The Clock Is Ticking: 10 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts Page 3

June 11, 2012
Big Skinny

Big Skinny

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7. Big Skinny "The Curve" wallet: $24.95
Women may not know it, but thousands of men suffer pain in their shoulders, hips, and legs due to sitting on bulky billfolds. One of our staff found himself in such a predicament, and went in search of a slim, front-pocket wallet that would still allow him to carry all the credit cards, business cards, and other goop he needed to get through the day. After weeding through hundreds of options -- most of which looked like ugly money clips hot-glued to the sides of card cases -- he stumbled across Big Skinny, and it's been a lifesaver. "The Curve" is built from durable, lightweight nylon, and like dad's favorite tackle box, it can hold loads of junk without bulking up.

Ethanol molecule flask

Ethanol molecule flask

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8. Ethanol molecule flask: $12.99
Obviously, this one's not meant for dad to use while driving. However, for the truly geeky dad, nothing says "car nerd" like a stainless steel flask emblazoned with a diagram of the ethanol molecule.

EZOPower Portable Solar External Backup Battery Charger

EZOPower Portable Solar External Backup Battery Charger

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9. Portable solar battery charger: $27.99
Whether we're using them to play tunes or get turn-by-turn directions, cell phones sit increasingly at the heart of today's driving experience. But of course, relying so heavily on those gadgets can drain their batteries lickety-split. Why not get dad a charger for his favorite smart phone or mp3 player? A solar model can sit on the dash or the passenger's seat, and unlike inverters that plug into a car's cigarette lighter, he can take it other places, too -- like to the office or on camping trips. The EZOPower model pictured above even comes with a flashlight, which can come in handy in emergencies. You know how dad loves a practical gift, right?

Dents Leather Driving Gloves

Dents Leather Driving Gloves

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10. Driving gloves: $54.95
We know what you're thinking: "Didn't you just suggest a practical gift for dad? How practical are driving gloves?" And it's true: unless your dad is a professional race car driver, he could probably live without 'em. But isn't that what Father's Day is all about? Whether you give him a solar charger or a pair of cuff links, you're offering dad a gift he'd never buy for himself. Most fathers we know wouldn't spend money on driving gloves, but they sure do give 'em some longing looks in department stores. These short, simple gloves from Dents have a classic, century-old style. Plus, they look entirely badass. And believe us: dad's want to feel badass.

If you've got other good Father's Day gift suggestions, feel free to drop us a line, or leave a note in the comments below.

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