10 Inexpensive and Memorable Ways to Enjoy Father’s Day

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Are you looking for inexpensive and memorable ways to enjoy Father's Day? We found 10 ways to make memories with dad on a budget!


Let’s make some memories this Father’s Day! Looking back on the times I spent with my Dad, the memories along with the photographs are what keeps his memory alive.


Here are 10 Inexpensive and Memorable Ways to Enjoy Father’s Day:

1. Go for a Bike Ride– If the weather is nice, go for a family bike ride. Many towns and cities now have bike sharing programs so you can rent bikes for a short time. Search for “bike sharing” and “the name of your city.”

2. Hiking. Visit trails.com to find information about trails and bike paths in your location or while on vacation.

3. Minor League Ballgame. At a minor league baseball game, the action is closer and the tickets, food and souvenirs are cheaper. You can see a current schedule of games here.

4. Play a Round of Miniature-Golf. Maybe you can finally conquer that windmill! Here is a directory of miniature golf courses all across the country.

5. Treat Him to a Pedicure. I treated my macho-man husband to his first pedicure a few years ago for a birthday gift and he loved it! We have gone to get pedicures together several times since. As an added bonus, no more scratchy calloused feet rubbing up against you when you are trying to sleep.

6. Treat Him to an Old Fashioned Shave and a Haircut. Locate a barber shop and get a gift certificate for Dad to get an old fashioned shave and a haircut.

7. See a Drive In Movie. Pile everyone in the car, pack Dad’s favorite snacks and see a drive in movie. You can locate a local drive-in movie theater here at this directory.

8. Car Shows. Many cities schedule car shows to coincide with Father’s Day. Show the kids the cars from “back in the day.”

9. Visit the Zoo. Over 52 zoos all across the country are offering free admission for Dad on Father’s Day. Do a search for your zoo and see if they are participating in this fun Father’s Day freebie.

10. Start a Tradition. You can plant a garden for Dad. If Dad is a salsa lover, you can plant tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro for him to enjoy. Plant a tree and make a garden marker to commemorate the date. Make a gratitude keepsake jar and fill it with memories and notes of appreciation.

Be sure and preserve those precious memories with an inexpensive keepsake such as a photo key-chain, coffee mug, mouse pad or framed photo. Vistaprint or Shutterfly are two inexpensive sources for these gifts. I have used both before, and have been very happy with their quality prints and quick turnaround for a low price.

Do you have some inexpensive and memorable ways to enjoy Father’s Day to share with us?


One of your suggestions was to plant a tree and put a marker with the date. We did something similar, but every year at Fathers Day- including the year planted- the kids stand next to the tree and we take a picture. Each year, we get to see how big the tree has grown and how big the kiddos have gotten. It’s a nice gift to have year after year.


Thank you Cindy! this is such a sweet, wonderful idea. These are absolutely the best gifts when we are making memories. Thank you for sharing!

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