Choose something choice for Dad from these locally available gifts.

Speak up

These Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Portable Speakers ($199) bring sound wherever needed. Available at local Restoration Hardware stores and www.restorationhardware.com.

Quite a serving

The BBQ Serving Set and Tools ($50) gives Dad the tools to grill his favorite steaks. Combine them with the Bucket Grill ($35), which provides the convenience of entertaining at a picnic or while tailgating. Available at local Crate & Barrel stores and www.crateandbarrel.com.

Task at hand

Materials matter with the Studioilse Halogen Task Lamp ($550), wood, iron, glass and plastic. Available to order from Design Within Reach, 1710 Walnut St., and www.dwr.com.

Down to business

Dad can store and sort his list of contacts with the Aluminum Business Card File Box ($45). Available to order from Design Within Reach, 1710 Walnut St., and www.dwr.com.

Three cheers for beer

Krups BeerTender ($200) serves up a perfectly chilled beer on tap. Available at local Williams-Sonoma stores and www.williams-sonoma.com.

Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a Philadelphia graphic designer. Visit her design blog, Oh Joy!, at www.ohjoy.blogs.com