With Father’s Day around the corner, you might be perusing the tie section or maybe even shopping for a new set of golf clubs. But sometimes the best gifts to our parents (especially as we get older) include more time than money. Quality time with Dad is something you can’t really put a price tag on.
If you’re looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift, here are a few ideas that may spark your creativity (and spare your wallet).
- If you can’t afford or get to a major league baseball park, then take dad to a minor league game. You’ll save on tickets and concession favorites, plus you’ll get to watch the game in a more intimate setting. Click here for a list of teams.
- Check with your state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife for free fishing days in your area. Many states host free fishing days in June during National Fishing and Boating Week, which means you can fish without purchasing a license. Click here to find out if your state participates.
- Hang a white sheet in the backyard, rent a projector and plan an outdoor movie night—Dad’s choice, of course. Bonus tip: Some rental companies charge the same rate for a full weekend as they would one business day. Get a free Redbox rental, use code DVDONME.
- Spend a day on the water. Rent kayaks at a nearby lake or check for rental sites at a nearby state or national park. The first hour usually costs around $20 but typically becomes less per hour the longer you stay out on the water.
- If dad prefers shiny vintage cars to the great outdoors, then check this directory for a car show near you. Summer is home to many major cars shows since those cars need good weather if they dare come out of the garage.
Final tip: Look for golf course with Father’s Day specials or tournaments during Father’s Day weekend. Some mini golf courses offer “dads play free” specials if that’s more your speed.