The third Sunday in June is dedicated to Dads, Step-Dads or Granddads – that’s right, it’s Father’s Day. There is no need to break the bank when getting a gift for dear old Dad. Here are a few easy ways to make the day special without spending a bundle.
Cook Dad a Meal
If you still live close to your Dad or are planning to visit you could have him over for a BBQ or cook at his place. Cooking at home is a big time money saver and your Dad will appreciate the effort you took in cooking him a meal. Cooking his favorite meal and not your own might not be a bad idea either.
Make Dad Something
Not all gifts have to be store bought. When we were kids our Dads were happy getting all the homemade gifts that we had spent hours crafting. I still remember the coffee mug I made for my Dad; he used it for years, even after the handle fell off. Sometimes the simplest gifts mean the most.
Do His Chores
There are times that Dad cannot get all the things done around the house on his own. Offer to change light bulbs, clean the gutters, mulch the yard or clean the grill. Maybe take a trip to the hardware store to fix some of the broken items around the house – doing these small but crucial tasks for your Dad will go a long way. This is also a money saver as Dad might have had to pay for these services otherwise; you just saved the service fee for him and he will always remember the Father’s Day you spent working on HIS house for a change.
These are three simple ways to save money on Father’s Day. With work, school or raising our own children, life gets pretty busy. One day a year, slow it down and make it special for Dad. Please share your money saving tips by commenting below.