5 Ways to Celebrate Your Baby’s Dad on Father’s Day When You’re on a Budget

Father’s Day is just around the corner and, while the holiday can bring families lots of joy, it can also be stressful if you’re trying to figure out how to celebrate your baby’s father when you’re on a tight budget. Luckily, there are all sort of ways you can show your baby’s father that you’re grateful for who they are without breaking the bank. Check out the ideas below for ways to celebrate Father's Day on a budget!

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Make him something from the baby

If you’ve got some paint and construction paper, you’ve got what you need to make your baby’s father an adorable craft from them this Father’s Day. You can create handprint art, footprint art, or any number of other sweet finger-painted pictures that he’ll treasure for years to come as your baby grows up.

Treat him to a chore-free day

No matter what day it is, if you’re a parent there’s work to be done. This Father’s Day treat your baby’s father to a chore free day by taking on whatever chores he normally does, like washing pump parts or mowing the lawn. While it might seem like a small act of kindness, he’ll appreciate the opportunity to sit down and relax in a way he doesn't often get to.

Make his favorite meal

Whether you believe that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach or not, chances are you like making your baby’s father meals that he enjoys. This Father’s Day, cook up something special, even if it’s simple, to let him know just how glad you are that you’re sharing the journey of parenting with him.

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Send him out with friends

If your baby’s father is as hands on as most, he probably doesn't get a chance to go out with his friends very often. This Father’s Day, take on the extra work of a few more hours along with baby so that their dad can enjoy some kid free time with his buddies.

Frame a photo

You probably have snapshot after snapshot of your baby’s father and your baby snuggling up together. While these sort of images look nice on Instagram, they also look nice printed out and displayed. If your baby’s father works a desk job he’ll love having a framed reminder of why he’s working so hard every day. If not, he’ll be glad to have such a sweet image displayed in your home.

Even if you don't have the funds for a fancy dinner or an expensive gift, the important thing is taking the time to recognize the one you're doing this parenting thing with as your baby grows. Father's Day on a budget doesn't have to be any less special. 

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5 Ways to Celebrate Your Baby’s Dad on Father’s Day When You’re on a Budget

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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