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Fathers Day 2013 is fast approaching, and the variety of possible gifts might seem overwhelming. Don’t fret; CBS Local has done the shopping (or at least the browsing) for you. Whether you’re looking for a humorous gag gift or a useful investment, we’ve got you (and Dad) covered, at any budget. You save time, and Dad gets something he wants but doesn’t have to pay for. Everybody wins.
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It’s the Thought (Under $25)
Keep the Father’s Day mood light with Spoon Sisters’ Work Less Play More notepad. This pad’s sheets of paper crumple up into various sports ball shapes. He’ll enjoy taking a break from work for a quick game of trashcan basketball.
Although most dads wouldn’t think to request candles as gifts, this flammable trinket is the perfect relaxation aid for Mr. Over-Stressed and Under-Appreciated. Dad can light Uncommon Goods‘ Porcelain Campfire and decompress from a long day; a malted beverage is optional. The whimsical “campfire” shape adds a manly spin what some might see as a less than manly gift.
Think back to pictures of your dad growing up: the jean shorts, the huge glasses, the oh-so-white sneakers. Face it… dads are the original hipsters. And Fred Flare recognizes this. Its book Dads Are The Original Hipsters comes complete with silly photos and commentary from the blog of the same name. Leaf through pages of dads in knit hats and Chukka boots with your own dad. You’re guaranteed a laugh. Bonus points if he busts out his own hipster pics from back in the day.
Work Less Play More Ball Paper Notepad – Spoon Sisters ($8.95)
Porcelain Campfire – Uncommon Goods ($20.00; $11.99 on sale)
Dads Are The Original Hipsters – Fred Flare ($13.95)