Budget-friendly gift ideas for Father's Day 2024

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and sometimes, it’s hard to find the perfect gift for the father figure in our lives. The holiday always falls on the third Sunday in June, which makes it a great reason to fire up the grill and spend some quality time together.

However, fathers aren’t always the easiest to shop for, and sometimes their hobbies might be a little too expensive for our budgets. So, this year, keep it simple and try something useful and affordable. Keep reading for three budget-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas.

Watch the video to see how this multi-purpose kitchen tool can make a great, budget-friendly Father’s Day gift.

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Three affordable Father’s Day gift ideas

I don’t know about your dad, but mine loves a good multi-purpose tool. A handheld, electric milk frother has abilities far beyond frothing milk, making it a great gift option. Your dad can use it to mix protein shakes and other powder mixes, scramble eggs, create foamy egg whites for the perfect pancakes, emulsify vinaigrettes or mix up a concoction only he could come up with.

Plus, it essentially cleans itself. Just dip it in soapy water and let it spin!

Insulated cups are a great gift for a dad constantly on the go, on the couch or on the golf course! The reusable and durable cups won’t sweat or leave a puddle wherever they sit, and the insulation helps keep the drink hot or cold for longer. Consider splurging on a heated mug if your father loves hot beverages.

There are so many different sizes and color options for insulated cups and mugs, making it easy to find the one that’s right for the #1 dad in your life. Take it up a notch and customize it with his name, or find one with a funny quip or emblazoned with his favorite sports team.

If you’re considering gifting him a large (or jumbo) water bottle, consider filling it with your dad’s favorite beer or cold brew before giving it to him.

Watch this video to see how an insulated cup makes the perfect gift!

If the father in your life enjoys playing in the dirt, seeds are a great gift option. They’re usually pretty cheap, and you can use an old mug or candle jar as a planter to get it started.

During the warmer months, you can find seed packets in many home and garden stores and other super stores, including Target or Walmart. Another place to check for seeds is at your local library. It might have a seed library with a wide selection to choose from. Don’t worry, you won’t face any late fees for not returning them!

Watch this video to see how easy it is to start gardening with a pack of seeds.

If gardening is a new hobby, start with seeds that are easy to grow, like lettuce, herbs, cucumbers, or peppers. Many seed packets also include instructions on how to plant and care for the seeds, so make sure you don’t throw the packet away after the seeds are planted. However, if you’re looking for more help, there are tons of online resources to answer your planting and gardening questions.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Father's Day gift ideas: Affordable presents Dad will love