Top 10 Creative Gifts for Dads

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Fathers can be hard to buy for. Dads often just go and get what they need when they need it. Kids often complain that fathers say that they don't need anything so finding a gift for their father can be really difficult. We can all identify with that issue as both a gift giver and a gift receiver.  

If you are wondering what to buy for dear old dad for Father's Day, Christmas, or a birthday, then look no further than this guide to some creative and unique gifts for fathers. Here you will...MORE find creative and clever gifts that are truly out of the ordinary.

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    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! These collectible stadium miniatures make great conversation pieces and will elicit lots of sports stories from dad's wealth of sports knowledge and trivia.

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    Executive Punching Bag

    Some dads deal with stress by getting angry, frustrated, and even aggressive. 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. A little boxing action can help blow off some steam.

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    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, but it will be a chance to step away from the stress of the day and at least remember the beauties of his favorite sandy beach.

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    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. Candles for men may seem a little counter-intuitive, but once you catch a whiff of these man-focused candles, you will think again. These would be a great gift for a dad's man cave or just for fun.

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    Discovery Sky and Land Telescope

    This telescope is a very user-friendly item for checking out objects far away. It is a great gift for the dad with a natural curiosity. And the kids can enjoy it ​as well as they and their dad explore the heavens or the local mountainside looking for wildlife.

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    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. You can even make one that is totally unique to your dad and enjoy lots of fun remembering stories and moments from his life and times.

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    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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    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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    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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    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.