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Props for your pops
CHERYLL GILLESPIE Special to QMI Agency Why is it dads are notoriously difficult to buy for? I'm not sure why, but this year Samantha and I put our heads together to come up with some great 'designer' ideas for dad. Everyone knows dads love to grill so how about a fabulous pizza oven? Barbecue pizzas are delicious and a new way for dad to show off his culinary skills. I've noticed some outstanding ovens available at chain stores this year and one is at the top of my wish list. They are expensive so you may want to team up with mom and your siblings on this one. Remember when you give a gift such as a grill to include a basket of ingredients so dad can get cooking without delay - and arrive hungry! Dads love tools and a new cordless drill will never go unused. The new drills are lightweight and packed with power. So check dad's tool room and see what he's using right now and then go shopping. If he has a big cumbersome
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PEGGY ARMSTRONG I showed my husband an advertisement for pink coloured tools and asked him whether he would ever use them. He said, 'no' - so I bought three of them. I plan to continue collecting them so I don't worry about not finding my tools when I need them because he couldn't find his tools and borrowed mine. Other women who want to try the same strategy, or who just like pink, can find drill already, get him a tiny lightweight one for those quick jobs around the house; he'll love it. You know I am a big book lover and I am constantly collecting gorgeous volumes, but dads also love books. He'll love to sit and flip the pages of a coffee table book on vintage cars, hot rods, motorcycles or even the history of golf or fly-fishing. As a bonus it will look great on the coffee table and mom won't hide it away. Or, how about creating The Book of Dad? It's fairly easy to create a fabulous bound book online today or from your local photo store. Collects pictures of dad from his youth, the teen years, the early mom-and-dad years and, of course, include lots of pictures of you and dad. He'll cherish the book and you've just created a true family heirloom. Plan ahead for this one as it can take up to three weeks to arrive. An iPad may not be on the top of dad's wish list, but once he has one he'll wonder how he lived without one for so long. I gave my dad one last Christmas and was hesitant the tools at Home Hardware on Kent Street in Lindsay. Home Hardware Corp. buys them from the Breast Cancer Foundation and a percentage of sales are donated to the organization. According to store manager Chad Broad they have carried the tools for about five years and sales continue to grow. The line includes a 16 oz. claw hammer, retracta-bit screwdrivers, measuring tape, kneeling pad, level, utility knife, pruner set and He's the best man you know, so why not honour your dad by giving him the ultimate man cave. to do so but he loves it; he's now he's taking iPad classes and can't function without it -- who knew? Well I guess I did, even though I did hesitate and second-guess my shopping list. How about a new hammock to go with that iPad? Can't you just imagine dad lounging in the hammock, researching car restorations garden tools. The tool box and tool belts are new this year. The tools are designed the same as regular tools, just that they're pink. The store has sold pink items before, he said. Boots and hard hats from Moxie Trades "trickled out" but sales didn't take off. Broad said that women are buying the breast cancer tools either for themselves or their daughters and they're growing in popularity. this summer. There are many fabulous traditional hammocks, and some exciting new modern designs, available at all our favourite big box stores this year for super reasonable prices. Of course, you could also give dad a certificate for a design consultation to design 'his ultimate dream space!' There's no one like dad so show him how much you care this year with a super special gift, something fabulous that he'll get countless hours of use and enjoyment from. Now that's fabulous living! THIS AND THAT One of our favourite weekend activities is to scour the Lindsay Post ? FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012 QMI Agency neighbourhood garage and estate sales in search of fabulous design items; you just never know what you will find. Always think outside the box and keep your creative hat on tight. Remember you can remake just about anything using a little creativity, imagination, nails, glue and spray paint. Supplied photo Women are buying the breast cancer tools either for themselves or their daughters and they're growing in popularity.