Father's Day Gifts He'll Love

This year move beyond soap-on-a-rope, the #1 Dad mug and customary tie to something a little more exciting. Whether your dad is geeky-chic, outdoorsy, metrosexual, athletic, or all of the above, you’ll find inspiration in these father’s day gift ideas. 

1. For the golf loving dad, the JEF World of Golf Trunk Locker ($40) creates a space for all the accessories shoes, balls, gloves, tees, bug spray and other items. Available at Golf Town.

2. Barbeques are dad’s domain and he will appreciate Firework’s Remote Digital Thermometer ($50) that monitors cooking progress and lets him know when the desired doneness is reached. No more hovering around the BBQ. Available at Home Depot. 

3. The days of sex, drugs and rock & roll may have passed for your dad, but Keith Richard’s disarming honest biography Life ($19 soft cover) will entertain him as he uncovers a life we all long to know more of. Available at Greenwoods Bookshoppe and Audrys Books.

4. Literally on the rocks. These Teroforma Whisky Rocks ($22) made of soapstone will cools dad’s scotch without diluting the drink. Available at Call the Kettle Black. 

5. Give your dad some shade with stylish retro sunglasses. The Plaza 1835 ($150) suntimers claim a throwbackness to 70s but could easily be worn for another 10 years. Available at eye-bar in Sherwood Park.

6. A vintage belt is a great way to update your dad’s casual style. Leather Island belt collection by Bill Lavin Belt offers many unique distressed designs. We love the Tribute to Vintage Motorcycles ($100) design. Find it at myfilosophy.  

7. Oh so handsome! Apothecary Kiehl’s collaborated with famous fashion blogger, Scott Schuman of Sartorialist, to bring dads a limited edition dopp kit ($88). The kit includes the Facial Fuel series: Energizing Face Wash, Energizing Moisture Treatment, Eye De-puffer, No-shine Lip Balm and Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap. Exclusively available at Holt Renfrew.

8. Let your dad kick-back in Flojos sandles. The Cole II ($42 ) leather strap makes this summer staple a little more fashionable and street appropriate but still super comfy. Available at myflilosophy. {

9. Motivate your dad to keep in shape, or train for a race, by tracking his progress while grooving to tunes. Nike + iPod Sport Kit ($39) is the perfect gift for the geeky, music-loving, athletic dad. Available at the Apple Store. $39. 

10. Give dad the perfect backyard accouterment, a Centrios indoor/ outdoor wireless speaker system ($250). The transmitter easily attaches to MP3 Player, iPod, CD or Stereo allowing for playlists to be safely housed inside, and the two weather-resistant speakers outside. The Source has this bundle on sale until June 22, 2011 for only $99.98.

11. New dads will love bonding over a book about daddies with their children. The Daddy Book by Todd Parr ($9) celebrates all different kinds of dads and highlights the many reasons they are so special. Available at Chapters Indigo!.