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Great gift suggestions for Father’s Day

By Kiran Dodeja Smith
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    - BLACK & DECKER
    The Black & Decker Matrix Drill is a multi-use cordless drill that can morph into a sander or even a saw with the appropriate attachment. Drill includes power unit, drill-driver attachment, battery, charger and one double-ended tip; other attachments sold separately. $66 at lowes.com.
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    - J.Crew
    J.Crew’s Abingdon Messenger Bag ensures style and function with magnetic snaps, zippered back pocket and front slip pockets. Choose from three colors. $98. jcrew.com.

Top Pop … Rad Dad … you know who we’re talking about: your family’s main man. It’s time to spoil him. And we’ve got hot picks to make his day. Check ’em out.

Light up the links

Your guy will delight with these balls that shine bright. Not just a novelty, Lumiballs light up for 8 minutes upon impact, allowing you to follow the ball with ease, morning, noon or night. Balls are official size and weight and come in assorted colors; pack of 3 is $24.99. Balls have a 40-hour battery life. www.brookstone.com.

For your handy man

One house – so many projects. Hit the nail on the head with a gift that can take care of all of them. The Black & Decker Matrix Drill is a multi-use cordless drill that can morph into a sander or even a saw with the appropriate attachment. Drill includes power unit, drill-driver attachment, battery, charger and one double-ended tip; other attachments sold separately. $68. www.amazon.com.

A sweet sweatshirt

Warm up his wardrobe and score a slam dunk at the same time. Majestic’s Hornets Point Guard Invasion Pullover Hoodie is officially licensed – as official as the team that’s coming back in full force. Comes in sizes S-XXL. $64.95. www.hornetsfanshop.com.

Think inside this box

Seeking unique? A safe solution for the one-of-a-kind dad. Old post office boxes are repurposed into small safes complete with a code. Banks measure 10-by-6 inches. $65-$125.

The Boulevard at Southend, 1440 S. Tryon St. #100, 980-219-7526, www.blvdatsouthend.com.

Don’t bag this idea

Every great guy deserves a great bag. One that carries but that’s attractive, too. J.Crew’s Abingdon Messenger Bag ensures style and function with magnetic snaps, zippered back pocket and front slip pockets. Shoulder strap is adjustable, trim is a burnished leather, and hardware is brass-finished. Choose from three colors. $98. www.jcrew.com.

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