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    • enchantedforest
    • By enchantedforest 9th Jun 10, 9:15 AM
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    • #2
    • 9th Jun 10, 9:15 AM
    Thank you jar
    • #2
    • 9th Jun 10, 9:15 AM
    A couple of years ago, I made my Dad a thank you jar and he loved it so much he still dips into it now if he's feeling down. I used a jar with a kilner-style lid and filled it with 100 multi-coloured slips of paper, each with a thank you to my Dad on it. They ranged from, "Thank you for removing spiders from my bedroom when I was little" to "Thank you for loving my kids" and "Thank you for counting to ten first when I bumped the car!"

    Anyway, you get the idea. We rarely say thank you for the little things and as I thought about all the things my Dad has done over the years, I found I had lots of thank yous owing. Better to say them now than to leave it until it's too late.

    Mine cost a couple of pounds as I went for a spotty jar, but you can get some nice glass ones from Ikea for about a pound at the moment.
  • scrivette
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    • 9th Jun 10, 10:09 AM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 10:09 AM
    My Dad doesnt like us to spend any money on him on Fathers Day, so I always make him a card and a cake which he appreciates.
    • auchterarder
    • By auchterarder 9th Jun 10, 10:42 AM
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    • #4
    • 9th Jun 10, 10:42 AM
    father's day gifts
    • #4
    • 9th Jun 10, 10:42 AM
    hi all

    i posted this deal a while back about half price products i had found for father's day.

    www.ktwoproducts.com are doing lots of half price products for father's day. vehicle document files that stores all car documets was my fave find and 1 of the designs is 1/2 price in sale. also if you join their facebook page or like them then you can get further discount on this! it's free delivery over 20 too, so team up with ur friends and buy ur prezzies at once to save even more money!
  • Reverbe
    • #5
    • 9th Jun 10, 11:22 AM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 11:22 AM
    Any free or dirt cheap cards around? (no ecards) ard Factory has them only at 60p or so and that is too much for me to spend.
    What Would Bill Buchanan Do?
  • samanthalvsben
    • #6
    • 9th Jun 10, 12:11 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 12:11 PM
    Home bargains are doing fathers day cards at the moment and you can make the beaded keyrings on this board for really cheap just put his name or 'dad'
    May: HTC HD2 Smartphone, Rimmel summer goodie bag, Koala Bear, So?...Deodrant, Bic Razor, where the wild thing are DVD, Puddle Puppy, falsies mascara, benefit badgal mascara, jergan naturals moisteriser, puppy goody bag
  • in-the-beach-hut
    • #7
    • 9th Jun 10, 12:12 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 12:12 PM
    I'll be making my dad a fruit cake as it's his fave!

    But www.bighugelabs.com offers some good alternatives if your dad's not a cake-lover - motivational posters, mock magazine covers, etc. where you can upload your own photos and captions. All free, all great fun.

    I've posted more ideas on my blog if you need inspiration. I'm not a fan of the mug/cufflinks/DVD option so have enjoyed searching around for free stuff - look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with here )
    • paulapudsey
    • By paulapudsey 9th Jun 10, 12:59 PM
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    • #8
    • 9th Jun 10, 12:59 PM
    Fathers Day Gifts
    • #8
    • 9th Jun 10, 12:59 PM
    Hi,

    My daughter and I have just started a small business making personalised gifts and one of the best sellers is our Fathers Day Keyrings starting at 5.50. We are trying to make unique items that are affordable, and therefore money saving, for everyone.

    As a newcomer I am not allowed to put links but our company name is Letters-With-Love it is uk not com.

    You can always give me a ring on 0113 2574813, I will post to anywhere in the UK.

    My daughter always makes her own cards and Dad loves them.

