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Father’s Day 2009 Gift Ideas

Fathers always seem to get neglected, or at least relegated to an afterthought, on most gift-giving occasions. But since this Sunday happens to be a day known as Father’s Day, it will be kind of hard to claim that you spent all of your money on gifts for other relatives.

Part of the problem with buying gifts for fathers is that it’s generally pretty difficult to figure out what they want, besides beer or some peace and quiet. So like we did for Mother’s Day, we’ve asked some Abt employees for their suggestions for great Father’s Day gifts.

Weber Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill

Abt Web merchandiser Jayson O. says, “My 10-month-old daughter Jazelle is a great enough present, but since we’re talking about receiving something materialistic, I would love to receive the Weber Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill. I love grilling for friends and family, so what better way to do that than on a charcoal grill with 1,104 square inches of cooking area? With a grill this large you can have an area for high heat for searing steaks, medium heat for perfect burgers and hot dogs, and a low heat area for slow cooking ribs until the meat falls off the bone. I guess we can throw in a couple vegetables in there if there’s room.”

Krups Beertender Home Beer-Tap System Keg Cooler

Rafael P., an Abt sales specialist who has a 1-year-old son, would like some things to enjoy while working in his garage or relaxing in his yard. “The Gladiator Garageworks Convertible Graphite Freezer has an upper compartment that can be used as a refrigerator, so I could keep ice and extra frozen foods in the bottom compartment and cold drinks up top. When I’m done in the garage, I could take the Krups Beertender Home Beer-Tap System Keg Cooler into the yard for some frosty brews, and watch music videos or movies on the Sony 9″ Portable DVD Player. The Sony has a 6-hour rechargeable battery, and the Beertender keeps draft beer fresh for 30 days after tapping, but I don’t think my wife would let me stay in the yard that long. Maybe the 6 hours, but not the 30 days.”

Swiss Army Chrono Classic Men’s Watch

According to Abt inventory manager George G., who has two young sons, “The more kids you have, the better the gift you should get. Just kidding! One thing I’d like is a small-screen TV for the kitchen or bedroom, like the Samsung 19″ Series 3 LCD HDTV. It has an HDMI connection for quickly hooking up a DVD or Blu-ray player and also has a PC input so I could connect it to my computer. Another thing I’d really like to get is a nice timepiece, like the Swiss Army Chrono Classic men’s watch. It looks really nice and is water resistant up to 330 feet, which is perfect for those times when I have to dive into the Abt fountain to retrieve a dropped package (just kidding again).”

To see our complete list of Father’s Day gift ideas, click here.    —by Graham W.

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