Cool dads wear their kids. The hippest wear Baby Bjorn. Comfort Carrier in black from Baby bjorn ($169.99 on Amazon)

Soda Stream Soda and Seltzer Maker Starter Kit. Green, gadgety and soon to be dad's best friend. ($99.95)

A book with a twisted sense of humor fits the bill for many days we know. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk from David Sedaris ($10.99 on Amazon)

Go big of go home. We say go big with a bottle of Caymus 2006 Cabernet. $69.99 at

The OFF-AXIS watch ($175) is a cleanly designed high-quality archetypal wristwatch--with a twist: the viewing axis of the dial has been rotated clockwise by 30 degrees. Bending at the elbow in order to read the time obsolete--cool. Tired dads can now tell time a little easier.