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May 11, 2011

10 fantastic Father's Day gifts

By: Elaine Song

10 fantastic Father's Day gifts Author: Style At Home

Gift Guides
May 11, 2011

10 fantastic Father's Day gifts

By: Elaine Song

No matter what the occasion, dads are always tough to shop for - a man only needs so many ties. Whether your father is the bill payer, the house handyman, the chef, the babysitter, or all of the above, it's hard to know what to give a man who always gives so much to others. To help make Father's Day a little easier this year, here are 10 great gift ideas that are perfect for any papa!

Leather passport holder
Perfect for the frequent flyer father - this leather passport holder will keep travel documents organized and ready to go. It can also be monogrammed for that personalized touch, just for him. Pottery Barn, $24 US.

Putting green
For the golf lover, the SKLZ vari-break practice green is perfect for practicing those crucial last strokes of any hole. With two moveable foam wedges and a generous size (11ft by 3ft), you can simulate nearly any possible putt - uphill, downhill, left and right - all from the comfort of your home or office! amazon.ca, $127.49.

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Stereo system
Not only is Tivoli sound equipment the latest in technology, but its designs are fabulously chic. The cherry wood and metallic taupe combo make this a handsome choice for dad's room, den or office. But it's not just about looks. It's functional, too! This RadioCombo system lets him listen to the radio, pop in a CD, or connect his iPod. Tivoli Audio, contact store for pricing.

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iPad2
There's no doubt that Apple makes work, communication and entertainment easier. It's such a tech chic way to work on-the-go and a fantastic way to keep in touch when he is away. apple.ca, $519-$849.

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Electric smoker
It may be safe to say the barbecue gift has been given and well received, so this present takes cooking meats to a whole new level. This electric smoker infuses those mouth-watering barbecued flavours with ease. Simply add wood chips, place the food on the racks, set the thermostat, and enjoy the succulent, smoky results! Williams-Sonoma, $579.95. father-s-gifts-chair.jpg
Reading chair
There's something about vintage cigar leather and nailhead trim detail that screams 'Dad' and the Sunday paper. Give Pops a load off his feet this Father's Day with this comfortable club chair. Restoration Hardware, $2495-$2635. father-s-gifts-barista.jpg
Espresso machine
Fathers are always on the go, so help Dad out with a little jolt of java. This espresso machine makes anyone a professional barista in no time. An all-in-one station for your grinding, brewing and frothing needs, it's a little splash of decadence in dad's coffee mug every day. breville.ca, $699.99. father-s-gifts-camera.jpg
Digital SLR camera
See the world through your father's eyes with the latest in digital SLR cameras. A picture is worth a thousand words - and Dad is definitely worth every last one. canon.ca, from $899. fathers-gifts-beertender.jpg
Beer tender
Whether your dad is a connoisseur or just likes a cold one on a hot day, the Heineken beer tender is perfect for any beer lover. This tabletop beer tap easily dispenses draughts, designed to fit a five-litre Heineken mini keg. Cheers! Crate and Barrel, contact store for pricing. father-s-gifts-shoe-box.jpg
Shoe cleaning box
This may not be the coolest or most glamourous gift, but it'll definitely keep dad looking polished and styled. These shoe cleaning kits come with nylon brushes and balms, and come packaged in beautiful beech boxes. aplusrstore.com, $64 US.
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