Father's Day Gift Ideas

June 14, 2011 9:36:30 AM PDT
To show him your love and appreciation, why not get your one-of-a-kind dad a unique gift? Lisa Stricker from Woodfield Mall shares some great, out-of-the-ordinary Father's Day gift

Rush Hour Game
Marbles: The Brain Store

For the strategy-loving Dad or anyone wanting to give their brain a workout.

Set up the game board based on pictures of traffic jams and then plot your escape as you slide cars and trucks out of the way.

It may look like a kid's game, but it's challenging to even the best adult puzzlers.

Designed to rev up Dad's concentration, spatial awareness and sequencing abilities.

Now, if only his morning commute could be this much fun!


Digital Luggage Scale

Dad won't have to cross his fingers at the airport as he hopes to avoid additional baggage fees.

Can measure and weigh bags up to 75 pounds before departure.

Digital readout locks so it's easy to read.

Easy-to-grip handle.

Lightweight and compact, it tucks right into Dad's luggage.


Eton Emergency Preparedness Radio
Eddie Bauer

This portable radio is great for the Dad who spends a lot of time in nature.

No battery or outlets needed - powered by the sun or by turning a crank.

Picks up AM, FM/NOAA weatherband radio stations and is a great addition to any emergency kit.

Other features include a flashlight, USB cell phone charger, alarm clock and an AUX Input to play external media. (Who says Dad needs to "rough it?!")


Talking Remote Thermometer

Dad will be able to grill perfectly without being tied to the grill!

All he has to do is set the thermometer to the type of meat and how he wants it cooked.

The transmitter will let him know when it's "almost ready" and "ready" from 300 feet away.

Water-resistant for rainy day cook-outs.


Apple TV
Apple Store

Great gift for the Apple-loving Dad!

Can stream music, photos and videos ? even videos from apps or the web ? directly from his iPhone, iPad or iPod to his TV.

Simple way to watch favorite HD movies and TV shows, stream content from Netflix, YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe.

Enjoy sports games live, get scores, stats and more with MLB.tv and NBA.com.


Zoombak Universal GPS Locator

Portable multi-use locator that lets Dad keep track of what matters most.

Perfect for keeping track of family cars, pets, bicycles, and backpacks.

Compact locator is light-weight and water resistant.

Can locate Zoombak's real-time whereabouts on demand via internet or cell phone.

Customizable safety zones (such as school or home) will notify Dad when the Zoombak enters or leaves the zone.


G-Shock Watch
Champs Sports

If Dad's the rough-and-rugged type, this watch will keep up with him!

Shock-resistant design features a button guard that protects the watch from direct shocks, making sure the buttons are never struck directly if the watch is dropped.

Band's shape acts as a shock absorber.

Water resistant.

Functions include an automatic calendar, multifunction alarm, stopwatch and countdown timer.


Leather wristband
UStoo.org, prostatecancerband.com

Another thoughtful and potentially life-saving gift this Father's day is a handsome black woven leather wristband specially designed to raise awareness of prostate cancer and encourage early intervention. Proceeds from the wristband benefit Us TOO International, the oldest and largest non-profit prostate cancer organization.

The wristband can be adjusted to fit any size wrist and is appropriate for both men and women. To contribute and order for $25 plus shipping and handling, click the wristband photo link on UStoo.org or visit prostatecancerband.com Us Too International receive 100 percent of the net contribution.

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