Frugalista Gifts: DAD & GRAD-Special without breaking the bank



Does Dad or the grad love impromptu dinner parties/get-togethers? If they love food  and/or entertaining, help them make it special. As Dartagnan (below) says: few pats tucked under chicken skin are revelatory.

   Special, memorable gifts without breaking your budget.



The Urbani White and Black Truffle black_white_butter_2_2Butters. So many dish variations to adorn or whip up.
$35 (incl. TAX)


$16 – truffle butter two 3 oz containers


Or, 2-3 bottles of these bundled with loafs of specialty bread, popcorn, thick steaks, etc; or kitchen tools/towel sets.

$17 (4.23 oz)Williams Sonoma


Or, if they’re more cowboy and/or into grilling, outfit them with the “Best Sauce on the Planet.” COWTOWN GIFT BOX includes Cowtown and Night Cowtown-Box-500px_mediumof the Living BBQ Sauces, Cowtown All-Purpose BBQ Seasoning, Cowtown Squeal Hog Rub and Cowtown Steak & Grill Seasoning. Several other gift sets available for under $30.  



For spicing up all of their meals, gift the Herbs of Provence. Your Dad or grad canherbs-of-provence-in-ceramic-crock-j add pizzazz to multiple dishes with this blend of dried herbs from the South of France. Comes in a pretty reusable covered Provençal crock.

$20 1-oz crock

$15 2-oz refill

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Could high quality, rich Expresso Powder or delectable Nielsen Massey Vanilla paste be the perfect gift for your baker? Bundle with a dessert cook book or baking tools. Made in USAimg26j

$11 Expresso, 1.8 oz.

$15 Madagascar Vanilla,  14 oz.


The perfect gift for the snacker? The Dried Fruit & Nut Flower Gift Box. A large, wooden tray filled with premium-quality dried fruit and nuts. For Dad/grad’s own snacking or for saving for future entertaining. Made in USA.

$69.95  2 lb. 12.5 oz. total

$29.95 Dried Fruit & Nut Gift Box, Small


Whether Dad or your grad chooses to eat these delectables solo or save for guests.  Also gives your gift recipient an ultra-special rainy day kit for an impromptu dinner party. One that will wow the grad’s friends. 

Gift idea out of stock? No longer available? Sale off now? No worries.
To find the best price and/or all retailers for a product:
Use shopping comparison tools, like bizrate, Shopzilla. Check out the top 15 shopping comparison sites and the top 11 shopping comparison apps.
Or, Google the gift choice, then click “Shopping” tab. Voila.


Thanks for stopping by.          
Please do check out more of our Frugalista Gift posts for gift inspiration or that just right presentation.

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Happy Frugalista shopping!


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