5 Last Minute Father's Day Deals

Because Father’s Day is this Sunday (you knew that, right?) CNN Money has put together a small list of last minute deals that will put a smile on dear old dad’s face. The list, inside…

Zachary Prell shirt: $165
“Prell spun his experience on Wall Street into the smart fitting business of shirts. And what he came up with looks as good under a three-piece suit as it does with a pair of slacks – thanks to a slim fit, contrasting stripe down the side, and spread collar that works opened or closed.”

The Art of Shaving kit: $100
“Rather than splurge on an old-fashioned hot-towel shave at a pricey men’s spa, give the do-it-yourselfer the tools he needs for a perfect shave from home.
The Art of Shaving’s full size kit with pre-shave oil, shaving cream, badger hair brush and after-shave balm promises optimal results (read: no ingrown hairs or razor burn).”

Krups BeerTender: $299
“The sleek countertop machine fits Heineken’s compact 5-liter draught kegs and is engineered to ensure that each serving pours a perfect pub-style draft. Beer is kept fresh for up to 30 days while a volume indicator shows how much is left in the keg so you never have to worry about tapping out. And with free shipping, your wallet won’t get tapped out either.”

Tivoli Model One radio: $119
“Even though it looks retro, the technologically advanced Tivoli is compatible with iPods and other MP3 players. Sound too good to be true? Enter the code DAD20 at checkout and take 20% off. “

A day of driving: $1,495
“You could go from zero to happy Father’s Day in under 4 seconds by putting dad on the list for a brand new 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which starts at $203,000. But, for about $1,500, drivers can drive five such supercars along the wide open country roads of French Lick Indiana. As an extra gift, dads get crystal car keepsakes and a picture with their favorite car, which might just replace the family portrait he got last year.”


Last-minute Father’s Day deals
[CNN Money]

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  1. Propaniac says:

    I would not pay that much money for any of those things. Well, I guess maybe I would if I thought my dad would really like any of them. But he wouldn’t.

    My sister and I are getting him a new hammock, DVDs of I’m Not There and Extras, and the CD of Randy Newman’s Faust (he asked for I’m Not There and Faust).

  2. Asvetic says:

    Don’t waste your money on the Beertender.

    [unclutterer.com]

  3. Bladefist says:

    @Asvetic: You can get a full sized kegerator on craigslist for 200. I did! stainless steel too.

  4. chiieddy says:

    I’m still trying to think of something to send Dad. I might have his favorite restaurant send him a gift certificate, since I can’t take him out (I live several hundred miles away)

  5. @Bladefist: How long does the beer stay fresh in a Kegerator? They had a fire at our beloved Saranac brewery (Utica, New York) that took out the canning department, but you can still get all the kegs you want.

  6. Badgers, we don’t need no stinkin badgers

  7. swedelibrarian says:

    We went with a new DVD player, golf balls, and a funny gadgety cheese cutter thing … get it “cut the cheese” hah… lame (my dad likes cheese).

  8. Bladefist says:

    @Steaming Pile: Untapped – a while. Tapped, I wouldn’t go longer then 4-5 months.

  9. Bladefist says:

    @Steaming Pile: CO2 weights more then oxygen. So if its tapped, the beer doesn’t come in contact with oxygen. Just keep 10-15 PSI on the beer and it’ll last a while.

  10. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    If I was going to spend that kind of money I’d buy him a PS2 and a Metal Gear game. I can’t afford that though. :(

  11. Youthier says:

    I’m taking my dad to the Sox (White) game. If your dad is like mine, he would really just hang out with his busy adult kids for Father’s Day then get the gadgets.

  12. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    @Youthier: I know my dad would but I can’t go visit this weekend. Maybe I should just take him out someplace when I can get down there.

  13. rmz says:

    Heineken? No thanks, I want to drink beer, not piss.

    /obligatory

  14. rmz says:

    @rmz: Also, what the hell, $165 for one shirt?

