How to Celebrate Dads and Grads on a Budget


There are always several reasons to celebrate the start of summer! Beyond the kick-off to a season of outdoor sun and fun, it’s the perfect time to honor dads and grads.

Whether thanking Dad on Father’s Day or applauding the accomplishments of a new graduate, there are many ways to do so without over-taxing your wallet.

Here are some helpful tips from the discount experts at Dollar General to celebrate these special occasions easily and affordable.

Tech Gifts

If you’re looking for something practical to give Dad or your recent graduate, think about a tech gift. A new pair of headphones, a tablet or portable speakers will be appreciated in today’s on-the-go world, and these gifts can help your loved one navigate a busy schedule.

Throw a Summer Party

Consider gifting Dad new grilling accessories so he can show off his skills or throwing an outdoor party for your new graduate. Summer is the best time for friends, family and neighbors to get together to celebrate. Use colorful plates, napkins and tablecloths to set the mood for your party. A discount retailer like Dollar General has everyday low prices on paper products, condiments, grilling accessories and more for one-stop shopping to aid with your party planning.

Gift Cards

If you’re shopping for a picky Dad or graduate, or looking for an easy gift, gift cards are a convenient way to give something that will be appreciated and used. Consider gift cards for technology, restaurants and other retailers.

This summer, take more time to celebrate with friends and family, without breaking your budget.

Lee Miller
Lee Miller was born in Denison, TX and grew up in East Texas with his family. He studied music education at Stephen F. Austin State University taking a job in television on his last day of student teaching. Lee also provides business authoritative expertise to the broadcast industry as a consultant. Presently he is CEO of MSG Resources LLC, which specializes in consulting within broadcast best practices, distribution technologies and media strategy mastery. - - - - - Lee Miller is a well-known veteran of the broadcast media industry with particular experience in leading for-profit and non-profit broadcasting organizations. His career began in Lufkin, Texas in the early 80’s where he progressed from studio operations to creative services and network management. Mr. Miller has since received various professional designations and memberships such as Society of Broadcast Engineers accredited frequency coordinator, The Energy Professionals Association Certified Energy Consultant, and National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee & past Chair. Lee also serves as the Executive Director of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance, is a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee and is proud to be part of Texas Association of Broadcasters Golden Mic Club, highlighting extraordinary careers in broadcasting. Continued engagement with his community is at the core of his business practices serving on the board of the Salvation Army and as keyboardist for the contemporary worship band at Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Lee lives near Lufkin Texas on one of his family’s tree farms located in the Texas Forest Country region north of Houston. He is married to Kenla and has two grown children, Joshua, COO of MSGPR Ltd Co and Morgan, a Critical Care ICU RN.

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