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Happy Father's Day from Design2Share! As we have for past holidays, we're going to theme our favorites to appeal to the hearts and minds of dads everywhere.

And please check out our Father's Day special Q&A on So What Is This Feng Shui Stuff? to get some tips on energizing the home office . . . and even your boat!

 

Drunk.  Favorite Dad Gizmo

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MyFountain is a robotic bartending device that lets you dispense drinks lightning-fast as you press its LCD touchscreen. This countertop device connects to an undercounter refrigerator that contains about a dozen of your favorite drinks and mixers -- and a great feature sanitizes the dispenser lines with hot water so you won't have residual beer taste in your Diet Coke. Program in your own concoctions, add fizz to drinks, and even use this gizmo's memory to access scads of drink recipes. This will have you rocking your home bar/lounge scene!

 

Dying from the heat.  Favorite Hot Room for Dad

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PC Magazine has a cool DIY plan to build The Ultimate Game Room. Awesome! And check out their updated picks for The Ultimate Gaming Devices for your Man Cave.

 

Chef.  Favorite Dad Recipe

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Everybody Likes Sandwiches, our favorite food blogsite, has a great recipe for sour-sweet Bitter Orange Ice Cream. It's easy to whip up and doesn't require an ice cream maker, so go, Dad, go!

 

Can't write anything.  Favorite New Business Idea for Dad

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Thanks to Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realty's Brad Wilson for sending us information on this listing -- a great way for any Dad (or Mom) to start a business in one of the quaint Delaware River towns on the Pennsylvania side. Here's the description:

The Solomon Fulmer General Store in the village of Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania has been a community anchor since it was built in the 1890s. This Victorian frame structure features decorative eaves, large stained-glass windows, an aluminum roof, and a front deck and covered front porch for outdoor seating and entertaining. There is a large open gallery 33 x 23 feet with hardwood floors and tract lighting on the main floor, with a powder room and another room which could be converted to an office. A side entrance stairway goes up to a second-and-third-floor 2 BR apartment that boasts a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, and hardwood floors. Lots of parking on the side and front, plus a detached Carriage Barn. Village Center zoning is flexible and presents the new buyer with lots of options.

 

Kicking a can.  Favorite Dad Getaway

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The 26,000-acre Sun Ranch in Cameron, Montana is a place where Dad can fish for rainbow trout or hunt free-range, organic elk during the day, then kick back and relax in five-star comfort at their eco-friendly lodge. We also like their policy of planting 10 trees in the Amazon for every guest.

 

Mowing the grass.  Favorite Lawn Mower for Dad

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We liked the reviews for the Worx 13-Amp 16-Inch Electric Lawn Mower, a reasonably-priced, quiet-running, environmentally-minded lawn mower made for dads with smaller yards. And the mower has great features like soft-grip handles and a 13-gallon grass box with a see-through panel to let you know when it's full.

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