June 14, 2016

Money saving tips for Father’s Day

As you may already know, this Sunday (19th June) is Father’s Day! Our Dads are our heroes so it’s the perfect time to show them how much we love them and thank them for all the great things they do for us. We know it’s sometimes easy to forget Father’s Day if you don’t have it in your diary – there isn’t as much coverage as there is for Mother’s Day. So if you need some last minute ideas of what to do for your Dad for Father’s Day, we’re here to help!

When it comes to your Dad, he’s not an area of your life you want to be scrimping on but at the same time you may have set a tight budget for this year or may be trying to save as much money as possible each month. If this is the case, don’t panic, there are plenty of great things you can do for your Dad on Father’s Day that he’s bound to absolutely love and that won’t cost you a fortune.

Take a look at these money saving tips for things you can do for Father’s Day that will make your Dad happy without breaking your bank…

Go home-made – instead of buying a fancy, expensive Father’s Day card why not make your own one to give to him? The effort you put in to it will be more appreciated than the money you could have spent – the bits and pieces you’ll need to make a card won’t cost much at all. This is a great thing to do if you have kids as well – they’re sure to enjoy making something to give to their Dad or Grandad. You’ll find some great ideas for home-made cards here.

Cook for him – depending on the time of day you’ll be seeing your Dad on Father’s Day, why not cook him his favorite meal? Pancakes for breakfast or steak and chips for dinner – whatever his favorite meal, cooking it at home will definitely cost you less than taking him out for a meal on Father’s Day. Plus, he’ll love the amount of time and thought you’ve put in to it. Pop down to your local grocery store or even order the ingredients online and get cooking! If you want to surprise your Dad with a meal, take a look at these recipe ideas.

Have a day out – now summer is here it’s the perfect time to get out and about with your Dad. You don’t have to take him somewhere expensive, all parents want is to spend quality time with their kids, so you could go for a picnic, a bike ride or a relaxing walk around your local public gardens. Spending time together is most definitely free!

Make a photo album – what’s the most important thing to your Father? You! And the rest of your family of course. So why not print off some photos of your family that you know he’ll love and create a personalised photo album for him. This is a great gift that he’ll be able to keep forever, and it won’t cost you much to create. If you aren’t sure what you’d like your photo album to look like, take a look at these Pinterest pins to get some ideas.

We’re sure no matter what you do for your Dad on Sunday, he’ll absolutely love it. Have you made plans already? Leave us a comment below to let us know what your plans are, or if you have any tips on making Father’s Day extra special.


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