Remember the handmade ashtray you gave Dad, back when an ashtray was an acceptable gift? Or how about the Popsicle-sticks box? Yeah, you've worked pretty hard to make the man happy every Father's Day. But let's face it: There are only so many worthless knickknacks and sweaters he can stuff in his closet. This year, score some points for originality with our "alternatives to the usual crap" gift guide. We understand that only the best will do—though he probably still has that ashtray.
Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
Dad doesn't need another sweater—or a bottle of scotch. Check out these smart alternatives to the usual suspects.
Instead of beer:
Steer Pop toward a healthier drink with the Metrokane Citrus Power Juicer, a battery-free kitchen gadget with stainless-steel space-age design. There are no power cords, so all he has to do is pull the lever to generate more than a thousand pounds of pressure—effortlessly pulverizing oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes anywhere and anytime he likes.