This Father's Day, surprise your dad with a gift from his wish list. Browse 8 of our picks - they've all been tested by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, so you know you're purchasing a quality product from the start. Check out 15 more of our gift ideas here.
Coleman Quad Chair with Cooler
If Dad's an outdoor sports fan, he will love this chair's padded back, spacious seat, and accessories, like the side cooler, extra-large cup holder, and program pocket.
$34.99 at amazon.com
Scottevest TEC Hat
Built-in loops hold earbuds in place, the two hidden pockets can stash keys and cash, and the Coolax lining is quick-drying, so sweat evaporates faster and he stays cool.
$20 at scottevest.com
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Electronic Gas Level Indicator
The yard is filled with hungry guests, the grill's loaded with food, and then-before Dad has finished cooking-the grill runs out of gas. To make sure this never happens again, get him a good gas gauge for Father's Day. We looked at four and found the Electronic Gas Level Indicator both accurate and easy to use.
It installs between the tank and grill connection and connects to a display that's placed on the side table (others had displays on the gauge itself, which were hard to read when installed on the tanks). As the gas level dips, the readout goes from green to yellow to red. When it turns red, a buzzer warns that levels are low.
$24.99 at gaswatch.com
Brinkmann 4-Burner Gas Grill
If a rock-bottom price is important this Father's Day but he wants a full-size model, consider the Brinkmann 4-Burner Gas Grill ($200). It comes with few cooking instructions, so Dad may want to pick up a cookbook, and he'll need to monitor foods carefully to get even results and prevent flare-ups. But this grill is easy to use and clean and comes with a side burner, a nice extra for the price.
$200 at brinkmann.net
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Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men
Upgrade Dad's morning routine this Father's Day with this luxurious shave cream, moisturizing aftershave, and masculine (but not overpowering) cologne. $8.20 for shave cream, $8 for aftershave, and $25 for cologne at burtsbees.com
Exercise can be fun-even for Dad. With Nintendo's Wii Fit, the most committed couch potatoes enjoy standing on the Balance Board and following on-screen instructions for yoga, aerobics, strength training-even walking a tightrope and hula hooping. You earn points for good performance, and get feedback on how you can improve.
$90 plus $250 for the Wii basic console, Nintendo; 800-255-3700
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Creative Vado HD
Top accolades go to the Creative Vado HD. In our evaluations, this unit captured good-quality footage both indoors and out. Our testers found it very easy to use, and the initial setup of the camera was a cinch. Once connected to the computer, the software is launched and you can simply pull out images, edit clips, and post clips on YouTube, Photobucket, or Box.net. The camcorder includes an HDMI cable that provides 1080i output to an HDTV and has 8GB of internal memory, which can be used to record 2 hours of HD+ video, 4 hours of HD video, and 8 hours of computer-grade footage. The software that comes with the device is for PC use only, but the camera is Mac-compatible as well.$179 at us.creative.com
This weather station comes with a whopping 12 features, for the true climate enthusiast. In addition to reporting the current temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure, it also tracks the latest wind speed and direction, UV index, and rainfall amounts. It tells you the times for sunrise and sunset and has a programmable alarm that alerts you when the temperature nears the freezing mark and there's a threat of ice.
$149 at honeywellstore.com
What are you giving Dad for Father's Day? Any ideas for creative homemade gifts?
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