Father’s Day 2013 is coming up this June 16th. Dads can be notoriously tricky to shop for; you can’t really get away with buying Dad a bouquet of flowers and a sentimental card like you do for Mom on Mother’s Day. And since most dads don’t even shop for themselves that often, it can be torture just trying to figure out what they like. There are a few things about Father’s Day shopping, however, of which I’m absolutely certain: Dad doesn’t want something cliche like a watercolor tie or a Bill Cosby sweater. And Dad doesn’t want you to spend a lot of money. I come from a pretty frugal family and, even though I’m a big person now, my parents are much more appreciative of inexpensive gifts from the heart. And, really, Americans don’t need more expensive things; we need more priceless time. If you’re following me in the SnipSnap app, you know I’ve been curating a Father’s Day coupon bundle designed to pull together the best deals for dads. Check out 5 of my top deals and gift ideas:
Spa and Kitchen Comfort Gifts at Bed Bath & Beyond: Use this coupon for 20% off your purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond and to buy Dad a luxury gift he’ll actually appreciate. Maybe Dad could use some pep in his step, the kind of pep that only comes from a new espresso maker. Or maybe Dad is a little run down and could use a new robe, or a fancy towel warmer.
Lawn and Garden Care Gifts at Sears: There’s a reason Dad likes to escape outside to mow the lawn: solace. I think it’s probably every man’s secret (or not-so-secret) dream to own a lawn mower he can actually drive so, if you’re in the market for a slightly larger ticket Father’s Day gift, this is definitely an option for you (and this $50 off coupon is great for some not-too-shabby savings!)
Health, Wellness, and Nutrition Gifts from GNC: Dads don’t always take the best care of themselves because they believe it’s their job to take care of everyone else. If your dad needs to step back and be selfish or if he’s already a fitness buff and could use more supplies, give him the gift of essential vitamins and manly protein powder to throw into his green smoothies.
New Sports Gear from Sports Authority: Chances are, if you’ve got a dad you’ve got a dad who loves sports. Whether he’d love a new pair of running shoes, or his favorite athlete’s jersey, this 20% off coupon paves the way for an affordable and thoughtful gift Dad will love.
Books, DVDs, and Accessories from Barnes & Noble: When you give Dad a book, you also give him permission to actually sit down and read it. If your dad loves the beach or is planning a summer vacation, get him some good reads for 20% off with this coupon:
Stay tuned for more Father’s Day deals and gift ideas as the big day gets closer. How are you planning to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Have you created your own Father’s Day coupon bundle?