Deals on Dad Gifts on Groupon – Today Only!

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Today only – head over to Groupon to get some nice deals on Dad Gifts for Father’s Day!

Groupon has gathered all their Father’s Day Home & Auto gifts into one place – look for deals on things to make dad’s life a little easier – like window tinting, oil changes, interior painting and more!

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Father’s Day Gifts from Kids under $5

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11 Father’s Day Gifts from Kids under $5

My kids always want to give something to their dad on Father’s Day that’s just from them.  And since they’ve passed the phase of coloring pictures of themselves with dad, or making him a cardboard tie – they’re needing some ideas they can afford on their own allowance.  Here are some ideas to help you help them get ready – 11 Father’s Day Gifts from Kids under $5!

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Magazine Subscriptions

A great way to show dad you “get” him – just let him relax and enjoy his golf or baseball magazine in peace and quiet :)  Amazon currently has TONS of $5 Magazine Subscriptions.

For gifting, it’s best to snag the current issue at the store so he has something to open while you wait for the subscription to arrive.

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Coffee Mug or Travel Mug

Dad’s who like their coffee will like a mug that speaks to their manly side.  This John Wayne Travel Mug is a fun one – and an add-on item for only $4.58!  Or get a custom photo mug from York Photo for only $2.99 with code DRANK (through 4/14)

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Photo courtesy of whimsicalkidscanvas

Grilling Apron with Handprints

Pick up an inexpensive dollar store apron and have the kids put their handprints on it in paint.  Stencil their names, or write “King of the Grill” on the front – like this one over at rockinmama.

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Ice Ball Maker

This ice ball maker is just one of those cool things dad would open and love.  I say this because it’s been on the best-seller list for MONTHS on Amazon and my husband wants one too.  Don’t question it – it’s just a dude thing I guess.  (Some of these are $5 or under, and some are just a buck or so more)

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Movie Ticket

If dad’s a movie-lover, a pass to go see a movie one Saturday afternoon might be right up his alley.  You can get them a little cheaper at matinee prices – or search out a cheap theater near you where they show slightly older films.

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Photo Mousepad

If he works in an office – a photo mousepad is something dad can take with him that won’t claim any of the limited space on his desktop .  Personalize it with pics of the kids doing fun things with dad.  York Photo usually has a deal for one on their Special Offers page – or at least a 40% OFF Photo Gifts code.   If they’re not currently offering any good mouse pad specials, you can always get one at Walmart for $9.96

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Dad’s Favorite Snacks Basket

Have your child interview dad about his favorite snacks – and then print out some coupons and head to the store to get as much goodies as their allowance will allow.  Help them put it together so it looks cute and rent a superhero movie from the Redbox for a nice evening of bonding.

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A $5 Giftcard 

Sometimes dads just need to treat themselves to a new crossword puzzle book, or some Starbucks or Baskin Robbins or Five Guys.  Knowing their child spent some of their allowance to give them that little treat is kind of heartwarming :)

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New Tacklebox & Lure

For the fishing dad, you can never have too many tackleboxes.  More places to put all those new lures you want ;)  Amazon has several smaller boxes for around $3 – $5, so your kids should have enough $$ left to pick up a new lure too!

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Inspirational Books

If you have a faith-filled dad, he might like an inspirational book.  Some of them are a little pricey, but here are a few that are just $5 from Family Christian.

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Nice Framed Picture

Find a good pic of dad and the kids and let them pick out a nice new frame.  Kohl’s often has some nice frames at big discounts.

I hope some of these Father’s Day gift ideas under $5 helps you out!  And we’d LOVE to hear any you can add to the list :)

 

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And for a completely free – but utterly meaningful gift for the man you love, I highly recommend doing the Love List Challenge.  

You may also want to check out these Gift Ideas for Men (written by a man!)

 

 

Creating Memories: Father’s Day Family Fun

 

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My Family
Caleb, me (Kasey), Morgan and Gary

I love family traditions, especially on holidays.  Father’s Day is no exception, my kids and I had a great day celebrating Father’s Day with their daddy, my wonderful husband of 15 years.

 Usually, we have donut’s for breakfast on Father’s Day and on birthdays. This year, we  changed up the tradition just a bit. Instead, I made homemade Crescent Cinnamon Rolls.  I can tell you from the rave reviews that donut’s on Father’s Day are a thing of the past.  These were soooo yummy!

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After breakfast, we all got ready and headed to church.  We enjoyed a wonderful message, then we took my hubby out to lunch.  Before I tell you where we ate lunch, don’t judge.  Our church is about 30 minutes away from home in a small town.  There are only about 3 sit down restaurants, and all of them had a super long line except for………The Western Sizzlin.  I have to admit, they’ve got a mean salad bar, and my kids love all the veggies on the buffet.  (No we are not buffet warriors but my kiddos loved these gigantic rolls.)

 

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I took a great nap on the way home.  There is nothing like a mid afternoon full belly power nap.  As you can imagine, after making the Crescent Cinnamon Rolls I had quite a mess in the kitchen to clean up.  We do good to arrive at church 15 minutes late on Sunday Morning, if I would have cleaned up the kitchen after breakfast we would have never made it.  It was one of those mornings when the dishwasher was full of clean dishes, you now what I mean.

After we all had some down time, we decided to go to the driving range and hit golf balls. My husband played golf in college so he is really good. Both Morgan and Caleb, have his natural athletic ability. I on the other hand, do not have one athletic bone in my body. Even so, we had so much fun! My heart just bubbled over watching Morgan and Caleb hit the ball.

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Of course, we had to have a couple of transition moments since baseball and softball season just ended.  At fist, I think they were confused.  Once they quit whacking the ball like a baseball/softball I was amazed at how good they were.

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I on the other hand, stood back for a few minutes, happy to be the family photographer when my husband handed over his driver. We’ve been together 18 years (married 15 1/2), and I’ve only tried to really hit a golf ball two or three times.  Having already admitted my lack of natural athletic ability, I was a little nervous.  However, it didn’t take long before I started enjoying hitting the ball.  All my stress, began to slowly disappear.

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Don’t let the form fool you, remember I told you that my hubby played golf in college?  He showed me how to swing the golf club.

 

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Swooooshhhhh……..yes that is the ball you see, still on the tee.  I can hit some mean air balls.  Eventually, after several more “practice swings” I started hitting the ball.

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My hubby is really good!  All those years of practice paid off.  We had so much fun together at the driving range.  As a family, I’d love for us to start playing golf together now that the kiddos are old enough.  Especially as they get older, we’ve got to make sure we show interest in things they are interested in and be purposeful in planning family fun time together.  Father’s Day was just the beginning, we’ve got the rest of the summer to hang out at the driving range together.  Besides having a blast, it was great exercise.  Trust me, my arm muscles are killing me.  Morgan and Caleb are already asking when we can go back.  Yes, we created a new memory that really mattered to them.

What about you?  How did your family celebrate Father’s Day?  Did you start any new traditions or create special memories together?  I’d love to hear from you!

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