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Thoughtful & Frugal Gift for my Dad!

October 1st, 2014 at 04:08 pm

Last weekend, my father & I went to Longwood Gardens, in PA. Its a beautiful garden/conservatory that was once part of a DuPont Estate. The place is something that is close to my family's hearts for many reasons.

However, my Dad & I are the photography hobbyists and last year we went for the day on a Groupon. Groupon had the same deal again this year - Tickets at $9 each, so he & I headed up there on Sunday.

We went very early in the morning & skipped the sites we have seen the most and headed straight to their new section, the Meadow Garden. Absolutely gorgeous! We spent about 4 hours walking around, talking and taking pictures.

Sunday afternoon, I edited and uploaded many to share. My Dad said he loved the day and we promised to make it a tradition and plan to go next year too.

Anywhoo, in addition to the Groupon discounted tickets, I found a great way to commemorate the day after receiving a free Shutterfly Coffee mug code from Kelloggs. Thanks to their random email, I put one of the pictures from the day at Longwood on a mug.

Mugs are normally $14.99, but I only have to pay the $6.99 shipping for a gift for my coffee addicted father. Woohoo!

4 Responses to “Thoughtful & Frugal Gift for my Dad!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is an excellent way to commemorate the day and I'm sure he will cherish it. Shutterfly has those photo albums that often really reasonable, too! Maybe one for Christmas with the photos you took the last two years?

  2. Kiki Says:

    I got the offer too and am trying to decide which pic to use.

  3. snafu Says:

    How wonderful to spend the day one-on-one with dad and blend it with your photographic hobby. A personalized commemorative mug seems the perfect gift. What a thoughtful daughter you are.

  4. alice4now Says:

    Sounds like the perfect way to spend time with your dad, and it will be a great gift!

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