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10 Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time of the year again when you say thanks to dad for all he’s done for you. So you won’t be caught empty-handed when Father’s Day rolls around, we’ve got 10 suggestions that are sure to bring a smile to his face

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Nikon Coolpix S4100 Camera

Is dad stuck taking pictures with a slow, outdated camera? Move him into the modern era with this sleek, affordable model from Nikon. Lightweight, and compact enough to fit into his pocket, the S4100 will have him easily capturing memories with its five times optical zoom, three-inch touch screen, and ability to shoot HD video clips.

$169.99 at futureshop.ca

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The Best American Sports Writing 2010

Reward the discerning, sports-loving father with this collection of 26 finely written articles covering baseball, football, basketball, and more. He’ll discover the haunting search for a lost Muhammad Ali opponent, the devastating long-term effect of football concussions, what the legendary Bobby Orr is up to 30 years after retiring from the NHL, and much more.

Available in bookstores or online for about $16.

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Dunning Sportswear Polo Shirt

If your father’s the athletic type, keep him looking sharp this year with one of these stylish shirts. Combining a classic look with materials designed to breathe better and eliminate odorous microbes, these polos are ideal for sports, but will also keep dad looking cool in any type of hot summer weather. Available in black, blue, and red, the benefits of this comfortable sportswear should keep those around him happy too!

$88.00 USD at dunningsportswear.com

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Sony 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player

If pop’s a movie buff who already enjoys high definition television, but still watches movies on DVD, help unlock his HDTV’s full picture potential with a Sony Blu-Ray player. Compliment this Wi-Fi capable gift with the beautiful 1080p Blu-Ray transfers of classic films like the Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now!, Raging Bull, American Graffiti and more.

$219.99 at futureshop.ca

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Taste of Home’s Grill It!

Summer is back, and thankfully so is barbecue season. Let dad in on the secrets to preparing mouth-watering burgers, sausages, chicken, side dishes, and more, with this recipe collection from Taste of Home. He’ll also learn useful tips like how to get perfect steak grill marks every time. This cookbook offers hundreds of exciting new ideas to freshen up his repertoire, on the way to achieving complete barbecue mastery.

$39.96 at the Reader’s Digest online store

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Master Chef Stainless Steel Barbecue Set

Speaking of barbecuing, good recipes aren’t enough-it takes the right tools too. With a multifunctional spatula that’s also a bottle opener and meat tenderizer, skewers, tongs, and corn holders for preparation, steak knifes for meal-time, and a scrubber for cleaning up afterr, this 19-piece stainless steel set gives dad everything he’ll need to get the job done, and comes packaged in a silver-coloured case.

$49.99 at canadiantire.ca

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Motorola Xoom Tablet

The first real challenger to Apple’s Ipad, the Xoom offers an easy new way to enjoy movies, video chat, and browse the internet. As the first tablet to use Google’s new Android-based Honeycomb operating system, the Xoom offers more flexibility than the Ipad, giving dad the power to better customize it to his needs. With a 10 inch HD screen, 10 hours of battery life, it’ll have dad smoothly multi-tasking, whether on the go or at home.

$599.99 futureshop.ca or bestbuy.ca

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Gifts of Hope from Plan Canada

If you’d like to offer something charitable, Gifts of Hope lets you buy items needed in developing country communities on behalf of your father. Help improve a life by buying a birth certificate for a child, mosquito nets, baby blankets, classroom supplies, or any of the other choices. Many of the gifts are matched by other donors, and you’ll get a card for your father so he’ll know what you’ve donated in his name.

Visit Plan Canada’s website for ordering or more information.

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Cole Haan Air Carter Wingtip Oxfords

Keep dad feeling distinguished with these Cole Haan shoes. A great compliment to his business attire, the leather heel and soles, along with Nike Air padding combine comfort with style. The leather wing-tipped toes offer an extra sense of refinement, letting dad look his best in any situation. Available in mahogany, indigo, ivory, or burgundy.

$235 at Town Shoes

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Hugo Boss Colognes

Add a final touch of style for your father by finding him a scent to compliment his look and lifestyle. Hugo Boss’s high-quality range of colognes, including Hugo Man and Hugo Element, have him covered whether he’s the business-suit type, or just looking to freshen up prior to a night out on the town. Though they’re orderable online, it’s a safer bet to buy cologne in-store, so you’ll have the chance to test the fragrance first.

$52-$94 at The Bay