10 for $10: Father’s Day Edition

With Father’s Day less than a week away, I thought it was only appropriate to find some fast & frugal finds for the occasion. As always, shipping isn’t included, but I have aimed for some mass retailers for at least a few of these gifts so you can easily snap ’em up. They work great for those father’s that aren’t your father, if you know what I mean: your brother in his first year of parenting, your father-in-law, your grandpa, or even your husband as a sweet lil’ thank you for your lovely family tree. Onwards!

Stationery Bottle OpenerStationary Bottle Opener – $10 @ Indigo
You’ll never go fishing for a bottle opener again with one of these classic, wall-mounted beauties. An ace choice for his man cave or garage space when nothing but a cold one will do.

None of Your Damn Business

None Of Your Damn Business Notebook & Marker – $6.50 @ No Fun Press
Prying eyes best heed the warning on the outside of this classic kraft paper notebook from Toronto printing house No Fun Press. Comes with a black sharpie so you can get out your most rageful thoughts in bold-yet-private revelry.

Head & Shoulders with Old Spice Shampoo

Head & Shoulders with Old Spice Shampoo (or 2-in-1) – $5.99 eachDid you know that 65% of men say they feel more confident when they smell good? If that’s the case, treat dad to Head & Shoulders’ classic shampoo (or 2-in-1 formulation), now infused with Old Spice to, and I quote, give dad a ‘handsome scent’ all day long.

Cocktail Recipe Glasses

Cocktail Recipe Glasses – $8 each @ Poketo
Don’t you know that cocktail glasses are the new shot glasses? At least for guys old enough to be dads. These illustrated glasses are great conversation starters and a clever way to be a master of mixology behind the bar.

Doodle A Piggy BankDoodle A Piggy Bank – $10 @ SoHoFraming (via Shopcaster)
Bear with me here – if the guy you’re shopping for is anything like my dad or my fiance, he’ll HATE having loose change in his pockets (the downfalls of not owning a purse). This cutesy / quirky piggy bank can hold those coins for a rainy day treat, plus dad can team up with his kids to decorate it.


ThumbSaver TS001 Magnetic Nail Setter – $9.74 @ Amazon.com
A handy tool for the not-so-handy dad, this magnetic nail setter picks up and holds nails in place to prevent smashed fingers and grumpy ‘tudes when you ask your guy to hang a picture for you.

Gingham BowtieGingham Bow Tie – $9.90 @ Forever 21
Bow ties are back in a big way for men’s formal wear, but if he’s not totally committed to the trend, give it a whirl without the financial repercussions with this classic gingham style.

Zombie Dice

Zombie Dice – $9.95 @ German Board Game
Guys and zombies go together well, like brains and zombies. This easy-to-learn dice game turns the tables however, and posits you as the zombie, and the dice as your victims. Can you avoid a shotgun blast and eat your way to the top?

Principe Sandalwood SoapPrincipe Sandalwood Soap – $6 @ Milk Handmade (via Shopcaster)
There are few scents more man-appropriate than sensual sandalwood. This rugged handmade soap will have your guy smelling (and feeling) like a million bucks in no time.

Desktop Ping Pong Game

Desktop Ping Pong Game – $10 @ Urban OutfittersBeing a dad can be all work and no play, so have a little fun with dad with this uber-affordable desktop ping pong set. Perfect for impromptu matches when you pop by his office for lunch.

Speaking of Father’s Day, did you see yesterday’s dad-friendly gift ideas from Tom’s of Maine? Earn a bonus entry into that draw by leaving a comment below with your favourite frugal Father’s Day find!

13 Responses to “10 for $10: Father’s Day Edition”
  1. janicour says:

    Principe Sandalwood Soap is my favourite. Love that fragrance.!

  2. Taps says:

    My frugal gift would be stationary bottle opener..

  3. Julie G. says:

    My choice would be the Stationary Bottle Opener from Indigo

  4. Erika E says:

    My favorite is the Desktop Ping Pong game.

  5. diane p says:

    My favourite frugal gift is the stationary bottle opener.

  6. Dreena says:

    Great ideas here and hard to choose one favourite! I’d go with the Doodle a Piggy Bank – fun and practical. Cheers.

  7. cookie3 says:

    I think that the Zombie Dice look like a fun new game.

  8. Susan says:

    My favourite is the ThumbSaver TS001 Magnetic Nail Setter!

  9. Annie Demill says:

    My favourite is the sandalwood soap

  10. Pamalot says:

    my fave is the Head & Shoulders with Old Spice Shampoo (or 2-in-1), a must for the dad in our house.

  11. Alison K says:

    Tom’s of Maine Bonus Entry: my favourite frugal Father’s Day find is the “ThumbSaver TS001 Magnetic Nail Setter – $9.74 @ Amazon.com”. Thank you.

  12. donyadonya says:

    Definitely.. None of Your Damn Business !! Gotta get that !!

  13. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the Zombie Dice!

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