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Father's Day Gifts Dads Really Want

  • Courtesy of Ion

    Instead of another game system buy us an ION iCade. It brings old-school gaming into the future. Place your iPad in the arcade cabinet, download some games, and start shooting asteroids and centipedes. Band-Aids for thumbs not included. ($100; radioshack.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    Lance Armstrong is the only dad who can rock a ten-speed bike and yellow Spandex. We suggest Pure Fix Cycles's Fixie. We're fans of the royal-blue Whiskey ($325; purefixcycles.com).

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  • Laura Hinely

    Keep the color coming with New Balance's retro sneakers ($80 to $130; newbalance.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    No one said iPhone cases have to be bland. From left: Escape Route by Liz Brizzi ($35; society6.com); London by Richard Coward ($27; luxeplates.com); Mustache Mania by Bianca Green ($35; society6.com); Pop ID with built-in wallet ($40; case-mate.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    Instead of ear buds, Nixon's Apollo metallic headphones come with a microphone for phone chats and a travel pouch that's all meant for movie-quality sound on the move. ($70; nixonnow.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    Sunglasses should not be the size of flat-screen TVs. Streamline the look with Marc Anthony aviators. ($36; kohls.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    Dad will flip for these light, summery pants by Splendid ($128; splendid.com).

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  • Courtesy of Brookstone

    The retro iHome iP4 boombox is an iPod docking station with an FM radio and an aux line-in jack. ($200; brookstone.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    Get your guitar hero the “You Rock Dad” hand-stamped copper pick. ($14; sweetheartcircle.etsy.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    Out: Jokey, ironic T-shirts. In: Cool tees like this Big Apple—inspired number. ($15 and up; Forever 21 stores)

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  • Laura Hinely

    No beer mugs. How about the RedEnvelope Whiskey Lovers set with soapstones that double as ice? ($60; redenvelope.com)

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  • Courtesy of Syma Toys

    Out: Miniature desktop pool table. In: Syma Toys S107G RC helicopter, the latest way to kill time at work. ($57; sears.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    What's out: Butt-numbing wallets. What's in: The slim, artsy Water-colour by Dosh. ($100; amazon.com)

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  • Laura Hinely

    Sure, there's a clock on our phones. But it doesn't look nearly as sharp as the Diesel analog and digital watch. ($260; dieseltimeframes.com)

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