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19 Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love This Year

It’s true that there’s no better Father’s Day gift than an in-person hangout. But if you aren’t able to make that happen this year, one of these unique gifts is sure to remind Dad how much you love him. So forget the tie—here are 19 Father’s Day gifts he actually wants.

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Everlane Men's Twill Weekender Bag

Everlane’s Twill Weekender bag is the quickest way to up Dad’s cool factor. Whether he’s already a slick dresser or is in need of a little style assistance, the cotton and leather carry-on is an easy and painless way to get him thinking about his look. The refined duffle, which comes in a variety of colors, also fits in any overhead bin, so it’s as practical as it is pretty to look at.

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La Colombe Bourbon Coffee

Statistically speaking, more than sixty percent of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee a day. If your dad falls into the caffeine-addicted camp, give him one of life’s greatest and simplest gifts: a bag of premium beans. La Colombe’s vibrant bourbon blend is known for its full body and subtle sweetness with notes of nougat, candied pecan, and nectarine.

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Eames by Gloria Koenig

Design-conscious dads will devour this title from the TASCHEN Basic Architecture series, which details the life, work, and major furniture experiments of modernist husband-and-wife duo Charles Eames and Ray Kaiser Eames. Plus, when Dad’s finished, it makes for an ideal conversation-starting coffee table topper.

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Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer 54mm Sunglasses

If your dad is hard to shop for, consider going the classic route with a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. The Italian-made acetate frames have been around since 1936 and are sported by as many Hollywood stars as 9-to-5 family men.

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Aesop Departure Travel Kit

Aesop's Departure Kit comes with everything a jet-setting dad needs for his next flight: rinse-free hand wash and hand balm, hydrating facial spray and mask, lip cream, mouthwash, and toothpaste.

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AARKE Sparkling Water Maker

If your dad has jumped on the recent La Croix bandwagon (or maybe he was drinking them before they were cool…), then this gadget is for him. Aside from being an aesthetically pleasing addition to his kitchen counter, the stainless-steel sparkling water maker requires no batteries or electricity and is a breeze to use. The kit includes a carbonator and a special bottle; simply screw it into the machine, pull down the lever and hold until it buzzes—once it does, you’ve crafted your own sparkling water.

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Away The Aluminum Edition Carry-On

Whether your dad is a frequent business traveler or a weekend getaway warrior, upgrade his most important travel essential with Away’s coolest bag. The 21.5-inch Aluminum Edition Carry-On features an ejectable, TSA-compliant battery for charging your phone, dual combination locks, 360-degree wheels, leather-wrapped slow-release handles, and a hidden laundry bag. You can also rest assured that the "unbreakable" bag will be worth the investment as it’s guaranteed for life.

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Rachio Smart Sprinkler Lawn System

If your dad's all about Alexa smart home technology, why not add his lawn into the mix? The Rachio controller pairs with an app on your phone so that you can turn sprinklers on or off, no matter where you are. Thanks to its smart weather intelligence that skips watering on rainy days, users typically save up to 50% on their monthly water bill—and we know Dad can get behind that.

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New York Times Custom Baseball Book

Were you raised by an absolute sports junkie? If so, this personalized book from The New York Times is sure to be a home run (sorry, couldn’t help but make a dad joke at least once). The custom collection features reprinted coverage from the Times’ archives, providing dad a comprehensive history of his favorite MLB team. FYI—you can even get the title embossed with his name for an added personal touch.

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The Nue Co. Unisex Functional Fragrance

Upgrade your dad's cologne with this unisex fragrance from The Nue Co. Not only does it smell amazing (think woody, spicy, and smoky), it also has de-stressing effects. Based on research from the Brain and Behavior Laboratory at the University of Geneva, it was uniquely formulated to help calm the nervous system.

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ConnectSense Smart Outlet

For techie dads, there's no greater thrill than a new smart device. The ConnectSense outlet monitors the energy usage of any device plugged in and allows you to view your consumption through the corresponding app. You can also use the app to create schedules for turning devices on and off (like turning the lamp on before you get home at night). When paired with Amazon Alexa or another smart assistant, you can also command plugged-in lamps or fans with the power of your voice.

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Richer Poorer Midweight Crew T-Shirt

Purchase this tee from cult-favorite basics brand Richer Poorer and it’s guaranteed to be a go-to item in Dad’s closet. Available in black, white, charcoal, and plum, the simple garment-washed jersey knit pairs well with nearly all casual outfits.

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For a fun gift the whole family can use (those 21 and over, anyways), consider this handmade, "hopped-up" board game. Beeropoly presents participants with a series of beer challenges from rhyming competitions to dance-offs that are sure to put Dad in a good mood.

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Fitbit Versa

Combine your dad’s love of tech with his passion for fitness with this smartwatch from Fitbit. With a series of specialty apps and upgraded features, the all-day companion allows him to not only track his heart rate, sleep stages, and activities, but also play his favorite music, make card-free payments using a built-in NFC chip, reply to texts, and more.

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Miles Davis Kind of Blue LP

If your pops is a music lovin’ man, he’ll surely appreciate you adding this classic LP to his collection. Miles Davis’ 1959 modal jazz classic features riffs from additional legends like John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, and more.

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History of the World Map by Map

The hardcover History of the World: Map by Map makes the ultimate coffee table book for a dad who's into history. It features over 140 detailed maps with introductions and photo spreads that collectively illustrate, as the title suggests, all of the world's history. While we can't judge a book by its cover (despite its beautiful glossy gold finish), we can judge it by its reviews, and this baby's got lots of five-stars.

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Greats Royale Sneaker

These all-white trainers from Greats may be super on-trend, but that doesn’t mean Dad can’t rock them. The low-tops are just minimalist enough that even the most fashion-challenged fathers can wear them with confidence.

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Magazine Subscription

Is Dad an avid reader? Or maybe he has a lengthy commute each day? Keep him up-to-date and entertained with reading material from mags like Sports Illustrated, GQ, and The New Yorker.

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Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky

And when all else fails? Send him a bottle of Maker's Mark, and tell him cheers to being your #1 Dad.

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