During the holiday season, there's usually one man who makes gift-giving especially tricky, and that's dad. What are you supposed to get the man who more or less has everything, especially when you're shopping on a budget? Luckily, there are plenty of cheap gifts for dad that your old man is sure to enjoy, thanks to all the budget-friendly offerings out there.
But practical tools or nifty gadgets make solid, affordable dad gifts because they will probably get a lot of use. When it comes to dad stuff, one of the trickiest parts is finding something he'll actually reach for on a regular basis. I've learned from experience that decorative things like tie clips are not going to get a lot of use from men who aren't exactly the male equivalent of a fashionista. And when in doubt, I always go for elevated suds or something edible, because pretty much everyone enjoys those things, and at the least, they'll be used or consumed. In fact, one of my go-to dad gifts every year is a slightly special shampoo. He actually asks for that one by name, which is something that never happened with the more frivolous gifts that I've given him in the past.
Whether your dad is sporty, geeky, or just plain cool, there are loads of affordable products to brighten up his life. In addition, all of these things are actually useful, like tools or grooming products. Chances are, none of these gifts will sit gathering dust by February.