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Friday, June 11, 2010

Father's Day Gift Guide and Dockers Giveaway

I have been racking my brain for weeks trying to come up with the perfect gift for my husband for Father's Day. I have scoured tons of websites, lists, and Etsy shops and I think I finally figured out what I am going to give. Sorry, I can't tell you yet because the hubs may read this and ruin the suprise. So how about settling for some runner ups:

1. Handmade Beer Soap - I found these on Etsy by Beautiful Soaps. I think they are cool, unique and the perfect gift for the beer-lover in your family. Not only do they smell like your man's favorite beer, but they are made with essentail oils to help keep his skin smooth.


2. Daddy's Tie - Yes, ties for Father's Day are a little cliche, but I think that's why I love this idea for a first-time Dad. How absolutely precious are these ties that you can ink with your new baby's hand or foot prints? And what a sweet little memento for your husband's very first Father's Day.



3. Duct Tape Wallet - Here is an inexpensive, clever gift that's fun and useful! You know, duct tape has a hundred uses! If your husband is a handy-man, this this will be perfect. Better yet, I bet you can find a tutorial online and make one of these yourself!

4. Neck-Tie Sugar Cookies - You know the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, right? You can buy or make your dude's favorite dish, snack, or dessert and show him how much he means to you.


5. Dockers pants - We all want our men to look their best, and what better time than Father's Day to give your husband a nice addition to their wardrobe? Dockers make pants that are not only stylish, but comfy as well. You can't beat them. And have I got a suprise for you?! Dockers is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Father's Day by offering FIVE readers a pair of Dockers pants!!

Win it!!
We're doing it a little differently today. To be entered, just leave a comment here, telling me the best gift you ever gave for Father's Day (or the best gift you received).
Giveaway ends June 24, 2010 at midnight. 18 and older, US residents only. I did not receive anything for writing this post. This is purely my opinion.

117 comments:

  1. The best gift I ever gave for Father's Day was a quilt I made him and his favorite homemade chocolate cake with fluffy white icing.

    web2meb@live.com

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  2. I also entered your RAMY CHEEK Giveaway!

    web2meb@live.com

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  3. The best Father's Day gift that I gave to my dad was a personalized Bible. He loved it and took it to Church with him every Sunday.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  4. I WAS IN THE AIR FORCE 20 YEARS AND I GAVE HIM A BUNCH OF NEW UNIFORMS TO KEEP AND WEAR AND HE LOVED IT

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  5. The best give I ever gave my hubby for fathers day was his dream car, a red Shelby GT 500. Dont think I can top that!
    transamws602(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. That beer soap looks awesome. And Chris made himself a duct tape wallet. Weird. This year he is getting a thing that turns his iPhone into a remote

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  7. Thank you for the giveaway. The best thing I have ever given anyone for fathers day is when I gave my dad a hand written poem as a teen, he still has it!

    mrsmiki77 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. The best gift I ever gave my dad for father's day was a fishing pole. He loved it and used it for years!

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  9. A few years ago we gave my husband a hammock for Father's Day - he loves it and still uses it all the time.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  10. The best gift I ever received was the Neil Gaiman Sandman series from my wife!

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  11. The best gift I ever gave my dad was taking him and my mom on a vacation to the Black Hills with my husband and I and our two little ones.

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  12. The best father's day gift I gave my father wat a gift certificate to Omaha Steaks.
    nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

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  13. I created a poem just for my Dad and gave him his favorite candy of gummy bears in a glass jar. Every year I refill the jar with gummy bears.

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  14. Those cookies look tasty.

    And, I'd have to say the recliner I gave my hubby one year was a huge success.

    reallyareyouserious@gmail.com

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  15. The best gift I ever gave for Father's Day would have to be a leather wallet my dad had his eye on.

    Winterbreeze85 at yahoo dot com

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  16. The best gift I ever gave my Daddy was fishing trip on the Ogeechee River.
    He's been gone 18 years now and I miss him more and more every day.
    Rose Mary
    formosarose AT gmail DOT com

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  17. A book of pics of him and our daughter from birth till adulthood.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  18. I'm giving m Dad a kindle this year. He loves to read, so I think this should be great for him!

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  19. We went on vacation one year for Fathers Day.

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  20. the best gift I gave for father's day was front row seats to Jimmy Buffet concert!

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  21. The best Father's day gift my husband got from me was his favorite homecooked dinner after an afternoon of golf with his buddies.

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  22. The best ever Father's Day gift was one I gave with my sisters to my dad. It was 6 years ago. We bought him a porcelain figurine of Mickey Mouse, and created an airline ticket, taped it to Mickey's oustretched hand, and gave my dad a trip to Disney World (with all of us).

    cdziuba@aol.com

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  23. i gave my dad a picnic and a day with his grand daughters. it was the best wolfbayou@yahoo.com

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  24. One year I had zero money so I bought a half yard of very wild fabric and made my Dad a tie. He absolutely loved it - wore it to work at least once a week. Good call, me!
    wandapanda at live dot com

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  25. The best gift I ever gave was a scrapbook with pictures of my brother and I. Dad keeps it out on his coffee table.
    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  26. I got my dad a way awesome bbq plate!

