Most dads are very hard to buy gifts for. They’ve had a lifetime to collect things, so they have just about everything they need. However, there are still ways that you can buy Dad a great, inexpensive gift for Christmas. Here are a few ideas for cheap and unusual Christmas gifts that you can get for $25 or less.
If your dad loves golf, but already has just about everything a golfer could hope for, there are still plenty of unusual Christmas gifts you could buy. For example, you could get him a golf ornament for his Christmas tree. A cooler bag for his golf bag or cart would also be a great cheap Christmas gift idea. You can also have golf-themed personalized T-shirts and mugs made inexpensively. Also consider novelty golf club covers, golf ball shaped soaps and candles, personalized golf balls and tees and golf-club drink stirrers.
One thing that every dad loves is food. The best way to make a cheap, unusual food Christmas gift for your dad is to make it yourself. Bake up a batch of cookies, and decorate them according to his personality. For example, if he loves football, make football shaped cookies, decorate them with brown icing and draw on stripes using white icing. Other fun food gifts include brownies, cake, pie, cheesecake, salsa, cheese and crackers and fruit and nuts. You could also buy many these food gifts inexpensively at your local grocery store or online gift store. To give your food gift more flair, assemble it in a gift basket with some colored paper and a shiny ribbon or bow.
There are lots of funky and cheap gadget gifts available that are both interesting and useful. You could buy a USB beverage chiller and warmer that Dad can plug into his computer. You could also buy a stylish LED book light if Dad likes to read after hours. Dad can also get in touch with his inner child with a USB building block hub that looks just like a LEGO block. You could also have a bamboo USB drive personalized with his initials. If Dad is technologically challenged, consider getting him a personalized mouse pad with his picture. You could also have your picture or your kids’ pictures printed on the mouse pad. You could also have a custom skin made for other gadgets such as his phone, iPod or Kindle Reader.
If Dad is a professional, there is a wide range of cheap and unusual Christmas gifts you could get him for his desk. Executive games and toys make particularly good gifts at Christmas. Consider the “Executive Decision Maker,” which consists of a wheel which is printed with decisions such as “PASS THE BUCK,” “SIT ON IT” and “TOMORROW.” The Executive Decision Maker also functions as a paperweight. There are also perpetual motion machines, small sandboxes and glass thermometers that make excellent executive gifts. There are also lots of fun executive gifts that incorporate magnets or pendulums, such as magnetic paperclip holders and “Newton’s Cradle.”
For more information, read Homemade Christmas Presents for Mom and Best Cheap Christmas Presents for Men.