Someone on tv said that his kids were going to take him to Starbucks and then he’ll get to watch them mow the lawn and wash his car. He was very happy about it all!
1. Write some of Dad’s favorite sayings on nice paper and frame it. You can use scrapbook paper that comes for $1 or less a sheet at craft stores. Pick out a cheap frame at a discount store or at a resale shop. Or buy a fancier frame if the budget allows.
2. Wash and detail Dad’s car. This costs almost nothing, but makes a great gift. Dad will love this and you can work on your tan and cool off with the hose at the same time. Click here for a link with cheap cleaning recipes that work well on particular parts of the car.
3. Write a poem or paragraph about what Dad means to you or why Dad is so lovable. Put it on scrapbook paper and frame.
4. Make a collage of photos for Dad of things the family has done together.
5. Take photos of the kids holding signs that spell out a message. Each child holds part of the message and gets their own photo. Then frame each photo to be hung together so the message is in order.
6. Make Dad a “word cloud” plaque/poster/picture using words that describe Dad. You could add the kids hand prints between the words, instead of the snowflakes pictured here. Be sure to make “DAD” the largest word.
7. Give Dad a certificate booklet for chores like mowing the lawn, etc. that you will do for free whenever he wants it. Include some coupons for hugs and back rubs.
8. Take a nice photo of yourself, enlarge it (cheap at Walmart), and frame it. Dad will treasure this.
9. If your dad is older, you might like to take care of some of the “to do” items on his list.
10. Again, for an older dad, give him a full day of your time. Just do what he wants to do.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Being a dad is a big responsibility, and we appreciate you!
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