Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Special Senior Citizens in Our Lives

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It’s getting close to Father’s Day! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, where is this year going in such a hurry? It’s already time to start thinking about how to make the day great for all the special men in our lives. I want to encourage you to begin now, enjoy the process, and then enjoy the results when you celebrate the day with your dad, your grandpa, your husband. I say this with great feeling, as all those special men in my life are now in heaven! I can assure you, I’m happy they are safely there, but really miss having them here! So treasure those great guys and have a blessed holiday.  To that end, I am planning on a couple of posts on this subject. Today, I thought I’d start with a couple of frugal Father’s Day gift ideas.

First, FREE is the cheapest way to go, and SandwichINK has a GREAT & FREE gift idea for a special father in your life who uses, or may soon use a walker or rolling walker. WalkerWonder banners are terrific, high-quality Father’s Day gift ideas . We have one to give away that is specifically for Fathers! All you have to do to enter is add your name to the box on the right to receive SandwichINK in your email for free . Then leave a comment below to let me know and you are immediately entered. There’s not many entries so you have a great chance of winning. You’d then have a lovely personalised gift for your special Senior Citizen at no cost to you!

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If you don’t have any need for walker decor personally, I’m sure it would be highly appreciated by your church’s senior citizens’ group!  🙂

Personalized gift baskets also make great Father’s Day gift ideas . I like to roam around the Dollar store and pick out a really nice looking basket. I try to find ones that will be useful once the gift is opened. It’s a bit late, but you might check some of the smaller drug stores to see if they have any Easter gift baskets left from Easter. If so, they might be marked down as low as 90%. Fill the basket with some special goodies such as holiday flowers like carnations or roses from your very own garden. Pop in a book or two that you know he will like. My dad loved crossword puzzle books, even when the Parkinson’s Disease made it hard for him to write, and I can buy those fairly inexpensively at most stores. In fact, the Dollar store often carries those. Finish off the basket with something tasty and healthy and he’ll love the gift and be healthier for it.

My mom wanted some bran muffin recipes today as I was working on this and that made me think what a great addition they would make to these lovely custom gifts . If you’d also like some new bran muffin recipes, you can find some tasty-sounding ones at:

POWERFUL BRAN MUFFINS (Please note that some of the ingredients are listed in the directions, NOT in the list of ingredients. I’m not sure why, but when I printed it out for my mom, I added them to the main list and am including that part here for you. Then you just pop over to the site to get the actual directions 🙂

  • 2 c. flour (whole wheat)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 2 c. Bran (either wheat or oat), I use 1/2 of each
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups skim or 1% milk
  • ¼ vegetable oil
  • OPTIONAL: raisins, cinnamon

BRAN MUFFINS

VARIED BRAN MUFFIN RECIPES

Well, there’s two simple and frugal Father’s Day gift ideas. How about you? Care to share? We’d love to hear your suggestions as well. In the meantime, have a wonderful day! 🙂