I welcome Amiyrah Martin of 4 Hats and Frugal.com as a guest contributor for this post. She’s a New Jersey Mom, wife, Airman in the Air Force and frugal maven. She loves to chat about family, food, fashion and finance; her 4 hats in life.
It’s almost that time again: Father’s Day! In the midst of recovering from Mother’s Day, getting the kids ready to start their summer, and the weather finally turning beautiful, we get to celebrate the Men in our lives that are seen as father-figures. The best part is, we don’t have to break the bank to do so. Some of these suggestions are expected, most are not.
Here are my top 10 recommendations for inexpensive gifts for Dad:
1. You do the Grilling
Every summer the men take to the grill. On Father’s Day, let him take a break and you get cooking. To make it even better, run to a butcher for some of the best cuts he’ll ever have. Want to give him some baked potatoes on the side? Make them right in the slow cooker. Wash them, dry them, prick with a fork, cover in foil and cook in the slow cooker on high for 6 hours. This also works great for sweet potatoes!
Have a Dad or man in your life that isn’t a meat eater? Grill up some Portabella mushrooms! Make sure to get the best quality and use a marinade for them. Mushrooms Info has a great recipe for a Portabella mushroom marinade.
2. Make him some Rub
You can extend your grilling session by creating a homemade gift that he’ll love: his own barbecue rub. Most grill enthusiasts love trying out new rubs and marinades, so making one just for him will make his day, and his summer. Need a recipe? I have a great homemade spice rub.
3. Get Massaging
We tend to forget how easy it is to give a great massage. Most of us, if we can afford it, tend to buy up those massage gift cards or groupons and call it a day. It’s so easy to save money on this and treat Dad to a great massage right at home. If it’s your significant other you’re treating, have them lay right on the bed and get going on their back. Most men don’t realize the importance of a good massage, whether it’s their back, hands or feet. Be sure to focus on the shoulder area; that’s where most men hold their stress (as in “the world on their shoulders). Have kids in the house? Have them gift Dad a hand massage. He’ll really feel like a king after this!