5 Ways To Celebrate A Meaningful (And Budget-Friendly) Father’s Day
We like to think that when it comes to giving gifts, what really matters is that it should come from the heart. And with Father’s Day just around the corner, you shouldn’t feel guilty or stressed if you’re not able to splurge on a gift for the dad in your life.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t still plan an amazing Father’s Day experience or gifts.
So, if you’re on a tight budget and need some help, we’ve got you covered with some budget-friendly ideas that you can use for all types of dads, whether they are the gamer types or wants a quick little getaway.
The foodie Father’s Day on a budget
If your dad has a penchant for cooking (or eating or drinking), there are a ton of kitchen products that you can get as a gift without blowing your budget entirely.
A set of stainless steel knives can be as affordable as RM60, which makes it a great gift for the aspiring chef. For the dad that loves to grill, a barbeque tool set from Ikea will only set you back RM49.
But what if your dad is more of an enjoyer of good food? Well, if you have a credit card, you can take advantage of a ton of dining promotions/discounts that banks offer. For example, HSBC often gives discounts (up to 20%) for restaurants or RM1 promotions for coffee or tea.
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Head over to our page here for the list of all the credit cards and the benefits/offers that they provide!
The outdoorsy Father’s Day on a budget
For the more outdoorsy or adventurous dads, getting some time in nature would probably be best for them.
And thankfully, even in urban cities like KL, there are a couple of places where you can bring your dad to get in touch with nature without blowing the bank!
Places like KL Forest Eco Park are located smack dab in the middle of the city that provide an amazing escape to nature. Plus, the entry fee is only just RM10 for adults, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even plan a camping trip by renting a camp plot for only RM10 per day.
The techie Father’s Day on a budget
Buying a gift for the tech-savvy dad can be a bit hard, especially if you’re not up to date with the latest gadgets and gizmos. Odds are, if there’s something they want as a gadget, they would have gotten it already.
This is where thinking out of the box can work wonders. For example, if your dad is the type to misplace their keys all the time, get them a smart tag that they can use to keep track of any misplaced items. Smart tags such as Baseus T2 Smart Tracker will only set you back around RM32.
Or if you have a dad that seems to be piling up too many charging cables, help them make the transition to wireless charging with Ikea’s wireless charger which only costs RM29.
The gamer Father’s Day on a budget
If tech dads are hard to buy gifts for, then the gamer dad might be even harder because unless you’re a gamer yourself, you might not know what exactly to buy for them.
Instead of blowing your budget on crazy expensive accessories or games, we recommend gifting your gamer dad with video game gift cards. The great thing about gift cards (Steam card, PSN card, Xbox card) is that they come in all forms of value so you can buy according to your budget.
The staycation Father’s Day on a budget
Sometimes the best gift that you can give your dad on Father’s Day is a moment away from everything so that they can recharge and just relax.
So, for dads that want a little “me” time, a great staycation will do just the trick. Want to give your dad a cosy getaway amidst the backdrop of nature? Book a glamping trip to Janda Baik with prices ranging from RM250 and above for a room.
If they prefer a staycation in the city, take advantage of offers from hotels such as KLoé Hotel which is offering a Father’s Day promotion with the promo code “THANKSDAD”, which gives you a one-night stay with brunch for two people.
In the end, it’s the thought that counts
Giving the best gifts for the dads in our lives is a great way to show how much we appreciate them, however, the best gifts don’t have to be the most expensive. As long as it comes from the heart, that’s all that matters.
So don’t worry if you’re not able to give the most expensive gifts or an extravagant experience, in the end, it’s the thought that counts.