Father's Day Gift Guide
The annual June dilemma: What to get for the second-hardest person to shop for (after your mom, of course)? Here are my top suggestions for dear ol' dad.

For the old-school dad
John Allan's simple, old-fashioned three-piece set keeps your dad well-groomed without giving him any metrosexual anxiety.

For the dad of leisure
This travel backgammon set goes from the living room to the deck to the lake house to the plane with ease. Plus, the bright, aesthetically pleasing color scheme will appeal to Mom.

For the well-read dad

He won't have to hide his Playboys from your mom if you get Dad this Playboy 50 Years - The Cartoons book. after all, he doesn't read Playboy for the articles--he reads it for the cartoons!

For the dad with a sick sense of humor
Because sticking his knives in this Voodoo Knife Holder is much more entertaining than slipping them into any old butcher block.

For the handy dad
What's not to like about this screwdriver set? Dad can use it to fix everything from that wobbly table to his reading glasses, and--added bonus--it's small enough that he can bring it over to your apartment and help you fix stuff.

For the handy dad, part two

If your dad's like mine--he thinks anything can be fixed with duct tape--he'll appreciate this humorously sturdy duct tape wallet. (Uncommon Goods, by the way, is an excellent gift resource.)

For the gearhead dad
If you want an earful, ask my dad about his Thunderbird. Or you can give him this Car Design book, sure to bring back old memories.

For any dad
When in doubt, I buy my dad booze. He's a brandy drinker, but for more mainstream tastes, who's going to turn down this Loch Lomond Inchmoan 13-year Scotch? Bonus: Astor Wines & Spirits is the lone U.S. distributor of this fine beverage.

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