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By Eva Whalen

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Need some gift ideas for the great man who made it all possible? Here’s a gift quintet that will cover many of the bases for dad’s needs and will leave him feeling suitably honored.

Part bocce ball, part horseshoes, part bowling and all fun, the Rollors game is perfect for both city and country because it’s lightweight and comes in its own carrying case. Easy to set up and play at the beach, park or backyard, it provides entertainment for all ages and requires a mixture of skill, strategy and luck. Invented by an Iraq war vet, it can be played a variety of ways to keep the game interesting. Read more about it and order online at

If dad likes coffee, espresso and cappuccino, why not give him a machine that makes all three? The Mr. Coffee Espresso Maker/Automatic Drip Coffee Maker is versatile enough to offer whatever he likes, and brews up to 4 cups of espresso and 10 cups of coffee. He can also steam his milk to perfection with a touch of nutmeg, vanilla or cinnamon. This is a gift that keeps on giving every day. Look for it at and your favorite department stores.

Is dad a foodie or simply someone who loves to cook? Then he’ll appreciate the Analon Chef Clad 12″ Deep Skillet, which is deep enough to add vegetables or pasta to fish, chicken, tofu or steaks. Versatile and sturdy, this is a gift that dad will love for quite a while to come because of its superior, even heat conduction, professional performance and ease-of-use. Find it at Macy’s or at

The Zwilling 3-Piece Manicure Kit for men is an award-winning item due to its outstanding construction and elegant form. The Pour Homme Kit consists of an ultra-slim nail clipper, pointed tweezer for splinters and ingrown hairs, and a steel nail file in a soft leather case. Practical and perfect for traveling, this is a gift with dad’s name on it! Visit and

The Oster My Blend permits dad to create a single serving of a favorite drink or smoothie and then use the blender cup on the go. Available in an array of colors, this single-serving blender isn’t bulky or heavy, and will make dad’s life just a little more fun and convenient. Find it at and your favorite department stores.

Whatever you decide to give your father, know that your love will be the best gift.

Originally published June 2011



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