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  • Oh yes, control this cooler via remote.
Oh yes, control this cooler via remote. (The Man Registry )
November 27, 2012|By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko, RedEye

Fatherhood marks the beginning of more responsibility for the dad-to-be. Of course, that doesn't mean it's the end of all the things he used to enjoy. RedEye scoped out themanregistry.com, an online source for grooms, for gifts that work well for future fathers.

Gift: Remote control cooler

Price: $79.99

Why dads need it: The cooler can be driven in any direction—indoors or out—with the help of a remote control. It's the site's best seller, and it works for dads who can't leave the couch for a cold one.

http://www.themanregistry.com/gifts/rc-remote-control-cooler.html

Gift: "Mastering the Grill"

Price: $24.95

Why dads need it: Let's face it. There are going to be a lot of late, sleepless nights. Dads can at least brush up on the stereotypical fatherhood skill of grilling meat while they're awake.

http://www.themanregistry.com/gifts/grilling-gifts/mastering-the-grill-cookbook.html

Gift: Team logo coffee travel mugs

Price: Varies

Why dads need it: If they aren't drinking coffee yet, they will be. The registry has paired stainless steel travel mugs and ceramic cups for the commute and the office.

http://www.themanregistry.com/gifts/kitchen-gifts/mlb-stainless-steel-travel-mug-black-ceramic-mug-set.html

Gift: Louisville Slugger personalized baseball bat

Price: $52.99

Why dads need it: A genuine Louisville Slugger is a pretty smooth gift, especially for a father-to-be who is expecting an athlete. The personalization can be used to engrave the date of the dadchelor party, adding a nice touch.

http://www.themanregistry.com/gifts/groomsmen-gifts/louisville-slugger-personalized-baseball-bat-natural-finish.html

Gift: Lockout tool kit

Price: $16.95

Why dads need it: Getting locked out of the car wasn't the biggest deal before, but it can be a nightmare for a dad who needs to get to the car seat. The seven piece set is used by the towing industry, and it can open domestic and foreign vehicles.

http://www.themanregistry.com/gifts/auto-travel-gifts/grip-on-tools-lockout-tool-kit.html

mswasko@tribune.com  |  @mickswako

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