I find shopping for my dad to be nearly impossible to buy for. I’m not sure how many ties or toolboxes a guy needs. I fully realize that not every dad is a handyman, likes golf, bbq or covets gadgets and gizmos, but hopefully you will find something in this guide your number one dad will treasure:

compile a bound photo book:

whether you make a photo book yourself, make a scrapbook, or pour through old photos and have them bound into a photo book similar to those pictured above, your dad will love this thoughtful book full of family memories.

more father’s day gift ideas to love:

row 1: The Ultimate Golf Journal $19.95 (for the golf loving dad); TomTom – ONE Portable GPS Navigation System $300 @ Best Buy; Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Classico’ Calfskin Card Case $95 @ nordstrom;

row 2: Golf’s Greatest Practical Jokes $14.95 (so dad can have some ammo for his pals when his golf game isn’t so hot!) @ shop intuition; Tumi ‘Eldridge’ Computer Messenger Bag $195.00 @ nordstrom; Digital Picture Frame 7 inch $99 @ digitalframz;

row 3: Digital Picture Frame 10 inch $199.00 @ digitalframz; Giorgio Business Card Holder @ shop intuition; Fossil Watch $95 @ nordstrom;

row 4: Better Than String On Your Finger Do Not Forget Door Hangers $10 @ uncommon goods (for the forgetfull dad); A Wheely Effective Wake-Up Call Clocky Alarm Clocks $50 each you have to get up out of bed and chase this bad boy down to turn off the alarm…no more sleeping in for dad! @ uncommon goods;

for the professional dad:


WATER BUFFALO MONEY CLIP $38 @ Coach{i gave this magnetic closure money clip (in black) to my boyfriend a few years ago while we were in college, and he still carries it to this day…it is simple yet effective!}

more fun stuff for papa:

top: usb beverage chiller $40; wireless talking bbq thermometer $60; swiss army memory tool
$85 – $115; all @ red envelope;

bottom: pocket compass $85 – $90; swiss army cyber tool $119; pentax waterproof digital camera $300; all @ red envelope;


Sharper Image Security Camcorder Hidden in a Clock $195 (for CIA wannabe dads); Hand-held Sudoku Game $29.95 @ sharper image;

for the bookworm dad:

row 1: The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan $20.99 @ amazon; Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 by Michael R. Beschloss $16.80 @ amazon; Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters From Our Daughters and Sons Tim Russert $11.16 @ amazon;

row 2: The Assault on Reason by Al Gore $15.57; Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson $19.20 @ amazon; The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell $8.97 @ amazon;

row 3: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without… by Malcolm Gladwell $9.59 @ amazon; Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama $17.13 @ amazon; Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist… Hardcover by Steven D. Levitt $16.77 @ amazon;

Baseball: A History of America’s Favorite Game (Modern Library Chronicles) by George Vecsey $14.93 @ Amazon;

The award for Number 1 Dad goes to…

#1 dad trophy for your winner available @ fred flare for $12;

3 Comments on Father’s Day Gift Guide

  1. Dave Richards
    June 7, 2007 at 10:27 am (11 years ago)

    Hey this is great!!! Thanks for sharing this with us….it was wonderful going through post…and you’ve got some really good ideas….thanks again!!!

  2. Carley
    June 8, 2007 at 1:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Another idea for those of you who are still searching…..This year I bought my father a gift certificate from http://www.WaySpa.com. At this site I was able to search for a spa in his area and even book him an appointment! It was really easy and I know he’ll love it. So if you’re in a bind this year, or even if you’re not for that matter, check it out!