I'm always on the lookout for stuff I can buy my Dad as it's so hard! I'm sure I'm not alone in this dilemma. He doesn't wear jewelery, suits or t-shirts and isn't heavily in to gadgets. He likes sailing, traveling (by road), good food and wine - and he drinks beer too. - Simone
Buying for dads can sometimes be a challenge! Since your dad likes to drink beer, I'm going to suggest a beer making kit (on sale for $39.99) because nothing can make a man prouder than drinking his own home brew. Or how about a membership to a beer-of-the-season club ($29.95/month) which ships 12 bottles of handcrafted brew every third month, four times a year? As a wine enthusiast, if he lives in the U.S., you can get him a winery tour and tasting pass ($59) which also includes a free bottle of wine.
Of course, you can decide not to booze dad up and instead get him a card game to test his beer smarts ($16).
Since your dad's a traveler by road, the Auto Aid in a Bottle ($29.50) has a forever flashlight (no batteries required), utility knife, screwdriver, digital tire gauge (batteries included), safety flasher and reflective vest all tucked in a 32 oz. indestructible water bottle; it might well be a lifesaver in a bottle. You may even consider getting him this map distance gadget ($17.99) that he can scroll on a map to calculate miles and travel time. Super neat!
Your sailing dad might also enjoy a day or night sail ($45 - $100) on your tab if he lives near a major city in the U.S. Speaking of sailing, if your dad works in an office, then this sailing pen and paper clip set ($17.99) would be a fun addition to his office decor. Ooh, and if your dad has his own boat, then this boat pennant ($17.98) would be a neat way to personalize a special message that he can carry with him as he sails into his high sea adventures.
**Readers - feel free to add to your own answers!**