Pamela writes, "Thank you for all you do, Outblush! Now here's a hard one: father/daughter Father's Day gifts! This particular combo is a 3 yr old and a rather conservative (lawyer) 35 yr old dad but I'd like ideas for, oh, the next 10 years of Father's Day gifts for them!"
Hey, Pamela! I've put together a few gift ideas you can use through the years. Put any of these alongside a homemade card or drawing and Dad's heart is sure to melt!
1. Dad's Book of Awesome Projects ($13) This book is full of projects he can do for and with his daughter.
2. A Song of Ice and Fire Book Set ($21) Send him on an epic reading adventure. It'll give him something to obsess over when he's not concentrating on cases at work!
3. Filson Original Briefcase ($225) This bag is a winning combo of manly and modern.
4. Vader's Little Princess ($9) A definite must have to help beef up the dad and daughter bedtime book collection.
5. OtterBox iPhone 4/4S Defender Series Case ($50) Protect his phone from little hands.
6. Nest Learning Thermostat ($250) This easy-to-control thermostat seems to be on every dad's wish list.
7. Custom Double-Old Fashioned Glasses ($50, set of 4) I bet both the job and the three-year-old make him yearn for an end-of-the-day cocktail sometimes!
8. Dad Decorative Sign ($15) This sweet sign will spiffy up his office, especially if it's hanging above the next item...
9. Canvas Gallery Wraps ($70-100) What dad wouldn't want to see his smiling daughter's face hanging on the wall?
10. Daddy is my Hero Keychain ($15) and Personalized Handwriting Keychain ($48) Start with Daddy is My Hero and move to the personalized keychain when she learns to write.
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