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It’s that time of year when we search out  suggestions for gifts for the parents. Here is a simple in inexpensive list.

For Fathers we have the following gifts:

#5 –GPS for their car. They no longer will have to fear the backseat driver. It also gives them a chance to brag about their new gadget. Amazon.com will have it for a relatively inexpensive cost. Best Buy will also have a discounted section for GPS.

# 4- Desk Top Valet Charger. It will enable all the charging of cell phones,ipods and any other gadget that needs nightly plugging in, as well as resting place for their keys. Prices begin at $49.99 and range up to $140 for the deluxe versions.  Target and Walmart  are carrying wonderful versions of it.

# 3- Gift Certificate to Armour®Fleece Hoodies. They are warm and fashionable. If you log on to www.sportsauthority.com you can see a wide variety.

#2 –Digital Camera. This will enable him to have a gadget that will be easily used to enhance his hobbies. He can be the rescuer of the day with a quick snap shot when needed. Target, Best Buy and Walmart have digital cameras on sale by various manufacturers.

# 1- The Coppola Restoration  Gift Collection” It is the red carpet of the Godfather Trilogy. The footage is at its sharpest, cleanest and clearest version of the movie classic.  Scenes have been restored and improved in color and length.

For Mothers the gifts are  all about time for her to do something other than her routine. Many mothers are tired out by the endless lists of things to do. Unburden her with the following gifts:

# 5 – An American Express Gift card. This allows mom to go directly to the store and pick out the one item that she wanted.  She may be surfing online and see something that she just cannot resist.

# 4-  A Book store gift certificate. Many mothers I know see articles and or do take time to keep up with Book clubs. If you give a certificate from Barnes and Noble or Borders she will have a chance to pick up exactly what she would like.

#3 – Movie Night Certificate. The movie industry has just come out with new numbers that the average movie goer is a woman. Purchase a gift certificate for a movie for mom and a  friend. You can include snacks on the certificate as well. Fandango has great deals.

# 2 Gift Certificate to a Favorite Coffee house. If mom gets a moment to go have a cup of coffee and read that new book you purchased than she is bound to be in a better frame of mind.

# 1- Gift certificate to a favorite spa. Most women love to be pampered and taken care of.  Mothers in particular need a little extra TLC.

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