To take a lesson from dad’s book: you don’t have to spend a lot of money on presents to show someone you care.
From signature cigars to helicopter rides, daily-deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial are the place to find affordable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for Dad.
To accommodate his spending wishes, get the little ones involved in homemade crafts or use your sewing or building skills to make a unique gift from the heart.
Avoid paying premium prices at the register by downloading the Coupon Sherpa app before you hit the stores. It’s filled with hundreds of mobile coupons you can use by simply presenting your phone to the cashier at checkout.
With a fancy Hallmark card running you at least five dollars, turn to the dollar store for a plethora of inexpensive cards.
Reduce the cost of this gesture by preparing a meal at home. Since beef prices are at an all-time high, you’ll save more with father-friendly alternatives to steak such as pork ribs and barbecue chicken.