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Looking for a last minute gift for Father's Day? HMV is providing inspiration ahead of the event on Sunday June 17 with its top ten best-selling gifts for Dad, led by those perennial family favourites The Muppets.

Here's the full list:

1. The Muppets DVD - £12
The recently released Muppets movie is proving very popular as a gift idea for dads. Mirroring its success at the box office, the DVD tops HMV’s best-seller list, underlining The Muppets’ enduring popularity some thirty years on.

2. The Stone Roses - Very Best Of CD - £10
With their recent reunion and talk of a new album, The Stone Roses Very Best Of CD is currently the most popular album on the top 10 list.

3. J. Edgar DVD - £10
The much-acclaimed J.Edgar from director Clint Eastwood, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, came out on DVD and blu-ray on Monday. The movie focuses on the life and career of the FBI’s legendary director J. Edgar Hoover during his hunt down of America’s most formidable gangsters.

4. Fifa 12 Game (PS3, Xbox, Wii) - £24.99
With Euro 2012 now well underway, Fifa 12 and other football computer games are seeing a boost in sales, and with cool, young dads just as likely to own a console these days, this is proving a popular gift for them.

5. Beach Boys - That’s Why God Made The Radio CD - £9
Coinciding with the band’s 50th anniversary, The Beach Boys are back with new material for the first time since 1992. It’s also the first time since 1962 that David Marks appears on a Beach Boys album, so it’s no wonder that this long-awaited CD is proving such a hit.

6. Alien Quadrilogy DVD 5-disc boxset - £10
With the recent release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, fans of the Alien series appear to be stocking up on the sequels to further appreciate their cinematic experience, and dad is proving no exception.

7. Beats By Dr Dre headphones - Studio High-Definition - £279.99
HMV currently have a special offer on Beats by Dre headphones, which boast amazing sound quality and style. With any purchase of Dre beats above £100 shoppers receive a free HMV gift card worth up to £50, so no wonder it’s proving a favourite gift purchase for dad.

8. The Stone Roses - War & Peace Book - £12
Based on 400 hours of interviews with over seventy of The Stone Roses closest associates, including six former band members, "War and Peace" is the first major biography of the band that defined a generation. The hardback book comes compete with a set of exclusive collectors postcards when purchased at HMV.

9. Max Payne 3 Game (PS3, Xbox, PC) - £37.99
The recently released Max Payne 3 from Rockstar has seen its popularity continue over the Father’s Day shopping period. The game has received great reviews, and is likely to be just a big a hit with dads as it is with younger gamers.

10. Gear 4 Streetparty III Union Jack Speaker Dock - £29.99
With Jubilee fever barely over and the excitement of the Euros and the London 2012 Olympics still to come it’s no wonder this docking system, which comes with a patriotic Union flag design, is selling well and proving a popular buy among family members looking for something a little bit different for their Father’s Day gift.



June 15, 2012