5 Father's Day gift ideas that won't leave you broke

Father’s Day 2019 is right around the corner – have you decided on a gift for the special dad in your life? If you’re feeling a little cash-strapped and unsure about how to find a suitable gift that won’t leave you broke, we’ve got great news. At Libertine Consultants we always advocate for budget-friendly gifts – after all, no parent in the world would want their kids to go into debt to show their love and appreciation. To this end, we’ve rustled up a few gift ideas that are easy on the pocket.

date: 13/05/2019Author:

Here are our top 5 budget-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas for 2019:

Tidy something up

Wash the bakkie, clear out the storage room or offer your help as a garage-cleaning assistant (most fathers are quite particular about their garages, so arranging it on your own might not be the best idea). Mowing the lawn and taking care of the recycling fall in this category as well. Do it without being asked and consider extending this service for a week (or month) or two.

Play on those heart strings

If you’re musical, writing your dad a song is something that will get even the most staunch bloke’s waterworks going. Alternatively, you can simply write a truly heartfelt letter to thank your dad for everything he has done for you, or even make a video in which you express it in person. This type of thing is worth so much more than another oddly patterned tie or pair of dress socks

Do something you used to do with them as a kid

Did you and your dad enjoy shooting hoops, or going on hikes when you were younger? Perhaps you played chess or got all caught up in crazy Uno tournaments. Whatever the case may be, get back to it this Father’s Day. Set it all up and invite the old man to step up to the plate once more.

Help them set up their tech

While certain members of the Baby Boomer generation have a solid handle on modern-day technology, most of them aren’t what we’d call digital natives. This Father’s Day, offer to help your dad out with this tech. Load useful apps to his mobile; pair his personal fitness device with his phone; set up Netflix or Showmax; or simply organise his external storage device. There are countless ways to streamlines things from a technology standpoint if you take the time to evaluate your dad’s individual setup.

Make their favourite meal

This is an oldie but goodie. As South Africans, we are taught to show our love with food. It’s an integral part of our culture. Whether you choose to braai your dad a chop, serve up a Durban-style curry, whip up some bobotie, spoil him with smoorsnoek, pile it on with a home-made Gatsby or make a proper roast with all the trimmings, pour your heart into it and watch them melt.

There you have it – five Father’s Day gift ideas that won’t leave you broke this year. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months as we share more helpful advice on making sense of your finances in 2019. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to a Libertine Consultants representative if you would like to learn more about our debt services and credit services.

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