Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you are one of the last-minute shoppers, you need to know that you are not the only one. Thing about fathers is that they are much easier to get gifts for than for our mothersJust getting a simple card and putting some thought into it will really make him happy already but let’s put an extra love touch and add a gift to go with it.

As a student we are already barely scraping by financially and adding gifting on top of that could really hurt you financially. Fortunately, gifting does not have to be expensive or dreadful task. Instead it can be very joyful, especially after seeing the look on your father’s face.

Majority of the links here lead to Amazon because as a last minute shopper you want to secure your gifts timely with prime membership and it’s two-day shipping if you want to get the gifts on time! Remember as a student you get 6 month’s  trial and 50% off of prime membership thereafter. If you are not a student, you can also try a free trial of amazon prime for 30 days to take advantage of the two-day shipping and then you can choose whether to continue your membership or not. You can also get 20% off from Groupon by using this link.

Ok, let’s jump into this,

Here are 15 Cheap and Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Student Budget or Just on Budget:

1 Thoughtful and Funny Mug

Father’s Day Funny and Thoughtful Mug ($15)

Is he a coffee drinker? This mug will make him smile and best part is that this mug will most likely become his favorite one and he will be using it every day.

2 Key Finder ($19)

Tile Mate – Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder ($19 for one and pack of 4 at $39)

Just as it’s name says, this is pretty much everything finder. This little gadget has became worldwide accessory to have if you constantly lose things or just want to add extra security for yourself. This is definitely one of the best gifts you can gift your dad with. He will never lose his keys or anything else ever again.

3 Slim Wallet ($30)


Blocking Slim Bifold Genuine Leather Minimalist Front Pocket Wallets for Men with Money Clip ($30)

Is his wallet a mess and overpacked? Get him this slim wallet to carry the items he only uses every day. He will thank you later because of its convenience. This wallet is not just stylish but also has RFID security protection which blocks any information that can be stolen wirelessly. You can also gift him this cool wallet sized tool if he always finds something to fix (18 tools in one).

4 Electric Toothbrush 

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush ($20)

If he still uses the old school ones to brush his teeth, then this will be the best replacement. I have been using this brand for years and  highly recommend this brand. This toothbrush will last forever. It features 2 weeks on just one charge and a two-year warranty!

5 A Tablet

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display ($40)

If he doesn’t have a tablet, get him this very affordable and he will appreciate it. Some great apps like Skype will keep you two together in long distances or even catching up on his favorite shows will be even easier than ever.

6 Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker ($40)

A great speaker from amazon that you cannot go wrong with. Judging by its reviews (112,000) this little thing can do so much and its portability makes it such a perfect gift. Some features include:

Making calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and much more…

7 Bluetooth to FM Transmitter

Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter Audio Adapter Receiver Wireless Handsfree ($18)

If you are not replacing your dad’s car or replacing his radio but want to give him upgraded experience, this transmitter is exactly what you need to gift him. Few of my friends have older vehicles without bluetooth and are able to listen to music with this simple transmitter, they love it. To sum it up, it is like adding a bluetooth capability to the car.

8 Best Possible Backpack/Luggage

eBags TLS Mother Lode Backpack ($150 after 20% off with code “GETAWAY”) 

If you can splurge on this backpack then I highly recommend it if your dad travels a lot or just simply out of town. The best part? This backpack is literally the best backpack/luggage you can ask for! You don’t have to check it in on any flight anywhere because of its size that fits the 21′ parameter like a backpack.

I went on a trip for two weeks with this backpack and going again and again in the future with only this item. You must check it out.

9 Creative Socks

3 Pairs of Funny Socks “If you can read this, bring me a glass of wine” ($10)

The truth about men is how much we actually love socks as presents… Why? well, because we always tend to lose one of them. Get this creative and funny socks as a gift and he will love you for it. Make sure you bring him wine though when they are facing you 🙂

10 For Whiskey Lover

Ice Sphere Molds ($10)

Is your dad a whiskey fan? Secret is round ice is not just for its fancy looks – it melts more slower and chills the liquor more evenly preventing dilution. Also check out these beer savers.

11 Molcajete Stone for Many Mixes (Guacamole, drinks, etc…)

Molcajete Stone Grinder ($26)

It is used for so many reasons especially and many more things like drink leaves, nuts, guacamole because who doesn’t like guacamole?

12 Water Bottle and Coffee Mug

Hydro Flask Steel Water Bottle / Travel Coffee Mug ( starting at $22 depending on size)

Nothing better than this most hyped up water bottle brand over this past year. Environmentally friendly way for your dad to stay hydrated and keeping his cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks up to 6 hours.

13 Back Scratcher

BambooWorx 4 piece Back Scrather and Body Relaxation Massager ($10)

This item is a great gift for dad’s to release stress with this therapeutic massager.

This kit consists of four unique tools, each one feeding a specific purpose. The Ball Massager massages all itchy spots with balanced pressure. The Double Wheel Massage Roller is best for gentle back massaging. The Standard Size Scratcher is the most common sturdy backscratching tool. Finally, our Travel Size Scratcher is conveniently smaller and also functional as a shoe horn.

14 Phone Vent Holder

WizGear Universal Phone Air Vent Mount ($7)

If he doesn’t have one then you must get this for him! This is relatively affordable accessory and almost everyone these days have this. This item is simple to install but serves a great purpose of not holding the phone while driving.

15 Collapsible Trunk Organizer

Collapsible Trunk Organizer ($40)

Shopping, traveling, and just using the car every day, all lead to one thing: a messy car. This collapsible trunk organizer will serve a great purpose of your dad keeping the car neat inside and keep track of all of his staff. No more need to try and clear up the car every time when going anywhere or keep all the supplies available at hand.

I have one and I love it.


If this list does not help or you are still lost on what to buy, then consider getting something locally on Groupon like Massages & Spas, Family Activities Restaurants, Health & Fitness, and much more… With the link below you can get 20% off

Link to Groupon

Bottom Line

It does not have to be any of these gifts I listed and can be anything even costing you nothing. The important thing is for you to make sure that he knows it is his special day and how much you appreciate him.

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