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  27. Last year I gave my husband a black powder gun, which he would tell you is the best gift I've ever given. I don't know a darn thing about them, but he was thrilled when I got one for him--after much hinting of course!

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  28. My dad only lived through one Father's day after he became a grandpa. For that Father's Day we gave him a world's best grandpa t-shirt and he was so proud to wear it. That had to be his favorite Father;s day gift ever.
    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  29. The best gift he ever got was a grandson!!!!

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  30. The best gift I ever gave my husband was making him a father.

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  31. A HUGE gorilla statue for outside.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  32. I think the best gift I ever gave him was a Lazy Boy recliner. This was really something because I hate those big chairs. Anyway, my son helped me get the chair and rearrange the family room to make room for it. My husband walked in the room and I swear his eyes had stars in them when he saw it.
    missdeb1@earthlink.net

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  33. Last Father's Day our son was 18 months old and I had him paint on an art canvas. We had just re-decorated our room so I used paint that would match that and I just had our son go to town. It was so special and is now hanging on our wall.

    kats3682@yahoo.com

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  34. The best gift I've given to my Dad was entering a "description of Dad" contest, and writing about him, he won a gift card.

    He was thrilled with the words.
    He doesn't buy much for himself.

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  35. The best thing I ever gave my father was my love and there's nothing better than that!
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  36. The best gift Father's Day gift I ever gave my husband was our daughter!
    outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

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  37. The best gift I ever gave him was tickets to the ball game. He loves his baseball. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  38. On his 1st Father's Day I let him spend all day with his best buddy golfing.

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  39. the best gift that i have given my dad is spending the day with him. time is precious and we both enjoyed the long visit. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  40. My husband and I are giving my dad a guided fishing trip in Canada.. my husband is going with him too. That would be the best gift I gave my dad since he loves to fish and doesn't get to do it much anymore.

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  41. The best gift I gave for Father's day was a nice gas grill. It was used and appreciatedfor years.

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  42. I made my dad a photo calendar last year. It made him cry so I guess it was good!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  43. The best gift I've given? Not fair! We don't do Father's Day gifts. Just cards and love. Love is a good gift!

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  44. Last year I gave my dad a bunch of credits for Paperbackswap.com. He says it's the best present he ever received!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  45. When I was a teen, I gave my dad a poem I had written. He kept it for 5 years, when he passed away.

    bevwhip at yahoo dot com

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  46. I gave my husband a poem I wrote.

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  47. the best gift i have given was a pair of tickets to a professional soccer game. my dad loved it.

    strawberrystar07(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  48. Last year, Daddy took me out to dinner and the Jackson Browne Concert. It was a special night out and I won't forget it.
    Liz
    mysticraindropss(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. A gift certificate to borders bookstore....is that pathetic or what? We don't get very creative around here for father's day.

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  50. The best gift I ever gave him was a voucher for tickets to the Indianapolis 500 for the next year--he had always wanted to go.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  51. He's always loved the gifts our children bought at the school fairs for Fathers Day.
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  52. The best gift my siblings and I ever gave our dad was a jar full of memories. We each wrote about 150 things down on little slips of paper, and he was supposed to pull out one a day for a year to know we were thinking of him. Instead, he read them all in one sitting!

    michelle dot lee dot carter at gmail dot com

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  53. A fresh homemade strawberry pie was a huge hit!
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

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  54. Hand-signed memorabilia for his favorite obscure sports team in the year he liked. Thanks, ebay!

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  55. Best gift I've given was a card I spent hours creating for the big day.

    fatally_flayed@yahoo.com

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  56. best gift was a sweater - I think my Dad wore it every weekend for more than 30 years

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  57. The best gift I ever gave my husband for Father's Day was a getaway weekend for us. Thanks.

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  58. One Father's Day we gave my dad a new flat screen TV. He was shocked and LOVED IT!!

    sgibbs58(at)aol(dot)com

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  59. I gave my father a golf gift certificate. He was happy!
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I gave my dad a cooler full of imported beer. I think that was the happiest I've ever seen him. :)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  61. The best gift I ever gave my dad was a plane ticket to go see his parents.

    summer.tidmore at yahoo dot com

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  62. I wrote a poem for my dad and gave him a jar of his favorite candy: gummy bears. Every year I refill his jar with gummy bears.

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  64. The best gift I ever gave my Dad was a photo collage of his parents starting from a picnic photo from 1928 through 1978, it was an awesome gift for us both~I learned so much about my family & he was so touched!
    Lethea B
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  65. Every year for Father's Day I give my husband a new 8 x 10 photo of him and the kids. He always says that this is the best gift.

