LIVING: How to celebrate dads and grads on a budget

father-and-grad(StatePoint) 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 affordably.

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.

To save time and money on your summer fanfare, you can visit more than 11,800 Dollar General stores nationwide or shop online at

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

June 11, 2015
The Journal For Community News, Business and The Arts serving the African American community in Minneapolis-St.Paul. Available on news stands and online at

1815 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 588-1313


Download our Media Kit (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Newspaper Deadlines
-Classified: Ad inquiries due one week prior to run date Wednesday
-Display: Space reservation due one week prior to run date and material due Wednesday the week prior to run date.
-Insight News print edition is published weekly on Mondays

For more information call: 612.588.1313