The BlogHer 2014 Father's Day Gift Guide

The BlogHer 2014 Father's Day Gift Guide

Dad's gifts are the weirdest, aren't they? Deep down we know our dads don't really want a tie or a golf putter cover shaped like a puppy, but what the heck are you supposed to buy the guy who never tells you what he likes? Here are some ideas for Father's Day surprises.

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Brazilian Hammock

Brazlilian hammock

Brazilian Hammock, $190

Get him a Brazilian ... hammock! This heavy-duty cotton hammock will hold two people and comes with hanging hardware and a stand with wheels.

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GrillGrate

grillgrate

GrillGrate, $40

If the dad in your life likes to grill, chances are he thinks it's all about charcoal versus gas. The folks at GrillGrates say it's more about evenly heated surfaces. It's so hot it's infrared, baby.

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BeerNStein

Beernstein

BeerNStein, $17

Summer time, and the beer is ... insulated. And sealed. So it doesn't go flat. Two of them. In this BeerNStein. You're welcome.

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Latitude/Longitude Key Chain

coordinates keychain

Personalized Key Chain, $32

This stainless steel keychain says Husband | Father | Hero and is embossed with the longitude and latitude of your favorite dude.

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Wireless Sensor of Many Important Things

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NODE+ Wireless Sensor Platform, $24.99 - $149.99

For the dad who wants to believe he can fix everything, this little lovely will BLOW HIS MIND. The base comes with a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis magnetometer and Bluetooth 4.0 and two additional sensor plug-ins, so you can make it do anything from scan barcodes to check the temperature of your grill.

What are you getting the father in your life this Father's Day?

Rita Arens is the author of the young adult novel The Obvious Game & the deputy editor of BlogHer.com. Find more at www.ritaarens.com.

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