Since Michael Lohan hasn't been able to visit his daughter Lindsay at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, a source confirms he's been gathering up some goodies for a care package. One of the items inside ... an electric smokeless cigarette.

Papa Lohan has been trying to get Lilo to quit for years, but now he's hoping this device will help her kick the nicotine habit for good. Lindsay's dad even called the rehab center to make sure the item was allowed.

Lohan sent a care package to Linds just yesterday with over $8-thousand dollars worth of clothing for the fashionista. We're told Lindsay specifically asked for a Rick Owens leather jacket from Maxfield.

The chic, high-quality designer leather jackets start around $2500 and are as pricey as $4000 for a below-the-waist shearling.

Only the best for Lilo!