Every year as Father's Day approaches I find myself clueless when it comes to a gift for my dad. He seems so easy to please, and when asked what he's interested in, he always says: "Just get me a card please." Sure a card is cheap and would work well with my tiny budget, but it's not fitting for my dad. This year money is tight because we recently purchase our first home, so I have to be thrifty while shopping for Father's Day. Here are the three options I've found that stay within my $50 budget.
Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my father while we were fishing. Growing up I was an only child, and even though I wasn't a boy, my father took me along with him on his outdoor adventures. Even now we still fish together from time to time, but now my husband joins us. Buying him some fishing gear would no doubt be a welcome reminder of our time together. After shopping around, I know I can get him a really nice fishing rod with a reel attached for $50, which is within my budget.
As an adult one thing my dad and I have in common is our love for computers. We're rather skilled with them, and we both enjoy PC gaming. We have several games from the past that we enjoy playing together, but just like anything else there is a constant stream of new releases hitting the shelves each week. I know if I were to get him one of these new games he would love it, and would get a lot of use out of it. Being an avid gamer myself, I know I can get him almost any title he chooses for $50.
As with most men, my father loves his truck. He's had it about two months, so he's still trying to customize it to fit his style. I've done some research and found there are many great accessories I could get him that are within my budget. I've decided a new floor mat set would be the best truck accessory, and I found a set at a local big-box store for a little less than the budget at $35.
I'm not sure which of these gifts I will finally purchase as my Father's Day gift to my dad, but I know he will love it no matter what it is. I thought I was going to have a terrible time finding a gift I could afford with a $50 budget; however, as it turns out there are a lot of options available.
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