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 a subscription to Netflix:
Consider the Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD, a portable, hybrid audio dock/video projector for indoor and outdoor use. Just slip an Apple device into the dock (or connect another smartphone, tablet, gaming console, PC, or DVD player) and Dad can watch 100-inch-tall movies, TV shows, videos, or slideshows. HD resolution and extra-high brightness levels ensure that you'll be even more embarrassed by home movies—and some never-before-seen details—than ever before.