May 24, 2011 11:54 AM
Stephanie T writes, "Hey Outblush! This year my sisters voted to put me in charge of a Father's Day gift for our dad. (Well, really my older sister forced me into it since my younger sister just sits there looking cute. How RUDE!) Anyway, our father is a single guy who's raising us as best he can (along with some help from our two uncles). We'd really like to show him how much we care in hopes that our Father's Day
episode ends in plenty of hugging. He's a clean freak who likes to think he's strict with the rules, but inside he's a big softie! At his job as a morning talk show host, he can get into some pretty zany situations! Please help us pick out the perfect gift!"
HI Stephanie! Sounds like your house is pretty full! We'd like to give your dad some major props. Being a single parent isn't easy: you have to fill the shoes of both mom and dad at the same time. We bet he works all day, drives you too and from Honey Bee meetings, cooks dinner, and still has time to give you advice before bed. Hopefully we've found some items that will make your dad feel like all those cheesy pep talks, life lessons, and hug-able moments are appreciated!
Want to give dad a break from cleaning? Gift him something that will keep the house spotless but require minimum help on your part! He'll love having the (1) iRobot Roomba 560 ($340) clean all his floors, or better yet, give him a day off by letting someone from (2) Molly Maid ($inquire) break out the Spic N Span.
Give him something to talk about on his morning show: you! Who says dad needs a network logo coffee mug when he can drink his morning roast out of the (3) #1 DAD Coffee Mug ($15)? Let's just hope he's not recounting the time you accidentally dropped his wedding band down the sink drain on TV. Maybe dad should receive a (4) Budd Leather Ring Box ($36)!
You can always give him something practical. What dad doesn't want a new pair of (5) Dockers Signature Khaki Pants ($55)--with pleats, of course! But you know what we think your dad will really love? Spending more time with you on the rolling hills near your home. Pack a meal in the (6) Picnic Time Malibu Insulated Shoulder Pack ($72), grab a blanket, and have a picturesque lunch together, worthy of a heart-warming sitcom theme song.
(MODG, does this qualify us for a lifetime membership of the DTDHC?)
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