May 26, 2011 11:25 AM
Dear Outblush: My father is a bit of a challenge to shop for. First of all he is magnificently wealthy so he tends to buy himself whatever he thinks he may want. For example last week he bought a tiny baby gryffin to keep as a watch-chimera for our lagoon. It can be difficult to keep up with that kind of expenditure. My brother and I usually plan an untimely and extravagant end for someone on the wrong side of a family feud as a surprise for Father's Day, but our familial battling seems to be at a standstill this year and we were told not to assassinate anyone. Neither of us wants to be grounded or maimed so we really do need some help picking out something he'd really like. His hobbies are plotting mayhem, doing great battle, and wooing our mother. Any help would be most appreciated. Darkly yours, Wednesday Addams
Hey Wednesday! Sounds like your Pops is quite the character. I tried to find some treats and toys that cater to his particular peccadilloes. A little bit maniacal, a little bit dangerous, and lot awesome. If you don't think any of the gifts I came up with are going to work out you can always risk a mild grounding and burst that simmering family peace with an elaborate execution. He might be so excited to go back to the trenches he'll forgive your faux pas.
1 - Murray's Superior Hair Dressing Pomade ($3)
3 - The Best Tango Album in the World Ever ($13)
4 - 12-Piece Throwing Knife Super Set ($25)
5 - New Bright Radio Control Sea Ray Boat ($90)
6 - Velvet Smoking Jacket ($495)
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