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Some unique gift ideas to celebrate Father’s Day

The pigtail food flipper from Cave Tools is designed to easily turn, flip, grab or move food on the grill without leaving marks or losing juices.
The pigtail food flipper from Cave Tools is designed to easily turn, flip, grab or move food on the grill without leaving marks or losing juices. HANDOUT

Think you know – that is, really know – what your dad wants for Father’s Day?

Even if you’re confident you know what he wants, we’ll look at some more options during the next two days that are sure to please.

Trust me, you can’t go wrong with any of these.

GRILL ACCESSORY

What dad doesn’t want a pigtail food flipper? The accessory ($17.99) from Cave Tools is designed to easily turn, flip, grab or move food on the grill without leaving marks or losing juices.

You get a 17-inch meat flipper for the grill and a 12-inch short flipper designed for the kitchen (think bacon and wings).

Cleanup couldn’t be easier – both are dishwasher safe.

More: cavetools.com

FIRE STARTERS

Grilling and dads go hand in hand, especially during the summer months. That said, getting a charcoal grill or fire pit going can be troublesome.

That’s where Pine Mountain ExtremeStart firestarters ($5.99) come in.

Whether charcoal or wood, grilling or campfires, the compact firestarter is the quick and easy solution for all firestarting needs.

They are designed for indoor or outdoor use, and a box comes with 12 individually wrapped starters, each burning for about 20 minutes.

More: pinemountainfire.com/ $6.45

TRAVEL BOTTLES

Pelican is known for making durable high-performance storage solutions for photography gear, aerospace, military and law enforcement uses, so the company’s new line of drinkware bottles will be of high quality.

The ergonomically designed stainless-steel bottles are great for the gym, camping, skiing or poolside to keep beverages hot for up to 12 hours or cold for 24 hours.

Each bottle features a leak-proof twist-on carry handle lid with soft grip to transport the sweat-proof bottle with ease. They come in 18-ounce, 32-ounce and 64-ounce sizes ($29.95, $39.95 and $59.95, respectively) in black or white powder coat finishes, and have Pelican’s industry-leading lifetime guarantee of excellence.

More: pelican.com

DRIVING RECORDER

Garmin’s Dash Cam 45 compact standalone driving recorder ($149.99) will help dad keep an extra set of eyes on the road.

Its results might not be as good as your summer vacation videos but the importance of the high-quality footage can be priceless. Voice controls enable users to start and stop the recordings, which are captured at 1080p or 720p with a 2.1 megapixel camera.

It has a 2.0-inch LCD display screen, automatic incident detection and GPS capabilities with location and time. Driver alerts include lane departure warnings for drifting off road or too close to another vehicle.

Recordings are stored on replaceable microSD cards (Class 10 required) of up to 64 GB.

More: garmin.com

Contact Gregg Ellman at greggellman@mac.com. Follow him on Twitter: @greggellman

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