There are some things that could only be designed by a dad. They’re so practical, so goofy, so full of insane dad-logic that in the end they’re just these perfect, one-of-a-kind, problem-solving hacks. (Think of the tennis ball hanging in the garage, weird fishing rod holders in the shop and any other “customization” that can be found around a house where a dad has had too much time on his hands). Of all these great paternal ideas, however, the Pops Q Tool might be the apex of dad creativity and efficiency. It’s a barbecue multi tool with 6 different well designed grill-related features. It’s extremely durable, well-priced, and to top it off, made in America by a small family business.
In lieu of a full-on ACL gift guide, I decided the best way to share my gift picks would be via the ACL Twitter. So, for the next 24 straight hours, I will post a different gift suggestion (all gifts are geared toward the ACL reader — so buy for yourself or forward to your loved ones) every hour on Twitter with the least expensive gifts and progressing to the most costly. The updates start today at 3pm EST and will go until tomorrow (12/17) at 3pm EST (just like Le Mans). Additionally, I will be giving away a bunch of stuff from the ACL Shop (a pair of Mark McNairy shoes, a canvas tote bag and a camo laptop case) — no strings attached. All you have to do to enter is follow ACL on Twitter, retweet something from the gift guide with the hashtag #ACLSANTA and you are good to go. Winners will be selected at random tomorrow afternoon.