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calendar icon13 Jun 2023

Show your dad you care this Father’s Day without leaving your wallet empty

If it’s a day you choose to celebrate, you might feel the pressure to spend a lot of money on the father-figure in your life this Father’s Day.

Of course, it goes without saying that a handmade card and a homemade meal is more than enough to show your thanks and love.

But we know how much these events can be inflated, and the temptation is there to go all out and blow the budget.

As always, we’ve got your back. Here’s some ideas to make your dad feel loved this Father’s Day.

Homemade card

Create a personalised card using art supplies you already have at home. Write a heartfelt message inside to express your love and appreciation.

Don’t overspend on gifts

Presents needn’t break the bank. Books make thoughtful presents especially if you’ve spent time handpicking one you know they’ll love.

Cook his favourite meal

Prepare a special meal for your dad using ingredients you already have in the kitchen. Look up recipes online or ask family members for suggestions. You could really go all out by setting the table nicely and using candles and flowers to create an ambiance.

Plan a picnic

Pack a picnic lunch and take your dad to a nearby park or beach. Enjoy quality time together in a relaxed and natural setting. You could even take some outdoor games and make the most of the sunshine.

Family game day

Organise a family game day with board games, card games, or even outdoor games like frisbee, football or cricket. Spend the day playing and having fun together.

Create a photo board

Gather old family photographs and create a collage or a scrapbook to reminisce about happy memories. It's a thoughtful and sentimental gift that doesn't require much money and one which he’ll treasure forever.

DIY gift

Make a handmade gift such as a personalised coffee mug, tie-dye t-shirt or a keyring using things you already have at home. Get creative and personalise it based on your dad's interests.

Get out on a walk

Everyone feels better after a bit of fresh air. Go on an adventure by taking a hike or nature walk with your dad. Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and engage in meaningful conversations along the way.

Movie night

Set up a cosy movie night at home. Pick your dad's favourite films, make some popcorn, and spend the evening having a movie marathon.

Offer to help

One of the best ways to show appreciation is by offering to help. Ask your dad if there's anything he needs help with, such as cleaning the garage, organising a space, or doing odd jobs. Doing jobs together is a great way to bond and you might learn a new skill too.


If you’re buying a gift this Father’s Day save £’s with online offers


Still thinking you’d prefer to treat your dad to a present? There’s lots of money saving codes around that’ll save some £’s. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the best ones. Make sure you shop around, and you’ll probably be able to find a saving on what you’re after.

  • John Lewis – save 15% on watches, tech, fashion and perfumes this Father’s Day. No code required visit
  • QVC – get up to 25% off Father’s Day gifts. Choose from DIY or garden tools, fragrances and more. Visit for details
  • FFX – save up to 25% on power tools and accessories. Explore a vast range of power tools, hand tools, accessories, gardening tools, storage and more at
  • Samsung – up to 30% off everything with the Samsung Youth discount. Simply verify your age with any valid photo ID to access 30% discount on all orders. Valid for all customers age 16 to 26. Visit
  • Jacamo – use voucher code ‘LUCKY’ when checking out to receive 20% discount off all online orders over £30.
  • Nike – create a Nike+ account and get up to 30% off new-in and classic sportswear lines, as well as free delivery. Visit for details


Father’s Day & Debt

Remember your dad wouldn’t want you to get into debt this Father’s Day. It’s much more important to spend quality time together and show your appreciation and love in meaningful ways. These ideas can help you create special moments without breaking the bank.

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Caroline Chell

Caroline has worked in financial communications for more than 10 years, writing content on subjects such as pensions, mortgages, loans and credit cards, as well as stockbroking and investment advice.

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