Final countdown to Father's Day: Unique gifts for the dads who have it all

Final countdown to Father’s Day: Unique gifts for the dads who have it all

June 5th, 2013

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(Photo courtesy of byk kid shop on Etsy)


(Photo courtesy of Cost Plus World Market)

By Brittany Anas

What do you get your Dad — a guy who already has everything he already needs? Easy, something that he doesn’t need, but will make him laugh. Or, better yet, something he never knew existed and won’t know how he lived without it.

Here are 6 Father’s Day gift ideas that range from kitschy to surprisingly useful. 

‘Ask me about Bigfoot T-shirt’: He’ll want to wear an undershirt with this T-shirt. When he flips it up and puts it over his head, he’ll be cloaked in a Bigfoot mask. Fashion meets funny. (, $13.50)

Wooden 6 Pack Beer Tote: BYOB in style with a handcrafted, redwood crate. The reclaimed wood tote is a sturdy beer buddy that won’t bust open on the bottom. (Uncommon Goods, $35)

Backpacker Magazine’s Outdoor Knots: Brings out the inner Boy Scout in all guys. This book has got instructions and photos to help him learn how to tie 30 useful knots. (Urban Outfitters, $12.95)

Grill Alert Talking Remote Meat Thermometer: … because you know Dad has always wanted to play Walky Talkie with his sirloin. The wireless belt-clip monitor will announce when meat is cooked to perfection. Stick the sensor into the center of beef, lamb, veal, hamburger, pork, turkey, chicken or fish; set the type of meat that’s being cook and how you’d like it cooked. (Brookstone, $69.99)

Car Play Mat T-shirt: Even when dad is snoozing, he can still play with the kiddos. They’ll just, you know, gently race cars on the track outlined on his back. (byk kid shop on Etsy, $22)

USA Burger Press: Got a patriotic pop? This burger press will let him create a patty that is clearly made in the USA. This press will come especially in handy on the Fourth of July. (Cost Plus World Market, $7.99)

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Brittany Anas is a newspaper reporter, which she says is basically like going on a professional scavenger hunt every day. She became hooked on fashion in the early 1990s when her mom sewed her a pair of MC Hammer pants and matching headband. Brittany lives in Denver, Colorado and loves spending time with her southern gentleman of a boyfriend and their pot-belly pig-gremlin mix that the rescue organization described as a “Boston Terrier.” She fancies polka dots, Detroit Pistons basketball and brunch. Brittany blogs at and Twitters from @BrittanyAnas. Find her on Pinterest or ping her on Google+.

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