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I have spent 16 Father’s Days trying in vain to find the perfect gifts for my husband. And each year I come up short. Why you ask? Because I finally realized that I am married to the incarnation of Mike Heck aka the husband on the show “The Middle” in many ways. This fact finally dawned on me after I watched an episode during which it is the character Mike’s birthday and his favorite present was from his son Axel who got him- wait for it- nothing! His son didn’t spend any money and Mike was thrilled. Seeing this episode felt eerily familiar as each year when I rack my brain trying to come up with a great gift for my husband I can’t ever think of a gift that would top his ultimate Father’s Day wish which would be to pretend it is just another ordinary day with minimal pomp and circumstance and minimal money spent.
The bottom line is my husband is Mike Heck–he doesn’t want anything, he wears the same comfortable, basic clothes, he happily carries the same wallet he’s had for the past 10 years and in a nutshell he is basically impossible to shop for!
So when it comes to Father’s Day I know the only gift I can truly give him is one that is either FREE or one that costs very little (which is a cinch thanks to coupondash.com) So if you too find yourself with a frugal father here are a few of my Father’s Day Gift ideas for the No Frills Frugal Dad!
For the FRUGAL DAD who likes to Exercise: The first choice for this type of dad would be to get out and exercise together as a family. He could get his daily run in (or bike ride) and simultaneously spend time with the his kids enjoying the great and free outdoors biking, running or walking.
For the FRUGAL DAD who does his own yard work: The second idea I had is for the kids and I to get out in our yard and do the yard work he usually does like mow the lawn, trim the hedges and even attempt the edging that always gets ignored. The good news is that chances are your frugal dad will pitch in and help but ultimately this is an activity you can all do as a family together and it will not cost a dime.
For the FRUGAL DAD who likes to Cook: My next idea for the ideal no frills Father’s Day gift is to whip up a meal for the dad in your life! You could make a nice brunch complete with a pan of scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, veggie bacon and whole wheat toast! Of course he will love this gift because the only tip it requires on his behalf is a Free hug!
For the FRUGAL DAD who likes Sports: Another way to celebrate Father’s day with a frugal dad is to attend a kid’s sporting event together. Of course the ideal events would be to attend either your son’s little league game or your daughter‘s track meet. If you don’t have any kids’ games to attend- you can strike up your own and either have your frugal dad throw out the first pitch, or organize your own one on one hoops game!
Finally FOR the FRUGAL DAD who loves COUPONS and Sales: The last but not least idea that a dad like Mike aka Robert my husband (or any frugal dad) would enjoy would be to receive a present that is bought on sale. So where can one find the best deals? On Coupondash.com you can find just about anything featuring great coupon offers not just for dads but for the moms and kids who love them. On coupondash.com you can get daily coupons and discounts on popular brands by browsing coupons for deals in categories such as; fashion, travel, technology and electrical, gifts and occasions, health and beauty, home and garden, sports fitness and outdoors, kids babies and toys, automotive, music books games and movies and online services.
For example I checked out the site and found Dad worthy items- on the cheap- from name brand stores like Nordstrom and Best Buy. The way Coupondash.com works is that you use their code at checkout to get money off your final purchase.
Check out the cute accessories you can get on sale at Nordstrom thanks to Coupondash.com For the frugal dad who could use some updated accessories you can score a Herschel Supply Co. Barlow Trail Backpack which was: $120.00 but with coupondash.com is now: $90.00 –25% off thanks to coupondash.com -definitely a deal that a frugal dad will appreciate!
Another great find for the frugal dad who wants those techcessories but bristles at the sticker shock? You can score the Bose® SoundTouch® 30 Series III Wi-Fi Music System which was: $499.95 but with coupondash.com is now: $449.95 – a sweet 10% off!
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For the frugal dad who loves his lawn furniture- with Coupon Dash you can score a great coupon for 10% off furniture at Target! Just grab the code & log onto target! And if you and your frugal dad both need sunglasses – Coupon Dash has a coupon at Macy’s for $40 Off 2 Pairs Of Designer Sunglasses!
You can even get coupon buys for routine items you would buy at your favorite stores like CVS, Starbucks or Staples. So if you are married to a Mike Heck you should think up some great inexpensive activities or get a great deal on a present at Coupondash.com.
Happy Father’s day and good luck with your frugal dad!