Father’s Day gift ideas under R500

Still haven’t got a gift for your old man yet? Are you on a tight budget? This doesn’t mean you have to opt for socks and handkerchiefs for the number one man in your life. We’ve found 10 last-minute Father’s Day gift choices for under R500.

1. Give him the gift of music

You don’t have to spend too much on getting your dad the right sounds this Father’s Day. Musica have a three for R99 deal on CD’s. To sweeten the deal get him two DVD’s for R100 on selected movies at Musica.

2. Let him play

For dads who are still kids at heart you can spoil him with his favourite games and accessories available at affordable prices at Hi-Fi Corp. You can get the Xbox 360 controller for R499.99or the MR/PS3 Wireless Controller+ Assasins Creed 2 for R499.99. Alternatively, get the XBox Pro Evolution Soccer game for R499.99 or the Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection for R399. Make him feel like a football star with the Fifa 13 Xbox 360 game for R399.

3. For the outdoor dad

At Lassar you can purchase a four-inch 10cm folding knife with a polished white blade for R475. This knife includes a heavy duty steel frame and a locking blade with holes in the frame to attach a belt hook or lanyard. Cape Union Mart also has awesome Father’s Day specials like the leatherman multitool gift box for R440. The gift box has ten useful tools to keep him busy long after Father’s Day is over.

4. Fashionable footwear

Keep your dad trendy with Zando’s range of stylish yet affordable footwear. You can get a pair of Franco Gemelli’s for R349, a pair of Luciano Rossis for R269 or keep it classic with a pair of Woodcutters for R299. If your dad likes the military look, get him a pair of Linx shoes for R329.

5. For the love of computers

Incredible Connection have awesome deals valid between 13 June and 16 June. You can get him the Lexar 16GB USB flash drive usually priced at R179.95 for R99. You can also get him the Logitech Wireless keyboard and mouse, normally priced at R449.95 for R299 on promotion. The TPiLink Mobile 3G Router with battery usually goes for R799.95 but this year you can spoil him and only pay R499.95. The Macbook Air 11’ or 13” black leather sleeve is currently being sold for R499.95 at selected Incredible Connection Stores. Call their call centre on 0860 011 700 to find your nearest stockist.

6. Give him the gift of sleep

At Woolworths you can get a thermal cotton two-piece or long sleeve two-piece cotton pyjamas for R275. You can also get the plain and check two-piece cotton pyjamas for R275.

Ackermans are selling their flannel pyjamas for R169.95 and their coral fleece gowns for R169.95. From R49.95 you can also buy him a comfy pair of slippers.

7.  Jerseylicious gifts

Keep dad warm this winter with Ackermans’ brown/olive stripe jerseys for R199.95. At this price you can even add a R59.95 beanie and a R69.95 scarf to give him extra protection against the cold. For even more fashionable knitwear variety you can get him a Woolworths fair isle shawl collar jersey for R325 or a chunky woollen pullover for R350.

8. Make him smell good for less

Woolworths Studio.W Him Eau De Toilette is available at Woolworths for R299.95. To make him feel extra special get him the 100ml aftershave in the same range.

9. Keep him groomed

Woolworths also have the men’s manicure kit for R120 that includes nail clippers, a cuticle pusher,  nail file, nail cleaner and tweezers.  This is an ideal Father’s Day gift for dads who like to be well groomed.

10. Gift cards

If you don’t know what to get your dad then a gift card is a good alternative. The Foshini Group’s (TFG) new range of designer gift cards even has ones themed for men. This gift card can be used at any of TFG’s 18 retail brand stores.