Great gifts for Father’s Day

CorrespondentJune 11, 2014 

Top Pop … Rad Dad … you know who we’re talking about: your family’s main man. It’s time to spoil him. And we’ve got hot picks to make his day. Check ’em out.

Don’t bag this idea

Every great guy deserves a great bag. One that carries but that’s attractive, too. J.Crew’s Abingdon Messenger Bag ensures style and function with magnetic snaps, zippered back pocket and front slip pockets. Shoulder strap is adjustable, trim is a burnished leather, and hardware is brass-finished. Choose from three colors. $98. jcrew.com.

He’s croozin’

Perfect for the active dad who doesn’t want his workout to take time away from the little one, the Croozer Kid Deluxe Double Bike Trailer works as a bicycle trailer and jogger/stroller. It’s quick-folding and has an extra large storage compartment and a combination weather and insect cover. $359-$500 at amazon.com or kohls.com.

Dad loves the beats

Dad works hard, so when he needs to shut out the world and enjoy his favorite jams, he’ll reach for these Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones from Beats by Dre. Compact enough to fit inside his new JCrew messenger bag, but still powerful enough to rock Daddy’s soul. They come in lots of colors. $169 at kohls.com or bestbuy.com.

Light up the links

Your guy will delight with these balls that shine bright. Not just a novelty, Lumiballs light up for 8 minutes upon impact, allowing you to follow the ball with ease, morning, noon or night. Balls are official size and weight and come in assorted colors; pack of 3 is $24.99. Balls have a 40-hour battery life. brookstone.com.

For your handyman

One house – so many projects. Hit the nail on the head with a gift that can take care of all of them. The Black & Decker Matrix Drill is a multi-use cordless drill that can morph into a sander or even a saw with the appropriate attachment. Drill includes power unit, drill-driver attachment, battery, charger and one double-ended tip; other attachments sold separately. $66 at lowes.com.

Power up

The small, lightweight Justin Round Power Sticks have 2,200 mAh, which means they’ll charge dad’s smartphone from zero to full power (or give his iPad mini, Galaxy tablet or Kindle a little boost till he gets home). $19.99 at rossstores.com or kohls.com.

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