Ten for $10: Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad

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Posted on 06/05/2014

Father's Day spending typically tops $13 billion according to the National Retail Federation. The average person forks over $169 on dear 'ole dad. Too rich for your blood? Us too. That's why we compiled this list of ten Father's Day gift ideas for $10 or less.

TV Watching Dad
For the dads that like nothing more than to sit in their recliner and watch the big game or their favorite sitcom, keep it simple. Buy him a six pack of his favorite beverage. To add some creative flare to this gift print out the free bottle neck ties from tipjunkie.com.


Grilling Dad
Ensure that dad's grilled chicken never makes anyone sick with the Chefmate Digital Instant Read Thermometer, $7.99 at Target.com.


Gamer Dad
Keep dad caffeinated while energizing is soul with the beloved 1980s video game Tetris. The Tetris mug comes to life when it's filled with any hot liquid. Pick one up for $9.99 at thinkgeek.com.


Coffee Drinking Dad
Don't let dad stir his morning coffee with just any old spoon. Give him a set of four Bistro Espresso spoons, crafted from stainless steel with a high-polish finish. At $6.99 they only look high end. Pick them up at bedbathandbeyond.com.


Creative Dad
Pass along inspiration from the famous artist Andy Warhol with a set of Andy Warhol Philosophy Pencils, $7.99 at worldmarket.com. Dad will receive eight pencils, each crafted of wood and topped with brightly colored erasers.


Earthy Dad
Keep dad hydrated and earth-friendly with the Eco Glass Bottle, $9.99 at smartplanethome.com. Choose between four colors: white, black, red and green.


Traveling Dad
Give dad a custom luggage tag personalized with any name, initials or monogram you choose. The information is printed on glossy fiberglass and attaches with a black leather strap to withstand even the angriest of baggage handlers. It's $8.50 at Etsy.com.


Foodie Dad
Forget cheap cooking spray. Now dad can turn his favorite olive oil into a nonstick solution with the Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer, $9.99 at Worldmarket.com. It's easy to clean and will make a sleek addition to his lineup of culinary tools.


Goofy Dad
Now dad can turn anything-- the office water cooler, a chair or his fridge-- into a silly face with this pair of giant googly eyes. They're adhesive backed for a permanent stick. One set of silly peepers is just $7.99 at thinkgeek.com.


Tech Dad
Equip dad with a new case for his iPad. The clip case, available in black, green and purple, is on sale for $10, marked down from $39.99 at Brookstone.com. Dad can prop his tablet for watching movies or typing and a rubberized surface keeps it secure.


By Alison Storm

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