NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Father's Day is just around the corner (June 21), and if you haven't had time to buy Dad a gift yet, you're definitely not alone. No matter how many times we tell ourselves to shop for dad ahead of time, somehow we keep procrastinating. Now, you need a great idea -- fast.
Sure, dad would be happy with a pat on the back, but come on -- he helped make you who you are today. You owe the guy. Get him something that he'll really love. Get to it, slackers.Here are eight quick gift ideas for every kind of dad -- from the bookworm and the grill aficionado, to the tech-savvy.
For the Tech Dad:
Leeo's Smart Alert Nightlight
The sleek and easy-to-use device is perfect for even the most discerning of dads. Once plugged in, it becomes his handiest smart home tool yet, offering peace of mind when the family is away. The Smart Alert Nightlight monitors your existing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and connects to a free app (available for both iOS and Android), so that it can alert you to an emergency if an alarm goes off in your home. One device monitors a whole floor of your home.
The device also doubles as a customizable nightlight with more than 16 million color options -- to coordinate with Dad's man cave, favorite baseball team, and everything in between. You can pick one up at Leeo.com or Amazon (AMZN) for $99 and have the device delivered by Father's Day with an expedited-shipping option.
Is dad always complaining about his smartphone running out of juice before the day is done?
A good portable battery like the Power Pen could be a solution. The two most borrowed items in the entire world, a pen and a phone charger, are united in one ground-breaking device -- The Power Pen. It's a small 700mAh battery built into a brushed aluminum stylus/ballpoint pen (black ink). It includes tips for both iOS and Android devices, so no matter what phone dad has, this can power it up in an emergency.
The Power Pen is available in both black and gold colors. You can find it for sale at Firebox for $38.39, with options for expedited AirExpress.
For the Couch Potato Dad:
Does your dad enjoy spending his free time in front of the TV?
Google's (GOOG) HDMI streaming stick allows media junkies to enhance their viewing by mirroring content from their smartphones, PCs or tablets onto an HDTV. Hey, sometimes watching Hulu or Netflix in bed on a tablet isn't enough. Chromecast supports all major apps: including Pandora (P), ESPN, Netflix (NFLX), HBO and several others.
Google Chromecast costs $28.74 at Amazon with options for expedited delivery.