Aged 12 years and bottled in a small batch of seven cases, Elijah Craig Martin's Hand Selected Bourbon is an exclusive — but affordable — gift, $21.99 at Martin Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine St., 894-7420; 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite A-1, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; www.martinwine.com).
Keep Dad a travelin' man with brown leather calf boots from
H by Hudson, $306 at Truck Stop Clothing (2209 Magazine
James Miller, a former journalist and University of New Orleans athletic director, details his fight to keep the school's struggling sports program alive following Hurricane Katrina in his memoir, Where the Water Kept Rising, $24.95 at www.jwmillersports.com.
Paul Smith sunglasses in olive tortoiseshell look sharp and cut the glare, $270 at St. Charles Vision (citywide; www.stcharlesvision.com).
Call him Ishmael — and let him set sail for the open sea (or bayou) in the Hobie Pro Angler, which features space for 13 tackle boxes, six fishing rods and on-deck storage for up to 600 pounds, $2,549.99 at Massey's Professional Outfitters (509 N. Carrollton Ave., 648-0292; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-7544; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144; www.masseysoutfitters.com).
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Since 1895, the Goorin Brothers have made classic hats, including this navy blue pinstripe fedora, $44 at Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 899-5587).
Flor de Cana rum is sweet, mellow and well-aged, just like Dad, $49 at Cork & Bottle Wines (3700 Orleans Ave., Suite 1C, 483-6314; www.cbwines.com).
Green tea, kelp and ocean minerals are among the ingredients in The Organic
Male skin care line, which can help defend Dad's skin from the elements, $170 for set
at The Woodhouse Day Spa (4030 Canal St., 482-6652; www.neworleans.-woodhousespas.com).
A Spalding executive golf club is reincarnated as a bottle opener, making for spirited jaunts at the 19th hole, $60 at Aidan Gill for Men (550 Fulton St., 566-4903; 2026 Magazine St., 587-9090; www.aidangillformen.com).
Take gorgeous pictures with less hassle with the EOS Rebel T3, which features 12.2 megapixel image sensor, HD video recording and dual-layer metering, $749.99 at Bennett's Camera (3230 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-9050; www.bennettscamera.com).
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Proud fathers needn't keep their kids' photos hidden inside a wallet. Print
an image on an aluminum and rubber
iPhone 4 case, $15 at Lakeside
Camera Photoworks (2121 N.
Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-1776; 3508 21st St., Metairie, 885-8660; www.lakesidecamera.com).
Sugar scrub and body souffle can be manly when packaged in the NOLA Bodycare Gent Set and fortified with hardworking ingredients, including shea butter, aloe vera and green tea extract, $87.99 at NewOrleans Flare (5733 Heebe St., 733-8402; www.neworleansflare.com).
Whether Dad bleeds purple and gold or is simply a William Blake fan, these old-fashioned glasses are an elegantly feline way to toss back a cold drink, $32 for a set of four at Mignon Faget (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; www.mignonfaget.com).