If you don't like the industrial look of a dry-erase board, but love the convenience of having one handy, take a look at my tutorial at the Creative Paperclay blog.
Mine was made from an old frame, with the option of hanging or sitting on a table. It is only about 7 X 9 inches, and has a holder (tree) to keep the marker handy. It would make a great Father's Day gift, and you could use a different theme to customize it. Rather than a tree, you could make a golf bag, for example, or a guitar, etc..
If you can't find Creative Paperclay at Michael's or Hobby Lobby, you can purchase directly from the company at http://www.paperclay.com/. I'm really having fun working with it, and don't even mind the painting.