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Top Valentine's Day Gifts for Fathers

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Buying a gift for a man for Valentine's Day can be really difficult. While some men like romantic and mushy ideas, others would rather have something more masculine. These gift ideas try to strike the balance and offer your dad (or your children's dad) a gift that he will enjoy, that will be memorable, and will not be too sentimental for Valentine's Day.

1. Silver Magnet Balls

Magnet Balls
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What a cool gift for any man! This set of 216 small magnetic balls (they are only 3 mm across) can be formed into a million different shapes and projects. My adult sons love these and can play with them for hours. You have to see them to appreciate them.
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2. Turkish Terry Cloth Robe

Turkish Terry Cloth Robe
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This Lands End product is a first rate terry cloth robe that any many will enjoy. It is full length and very soft, and yet does not look feminine like so many of the terry robes you see in the stores. Your dad will appreciate just a little sense of pampering if this gift is wrapped up for Valentine's Day.

3. Magnetic Wrist Band

Magnetic Wrist Band
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If your dad is a do-it-yourselfer, he will love this gift. This wrist band will hold metal parts like nuts, bolts and screws while he is working. No man likes to have to hunt down the little miniscule part he dropped; with this band, he can just stick it onto the wrist band and forget it until he needs it.
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4. Fogless Lighted Shower Mirror

Fogless Shower Mirror
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Shaving in the shower is an experience many dads feel that they could not live without. If your dad likes to shave in the shower, this lighted shower mirror is a gift that he will appreciate. It is lighted, and will not fog up from shower steam. It will attach to any shower surface and will be a gift dad will enjoy every day. It does require AA batteries, so make sure you have them on hand.
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5. Stainless Steel Wallet

Stainless Steel Wallet
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The latest craze in men's accessories is the stainless steel wallet. It keeps its shape, protects the contents from sweat and grime, and actually shields the RFID chips in many of today's credit and debit cards from being scanned maliciously. This wallet from Ogon is very sleek and lightweight and will please any father.
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6. Heart Rate Monitor Watch

Heart Rate Monitor Watch
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If your dad is into fitness, or wants to be, a heart rate monitor watch is an excellent gift. This model from EKHO is very full featured. It keeps average rate readings from prior exercise times and helps your dad keep his exercise regimen within recommended heart rate levels with a visual and auditory alarm if he gets above or below the recommendations. And because it is Valentine's Day, protecting your dad's heart is a meaningful gift.
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7. Make Your Own Opoly Game

Make Your Own Opoly
Make Your Own Opoly
Love Monopoly? Who doesn't? This game kit allows you to customize your Monopoly game just for dear old dad. Make one using favorite family memories, dad's hometown, or his college. It is a memorable gift and one that lets you make it just for him.
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8. A Guy's Guide to Great Eating

A Guy’s Guide to Great Eating - Cookbooks for Men
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This is one of my favorite cookbooks for men. If your dad is into cooking, Don Mauer's book is one that he will love. Don is also the author of the classic Lean and Lovin' It. Every recipe in this book has less than 25% of its calories from fat but still tastes great. From pancakes to burgers and from chili to potatoes, the recipes in this book will delight the father who finds himself needing a low fat diet. But he will enjoy cooking the food and eating it with the family, knowing that he is respecting a better nutritional approach
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9. Espresso/Cappuccino Machine

Cuisinart Espresso/Cappuccino Machine
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Does your dad spend more money at Starbucks than he does on you? This top rated espresso and cappuccino machine will be a sure hit. He can be his own barista and love the outcome with this easy to use and full-featured machine. It even comes with a cup warmer to make that latte taste even better.
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10. Kodak EasyShare P85 Digital Frame

Kodak P85 Digital Photo Frame
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A digital picture frame that can sit on his desk or in his work station will be a very welcome gift. The Kodak P85 takes an SD card or a USB flash drive for storing the pictures, and the LCD frame has high resolution and works well in any light. It's 8 inch display is also large enough to see Dad's favorite photos.
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