Friday, June 12, 2009

Oh Daddy

There's still time left to find the perfect gift for that special dad in your life. Check out my gift guide from last week, which covers all kinds of dads, from the world traveler to the eco-conscious Papa.

Or, consider a few of the ideas below if you still haven't found what you're looking for.

For the Extreme Sport Dad--This Blade Sling Pack from Shock Doctor will make him look as hardcore as he wants you to think he is.

For the Music Junkie--Any music-loving daddy would be thrilled to wile away a lot of hours lost in the reviews, the interviews and--of course--the music collected in Neil Young's latest anthology. NPR's Will Hermes even called it the "new gold standard" for anthologies. Now that's hardcore.

For the Couch-Bound Adventurer--"The Complete Adventure Collection" includes all four Indiana Jones flicks. Unbridled, swashbuckling adventure for him, lots of Harrison Ford screen time for you.

For the New Dad--Scott Mactavish's field guide to fatherhood, The New Dad's Survival Guide, is the perfect book for the daddy-to-be. Filled with slightly superfluous acronyms and boot camp-style instructions, Mactavish makes foreign topics like diaper changing and nighttime feedings familiar to even the least experienced dad.

For the Creative Papa--A notebook from the legendary Moleskine carries a certain caché that any artsy dad can appreciate. Hemingway used them. Van Gogh used them. Now the creative dad in your life can too.

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