So you wanna get your dad a little something for Father's Day, but your stuck in a rut.  For some reason, my May & June both suck when it comes to buying gifts, mainly due to the overwhelming amount of birthdays in both months and Mother's Day, then Father's Day.  By the end of May I'm so tapped out on gift ideas, my brain just starts buying crap that looks decent and leaves me enough money to eat.  But for every problem, there is a solution!  What can you buy dad that wont cost you more cash than you have?

I'll start with some basic stuff.

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Now, this is not a plug, even though it may seem like it, but Goody's World Famous Popcorn in West Gate Mall literally saved my Mother's Day and it can save your Father's Day!  They have a large number of popcorn flavors and tins/holders to choose from.  So say your dad likes pizza and the Dallas Cowboys, well you can get him pizza flavored popcorn in a Cowboys helmet!  It wont cost a whole lot, dad will love the popcorn, he'll probably start eating it right away, and the tin will make for a great collectible that can even be used for future food purposes.  It's like your buying dad a piece of kitchenware and he won't even realize it!

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Next, why not give dad a chance to cash in big and get him some Lottery tickets!?  My dad absolutely loves lotto tickets for holidays!  Win or lose, he don't mind, it's all about the thrill as they say.  You can take $20 and turn it into so many combinations of lottery tickets.  From $1 tickets, up to $20 tickets, they're all available at a convenience store near you.  And dad will enjoy the thrill and the dream of hitting that big jackpot!  Imagine he did win!  What a feeling that could bring you!  When my dad wins $20 on a lotto ticket I bought him, I feel very satisfied, and I can see that he really does have fun scratching them and as I said before, he doesn't mind losing, just as long as he gets to play.  If you find yourself with only 20 bucks to spend, go with lotto!  Trust me!

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Coming straight from my manly side, this is a gift idea you might not have thought of, but it's definitely a winner!  When I open a gift and see a new electric razor, I get all giddy inside!  I love getting a new electric shaver!  There's nothing better than the close/smooth shave of a brand new electric razor it feels so freaking good!  It's a commonly overlooked gift idea.  Your dad probably already has one, but seriously, how long has he had it?  3 years or more?  If so, it's time to upgrade dad with a new one!  I personally love the Nivea pictured above!  Typically, a man's facial hair and skin puts up a fight with an electric razor the first few times, so if your buying one for a man that doesn't really use them, go with something like this!

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If your dad already has a really good electric razor, try going with one of these.  Every man needs to do some man-scaping, and these head to toe men groomer sets are perfect!  I'm particular to the one pictured above, the Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide grooming set works great for me!  But there are a lot of options out there that will meet any price range and still keep dad looking good and happy on the day dedicated to him.

 

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Time really is important to people who are busy and get things done!  And a watch is more than just a time keeper, it's a fashion statement.  Your dad probably doesn't make many fashion statements, so if your going to buy him a watch, get him one that speaks of his character!  Sure you can go to outlet malls or discount places and get cheap watches, but if you're going to invest in a watch for dad, I suggest you put some real money into it.  This could be something split up between you and your siblings.  You can find some really nice watches for $200 and up.  Split between 3 or 4 people, the reality is, it's not that much.  I like the watch pictured above.  The citizen eco-drive watches are smooth, they look great, they don't use a battery and the particular one above has a scratch resistant glass face.  So even the man who uses his hands a lot won't scratch up the face of this classy, yet affordable watch.  Go talk to James and the staff at Lonestar Diamonds in West Gate Mall (next do Dillards by Regis) and they can hook you up on a good deal, tell em we sent you and they'll take care of you for sure!

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So, what's the best gift idea for Father's Day in my opinion?  While all the above will make the day just that much more special for dad, this is the creme de la creme!  Every man out there needs a good grill!  It's just part of being a man and being a dad.  Dad's love to grill for their families and they need a good grill to do it with.  While you can save a few bucks on some cheaper grills, I suggest you don't do that.  There's quite a few local places like Home Depot or Lowes that carry a huge selection of gas and charcoal grills.  I suggest going with a combo set up, a charcoal/gas grill.  This way dad gets the best of both worlds, and you get some good eats that your dad grills up on his new baby!

 

Now that I've shared my Father's Day gift ideas with you, I'd like the same in return!  We can't all afford to spend $1,000 on a gift for dad, so if you have any affordable gift ideas for Father's Day, I'd love to hear about them!

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As your out doing your shopping for dad keep one thing in mind.  It's not how much you spent on the gift or how fancy it is, it's about you just telling dad thanks for everything!  To me, that's what the day is really about.  This man gave a part of himself and made you!  There is no gift out there that can properly thank him for that!  The best gift a father can get is simply knowing he did a good job and he raised a good person!