Pillow Tie lets Dad nap away your inheritence

Father's Day idea: a necktie and a pillow all in one.

Matt Hickey
With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.
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Pillow Tie's tagline: "Because most functions that require a necktie...deserve to be slept through." Pillowtie.com

Father's Day is coming up Sunday and I've been trying not to do a "perfect gift for dads and grads!" post of any kind because ubiquitous rhymes make me want to shoot small, cute things in their small, cute faces. But then I came across the Pillow Tie on Geekologie, and it makes me wish I was a dad or a grad so someone would buy me one.

It's an inflatable microfiber/silk-blend necktie that goes for about $20, and that's about all. But that's all it has to be, as a simple task needs a simple solution. And in this case the task is taking a comfortable nap whenever and wherever possible. The Pillow Tie holds up to 25 pounds, which sounds like a pretty big noggin'.

And the thing even looks good, and that's because there are dozens of styles and colors to choose from, which takes it from being a novelty to being a functional fashion piece, which I approve of. If I had one of these, I'd wear it to my next court date. That judge is slow, man. Slow.