Durable and lightweight, these rubber shrimp boots make a timely gift that helps Dad tackle even the dirtiest of jobs with style, $30 at Porter Stevens (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 834-3771; www.porterstevens.com).
Fit for a king, Royall Vetiver cologne combines a rich blend of fresh citrus, warm Indian spices and notes of vetiver grass, $40.95 at Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, 835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555).
Sterling silver pincers on this crawfish money clip grip Dad's cash and budge only for the most plaintive allowance pleas, $225 at Jose Balli (796 E. I-10 Service Road, Slidell, 985-690-5990; 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8990; 1201 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 279-7338; 70360 Hwy. 21, Covington, 985-892-8992; www.joseballi.com).
The gray lenses and striated brown acetate frames on these SALT sunglasses give Dad GQ-worthy style, even when he's only cruising the carpool lane, $375 at St. Charles Vision (citywide; www.stcharlesvision.com).
Whether serving up something mild, spicy or hot, Dad can now avoid mix-ups on the grill with this handy set of six stainless steel grill charms. Serrated to stay in place on meat, these charms guarantee the grill master will never sweat it out again, $25 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).
Raise a glass of California claret to Dad. Its muscular palate is an appropriate tribute to the original macho man, $34.99 at Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., 896-7300; 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; 3500 Magazine St., 899-7411; www.martinwine.com).
Known as the premier place to grab an old-school shave, Aidan Gill provides a shaving kit that treats Dad to the same luxurious experience at home. Complete with a tortoise shell razor, matching badger bristle shaving brush and metal stand, this set will have Dad looking and feeling sharp, $185 at Aidan Gill (550 Fulton St., 566-4903; 2026 Magazine St., 587-9090; www.aidangillformen.com).
Packed with more than 20 essentials including shoe shine wipes, wrinkle remover, breath spray and a styptic pencil, the Hemergency Survival Kit mitigates almost any fashion or hygiene disaster that could befall a dad, $24.95 at My Spa by the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., 482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com).
Look out, Dad's got a hot new grillfriend: The PC-15 grill's stainless steel construction and side burner mean you can cook entire meals outdoors for generations to come. Available starting at $1,200 from ADGAS Outdoor Cooking Products (2626 Music St., 943-0853; www.adgasneworleans.com).