GUEST CONTRIBUTOR: ANDREA SCHMUTZ, USU EXTENSION ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
June is a fabulous month with several great reasons to celebrate. June 14, designated as Flag Day, commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America. June 20, 2020, marks the official start of summer with the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. This year, falling right on the heels of the summer solstice, we celebrate Father’s Day on June 21. I almost feel like the timing this year is a gift for those of us who procrastinate - my mind is saying, “Sweet, I have the longest day of the year to wrap up my preparations for Father’s Day.” Faulty reasoning, I know, because I still have the same amount of hours in the day as any other regular day, even if the sun is shining longer. So, that means just one thing...I should start thinking now about what the kids and I can do for the men in our lives on Father’s Day.
I love finding simple but meaningful gift ideas, especially when they are easy on my budget and fun for the kids to do. Here are 5 frugal gift ideas for the father figure(s) in your life:
Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to show love and appreciation and create memories that are priceless. Choose something from this list or think of your own ideas to recognize the men in your life this Father’s Day. Have fun!
“The best gifts in the world are not in the material objects one can buy from the store, but in the memories we make with the people we love.” - Amanda Boyarshinov
Andrea works for USU Extension in Washington County where she utilizes innovative approaches to teach frugal living, healthy lifestyles, and resilience. She loves sharing her passion for STEM and the outdoors with anyone who will join her.
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