right from the Heart .

      Great Hub !

      Thank you !

      I ran accross you from Redgage.

      I will be following you here and there also .

      I like your style.

      Hub pages I am rprcarz50 and also a2z50


    • charanjeet kaur profile image

      charanjeet kaur 

      9 years ago from Delhi

      I love the comprehensive list provided here for Fathers day. You have made life simpler for us who thought it is difficult to choose gifts for men as they have limited options. Really good selection of products and the layout is appealing. Congrats on your first hubmob. Rated it up.

    • viking305 profile image

      L M Reid 

      9 years ago from Ireland

      hello SunSeven thanks for your help with my question, much appreciated

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      9 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, SunSeven. This is an excellent listing of the perfect gifts for Father's Day. Thanks for your efforts in finding them.

    • viking305 profile image

      L M Reid 

      9 years ago from Ireland

      Really very good hub, love all the ideas. You have your hub very well laid out and I would love to know how you managed to get that red line under each gift idea. I have tried all sorts but can not manage it, would you mind letting me know how to do that, thanks.

    • barryrutherford profile image

      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Now if only i was a father ?

    • ocbill profile image


      9 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      good items to choose from. I'd go with the Armani fragrances over the lawnmower though


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