Do you have someone in your life who’s just plain hard to shop for? If that person is your dad, then you are in luck. We get it, it can be tricky to find something that your dad doesn’t already have! It can also be tricky to find cost-effective things he’ll love. So, here are 5 budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas for Dad.

1. Lizard Tail Belt

One of our very favorite gifts is a Lizard Tail Belt. They are stylish rope belts that are unique, and they make great talking pieces. They come in many different colors and patterns. They also utilize knotless technology. So, the belt doesn’t have to be tied on, you don’t have to utilize a belt buckle, and it’s very easy to adjust throughout the day. They’re also a sturdy functioning belt that he can use every single day if he likes!

2. Board Game

Does your dad love playing games? Then get him a board game. Most board games are relatively inexpensive on their own. However, they seem to go on sale around the holidays. So, keep an eye on that as you shop. The games he’ll like best will depend a lot on his personality, but a few favorites include Codenames, Watch Your Mouth, and Acquire. You’ll probably need to do a bit of research and figure out what game she already has and loves. Then find games with similar ideas or that include his interests. 

3. Funny Day-to-Day Calendar

If your dad still uses an old-school paper calendar, this is a gift he’ll love. You can buy tear-off calendars that have a new joke, fun fact, picture, etc. each day. A few examples include the You Had One Job Calendar, Dad Jokes Calendar, and The Dilbert Calendar. There are so many to choose from that there’s sure to be something he’ll love.

4. What I Love About Dad Book

You can always grab a What I Love About Dad book as a gift. It’s a small book that has prompts that you can fill out. Grab a pretty pen and answer the questions thoughtfully. It’s giving him a gift that isn’t very expensive, but he can look back at it for years to come.

5. A Basket of His Favorite Treats and a Movie

If your dad is a treat lover, go to the store and load up a basket full of his favorites. Think of his favorite chips, candy, and drinks. Put them all in a gift basket and wrap them up with clear cellophane and a bow. You can also include a new movie and ask to have a movie night with him. If he doesn’t like physical copies of movies, you can include a movie night coupon in the basket where you can watch a movie of his choice together. Then you can stream the movie! There’s nothing quite like the gift of quality time.