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Celebrate Dad with Great Deals

Great gifts for Father’s Day don’t have to cost a lot.
Great gifts for Father’s Day don’t have to cost a lot. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19 and I’ve got a few ideas for you to spend quality time celebrating Dad without breaking the budget.

Thinking of eating out or getting dad a gift card for a good meal?

Bonefish Grill, Carraba’s and Outback are offering an extra $10 gift card when you guy a $50 gift card!

Dads eating at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on Sunday receive a $25 dining card.

Print this Baskin Robbins Coupon and save $3 of a Father’s Day cake.

Dads visiting Hickory Tavern on Sunday receives great deals on a special menu plus a free $10 gift card.

Most Dads are not looking for another tie, pair of socks or bathrobe. Here are a few unique gifts he might like instead.

Sign Dad up for the Craft Beer Club and save $5 and receive additional free gifts when you use coupon code DADSBEER . Offer ends June 20th!

Give Dad a picture to remind you of what a great Dad he is, at, use coupon code 70ART DAD16 and receive 70% off a Photo to Canvas plus get free shipping.

Portrait Innovations is offering several great photo gift ideas at deep discounts. Visit their website to learn more.

Personalized gifts are nice too, shop at and use coupon code 5068 and save %15 off a $50 purchase.

Great gifts for Father’s Day don’t have to cost a lot. Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers a few tips to make this a special Dad for you and your Dad.

Plan a Memory: Father’s Day is a time to set aside everything else and devote the day to your dear dad. If you are not a golfer but your dad is, take some time to share his favorite pastime. Go on a hike, a brewery tour, concert, camping trip or lunch at his favorite restaurant. Celebrate everything your dad has taught you, and also create something new and memorable with him on this very special day.

Share the Day: Sometimes we need to share Father’s Day with Dad and also brothers, uncles, godfathers, grandfathers, stepfathers and others. Host a celebration for your loved ones for maximum time with your favorite people. Mother’s Day is famous for brunch. On Father’s day host a BBQ, cookout or inclusive celebration.

Remember Father Figures: For some, Father’s Day is difficult as fathers have passed or may have been absent. Consider using this time as an opportunity to show appreciation for the male mentors in your life. A father figure is more than biological, and can be a role model, leader or inspirational man who helped shape your world.

Share Your Time & Express Gratitude: A national survey of the average American’s major life regrets highlighted that one of the biggest regrets is not spending more time with parents. Use this day to express how much your father has meant to you over the years. Communicate your gratitude, care and love during this time with him.

Tara McAlister is known as “The Deal Diva.” She shares shopping tips, coupon deals, and the best bargains at Charlotte area grocery stores each week. Want more great deals & savings tips? Follow the Deal Diva on Facebook - or on Twitter - @DealDivaCLT.