Father's Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about the perfect way to show your dad just how much he means to you. If you're planning on buying a gift for Father's Day - and retailers tell us that 87% of you will - don't leave it to the last minute, or you'll probably end up with yet another boring coffee mug or banal pinstripe tie. Whether the dad in your life is into high-tech gadgets, grilling, or sporting gear (or all three), you'll find the perfect gift for him on our Suggestions for Father's Day Gifts.
Gear for the Daddy to Be
Diaper Dude Diaper Bag, $54
For new dads and daddies to be, a diaper bag is a practical gift. The key to making it a perfect gift, though, is finding a bag specifically designed for men - and hip men at that. In other words, no hot pink vinyl or happy little farm animals! The Diaper Dude Diaper Bag more than meets the bill! This sporty little messenger style sack features padded adjustable straps for extra comfort. Inside, the bag has a large open compartment and a zip-closed pouch for diapers. Outside, there are three zip-closed pockets for Dad's wallet, baby's wipes and anything else he'll need easy access to, plus an elasticized bottle pocket and a cool removable cell phone pouch. The Diaper Dude comes in tons of cool color schemes, including the ever-popular Camo with orange piping. You can find the Diaper Dude on sale right now for $54 with free shipping at diaperbags.com .
Bag-Less Diaper Bag: Dad Gear Diaper Vest, $82
If the Dad in your life is just too cool to carry a bag (and you know who wer're talking about), then Dad Gear has the perfect solution: The Dad Gear Diaper Vest . With this wearable diaper bag, no one will ever know that your super hip Dad is toting diapers, wipes and a pacifier or two. The best hand-free fatherhood product on the market features two large interior front pockets, two side bottle pockets, a quick access wipe pocket, and even a super slim changing pad hidden in a lower back pocket. And don't worry: The Dad Gear Diaper Vest didn't forget about Dad's iPod, cell phone, wallet and keys - there are plenty of hidden pockets for these things, too. The vest comes in ultra-thin fleece and your choice of black, charcoal grey, navy blue or orange.
Gadgets, Gadgets, & More Gadgets
Apple iPhone, starting @ $199
Okay, okay, no more diaper bags (or even super cool diaper vests). Now it's time for some hard-core gadgets for your hard-core gadget-loving Dad. Looking for the best of the best? The iPhone is, hands down, the single best gadget. This completely revolutionary phone-cum-PDA-cum-audio player has generated more water-cooler interest and enterprise excitement than any other device in recent years. As the Apple website touts, the iPhone allows you (or Dad) to make phone calls, check your email, browse the web and use your iPod, all with the touch of your finger. And rest assured, despite the nauseati...