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.

May 18, 2012

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.

Instead of a clock radio:

Have him strap on the new Paul Smith General Classification Watch. Colorful, slim, and eco-friendly, this timepiece makes a classic statement—with a twist. Powered by its solar-panel face, the design is reminiscent of bike-wheel spokes. It's ideal for summertime use, too; the watch itself is water-resistant, and the black-and-red strap is made of rubber.

$395

Photos courtesy of each manufacturer.
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