Metro Man & Metro Home

By Kyle Mancini

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When time comes to celebrate the man who bandaged your scraped knees, built your tree house for you, and sat at the kitchen table with you until you’d finished your brussel sprouts, think beyond ties and coffee mugs. This year, give Dad a gift he will enjoy – a gift that shows him how much you love and appreciate him.

Swiss Mister

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The Swiss Army SwissMemory USB multi-tool incorporates a high-performance USB 2.0 data storage device with other more traditional Swiss Army features such as pocket knife, nail file, miniature scissors, screwdriver, mini LED life and more. 2GB memory means plenty of space for dad to upload lots of images, files and other important “stuff”.
www.swissknifeshop.com

Catch ‘em On The Fly

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There is a universally accepted fact about dads – they love to fish. And the folks at L.L. Bean have seen to it that you can find the perfect gift for your “dear ole” just in time for Father’s Day. Whether you go with the functional and waterproof West Branch Fishing Vest, the vast Eastern Trout Mega Fly Selection, or any number of other fishing-gear type items offered by L.L. Bean. You’ll enjoy fast shipping and no-hassle returns/exchanges.
www.llbean.com

The Key To His Heart

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Dad’s are simple folks. They don’t require a lot of fancy trappings and ‘stuff’…the way moms do. Go straight for the heartstrings with a cool Digital Photo Keychain from Brookstone. It’s easy to use and holds up to 62 full color images, which are displayed on a 1.5 inch LCD screen. The battery lasts for about 2 hours of viewing per charge and there is no hassle with resizing images. www.brookstone.com

Grill Master

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Like fishing, pretty much all dads enjoy grilling outside. Crate & Barrel has all the necessary accoutrements to get your grill-happy dad out there cooking up a storm. Whether you go with the Applewood Grilling Planks to add a wonderful smoked flavor to all sorts of BBQ creations, or the portable Weber Smokey Joe Grill – for grilling on the go, you’ll keep the outdoor chef in your life happy. Of course, if your dad isn’t the outdoorsy type and the grilling gene escaped him, there are other great gifts from C&B such as this great Americas Cup Pond Yacht, which looks great in an office or library. www.crateandbarrel.com

Originally published June 2008
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