Great Gift Ideas for Single Dads

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Whether it’s Fathers Day, Christmas or a birthday, it can be really tough finding a great gift for the single dad in your life. Here are some creative gift ideas that were mentioned by single dads when asked, “What would be a great gift that would recognize your special role as a single father?”

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    Finding Nemo is one of the great single dad movies of all time. Who can forget Marlin’s life lessons while looking for his son?  The characters are fun, the colors and visuals are amazing, and the kids will love it.  And there are plenty of adult references too that will make you groan and laugh - and the kids will wonder what THAT was all about!

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    If your single dad (or grandfather) can remember wax lips and Pez, then you will want to check out this great source for the favorite candies of his youth.  I had so much fun reminiscing on this site, remember the candy favorites of my younger years.  Your dad will love it too.

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    If your single dad likes to cook, then a George Foreman grill may be a great gift. Find them in all shapes and sizes, depending on the needs of your dad and his family. A grill can cook food fast and healthy—important parts of a single dad’s priorities.

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    Any father who has the experience of raising children alone will appreciate this book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for the Single Father. Everything he needs to know, from shopping and cooking to discipline and homework, is all here.  Surviving single fatherhood can be a challenge, and this book is the all-in-one reference for single dads.

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    If you are just bound and determined that your dad needs a new tie, then look no further than They have a great selection of creative and colorful ties to meet a dad’s fondest wishes. For dads who need to wear ties or work, or for those who only occasionally tie one around their necks, you can find just the right tie for your dad.  

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    This is a gift of great fun for a single dad, and extends his outdoor fun into the evening hours. This flying disk has LED lights on board, allowing the kids to play with dad outside or at the park long into the evening.  Dads love spending quality time with the kids and this fun gift is just the thing to build some fun memories together.

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    This is a great product! Just attach a colored disk to your key ring, the remote control or anything else dad might lose. Then a push of the colored button on the remote beeps and flashes to help you find your missing object. I can't tell you how much a gift like this will mean to a harried single dad.

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    You can submit artwork by mail or online and then create a coffee mug, a watch, a wall clock or other gifts with your photo embedded. What dad wouldn't love to see his child's smiling face every time he took a sip of coffee or checked the time?