A Tribute to Fathers – Thank You for Being You

Father’s Day is about expressing your unconditional love to an exceptional ‘father figure’.

In fact, you should be thanking your mentor or parent each day for their love and support in your life. Have you got anything special planned for your dad yet? Although it is not a public holiday, this coming Sunday, 18 June, it is still a time of celebration and a reminder to say ‘thank you’ to your father in a distinctive manner. To the dads out there – you may think that the things you do go unnoticed, but DebtSafe wants to remind you that the world would be a lot emptier without you. You contribute to the value of your kids and those around you. Thank you for being you, and for all that you do.

Wikus Olivier, debt management expert at DebtSafe, says: “There are various affordable things that you can do with your dad and gifts that you can buy for him. You do not have to go to financial extremes to enjoy some quality time with your dad, stepdad, grandad, great grandfather, uncle or father-in-law”. Here are a few options that you can keep in mind:

Affordable gifts and card ideas

  • If you have been a good financial steward and saved for your Father’s Day gift, take a look at the various stores you can choose from (gifts starting at under R100): Dis-Chem, Clicks, NetFlorist, COM, Mancrate.co.za, Cape Union Mart, Pick n Pay or Woolworths.
  • Homemade gifts and card concepts (especially for the young ones) are endless. Here are ideas that you can put to creative use:
  • A ‘chocolate card’ or ‘daddy figure frame’ – see Pinterest for ideas.
  • Handmade cards (toddlers) – see KraftiMama for ideas.
  • ‘Do it yourself’ gift ideas from a watch stand to an apron – see CountryLiving’s page for ideas. 

Reasonably priced outings

  • Talking about reasonably priced venues, what about a “lekker” braai with no venue costs involved? There is nothing better than great company around the braai and dinner table in your own home. If you aren’t the biggest meat lover, what about a picnic in grandad’s garden with your favourite, affordable snacks instead?
  • If you have saved for an outing away from home and live in, or near, metro / urban areas, choose your dad’s favourite activity and pre-book your visit beforehand (where needed): Joburg Zoo (R80 per adult), Compu-Kart (Edenvale – between R80 to R250 per driver), Fun Fishing (South Johannesburg – R50 per person), Orlando Towers’ vertical adventure centre (Soweto – R60 viewing platform), Franschoek motor museum (R80 per adult), Beer tasting Cape Town (R50 per person), Air Force Museum (Port Elizabeth – no entrance fee is charged), Durban’s Botanical Gardens (free entrance), Acrobranching (Centurion – between R50 to R280)  or The Climbing Barn (Pretoria – R100 per adult, day pass). 

The DebtSafe team hereby gives a huge round of applause to all the daddy-O’s and reminds South Africans to enjoy Father’s Day on an affordable budget. Join in the fun and celebrate your ‘father figure’ this coming Sunday. DebtSafe offers a Debt Management Program for over-indebted consumers. Do you want to change your financial situation for the better? Contact DebtSafe’s team and kick-start your journey to a new beginning – financial freedom. SMS your name and INFO to 30898 (at no charge) for your free debt assessment.

About DebtSafe:

DebtSafe is a registered debt counsellor and has helped thousands of over-indebted South Africans to clear their debt via its innovative debt counselling program. Start your new beginning by contacting one of our skilled debt advisors:  0861 100 999; email: info@debtsafe.co.za or SMS “info” to 30898 (free of charge).

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