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10 Father’s day gifts on a budget ideas

By Danielle van Wyk

With Father’s day fast approaching you may panic as you feel the urge to buy the traditional ‘socks and coffee mug’ as you’re not feeling inspired by much else. Well never fear. Justmoney has decided to look into 10 Father’s day gifting ideas that are far removed from the boring sock and coffee mug combo and that won’t break the bank.

  1. From braai tongs to a stand and braai cleaner, take the opportunity to spoil dad with a braai accessory to add to his collection. Something practical always tends to go further. It would be worth your while to check out both Woolworths and Game ‘s offerings with prices that range from R 50 to R299, you are sure to find something that suits every pocket and in turn make any ‘braai master’ dad happy.
  1. Sometimes it’s the shared experiences that are enjoyed more, so if your dad is one who likes indulging in good quality drink and food, why not treat him to the Braai, Beer and Brandy tasting at The Grande Roche Hotel. With beautiful tranquil surroundings and a glass in hand, it is sure to be a memorable one. Tickets are R390 per person but if this experience is too much for your budget, why not consider group buying websites such as Groupon which is currently offering a Beer Experience Tour for R220 for four people.
  1. A good read is always welcome, so take the time to pick up something that your dad would enjoy whether it be a meaty murder mystery, a DIY book, or a bookstore voucher if you simply can’t decide. Exclusive books, for one, is sure to have something in store.
  1. There is just something about a man and his beard. With lengthy grooming regimes and the continuous testing of different products, it can be a pricy upkeep. For natural products that range from oils to balms and brushes, visit Beard Boys, and invest in a beard kit (yes, it’s an actual thing).
  1. For those dads on the go, between meetings and other tasks, it is important to stay connected and be contactable. So why not invest in a powerbank portable charger? Buy one at  Game will set you back between R150 to R200. 
  1. There are few things as nice as a warm cup of coffee. Invest in a good travel mug for dad to keep him company on those cold winter morning commutes to work. Hop onto Clicks’s website where you can now make orders online. Here you can buy a travel mug from R54.95: Clicks. Or go onto and choose from a variety ranging from R 79 to R319 in price.
  1. If your dad is the camping type, pop down to Cape Union Mart and take advantage of their camp lighting equipment sale. Torches, LED lights and lanterns for discounted prices starting from R99.
  1. Receiving, tasting and experiencing something homemade always pulls at the heartstrings. Why not whip out your spatula, whisk and baking tray, and make your dad one of his favourites. It is bound to be heaps cheaper than anything store bought and has the added benefit of you having made the effort. You could also alternatively treat dad to a hamper or basket of his favourite goodies. Nuts, chocolates, biltong, wine or whatever it is he enjoys. Visit your local supermarket and stock up.
  1. Men deserve to be pampered too and with The Body Shop’s 30 % off special on all men’s products, you’re able to score on everything from shaving kits and fragrances to shower gels and face washes.
  2. For an experience that would benefit the entire family and give dad a break from driving, cash in on the City sightseeing’s Father’s day special that allows a maximum of two kids under 18 to ride free with every adult ticket bought for the Cape Town bus tours. See Cape Town through the eyes of a tourist and enjoy all the stop offs and activities.

Appreciation needn’t always be linked to expensive gifts and experiences, sometimes it is merely the gesture. No matter how you decide to celebrate your father this Father’s day, make the most of it. 

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