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Gallery: 5 awesome and affordable Father's Day gifts

For all those grilling, wine-drinking, golfing, travelling, and sexy Dads, Jason Perlow picks a handful of gifts -- starting at $10.
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For all those grilling, wine-drinking, golfing, travelling, and sexy Dads, Jason Perlow picks a handful of gifts -- starting at $10.

Getting accurate readings on meat temperatures is essential because you not only want to make sure your prized meal isn't overcooked, but you also want to make sure your meat is cooked to the proper temperature in order to kill food-borne bacteria such as e.coli and salmonella.

If Dad is griller or smoker, the Maverick PT 100 is the electronic probe, instant read thermometer of the pros. Made out of stainless steel and dust/water resistant, the device is accurate within 1 degree C.

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Metrokane, founded in 1983, produces the world's leading line of wine accessories, including the famous Rabbit corkscrew, and continues to develop a host of fresh and innovative tools. The Metrokane classic Rabbit lever corkscrew in red pulls a wine cork in 3 seconds and works on all types of wine bottles.

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If your dad is a golfer and has a smartphone, then get him a yearly subscription to Golflogix, the most popular and most sophisticated Golf GPS app on the market. Designed to work on iOS, Android and BlackBerry phones, the application features mapping for over 30,000 golf courses and will replace any dedicated golf GPS device.

 

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Keeping your dad's mental faculties (and sanity) intact when he gets older and goes on trips is absolutely critical -- so give the gift of reading. The current generation Amazon kindle is 30 percent lighter than the previous model and can be stuffed with thousands of books, and the ultra-sharp E-ink display is great for the plane, beach, or anywhere dad wants to read. The device can hold a charge for close to a month with continuous reading, so even if Mom brings him on that trip around the world she's been wanting to do, he should be good to go.

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You bought dad a Kindle, but you thought he was going to read Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler. Well, Mom has other things in mind.

It may damage your mind to know that your mother and father still are active in the bedroom, but sex is what keeps a marriage healthy. And if you want them to stay that way, you'll want them to check out our own Violet Blue's excellent educational (and inspirational) material for the boudoir.

 

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