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Top 5 Picks for Father's Day Gifts

Forget the socks, ties and golf balls--Dad's got enough of those to host a garage sale. This Father's Day, give your special guy something he'll brag about nonstop year-round. No matter your budget, there's something for everyone who wants to make this Father's Day truly special.

Save the iPod

Hammacher Schlemmer's Impervious iPod Speaker Case delivers crisp sound while protecting any-generation iPod from dust, water and crushing because it's made of nearly indestructible polycarbonate, has shock-absorbing rubber sides and corners; and is o-ring sealed tight making it 100 percent waterproof.  Fully buoyant up to eight ounces so the speaker case can hold keys, credits card and ID's in addition to an iPod or smartphone.  Powered for up to 30 hours by two AA batteries. $49.95, www.hammacher.com

 

Bring out his inner James Bond

Brookstone's Video Spy Pen may look like an ordinary pen but with the sly touch of a button, it unobtrusively captures full-color 640 x 480 resolution video on a 4GB built-in flash drive, storing up to 1.5 hours of video or other data   Oh, yeah, it also functions as a real ink pen, too, so he can sign the bar tab.  $69.99, www.brookstone.com

 

Totally Stacked

Bodum's FYRKAT Cone Grill is more than another shapely good-looker.  Inside this modernist enameled steel conical shell is a double-decker cooker consisting of a charcoal upper grill and battery-operated lower rotisserie with rotating spit.  The grill and rotisserie operate separately or simultaneously; and the whole she-bang is housed within a small footprint (max diameter: 37 cm).  $179.95; www.bodumusa.com

Help Him Get A-Head

Uncommon Goods Cardboard Animal Heads let big game hunters create an attention-getting trophy wall without firing a single shot. These clever, cruelty-free cardboard elephant, deer and moose heads are made in Virginia of 100 percent recycled cardboard and are easy to assemble. $28-$58, www.uncommongoods.com

Floor It

Mannington Floors True Bamboo flooring will make Dad's friends will be "green" with envy when they step into his game room or man cave. This unique eco flooring uses the entire bamboo stalk, smoothing it out so flooring planks looks like the actual bamboo pole found in nature. And because it's an engineered hardwood, True Bamboo uses half as many trees as solid wood and is structurally stronger than conventional wood. Approximately $7 per square foot; www.mannington.com