WASHINGTON (7News) — Father’s Day is right around the corner — are you still looking for gift ideas? We’ve got some suggestions that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

First, think about having an experience together.

Even though you can’t go wrong with a tech item or a power tool for dad, research shows the feeling of happiness associated with an adventure or an experience lasts longer than a gift that you can wrap up.

“Really anything that allows you to spend time together. So if you’re on a budget, maybe do a picnic together or hike together. If you have a little bit more money, look for things like maybe a Broadway show or a concert, or maybe a little vacation,” said Trae Bodge, smart shopping expert.

Tickets to his favorite sports team will be a hit with dad, but they can be pricey.

“It’s hard to save on sporting events, especially if they’re major teams. If you have siblings, maybe get together and get a group gift where a few of you can take him and split the fee,” Bodge said.

Spending trends include anything for summer.

“There’s a big trend for spending on outdoor, so anything outdoor activities, outdoor adventure gear, anything for the patio, if he loves to grill or hang out outside. There’s also a trend in sustainability. So maybe something eco-friendly” Bodge said.

And travel gear is big, especially if he’s planning a vacation.

Look for tech for his devices like a charging station, mobile chargers, Bluetooth speakers, earbuds, and air tags. They make great gifts for dad. The easiest gift of all is a gift card but personalize it.

“I love giving a personalized gift card there’s a site called Perfectgift.com where you can upload a photo maybe of you and your dad and a message Happy Father’s Day and then he can spend his money the way he wants. And so that’s the safest route” Bodge said.

As for what to avoid giving —

“I would avoid those practical gifts or anything that sends kind of a negative message about his self-image. You don’t want to give him something that’s sort of weight loss related or fitness-related unless he loves fitness” Bodge said.

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