Kids don't usually have a lot of money to spend on gifts, but they can still pick out something to give Dad that shows him they think he's a great guy. 99-cent Only Stores are advertising the usual socks and ties, along with Fruit of the Loom tee shirts and Jordache men's cologne for a buck each. Indeed, your dad may appreciate any combination of these, but if you want to do something a little different, consider these five gift suggestions that keep costs down to $7 or less.
Car Crazy -- 99-cent Only Stores has car wash, leather and vinyl cleaner, wet wipes and air freshener for under a buck each. Pack these in a bucket or handled caddy along with a microfiber towel and a wash mitt or large sponge to make a great gift for the dad who likes nothing better than to baby his car.
Candy man -- Dad got a sweet tooth? Pack three or four varieties of bagged candy like Reisen, Liquorice Allsorts and Werther's into a small gift bag. You know best what kind of treats your dad favors. Another idea would be to fill the gift bag with a beer glass, a bag of Planters peanuts in the shell and a small bag of his favorite potato chips.
Mr. Fix-it -- Get dad some new household tools for only a buck each at 99-cent Only Stores and pack them in a small tool box or tool pouch. I don't have a 99-cent only store near me, so I can't speak for the quality of these tools but I always buy pliers, hammers and screwdrivers made of heavy metals so they'll last.
Wine Aficionado -- Fill a jute bottle bag with a corkscrew, a bottle stopper, a wine glass and maybe a favorite chocolate bar or two to put a smile on the face of a wine-loving dad.
Fore Dad -- If Dad's a golfer, you can get a pack of three Top Flight golf balls and a bag of 48 golf tees for a buck each at the dollar store. Pack them into a spiffy glass mug or put them in a gift bag with a beer glass so dad can wet his whistle after the game.
Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes tips and ideas for home decorating and gift giving using only items from the dollar store.
Kids! Great gift ideas for Dad from the dollar store