Danny Tanner and Polo Ralph Lauren Canvas Messenger Bag

The problem I’ve always had with Father’s Day gift-giving advice is that it’s so one-size-fits-all. It always seems to assume that all dads play golf, drink beer or Scotch and need tools to fix things around the house – my dad does none of those things, and never has, even though I totally think of him as an archetypical, all-American father. Somehow, people putting together dad-centric gift guides have apparently never met a man like him, although you don’t have to look further than your television set to find plenty of diverse ideas about who a dad can be. With that in mind, we’ve matched up some of our favorite TV dads to the bags you should be getting them for Father’s Day, in case one of these characters hits a little bit close to home.

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  • dnfl

    what about phil dunphy of mod fam? he came to mind once i saw ed o’niell’s character haha

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I thought about including him too, but I think I’d put him in the “classic dad” category along with the Danny Tanners of the world.

  • thescm

    Such a creative post idea! Nicely done.

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