1. Buy him some decent clothes. 's has all of the beautiful and well-made clothes Dad won't buy for himself. My favorite item is a reversible(!) Tommy Bahama half-zip sweater that regularly retails for $99.95, and is now 30 percent off. The store stocks clothes in all price ranges, from a gorgeous striped lambswool scarf for $75 to luxurious, cushiony socks, 2 for $12. Did I mention the unbelievably soft Woolrich micro-fleece sweatshirt for $30?
2. Give Dad the gift of health this year. is offering a holiday special: a gift certificate, good for a 3-month membership for $99.95 with no joining fee. That's a savings of $75, and we know dads love savings!
3. Remember all those hours of video Dad took of you as a kid? Neither does he, because nobody plays videotapes anymore. Bring those dusty tapes into and have them converted to DVD for $19.95 for up to one hour and $34.95 for one to two hours worth of video. Plus, they'll make copies for $12 each so you can spread the joy to the rest of the family. And if Dad is really old-school, they can also convert film reels to digital format.
4. On the other hand, if the Dad in question is under the age of 50, chances are good that he's a gamer. Shoot 'em ups like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Assassins Creed Revelations were big releases this fall in the "Mature" category. For games Dad can share with the whole family, sports games are a good choice. Updates of popular franchises like Madden12, NBA 2K12, FIFA Soccer12, and NHL12 were released this fall. And the latest release in a classic franchise, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is sure to be a hit with everyone. and carry all these games for around $50 to $60, as well as any accessories necessary to play them.
5. And finally, like any good New Englander, Dad needs some team gear! Celebrate the Celtics opening day with a new jersey. How about a Patriots hat for those (fingers crossed) chilly home playoff games? The big chain stores like , and cover all the major sports, and can hook you up with Scarlet Hawks gear to give Dad the opener he needs to brag about his kids.