Father’s day is about making all the dads feel special but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot of money. And while most people look to gadgets for Father’s Day gifts, I’m challenging you to be different this year. With a little bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, you can give the most thoughtful and affordable Father’s Day gift ever! 

Make It Personal: A personalized gift always feels extra special. You can take any photo and put it on just about anything these days. Mugs, shirts, pillows, printed art, coasters, candles, koozies, and even socks! The list goes on. Or, get his initials monogrammed on a pair of cuff links, a key chain, his favorite golf balls, whiskey glasses, even his phone case. Giving something with such a personal touch makes them think of you the instant they look at it. I love Shutterfly and right now they are offering up to 40% off their personalization services. Etsy and Uncommon Goods also have some great ideas!

Give an Experience: Experiences are such a great gift. He’ll get to try something new, learn something or just enjoy something he already loves. Check out Masterclass (allows you to take a class from professionals like a chef, a photographer, a magazine editor), SkillShire (an app that give him access to learn loads of new skills), and Airbnb (locals offer their expert knowledge from wine tasting and tours to architectural walks around the city) for one-of-a-kind experiences.  

Give a Monthly Subscription: The best part about a monthly subscription is that this type of gift lasts longer than just the day!

Dollar Shave Club: This monthly subscription for razors starts at just $1. Keep your dad stocked and clean cut. 

Beers of the Month: There are lots of companies ranging in prices that offer monthly beer subscriptions. You can select beers from around the world that come monthly to his doorstep.

Magazine/Newspapers: This is a great gift for someone who loves to read a newspaper and magazine while supporting the need for journalism.

Butcher Box: A box of selected meat for a one time gift or monthly subscription. 

Kindle: For just $9 a month you can gift unlimited books