    Cheers,
    Paula
    Last edited by paulapudsey; 11-06-2010 at 10:07 PM.
  • samanthalvsben
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    • 9th Jun 10, 1:17 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 1:17 PM
    as im told your not allowed to advertise yourself on here
    Last edited by samanthalvsben; 09-06-2010 at 1:19 PM.
    May: HTC HD2 Smartphone, Rimmel summer goodie bag, Koala Bear, So?...Deodrant, Bic Razor, where the wild thing are DVD, Puddle Puppy, falsies mascara, benefit badgal mascara, jergan naturals moisteriser, puppy goody bag
    • Berni888
    • By Berni888 9th Jun 10, 2:14 PM
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    Berni888
    Any free or dirt cheap cards around? (no ecards) ard Factory has them only at 60p or so and that is too much for me to spend.
    Originally posted by Reverbe

    Just been notified in the weekly email.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2490449&page=1&pp=20
  • kazzieg
    Any free or dirt cheap cards around? (no ecards) ard Factory has them only at 60p or so and that is too much for me to spend.
    Originally posted by Reverbe
    got two fathers day cards from home bargains yesterday for 39p each , price marked at 3.50

    Cards have items with them also,one has a medallion saying best dad, one had an air freshener , one had a flashing keyring, and one had a built in radio.

    Bargain!
    • pammyj74
    • By pammyj74 9th Jun 10, 4:51 PM
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    oh I forgot to check HB as it was posted on HUKD about it.

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    • bessoby
    • By bessoby 9th Jun 10, 7:40 PM
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    I think this year I am going to make it with the kids by buying a large bar of chocolate, melting it down and then pouring it into a mould (ie a bread loaf tin, pour choc on top of greaseproof paper in it) and then decorate with sweets or ice the word dad etc, then let it cool in fridge. A personalised chocolate bar!
  • Reverbe
    got two fathers day cards from home bargains yesterday for 39p each , price marked at 3.50

    Cards have items with them also,one has a medallion saying best dad, one had an air freshener , one had a flashing keyring, and one had a built in radio.

    Bargain!
    Originally posted by kazzieg
    Thanks Kazzie. Unfortunately we don't have a Home Bargains here but hopefully someone might find it useful.
    What Would Bill Buchanan Do?
    • babymoo
    • By babymoo 10th Jun 10, 2:05 PM
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    babymoo
    In martins e-mail this week there is a free card from hephalump worth 3.48. I couldn't find any fathers day cards that I liked so I opted for a birthday card for my mum which is on fathers day aswell. Have a peek if your strapped for cash. A card is always better than nothing!!
  • duhelu
    from another Forum Board
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2514595&highlight=fathers+go+free
  • cathys1
    we stuck photos onto the shiny side of a cd, and wrote " Daddy - you are the reflection of all the good in me" On the other side they decorated them with cd markers from poundland and stickers

    very cheap to make
  • Nergal
    Cheap (expletive deleted)
    You bunch of cheap (expletive deleted), after all he's done for you, all the expense stress and tears, and this is all he gets, a 60p card and 5 mins of your time on fake sentiment. If that's all he gets he will show real appreciation, but that's fake too.
  • stacylou
    You bunch of cheap (expletive deleted), after all he's done for you, all the expense stress and tears, and this is all he gets, a 60p card and 5 mins of your time on fake sentiment. If that's all he gets he will show real appreciation, but that's fake too.
    Originally posted by Nergal
    this is a money saving site, and most normal people would be greatful for most of these things.. its the thought that counts!!!
    • fantasia322
    • By fantasia322 15th Jun 10, 4:09 PM
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    fantasia322
    You bunch of cheap (expletive deleted), after all he's done for you, all the expense stress and tears, and this is all he gets, a 60p card and 5 mins of your time on fake sentiment. If that's all he gets he will show real appreciation, but that's fake too.
    Originally posted by Nergal
    Its not about what it costs surely, but about the feeling behind it.
    This sight is about saving money and i'd rather have a gift that cost nothing as long as it is given with love.
    Perhaps morepeople realise these days that all the commercialism of MUms and dads days means nowt
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