Holiday gift guide 2012 part one: Gifts for dad

Let's face it. Shopping for other people is difficult. So difficult at times, most of us give up and succumb to the last minute alternative: the gift card.

We're here to help you break the gift-giving rut this year and offer a few gift suggestions for mothers, fathers, and everyone in between. We'll be giving you a series of suggestions for the next few weeks to inspire and entertain.

Gifts for dad

Classier version of his trusty work boots. Clarks Desert Boot - $120

Tried and true, a watch makes a great gift. The Mellor - $200

A weekender bag for all those carry-on must haves. Fossil Estate Vintage Campus Duffle - $248

Because he's always been your rock. Whiskey Stones and Gift Set. - $19.50-58

Give him an excuse to work on that chip shot. Golfers BBQ set - $28

He's always wanted to make his own brew. Now he can. Beer making kit. $15-40