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Fathers are something pretty special, aren’t they? There is nothing quite like them. On Father’s Day, we salute them for every hug they gave us and every sacrifice they made. It is easy to wish we had a million bucks to spend on our dads, but in the great majority of our lives, this is not the case and so here are some tips for treating dad like a king on father’s day if you are looking to keep it in your budget. A frugal Father's Day gift ideas list if you will.
How to Save Money with Father's Day Gift Ideas
Give him special “privileges”. This is a free way to make his father’s day extra special. Let him completely control the remote control or decide what he wants to eat for the day.
Make Dad dinner at home. Get out the grill and make him a meal he won’t forget. Get some extra nice cuts of beef and make him a streak that’s better than any he could get at a restaurant. Look up recipes on Pinterest for some awesome marinade ideas. But you can't go wrong with Bacon Wrapped Corn On The Cob and Hawaiian Islands Grilled Pork Chops.
Do his work for him. If dad normally mows or trims the lawn, do it for him. Just taking a day off and getting to relax on this stuff can really mean a lot to him.
Look for freebies for the day in your area. Maybe there are free fishing days hosted by local parks or possibly free entrance into an amusement park for dad? You might be able to even find free meals for dad on that day as well. A great place to check in the local library or by simply Googling “Father’s Day Freebies (insert year) in (insert your area)”.
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Give his car a good detailing. This is not just washing the outside but also making sure the inside is in like-new condition. Get all the crevices and cracks as well as cleaning the windows inside and out. It would be extra fun to do this before he even wakes up so it is a surprise.
Make cards rather than buy them. If you have several dad figures in your life to give to, cards can get pretty spendy. Instead, make the cards yourself. For inspiration, look on a website like Pinterest.
Get on daily deal sites like Groupon and search out cheap rounds of golf, dinners and even pampering at Spas for dad. You may not be able to use them on Father’s day because of blackout dates, depending on the deal, but who says it has to be used then for it to be appreciated?
Plan an outdoor picnic. Since Father’s Day is in June, the weather is usually pretty cooperative. If Dad is a big fan of the outdoors, why not go on a short day trip to a local campground and have a picnic? Getting out in the open air and nature might just be the best gift he could get.
Don’t feel pressure to buy something expensive. Why not check out second-hand stores for Father’s Day gift ideas? You may be able to pull together an awesome golf set, grilling set or if you get lucky, maybe you will find a gadget he has been wanting or even something from his favorite sports team.
Also, remember coupon books are always a great gift because it can spread the love out over the next few weeks or months instead of all in one day!
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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