  15. yourbffjill says:

    @rmz: but is has contrasting stripes! and you can wear the collar open or closed! try that with an $80 shirt and you’ll wish you spent the extra 85.

  16. simplegreen says:

    i got my dad 6 free rounds of golf with a cart for 190 bucks. For my dad. Thats better than one day driving a Ferrari

  17. MadMo says:

    Yeah, give this dad a heart attack when I found out they paid that much for my gift.

  18. PinkBox says:

    Hm… my dad honestly wouldn’t care for any of those items. He would also be annoyed if I spent that much on him.

  19. Poster99 says:

    Youthier you got it right! I hope that my kids never get me these kind of gifts when they’re adults!

    My dad is just happy to spend the day with us, and playing with the grandkids. Might sounds like a redneck thing to do, but we’re planning on brewing some beer at home, while we finish off a previous batch, put some good food on the grill, and relax by the pool.

  20. rmz says:

    @yourbffjill: Even an $80 shirt! Man, maybe it’s because I’m not an executive, but I’ve never needed a dress shirt that’s costed more than $20.

  21. skinman says:

    I’m a father and I wouldn’t want any of those things. Personally, I’d like to have the house to myself for the day.

  22. HawkWolf says:

    I’ve always thought Father’s Day gifts were some sort of marketing attempt by companies that sell the sorts of things that you’re supposed to give for father’s day.

    They’re always shaving things or fancy razors or golf things or basically anything that you can get from a Herrington catalog.

    Do men actually enjoy such items in general? I think there’s some weird cultural image that they do, when in reality, they don’t.

    However, I wish I had a kid so they could get me a new razor because my Norelco’s blades are shot and hey, I’m cheap and don’t wanna pay 30 bucks for a better model razor. (The blades are only five dollars cheaper than the razor itself.)

  23. foxbat2500 says:

    My Dad has enough crap…I donated his gift to charity. Pulling a Costanza as it were.

    Those shirts are really cool, but man $165!!!

  24. battra92 says:

    I gave my dad $25 for ebay for his birthday last month. He hasn’t spent it yet. I’ll just let him pick something out. Honestly, it’s what he prefers.

    @rmz: Even an $80 shirt! Man, maybe it’s because I’m not an executive, but I’ve never needed a dress shirt that’s costed more than $20.

    Exactly. Pennys is where I get all my work shirts and can’t see any reason to go elsewhere … unless there’s a super sale. ;)

  25. battra92 says:

    @HawkWolf: Do men actually enjoy such items in general? I think there’s some weird cultural image that they do, when in reality, they don’t.

    I know my dad doesn’t.

    @HawkWolf:However, I wish I had a kid so they could get me a new razor because my Norelco’s blades are shot and hey, I’m cheap and don’t wanna pay 30 bucks for a better model razor. (The blades are only five dollars cheaper than the razor itself.)

    The best advice I can give you is to switch to a wetshave and a Double Edged safety razor. I’m using a razor that I inherited and get blades for $1.50 for 10 at Wal*Mart. Add a cheap mug, a brush and a $2 shaving soap (I’m using some stuff I got at Rite Aid) and you have the best shave ever.

    I’d get my dad such a setup but he wears a beard.

  26. Optimistic Prime says:

    I suppose this is a great list, if you live in NY or LA. The Today show is just as notoriously bad with their “reasonably priced” suggestions. I’m sorry, but anything more than 15bucks for a lousy shirt is too much. Same goes for jeans.

  27. oneswellfoop says:

    I suppose this is a great list if you make 70k plus annually and choose not to blow it on stupid crap and be heavily indebted. But of course, if you are looking at purchasing some of these items for your dad, you probably buy lots of stupid crap anyway.
    KEGGERATOR? Really?
    Day of driving in a nice car….What, you don’t have friends with 100k+ sports cars?
    and $165 for a shirt? How about $50 for a $100-$120 shirt at Nordstrom Rack or a like place?