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Top 10 Creative Gifts for Dads

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Ever wondered what to buy for dear old dad for Father's Day? Then look no further than About Fatherhood's gift guide. Here you will find creative and clever gifts that are truly out of the ordinary.

1. Collectible Stadium Miniatures

Collectible Stadium Miniatures
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Have a dad who loves baseball or football and is a loyal fan? Or maybe he just has a fond memory of a great football or baseball game. Consider a scale replica of his favorite stadium! Makes a great conversation piece and will elicit lots of sports stories.

2. Executive Punching Bag

Executive Punching Bag
Some dads deal with stress by getting angry and violent. If your dad is one of those, consider an Executive Punching Bag. Put it in his office, his den at home, or next to his easy chair to work off that anger and frustration.
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3. Executive Sand Box

Executive Sandbox
If, however, your dad prefers to relax after a stressful day, then maybe this sandbox is just the trick. The box includes sand, sand toys, a beach umbrella and chair. It’s as good as a vacation day at the beach (well, maybe not…).
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4. Man Candles

Yankee Candle Man Candle
For the dad who has almost everything, consider a candle with a distinctive man's scent. Choose from Riding Mower, 2x4, First Down or Man Town. These would be a great gift for a dad's man cave or just for fun.

5. Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope

Discovery Sky and Land Telescope
A very user friendly telescope for checking out objects far away. A great gift for the dad with a natural curiosity. And the kids can enjoy it was well as they and their dad explore the heavens.
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6. Make Your Own Opoly

Make Your Own Opoly
Make Your Own Opoly
Love Monopoly? Who doesn't? This game kit allows you to customize your Monopoly game. Make one using favorite family memories, dad's hometown, or his college.

7. Talking Pedometer

Talking Pedometer
If your dad is walking for exercise or fun, this is a great gift. This pedometer not only keeps track of distances, but it will tell you out loud how far you have gone. It also plays seven electronic melodies to help dad stay on pace with his walking.
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8. Pro Thumb Wrestling Ring

Thumb Wrestling
Did you ever do thumb wars with your dad? Then he will love the Thumb Wrestling Ring. This is a little device that fits over the hands of the thumb wrestlers to make thumb wrestling even more realistic and exciting.
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9. The Small Ecosphere

The Small Ecosphere
Inside each EcoSphere are active microorganisms, bright red shrimp and algae; all in filtered seawater. Because the unit is a self-containing ecosystem, you never have to feed the life within. Fun to observe as the cycle of life moves forward!
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10. Jumbo Duct Tape Book

Jumbo Duct Tape Book
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If your dad is like my dad, duct tape is the solution to almost any problem.  Your dad will LOVE the Jumbo Duct Tape Book.  It is full of comical and mostly silly ways to use duct tape.  He will laugh his way through the day as he reads this book.

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