Father's Day, which will be celebrated on June 17, is just around the corner but that doesn't mean you should settle for cuff links or another necktie for your padre.
While some dads are easy to shop for, conjuring up gifts for others can be painstaking. But whether your father is a serious businessman, fitness guru, top chef, sports enthusiast, tech-savvy or somewhere in between, there is definitely the perfect gift out there for the annual dad appreciation day within your budget.
According to a shopping survey conducted by PriceGrabber, 57 percent plan to spend less than $100 gifts on Dad. Similarly, 56 percent said they will shop deals online to get the best bargain on gifts for Father's Day.
Consumers are still budget conscience and will look for deals when Father's Day shopping this year, general manager of PriceGrabber Graham Jones said in a press release. It's not surprising to see that retailer tactics such as free shipping, price cuts, sales and coupons will help sweeten the deal when enticing consumers to buy gifts for Dad this holiday.
However, don't stall your shopping any longer as competition for gifting will become hectic with over 70 percent of shoppers planning to buy gifts within the two week window before Father's Day, some even waiting until the last 48 hours.
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If you're still out of ideas during crunch time, here are some of the best Father's Day gift ideas for 2012 from tools to popular gadgets and everything in between.
Sharper Image Motorized Tie Rack, $39.99
Nike+ Feul Band, $149
Breville Panini Duo Press, $69.95 at Sur la Table
Personalized Padded Stadium Seat, $37.95 at Personalization Mall
Oakley Gascan Sunglasses, $90
Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard, $179.99 at ThinkGeek.com
Personalized Beer Holster, $29.95 at Red Envelope
L.L. Bean CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack, $65
Audio Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt Driven Turntable, $75.63 at Amazon
Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote with Color Touchscreen, $139.99 at Amazon
Diablo III: Standard Edition, $59.99 at Amazon
MagnoGrip 311-090 Magnetic Wristband, $11.59 at Amazon
Giant Chalkboard Globe, $450 for 30 x 19; $98 for 15 x 9 at Michelevarian.com
Amazon Kindle Fire, $199
Sensu Portable Artist Brush, $39.99