Late Father's Day presents

Late Father’s Day Presents To Get On A Student Budget

Father’s Day is a time where you can catch up with your dad, or dedicate a day to spending some quality time together. But, being a student, you may not have seen them yet, meaning there’s still time to grab that perfect gift.

Your budget can be tight, which can make finding a present a challenging aspect of this day.

Nothing can beat spending some one-on-one time with your dad, so even going to the pub for a pint, going out for lunch, or cooking something at home and watching a film are all very doable options that won’t break the bank.

Gift Suggestions

Some of the cheap and cheerful gifts that many dads out there will like include a themed mug, or maybe something which they can enjoy relating to their favourite hobby. Sites such as Moonpig and Amazon have the availability to get personalised gifts. Etsy is also an extremely good site to make a personalised poster, key ring, mug, or any gift specific to your father or father-figure. 

What’s great about these sites is that they offer next-day delivery, if you have Amazon prime this is of course included in your monthly payment. However, there are services available where you can get next-day delivery for under £5.

This is perfect for those who have left their gift buying a little late this year.

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Try a personalised gift

Make sure to get a present that your dad will enjoy, instead of a basic aftershave or something that they may not use. For example, if your dad is really into biking, you can invest in some bike gadgets to make sure that what you are getting will be used and not just put at the back of a shelf.

Some of my favourite gift ideas include a large glass tumbler, with a personalised inscription on it. This is available on Amazon and is on prime so will get delivered the next day. This gift will come to around £20. On the slightly cheaper side, for £8.99 on Amazon, there is a personalised leather bracelet, where you can write an inscription.

No matter your budget, if it’s possible make sure to spend some time with your dad when you can. Treat him to a little gift or a drink at your local, and enjoy your own Father’s Day – even if it’s a little late.

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My name is Cicely McFarlane and I am from South East London. I am currently in my 4th year at Cardiff University studying a Journalism, Media and Communications masters. I have loved writing from a young age and have written for my student magazine and newspaper, which is why I am very excited to be part of Freshered.