Today is my dad’s birthday. He’s 56 years old today! His own father died when he was 53 years old, so every birthday now is truly a celebration that my dad is still around. Dad’s got end stage renal failure, so we are truly happy he’s still around.
No matter how happy we are that dad’s celebrating another birthday, I’m still on a limited budget and have to find clever ways to get the man who has everything something he’ll want and use.
One of the things I had been getting him for his birthday, Christmas, and Father’s Day was a potted plant. He has a very green thumb and loves houseplants, so it’s a perfect gift for him. Until, of course, he ran out of room for more plants. Then I had to think creatively. This year I got him a yoga ball,
since he has been doing yoga for his arthritis.
I found some wrapping paper on clearance at Target. Since I had saved so much money on the wrapping paper, I bought him an actual card. I almost never do this, because they are so expensive and you can find so many awesome free printable cards online. For a bow, I used some old ribbon I had bought for a craft I was making, and curlied it up and made my own ribbon.
So, Home-Eccers, tell me about your ways you save on birthday gifts! October is a spendy month in my household- it’s not only my dad’s birthday, but Nate’s and Meghan’s birthdays as well.