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Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 4:36 am, Mon Jun 2, 2014.

(Family Features) Thank dad for all the love and support he has given over the years by gifting him something unexpected and special for Father's Day. If you need inspiration for the perfect present, here are a few gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on his face.




For Auto Enthusiasts

Help dad see what he's missing this Father's Day. The PEAK Wireless Back-Up Camera System installs in just minutes and reduces the average blind zone by 90 percent. A water-resistant color camera attaches to the back license plate of a vehicle and broadcasts full video from a wireless transmitter to a color LCD monitor on the dash. Perfect for cars, SUV's, trucks, RV's and towing. For more information, visit www.peakauto.com.

Workbench for the Handyman

Give dad the perfect set up to pursue his hobbies and passions with a Gladiator by Whirlpool Corporation Workbench this Father's Day. These adjustable height workbenches, ranging in price from $299 to $599, come in bamboo or maple and provide plenty of workspace and storage for all of dad's needs. Gladiator storage solutions will grow with dad year after year and provide endless gift ideas with many great accessories and designs to choose from. For more information, visit www.gladiatorgarageworks.com.




Quality Time with Your Favorite Guy

This year, treat dad to a relaxing day filled with his favorite things: a rod and reel, fresh air and time with you, his favorite fishing buddy. A day on the open water is just what dear old dad deserves this Father's Day. For more details on how to purchase fishing licenses, the supplies you will need, where the fish are biting and how to hook them, visit www.takemefishing.org.




Spec-tacular Vision

This Father's Day, give the hardworking man in your life, whether it's your dad, husband or grandfather, the gift of good vision. With individual vision benefits starting under $17 a month, VSP Direct is an affordable way for those without access to vision insurance to have high-quality eye care. Benefits include a yearly eye exam, allowances for glasses or contacts, and the lowest out-of-pocket costs in individual vision care, with typical savings of $235 a year. Visit www.givevsp.com for details.




Inspired By Dads

Give Dad a special gift this Father's Day with a wine inspired by father-son relationships. Sports Commentator Jim Nantz and wine industry veteran Peter Deutsch teamed up to create an artisanal California wine, The Calling. Handcrafted from Sonoma's finest varietals with fruit sourced from the Dutton Ranch vineyards, The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir offers delicious flavor with bursts of fresh cherries, mushrooms and spice. SRP $37. For more information, visit www.thecallingwine.com.

Gifts that Sizzle

Think T-bones, not ties, this Father's Day as that's what dad really wants. Omaha Steaks' "Dad's Day Dinner" package offers big, juicy T-bones, savory steakhouse fries and delicious caramel apple tartlets for dessert. Not only will dad love getting the family together to enjoy this incredible fare, he'll also love you for giving him a gift he can really sink his teeth into. For information, visit www.omahasteaks.com/tnt.




Beer Inspired Candy

Craft beer-loving dads will be thrilled to receive the new Draft Beer flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans. The crisp flavor inspired by a Hefeweizen is packed in a golden jelly bean that looks like a cold one poured straight from the tap. While they deliver on the flavor, Draft Beer Jelly Belly beans are alcohol-free. Sure to be a hit at backyard BBQs, too. Buy direct at www.JellyBelly.com.

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