Check Out Our Pick Of Outrageous And Unique Gifts For Dad

Father’s Day is right around the corner and you’re stumped. You always get dad the same thing every year. This time around, steer clear of ties and Best Buy gifts and consider a gift for dad that’s so outrageous, he’ll be bragging to his coworkers about it for years. Check out our picks of cool gifts for the dad who has everything.
By Brie Gatchalian

For the dad who’s on his feet all day

Give dad the gift of relaxation after a long hard day’s work with the Human Touch HT1650 Robotic Massage Chair ($4,799). The electronic masseuse/chiropractor includes heater panels to soothe sore muscles, as well as acupoint detection to locate acupressure points on dad’s aching back.

For the dad who lives in the garage

Your dad practically lives in the garage. In fact, he seldom makes an appearance in the kitchen. The only thing missing in his favorite room is a refrigerator. Buy your father the Chillerator Garage Refrigerator ($999) to house all of his beers and sodas. And if there’s room left, mom can put the family’s meat and produce in it until it’s time to cook them.

For the dad who’s an Indy buff

Dad has always loved the Indiana Jones movies. After seeing the latest Indiana Jones flick out in the theater, dad can’t help but daydream of being on an archaeological adventure like Indy himself. Give dad the Indiana Jones Officially Licensed Fedora ($99) to emulate the icon. Whip not included.

For the dad who is up for an adventure

On second thought, just give dad a real adventure. He can fantasize that he’s Indiana Jones all he wants, but nothing beats an extreme trip like those offered by Abercrombie and Kent. Just choose from a collection of expeditions like Tanzania: The Selous on Foot (whereby dad can check out Africa’s largest protected wilderness), and Norway: Sledding with Dogs and Reindeer (whereby dad can sled through taiga forests and across frozen rivers). Prices vary depending on your expedition, so get dad’s passport ready and check out your options at

For the dad who loves music

Dad has always dreamed of being a DJ but never had the opportunity. Now that he’s retired, it’s time for him to live out the fantasy with the Numark iDJ2 ($559.99), the first DJ mixing console with a universal iPod dock. With this system, dad can scratch and simultaneously play two songs from one single iPod. At the next family barbeque, dad can show off his skills.

For the dad who loves wine

If your father collects wine, the IntelliScanner Wine Collector 250 ($200) can help him manage his collection, scan wines as they go in and out his cellar, track bottle locations and racks, and more. The gadget also keeps tabs on wine maturity and tasting history – it even prints out a customized report.

For the dad who loves beer

Wine’s just not dad’s cup of tea. He’s more of a beer guy. The Krups BeerTender ($299.99) will keep dad and his friends company during football Sundays. The 4-liter mini-keg appliance is compact, fun, and easy to use. The innovative tender ensures perfect draught pour every time, too.

For the dad who has a need for speed

Dad likes to feel the wind in his hair? Dad’s SUV or old school Harley Davidson might do the trick, but for something a little different – something a little hipper – introduce dad to Piaggio’s 2008 MP3 500 ($8,899 and up), which is a scooter with two wheels in the front. With superior breaks and innovative parallelogram front suspension, this scooter has two wheels in the front and is perfect for trendy neighborhoods and urban roads. Add accessories like a satellite navigation system to up the cool factor even more.

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