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Dad's big day: The perfect gift.

FOR GIMMICKY DADS

SONY cordless headphones work from 7m to 80m (depending on model) from the sound source. From pounds 29 to pounds 60 at Boots and electrical stores.

SHARP electronic organiser is great for men on the move with its built-in currency converter, including Euros. Around pounds 30. Call 0800 262 958 for stockists.

HE'LL lap this one up. Outrageous head gear designed for a hands- free drinking session. Perfect for sipping while watching the cricket. pounds 9.95 from The Gadget Shop. Tel: 0800 783 8343.

THIS radio-controlled clock adjusts itself when the clocks go forward or back. It has a millennium countdown which can be programmed to any other event - pounds 17.99 from Argos.

SLICK stainless steel travel tumblers are spill-resistant with a sip-through opening. Drink will keep hot for 6hrs. By Thermos, pounds 19.99 and pounds 24.99 from Halfords and other department stores.

CORKSCREWS - jockey, fisherman, golfer, rugby player, cricketer and gardener - pounds 12.99. Call 0181 651 6321 for stockists.

FOR PAMPERED DADS

IF YOUR dad has a sweet tooth, why not spoil him with this selection of chocolates. He'll love the giant personalised Toblerone. Or why not give him a solid chocolate Simpsons number plate - perfect to nibble on during a tricky game of chess.

For footie fans this England gift pack has got a chocolate ball and a mug. And don't forget tomorrow that it's your turn to make the tea for dad. Simpsons Dad 1 number plate pounds 1.99, Toblerone pounds 3.19 and England mug gift pack, pounds 3.99 - all from Woolworths.

IT'S not just mums who like a good soak in the bath. These fragrant goodies will provide the perfect pamper. All from The Natural Collection at Boots. Facial wash pounds 2.75, Hair and Body Wash pounds 1.99, Muscle Soak pounds 3.85.

LET Dad get cosy in this snuggly pair of cotton pyjamas.

The boxer short bottoms are perfect for summer and the top looks so good it could be worn on the beach. pounds 20 from Marks & Spencer.

FOR the man on the move here are a couple of luxury items from Mulberry's flight range that he'll treasure for ever. The padded briefcase is designed for laptops and comes with Velcro securing straps. It comes in black with a Branston leather trim - pounds 175 from Mulberry.

The luxury lightweight washbag is perfect for dads who do a lot of travelling - pounds 35 from Mulberry. For Mulberry stockists call 01749 340 541.

FOR SPORTY DADS

"ON ME 'ead, son!" Make sure your Dad's head is sporting the cream of caps. It might not see any sporty action but it will keep the sun out of his eyes when he's lounging on the beach. The Allora cap by Ellesse, pounds 9.99, and the Nike cap, pounds 7.99, both from First Sport. Ultima FA football - pounds 6.99 from First Sport.

LET him get some sun on his legs in these smart navy shorts by Nike - pounds 19.99 from JD Sports.

A DARTBOARD picture frame is the perfect way for Dad to let it all out after a bad day at work.

He can attach a photo of his beastly boss in the bull's eye area and spear it to his heart's content - pounds 6.95 from the Gadget Shop.

WHATEVER his sport he can get hours of pleasure without straying from the sofa. Dickie Bird: A Bird's Eye View, special Father's Day price pounds 7.99, A Star Named Ayrton Senna, pounds 13.99, Classic British Cars, pounds 12.99 - all from WH Smith.

DAD will look great in this navy blue England shirt, whether he's showing off his footie skills in the park or down the local enjoying a pint - pounds 29.99 from JD Sports. Tel 01706 626 400 for stockists.
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Date:Jun 18, 1999
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