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10 Father’s Day gift ideas for under £10

With Father's Day coming up, we know how hard it is to find the perfect gift on a student budget. Luckily, all these are under a tenner.

wrapped present with ribbon

Credit: Jeanette Dietl – Shutterstock

Father's Day is on Sunday 20st June 2021. Have you sourced a gift for your old man yet?

We know buying something cheap but super impressive isn't the easiest thing to do (particularly during exam period – you're so selfish, dads).

But, don't worry – we're here to help with our list of ten top gift ideas for Father's Day for under £10.

We also know of some rather lovely gifts that you can buy for under £5...

10 cheap Father's Day gift ideas

Here are the best Father's Day gifts to buy on a budget:

  1. Creative art prints

    Handmade art prints

    Cost: £8.33 each including 15% discount (+ free delivery)

    These delightful little prints are usually £9.80 for the smallest available size of each one. But, if you use our exclusive discount code SAVETHESTUDENT15, you can get 15% off the full price.

    The art prints are made by Holly Dickenson and available to buy on Etsy.

    There is a range of fun designs to choose from, and you could make the print look even lovelier by putting it in a frame before giving it to your dad.

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  2. Brewdog beer

    brewdog gift set

    Cost: £6 (+ free click & collect at selected delivery times)

    Craft beer sets can be pretty expensive, so this Brewdog gift from Tesco is a real bargain. It's one of those great gifts that looks like it cost more than it did.

    Plus, you can pick it up from your nearest store, saving you from splashing out on postage – but please note, Tesco will add a minimum basket charge of £4 to baskets under £25 in selected stores, or to ones under £40 elsewhere.

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  3. Online terrarium making class


    Cost: £10 (+ free email delivery)

    Looking for a quirky yet memorable Father's Day gift? It's definitely worth considering this terrarium-making class.

    It's a great option if you're hoping to buy an experience gift that won't be at risk of getting cancelled due to social distancing measures – the class is held virtually, so your dad can take part from the comfort of his armchair.

    This is probably one of the most generous gifts you'll find for a tenner...

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  4. Pressed glass tumbler

    glass tumbler from Marks and Spencer

    Cost: £5 (+ free click & collect)

    For a gift that looks super fancy but is actually very cheap, we recommend this glass tumbler from Marks and Spencer.

    Particularly if he likes whiskey, this glass is ideal. And, at just £5, you could even afford to buy two and still keep within the £10 budget (just about).

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  5. Grow tin – killer carnivorous

    venus flytrap in a tin

    Cost: £5.99 (+ £3.99 delivery)

    If you're hoping to surprise your dad with something a bit different this year, it's safe to assume that he won't be expecting to get a venus flytrap in a tin...

    The plant starts to grow in the tin, but will need to be transferred to a bigger pot as it starts to get bigger.

    And yes, in case you're curious – this 'killer carnivorous' plant really does eat flies.

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  6. Gin making kit

    gin making kit

    Cost: £7.99 (+ £4.49 delivery or free with Amazon Prime)

    This gift's so much more fun than a standard bottle of gin. The kit has all the joys of getting gin as a gift, with the added bonus of being able to make it as part of a father-kid get-together.

    Your dad's bound to appreciate the chance to spend time with you making (and drinking) gin – if not now, then at least after lockdown.

    It's worth noting, though, that you'll need to get 750ml of vodka to make the gin with this kit. It might be too pricey to buy a bottle for this gift, but if you've already got one lying around, you're sorted.

    Or, if he's more of a beer guy, you could also try brewing your own beer for him – a cheap and thoughtful gift. Ideal.

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  7. Father's Day mug

    tea-riffic mug with rainbow

    Cost: £6 (+ £2 click & collect)

    Is your dad tea-riffic? Of course he is.

    You might think a mug is just about the most predictable Father's Day present you can get, but when you get the right one, it's a great gift. Trust us.

    If you go for a mug that's good quality, sturdy and nice to drink from, like this one from John Lewis, it can be used again and again for years. It'll give your dad a reminder of you every time he has a cuppa – cheesy, we know, but he'll appreciate it.

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  8. Personalised Father's Day gift box

    Father's Day gift box

    Cost: £9.95 (+ free delivery)

    This cute gift box from Etsy has a selection of treats like teas, hot chocolate and biscuits to help your dad relax this Father's Day.

    It costs just under £10 with free delivery.

    But, it's worth considering putting together your own box of treats if you're looking to save money further. Think about what his favourite snacks and drinks are – knowing you've put together the box yourself with him in mind will mean a lot to him (we promise).

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  9. Retro keychain game

    Retro games keyring

    Cost: £6 (+ £3.95 delivery)

    With 26 retro games to choose from, this little games console will take your dad back to his younger years.

    And, it's got the added bonus of being on a handy keychain so he can keep it with him wherever he goes. Ideal.

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  10. Gourmet popcorn

    Joe and sephs popcorn

    Cost: £9.98 (+ £4.49 delivery or free with Amazon Prime)

    For foody dads, this set of popcorn is perfect.

    Some of the flavours are a tad on the unusual side (goats cheese and black pepper popcorn, anyone?) – but the combination of classic and experimental flavours makes this a great gift.

    If you usually get the same go-to box of chocolates, this will make a very nice alternative.

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