Men. We love ’em. But shopping for them is always such a, well, you know. Not to fret. This year, we’ve stepped into fantasyland, imagining what we would buy for famous fathers and gents like Don Draper, James Bond, Brad Pitt, Anthony Bourdain, Heathcliff Huxtable, Indiana Jones, Tigers Woods and Jimmy Fallon. Sure, some of them aren’t actual Dads, but no matter. This is fantastyland. Enjoy our editor’s 50 Gifts Picks for Dads & Grads below, with gifts from $5 to a smidge more. Not a single tie in sight.
*Note: In no way do these real and fictional gents endorse any of these products; this is simply what we would buy them if we knew them. Le sigh…
Limited-Edition Create-a-Chip Kit, $12; Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush, $21; Grillslinger Sport Barbecue Tool Belt, $48; Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, $16; The 100 Classic Westerns DVD Collection., $44.95; The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge., $35
Wusthof 8-Piece Stainless-Steel Steak Knife Set with Wooden Gift Box , $79.95; Flip UltraHD Camcorder, $189; Solar Powered Backpack, $230; Oster 4207 Electric Wine Opener, $24; Shun Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife, $119.95; Gran Torino (Widescreen Edition), $15.99
Top Gear 10: The Complete Season 10, $32; The Airport Friendly Laptop Bag, $139; The Infallibly Polite Speaking Alarm Clock, $99; The Credit Card Sized Digital Camera, $250; Modern Man Transport Bag, $80; Martini Travel Bar Set with Case, $49.95; Crabble Folding iPhone Stand, $5; The Steering Wheel Bluetooth Speakerphone, $99
The Zebra Wood Headphones, $199; MagWear Handyman’s Helper Magnetic Wristband, $19.95; The Self Illuminating Web Camera, $89.95; Seat Belt Camera Strap, $20; IPEVO KALEIDO R7 Wireless Digital Frame, $199; Blurb Make-Your-Own Book, $12.95+; iPod Clock Radio, $198
Monogrammed Golf Club Links, $49.95; Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, $56.99; BalanceBall Chair with Pump, as seen in the Wall Street Journal, $79.98; Golfer’s Cooler Bag, $39.95; Kindle, $359; Tickets to a Game, Concert or Event, prices vary; Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection, $69
The New Apple iPhone 3G S, $199+; The Butt Station Desk Accessory Holder, $22; BeerTender from Heineken and Krups B95 Home Beer-Tap System, $199; Baseball Stitches Cufflinks, $130; Ghostbusters The Video Game, $56; Background Music for YOUR Life Tee, $40; Magnetic Collar Stays, $25; Photo Super-Genius, $240 5 Year Diary, $16
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