Monday, June 1, 2009

What To Get For The Dad Who Has Everything

I had been pondering doing a blog post about Father's Day gift ideas and then a few people asked that I do it, so I spent a bunch of today trying to brainstorm some interesting ideas for a variety of dads. So here are some good ideas to suggest to your boss for his/her dad or for your own father:

I just posted this the other day, but I love it. It's a cool new computer bag that has inside stretchy pieces to tuck your other gadgets into, so that all is organized. I also love the messenger bags from Timbuk2. You can also buy a gift certificate from Timbuk2 to have someone create their own bag, but the prefab ones are more reasonably priced.

My dad would love these computer mice that look like cars. They come wired or wireless.

Products from The Art of Shaving or a gift certificate for services at the locations they have that offer them (not all, so check the list) is always a good idea. Even a dad that's not super metrosexual would love a shave. If this store isn't in your area, look for a local barber or men's spa that is near where you live. You could also add a fogless mirror for the shower to this gift.

If the Father is a new dad, get him a diaper bag that looks cool enough for him to be seen around town with from Diaper Dude.

I'm always recommending this Dream Blanket from Brookstone to people. It's soft, cuddly and reasonably priced. It comes in colors that aren't girly, so if your dad likes to hang in front of the tv often, this might be a good idea.

If your father is a BBQ guy, get him this leather grill apron, some artisanal barbecue sauce and The Barbecue Bible by Steven Raichlen.

I really like these funky and cool drinking glasses from Zwello that look like they are a bit wobbly, but don't fall over. They are really reasonable and you might have money left over to buy a bottle of Compass Box Scotch to go with them.

If you want to go the food route, but still keep it manly, you can buy these bacon caramels that I've featured before or these bundt cakes flavored with premium spirits. Update - Staring on Friday the bundt cakes are 10% off in honor of Father's Day and they are donating 10% to Share Our Strength.

You could also get one of these yummy chocolate bars that has scotch in it and add it to the present above.

If your dad is really into sports, you might want to get him this bottle opener that's made from an authentic major league bat or one made from a vintage tennis racquet.

If your dad likes cufflinks, but you want to get him something with a bit more originality, try motor or tire cufflinks if he's into cars or this hammer and saw cufflink combo if he's handy or likes to build stuff. This site also has lots of unique choices.

I might try to do a second post on this subject, but if I don't, I hope this list was helpful. Even if none of these choices are right for you, use your knowledge to think up something exciting that your dad would like. It's truly not about the money you spend, but more about the time and though that went into the gift.

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