15 Gifts for Dad at Dollar Tree to Save You Money

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Looking for gifts for dad that won’t break the bank? Then check out these awesome Dollar Tree gifts that that will save you so much money. These would be great as Father’s day gift ideas, Christmas gifts, birthday gifts for dad or as gift baskets.

Below you’ll find budget gifts for dad and gifts baskets that you can put together entirely at the dollar store, making them so easy. The ideas are also mostly practical so they’re actually useful too.

Dollar Trees are a great place to keep to your family budget. Dollar stores have a wide selection so you could easily put together a whole gift for dad there, making it easy and cheap.

As a very frugal person, Dollar Tree offers the right blend of holiday fun while still being budget-friendly. I especially love the selection of non-clutter consumables that make for gifts, like the movie night snack gift basket or BBQ kit ideas below.

Let’s find some great gifts for dads!

1. Car Gift Basket

a basket of car supplies like air fresheners and cleaners

A car care package is a great Dollar Tree dad gift. Dollar Tree has a whole car section where you can find items like air fresheners, cleaning supplies, and items to keep in your car like wipes.

2. Gardening Supplies

shelves at the dollar tree with gardening supplies

If your dad is a gardener, you can find gardening supplies at the dollar store. Gardening supplies work well as father’s day gifts because of the warmer June weather being good for being outdoors.

3. Tool Basket

a basket of small tools like a measuring tape, rope and zip ties

A tool gift basket could be a thoughtful gift for a handy dad. You can find some basic supplies everyone needs like rope, bungee cords and tape measures. Items that get worn out like paint brushes are also practical tool-themed gifts.

4. Movie Night Basket

a movie night basket with popcorn, junior mints and combos

A movie night gift basket is the best of both worlds because it is a gift but also an experience gift for the family. Enjoy a movie night with dad and get his favorite movie theater snacks to make the night feel more special.

5. Photos

a box of photo frames on a shelf

Framed family photos are an easy and thoughtful gift. The dollar store has a wide variety of picture frame styles and sizes from which to choose.

6. Kids’ Art

You could also use the photo frames featured above to frame some of your kids’ artwork. This would make a very personal gift and the frame elevates it a little more.

7. Self-care Gift Basket

a self care basket with lotions, massager and bath bomb

Moms aren’t the only ones that can enjoy some relaxing self-care now and then! Dads often get overlooked in the self-care department so this can be a very thoughtful and unexpected gift for dad. Dollar Tree is full of self-care goodies like lotions, massagers, face masks, chapsticks and candles.

8. Favorite Snacks Basket

a basket of snacks like snickers, mixed nuts, jerky and candies

I love a consumable gift because it is thoughtful and doesn’t go to waste. A basket of dad’s favorite snacks won’t end up collecting dust on the shelf like so many other gifts. Dollar Tree is nice for gift snacks because they have a big selection of individually-sized snacks and treats.

9. Kitschy Dad Items

a glass pint glass on a shelf that says Dad on it

Lean into kitschy dad items, like this pint glass with a dad joke on it. Because dads are the ones that will use a cup with a bad dad joke on it and actually enjoy it.

10. Dad-favorite Toys

a basket of toys including legos, a building set, and a dart gun

Around here, dad gets more excited about legos and water guns than the kids do. Giving a collection of dad-friendly toys will be fun for him and also fun for the kids, so it’s a win-win.

11. Summer & Beach Basket

shelf at the dollar tree with summer pool and beach toys hanging

Doing a beachy-themed gift for dad would be a fun Father’s day gift idea since the holiday is June. This would also be a good birthday gift for dads with summer birthdays to stock up on summer essentials.

12. Cooking Supplies

shelf at the dollar tree with kitchen utensils hanging

If your dad likes cooking, you can find lots of kitchen gadgets at the Dollar Tree to make a cooking gift basket. You can find handy things like a citrus squeezer that make a cook’s life so much easier but they might not already have (I used the one we were gifted soooo much more than I expected but I never would have bought it for myself).

13. Barbecue Basket

basket with bbq sauces and spices

Similar to cooking supplies, you could also do a whole gift basket for dad themed around BBQ. In the example above, the gift basket has barbecue sauces, other sauces and seasonings.

14. Board Games

a hand holding up a dice game and a checker game

Dollar Tree offers lots of board games and games. You could put together a board game gift basket and then do a board game night as a family, making this another easy experience gift for dad.

15. Dad jokes

red whoopee cushion in the package at the dollar tree

Lastly, go for a dad joke and get gag gifts. For example, you can find whoopee cushions at the Dollar Tree, which have always been a hit gift for us.

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Elizabeth Jon is a Ph.D. researcher whose work focuses on pregnancy and education. At Shoestring Baby, she uses her skills to research baby name trends, in-depth baby gear reviews & money savings ideas for parents.

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