Gifts Fit For Dad on Father's Day
Whether he's into gadgets or grills, give Dad something he wants this year. Here are some suggestions:
Howler Brothers' Loggerhead shirt is comfortable and versatile, keeps dad cool in the sun and dry in the rain, and has an ultraviolet protection factor of 45. The pocket at the back of this 100 percent polyester shirt is lined with microfiber to clean his sunglasses. $65, howlerbros.com
The Meatball Grill Basket is a clever way to cook meatballs on a grill without smashing them into miniature hamburgers. It holds 12 meatballs, has a removable handle, and works for vegetable mixtures as well as meat and poultry. $49.95, williams-sonoma.com
Logitech portable speakers clip onto the top of most laptops and netbooks and play stereo sound in better quality than built-in speakers. The Logitech Z205 laptop speakers plug into the USB port for power and are lightweight enough for travel. $29.99, logitech.com
Custom-made iPad cases from caseable.com have a suede interior and a pocket for documents. They are available in a variety of designs or can be completely customized with photographs. The case also serves as an iPad stand. $49.90, caseable.com
Stuff Every Dad Should Know by Brett Cohen is a pocket-sized hardcover offering tidbits of parenting advice and information for dads such as "How to Get Some Sleep When Your Baby Won't," "How to Rid a Room of Monsters" and "Five Great Jokes to Make Your Child Giggle." Quirk Books, $9.95.
Here are a few favorite Father's Day gifts Triangle parents shared on the Carolina Parent Facebook page:
A round of golf at an expensive golf course in the area. – Tricia A.
Dad's first flying lesson. – Kris C.
A shirt with a race track on it. ... Perfect for my little dude to give this year. – Erin T.