Do you whine each year about the difficulty of buying a gift for dad then fall back on a lame tie? Get with it! Internet shopping has opened up a brave new world of giggle-inducing gifts to please all paternal units.
Luckily for you, we've searched and searched to find 15 Father's Day gifts you won't find anywhere else. While you're at it, don't forget to buy something special for grandpa.
1. Laser Time Pointer
Stupid.com - $7.99
Hands down the most useless gadget you'll ever see -- thus guaranteeing daddy-o will like it. Timebeam.com has taken LCD technology to a new low with this pointer that projects the time on any surface, as long as the room is dark.
2. Flexible Illuminated Keyboard
Perpetual Kid -- $19.99
Perpetual Kid claims to "entertain your inner child" with their offbeat products. This keyboard should definitely bring out your dad's silly side. The illuminated keyboard serves both as a nightlight while dad catches up on the day's accumulation of emails in bed. Available in neon blue, purple, green and white.
3. Fake Tattoo Sleeves
Stupid.com -- $11.89
Give dad a pain-free walk on the wild side with pain-free tattoo designs that wash off when it's time to "suit up" again. These multicolored tattoo sleeves come in eight styles and look like the real thing.
4. Tiki Head Tissue Box Cover
Target -- $19.99
Studies show 92 percent of men appreciate jokes about bodily fluids (according to my belch-loving friend). Appeal to dad's baser sense of humor with this tissue box shaped like an Easter Island head that's sneezing tissues. Rated truly gross by 75 percent of women.
5. Tabletop Draft Beer Dispenser
KegWorks -- $59.95
Dad will love the look and feel of draft in a compact, tabletop dispenser. Just add ice to the convenient cooling chamber and pops and friends are ready to serve 80 ounces of his favorite beer. Comes with built-in lights but, sadly, no lava lamp versatility.
6. Basket Case Game
Amazon.com -- $16.99
For the dad who needs more than trashcan, toilet and office-wall to feed his b-ball jones. This plastic contraption sits on top of dad's head so he can toss balls into the air and catch them in the net. Dignity not included.
7. Microwave S-mores Maker
Amazon.com -- $7
Give dad the best part of camping without all the work and inconvenience of actually camping. Simply load the device with water, stack up your three main ingredients and pop it in the microwave. Marshmallows will be gooey and chocolate comes out perfectly melted.
8. Custom Bobblehead
Bobbleheads.com -- From $79
Dad's who lust after the Dwight Schrute bobblehead will go Lady Ga Ga over their very own "mini me." Prices are a bit stiff but dad will be the envy of his possy. (Customer reviews rave about the quality and ease of ordering this product.)
9. Solafeet Foot Tanner
SkyMall -- $229.99
Does dad spend weekends hiking, biking or involved in some activity that requires wearing shoes? Help him look like less of a geek with this tanning bed in a box. Store the Solafeet Foot Taner under dad's desk and unsightly ankle tan lines will disappear in just five to 10 days.
10. iPod Toilet Paper Holder
Atech Flash Technology iCarta -- $29.99 (after instant $10 rebate)
Let dad choose the perfect musical accompaniment for conducting his "business." Sure it has the least-sanitary click wheel in the world, but dad will appreciate the four integrated, high-performance, moisture-free speakers that deliver exceptional clarity and high-quality sound.
11. BBQ Branding Irons
Texas Irons -- Starting at $29.95
Dad's steak has been herded, sold, slaughtered and cooked, so why not take it a step further with his own personal brand. Show bossy who's boss with a selection of brands, including his initials, favorite sports team, Greek letters, sports teams and much more. Not for use on children or pets.
12. Remote Controlled Beverage Buddy
Hammacher Schlemmer -- $49.95
Dad won't have to schlep his beers between kitchen and TV room with this 1:12 scale, remote-controlled dune buggy. Warning: To drive this car, dad must have a minimum blood alcohol level of .08.
13. Box of Applause/Laughter
Sky Mall -- $24.95
Dad need a little recognition? Now he can accept that Oscar or sing a pitchy version of his favorite song and be greeted with waves of applause. Don't miss the Box of Laughter, which rewards even the lamest of jokes.
14. Junk Food Bucket
Gourmet Gift Baskets -- From $40
Help hasten dad's coronary with a bucket full of Twizzlers, Skittles, Peanut M&Ms (yummm), cookies, chips, jelly beans and more high-fat, high-salt foods. For the suds-loving dad, there are Microbrew and Around the World beer buckets.
Dan's Products -- $7.95 includes shipping
Auto Dining and Driving is still legal, but the mess it creates should be illegal. The BeltzBib will help dad arrive at work without Egg McMuffin all over his shirt. The scoop-bucket bottom holds road meals and catches stray crumbs and ketchup.
16. 71.36 Carat Diamond
Jacob & Co. -- $150,000
Make sure dad never misses a soccer game again with the same watch Britney Spears bestowed on ex-husband Kevin Federline. This mondo bling watch features a total diamond weight of 71.36 carats, including 329 baguette and five rose-cut diamonds on the face.
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