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by Paul Sanders
Father's Day is a time to celebrate every kind of father. You can find the perfect Father's Day gift for your dad by focusing on his interests. Whether he's into computers or loves tinkering around the house, you can use those clues to find the perfect gift.
DIY dads: Is your dad a weekend warrior, always working on some project around the house? Do-it-yourself dads can always use more tools to help them get the job done. A new cordless drill or a ratchet set can make great gifts. Do some quiet snooping around your dad's tool bench and find tools that are missing or need updating.
Green thumb dads: Some dads are determined to conquer nature. Help your gardening dad tame the yard with yard care products and tools, like an electric lawn trimmer or a cordless leaf blower. With gifts for the garden, your dad can get the entire yard under his green thumb.
Gearhead dads: If your dad is crazy about his car, you may find fitting Father's Day gift ideas for him in our garage and automotive section. Get him a portable battery charger for the car or a new set of floor mats. Maybe a new shop vac can help him keep his work area in the garage a bit cleaner. Any accessories and tools for the man's car will be a welcome Father's Day surprise.
Tech dads: If your dad is a geek for gadgets, the latest electronics will be the best Father's Day gifts. Technology is constantly changing, so there's always something new for this kind of dad. The latest tablet or smartphone is sure to be on his wish list. If he already has a favorite gadget, look for accessories that complement it, like a docking station or a cool case.
Business dads: As a busy man always on the go, maybe your father could use some business tools to make his work a little easier. Find him a stylish leather day planner or a PDA to help him keep track of appointments and deadlines. A sleek ballpoint pen might add some style to his otherwise uninspiring office tools.
MVP dads: Athletic fathers come in all varieties, from the dads who like to golf to the dads who like to play basketball with their friends. Sports gear makes an excellent Father's Day gift, especially if you choose equipment for a sport that the family can do together.
Dapper dads: Some dads just like dressing well, and if you're shopping for one of these guys, look for men's clothing and accessories that will suit his style. A stylish dad would love one of the traditional Father's Day gifts, like a silk tie, a metal money clip, or a leather wallet. Depending on his personal style, he may also like men's cologne, a nice watch, or even a beard trimmer.
Published May 18, 2010
Updated March 6, 2015