Father’s Day, which is the third Sunday in June, is only a few weeks away. If you are having trouble deciding what gift to get your dad, you may want to think outside of the box. If you are tired of purchasing ties, cologne, and the traditional Father's Day gifts, there are some nontraditional things you can do to make the day special. It’s really easy to change the way you think and give your father or father figure a wonderful celebration. These five suggestions will be sure to please both you and the special dad in your life. They are not expensive so you will not have to deal with this the stress of not having enough money.

Make Fathers Day a date to remember

The first nontraditional gift suggestion is to take your dad out to a good old-fashioned baseball game. Enjoy Father’s Day or the closest date to it with hot dogs, popcorn and drinks while rooting for your favorite team. You can make this an annual event and do it again next year. The second and different idea is to give your dad a houseplant. He can keep it in his favorite room, his side of the bedroom, man cave, garage, or office.

The third gift idea is a subscription to your pop's favorite newspaper, magazine, or Internet service such as Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon Video. You can renew each year and not have to wrack your brain for a Father’s Day present. This takes stress off of your mind and makes the experience more enjoyable.

You may also want to consider picking a date and time to enjoy a favorite program with your dad.

Give your dad treats for Father’s Day

Number four, in the list, is a basket filled with delicious foods. Whole grain crackers, cheese, dark chocolate, and oatmeal raisin cookies are good choices. You can also add a small bottle of cider or Concord grape juice and even throw in some of your dad’s favorite treats.

The fifth gift idea for Father's Day is a box or basket filled with your father's favorite lotion, soap, deodorant, cologne and/or aftershave. All five of these gift suggestions are so much fun because they are not the usual traditional ideas.

After decades of receiving the same items each third Sunday in June, your dad or father figure should be pleasantly surprised to receive something unexpected.

When you think outside of the box it can also be a great experience for you, the giver. The great thing about all five of these Father’s Day ideas is that they each can be repeated for years to come. You might also keep them in mind for other special occasions and Holidays. Doing something unexpected is a wonderful way to say I love you.