Monday, June 8, 2009

Father's Day Gift Guide: Cool Dad Gifts!

Classic Dad

Simple, elegant and perchance dressed like he's about to go sailing even if he doesn't live near water, Classic Dad has a taste for enduring works and products that will stand the test of time. Advising the kids with "Go Ask Your Mother" or the ever-popular "No, we are not there yet!" Classic Dad always makes time to grill those dogs, play a game of catch, or remind the kids that "Hey is for horses!"

Whisky Stones
Classic Dad is like a fine bottle of scotch (or an aged whiskey!) which is why we knew Whisky Stones were for him! This set of stones crafted by Teroforma of Vermont will keep that "whiskey in your jar oh" undiluted and cold during Dad's Happy Hour. terforma, $20.

Whether he favored Jim Palmer, Rollie Fingers or Goose Gossage, Classic Dad can cast and paint that signature pitch he uses in the backyard with the kids. psychobabyonline, $31.

Golf BBQ Set
When he's not on the links, he likes to grill 'em, so sink a hole-in-one on your Father's Day gifts with this set of three golf-inspired BBQ tools! uncommon goods, $25.

This mintage charcoal grill has the flare that Dad needs to keep grillin' and chillin'. With its classic green kettle, gas ignition and bonus extras, all he'll be missing is his "Kiss the Cook" apron! crate and barrel, $329.95.

My Dad Rocks

If he has the kids drumming along on a pot and spoon to Neil Peart, Daddy's a rocker. From his vintage concert tees to the Chuck Taylor's on his feet, Rocker Dad will be tossing up the devil horns at the Kidzapolooza stage and lovin' every minute of his rock 'n roll lifestyle that gives him the VIP status of "Daddy!"

Flash Tattoo Diaper Bag
New Rocker Dads who don't want to give up the 'tude will love this tattoo rocker diaper bag from Sourpuss! Its cool design will keep him rockin' and rollin' while he changes diapers in a flash! psychobabyonline, $34.

Del Mar Birth Rectangle
Daddy will give you a standing ovation when you give him this set of personalized dog tags commemorating the name, weight, length, birth date and time of your lil rockstar! julian and co, $79.

Artists' String Bracelets
Dad can wear his music with a cool guitar string bracelet from his favorite axe player! With tons of artists (everyone Pete Townshend to Kirk Hammett) and price points, Dad'll feel good about his 'man jewelry' because it's stylin' and all proceeds go to the artist's charity of choice. wear your music, various moohla.

Handcrafted Guitar Mug
Nothing rocks in the early a.m. like a tall cup of joe! Jewel Pottery's handcrafted guitar mug is the perfect accompaniment for scanning the morning paper for shows and listening to Led Zeppelin 4. etsy, $18.

Dad-gon, take me away!

Is your house full of the happy chaos? If so, Daddy might need a lil bit of alone time! Think of the following gifts as "Daddy's Little Spa Day," and treat him to a chillaxing blend of gifts!

Crosley Pay Phone
If Dad can't get a word in edge-wise because those darn kids are always on the phone, go retro with this pay phone. No coins necessary (don't tell the teens!) but they are optional, as the built in bank would be pretty handy for funding a family night out! urban outfitters, $90.

Handcrafted Hiking Stick

Tell Dad to take a hike (in a good way!) with these one-of-a-kind hiking sticks from Bear Paw Rustics. etsy, $19.95 - $45.

Double Agent Headphones

Dad can chillax with his tunes modern style with these SD card compatible wireless headphones in assorted colors, which as Van Halen would say, give him the "Best of Both Worlds!" skullcandy, $89.95.

Recycled Embossed Journal
Let Dad record those funny and sentimental fatherly moments with one of Ciak's embossed recycled journals. jenni bick, $15- $25.

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