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  66. a t-shirt from the high school he went to back east

    chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

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  67. Th best gift we gave our dads on father's day was the news that they would soon be meeting their first grandbaby!
    soluckyducky(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Probably a trip to Yosemite.

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  69. I acknowledged my boyfriends status as a father. Seems simple but no one else had done it for him...his daughter is 30 yo.

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  70. the best gift would have been a set of cufflinks with his initials

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  71. I got my dad a Weber BBQ... he lit up and knocked me over with a huge hug. He put it together and we made dinner together, yum!

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  72. The best gift was when I made him his Mom's recipe for chocolate cake. His mom is no longer living. He loved that.

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  73. The best gift was a BBQ grill. I am a grilling addict. Give me something to grill and I am a happy man.

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  74. Best gift I ever gave was a zippo with his kids name engraved on it.

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  75. The best gift I gave my sports freak hubby was an autographed jersey of one of his fav players.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  76. I got him one of those picture frames where you can record a message and put a photo of the kids and recorded the kids saying Happy Father's Day I Love You to him. Too cute. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(at)aol(DOT)com

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  77. My husband always mourned the loss of his high school class ring...I had a duplicate made and inscribed for Father's Day. He loves it and never takes it off.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  78. I got my dad what I thought was a hideous tie as a joke, but he actually loved it and wore it for years and years. It was wide, with some weird paisley design (this was in the 1970's) in yellow, blue, red, brown....

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  79. The best gift, I took a big box of old photos, and had them put on a digital picture frame ---he loved it.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  80. tools cause He loves tools of most kinds.
    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  81. I gave him $100 bucks


    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  82. The best gift I ever gave was cash. He loved it!

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  83. Best was a cord of firewood to my father; he loved it.

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  84. The best gift I ever gave was a grill. My dad loves to cook out for my mom and sister.

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  85. A Clint Eastwood boxed collectors set of DVDs. He loved them!

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  86. Best gift I ever gave my hubby was our youngest son who was born the 6/17/01...Father's Day. Best gift I ever gave my dad was a Brooks Bros. ties [what can I say, he loved Brooks Bros.]

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  87. Best FD gift was a trip to Vegas...he loved it!

    judychrz at gmail.com

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  88. Quite honestly,I can't remember the best Father's Day gift I gave my dad.He passed away over 20 years.But I have a feeling he would say the best gift I gave him was his grandchildren :)
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  89. I gave my Dad a picture I drew of kids on a playground. He really loved it and still has it all these years later.


    spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

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  90. The best gift i ever gave my dad on fathers day was a guided fishing trips. This has always been his dream so we all piched in to make it come true.
    melaniecalcut@gmail.com

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  91. the best gift was a photobook of my son and my dad

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  92. THe best given was from me and the kids to my husband and was a handheld gps he wanted thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  93. The best gift I ever gave was a newborn baby! ;)

    Thanks!
    janel_marie at yahoo dot com

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  94. one year i gave my dad a drill and he was really happy!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  95. The best gift I got were cards and art made by my kids

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  96. The best gift I've given my dad is is my time every week. I shop for him, do his laundry, run his errands, and just spend some time with him. It's the highlight of his week. frisbeemisty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. My dad is super hard to buy for so one time I made him chocolate dipped homemade marshmallows. He loves chocolate covered marshmallows and thought that they were great!

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  98. The best gift I gave was a family picture specially framed.

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  99. The best gift I ever gave to my dad was tickets to Broncos Fan Fair.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  100. My sisters and I bought him season tickets for the races!
    Thanks - Sarah Z
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  101. Since I was born on Father's Day, My dad says I'm the best gift he has received...awww

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  102. The best give ever given for Father's Day was a collage of pictures of my family. It's still hanging in the house and brings up so many good memories. Thanks so much for this offer. camsgram@kc.rr.com

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  103. the best gift I ever gave my husband for father's day was his son. He'll tell ya the same thing =)

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  104. A photo book of our fam vacation.

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  105. Thanks for the giveaway...the best Father's Day gift I gave to my Dad was a shadow box for the WWII & Korean War medals & decorations he earned in the Army.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  106. The ESPN total sports DirecTV package last year, so my dad could watch his favorite team the New Orleans Saints play and win the Super Bowl. We live in a different state now, so him getting to see the entire season was a big deal.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  107. the best gift that i ever gave for Father's Day was family pictures.

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  108. I think the best gift I ever gave my dad was a framed photo of him & his first grandchild. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  109. The best gift I gave was a very nice mens gold bracelet a few years back

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  110. The best gift I ever gave was an afghan that I crocheted myself. I only know how to crochet ONE stitch, but that is enough to make an afghan!

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  111. The best gift I ever gave my father gift boxes of DVDs. I gave him the Indiana Jones Collection and The Godfather Collection and he loved them!

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  112. I gave my dad a box of steaks for Father's Day. He loved it!

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  113. The best Father's Day gift that I gave to my dad was a shirt and pant

    rajee@momsfocusonline.com

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