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Patch Picks: Six Perfect Father's Day Gifts

From the bookworm dad to the foodie freak, these gift ideas are bound to make your one and only dad happy as a clam.

Father's Day is coming up soon, and you don't want to get stuck scrounging up another tie or bottle of cologne to give dad.

You know how much he means to you, so this year, take the chance to show it.

This week's Patch Picks brings you specific, well-thought out gift ideas for you to choose from, or that might inspire you to come up with your own perfect way to say, "You're my # 1 dad."

Patch Picks: Six Perfect Father's Day Gifts

  • The DIY Dad - With summer fast approaching, your dad might be the handyman type, outdoors fixing the deck, roof or screened door. Give the gift of ease with the Dremel Trio Tool Kit from Home Depot. The Trio makes sanding, cutting and routing a cinch, with 360 degree turning capabilities and the ability to cut through metal, wood, drywall and more.
  • The Timely (or Untimely) Dad - Is your dad always on time, or always late? Either way, spoil him with a Tissot Swiss watch from . This is a pricier item, but serves as the perfect excuse to go dutch with your siblings and up the ante this year.
  • The Foodie - Is your dad always in the kitchen, experimenting and turning out tasty meals? Head to Kitchen Collection in Wentzville and pick up a Mr. Beer Home Brewery kit, the Complete Microbrewery System. Or, if grilling is his specialty, grab The Grill Daddy BBQ Grill Cleaning Tool.
  • The Golf Geek - If you live in Lake Saint Louis, there's a good chance your dad plays golf. For the best variety of golf paraphenalia, you'll have to head to Golf Galaxy in Chesterfield. Employees say the hot ticket item at the moment is the white Nike golf belt, with a sleek Nike logo buckle that goes with any color.
  • The Cultural Dad - Does yours like music or books? Take him along to Thurs., June 16 as part of the summer concert series from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Give him something light and fun to read with Paul Madriani's Steve Martini: Trader of Secrets. The book is a free for all thriller with lawyers, NASA scientists, government schemes and millions of dollars in cash.
  • The Outdoorsman Dad - This could include interests ranging from camping and hiking to hunting or fishing. It could be as simple a gift as a new Nalgene bottle or hunting boots. Whatever your dad's fav, head to the online REI outlet store for a 20% discount, good through June 16.

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