Father's Day gifts he'll love

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He’s been there for you through scraped knees, bad dates and that really awful haircut he swore looked “just fine.” And while he probably already has enough coffee mugs, and he doesn’t want another tie, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need you to show him a little love. So this year, when Father’s Day rolls around on June 18, get him something unexpected that shows him how cool you know he really is. From the classic trappings of old-school gentlemen to cool, high-tech gadgets to simply silly stuff guaranteed to make him smile, we’ve rounded up a collection of gifts picked to help you remind him that he’s the best dad ever.

Hand-painted sign

Signs, signs, everywhere Families may not always be
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Families may not always be geographically close, but that doesn’t mean they’re out of mind. Give dad this yard sign so he always knows just how far his next out-of-town trip is going to be. This hand-painted sign, topped with your family name, can be personalized with up to five for far-flung relatives. Made in Tuscon, Arizona. Starting at $125 at uncommongoods.com

Greatest Hits Mistaken Lyrics coasters

A great reminder of all the times dad
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A great reminder of all the times dad is driving in the car singing the wrong lyrics to all your favorite songs; $25 at etsy.com

Personalized Golf Balls

The avid golfer will love a set of
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The avid golfer will love a set of personalized golf balls to set themselves apart from the competition; $35 at gifts.com

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Game-Used Hockey Puck Bottle Opener

Get dad a nostalgic gift from his favorite
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Get dad a nostalgic gift from his favorite hockey team; $95-$200 varies on team at uncommongoods.com

USA Beer Cap Map

The perfect edition to any man cave; $30.95
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The perfect edition to any man cave; $30.95 at Amazon

VW Cool Box

Dad can chill all his favorite drinks this
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Dad can chill all his favorite drinks this summer with the VW Camper Van Cool Box; $499 at themonsterfactoryusa.com

Yankee Stadium Jersey Short Sleeve Tee

The perfect accessory for any baseball fan; $32
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The perfect accessory for any baseball fan; $32 at ballparkblueprints.com

Nintendo Entertainment System

The gamer can now enjoy his favorite old
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The gamer can now enjoy his favorite old school Nintendo games with the Nintendo Entertainment System; $234.99 at amazon.com

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Hammock by Wise Owl Outfitters

The perfect gift for dad to lounge outside
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The perfect gift for dad to lounge outside rather than do yardwork; $35.95 at amazon.com

Backyard Bar Wooden Beverage Cooler

For dads who love to host backyard BBQs;
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For dads who love to host backyard BBQs; $249.99 at gifts.com

Car Play Mat Shirt

The Car Play Mat Shirt allows dad time
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The Car Play Mat Shirt allows dad time to nap while the kids can play; $22 at etsy.com

Wemco Americana Speaker Hip Pack

Who says fanny packs are out of style?
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Who says fanny packs are out of style? $19.99 at target.com

Medieval Cheese Board Set

Say cheese For dads whose sense of humor
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For dads whose sense of humor verges on the cheesy (see what we did there?), this Medieval Cheese Board Set designed by Chris Collicott is just the thing. Comes complete with three tools, a stand and a shield-shaped cutting board. $35 at kikkerland.com

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Williams-Sonoma Signature Touch 12-Cup Glass Coffee Maker

Caffeine fiend If he's not himself without his
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If he’s not himself without his morning coffee, then this will help make his day all that much better. The programmable Williams Sonoma Signature Touch 12-Cup Glass Coffee Maker is as visually striking as it is technologically advanced. It’s operated by touch screen and can brew 12 cups in less than 10 minutes. $149.95 at williams-sonoma.com

"A Spotter's Guide to Film (and TV) Locations"

If dad is a movie buff Lonely Planet's
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If dad is a movie buff Lonely Planet's "A Spotter's Guide to Film (and TV) Locations" book may be the perfect gift. The collection features the locations of some of the most iconic scenes in film and television; $11.99 at amazon.com

Harry D. Koenig 4-piece Faux Tortoiseshell Shave Set

The four-piece faux tortoiseshell kit features a natural-bristle
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The four-piece faux tortoiseshell kit features a natural-bristle brush, a razor handle that accommodates Mach III blades, a removable bowl for soap or cream, and a stand to hold it all together; $69.99 at macys.com

Nami Polyester Chair Hammock

Great for traveling and hanging around outside, the
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Great for traveling and hanging around outside, the Nami Polyester Chair Hammock will keep dad comfortable and relaxed wherever he goes; $120.99 each at wayfair.com

Big Daddy Inflatable Swimming Pool Lounge

Dad can sit back, relax and enjoy the
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Dad can sit back, relax and enjoy the summer with a pool float that has room for snacks and beverages; $74.99 at sears.com

Apple Watch Series 2 38mm Gold Aluminum Case with Concrete Sport Band

Dad will have no problem staying connected at
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Dad will have no problem staying connected at all times with the Apple Watch Series 2; $369 at target.com

Moby Wrap Baby Carrier

The first-time dad can enjoy some one-on-one time
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The first-time dad can enjoy some one-on-one time with their newborn baby with this carrier; $44.95 at amazon.com

SPERRY 'Authentic Original' Boat Shoe

The classic boat shoe that goes with just
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The classic boat shoe that goes with just about anything; $94.95 at nordstrom.com

The Piña Colada Shirt

If your dad never passes up piña coladas
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If your dad never passes up piña coladas and likes getting caught in the rain, he'll love this festive button up; $40 at tipsyelves.com

BIBO cocktail machine

Toast master For dads who are always dreaming
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For dads who are always dreaming of Margaritaville, this is the fastest way to make his dreams come true. The BIBO cocktail machine is designed to make the perfect mix, every time, with the push of a button. Just add the mix, the shot and you’ve got yourself a party. Available in black or red. $229.99 at select retailers; bibobarmaid.com/where-to-buy for a list.

Vanguard 19

Have dad looking chic with these iconic shades;
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Have dad looking chic with these iconic shades; $225 at westwardleaning.com

Sportscrate

If dad or grandpa is a sports fan
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If dad or grandpa is a sports fan he'll love the Sportscrate, a monthly subscription box that includes exclusive items from his favorite team; starting at $39.99/month at sportscrate.com

BLACK+DECKER Wi-Fi Enabled Slow Cooker

Dad’s famous chili recipe has made him a
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Dad’s famous chili recipe has made him a neighborhood legend. Help him spread the joy on social media, too, with the 6-quart BLACK+DECKER Wi-Fi Enabled Slow Cooker. The device can be controlled from a free app and connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network. Use the app for time and heat settings, look up recipes and share it all on social media. A locking lid makes it portable, too. $49.99 available exclusively at walmart.com

Deluxe Poker Set

Poker face This set isn't cheap, but the
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This set isn’t cheap, but the look on dad’s face as he wins back all the allowance money he used to give you will be priceless. The Deluxe Poker Set includes cards, poker dice and chips, and it comes in its own wooden chest. $295 at RH.com

Walnut Skyline Wooden Bowtie

Put a modern spin on the classic bowtie
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Put a modern spin on the classic bowtie with the wooden bowtie trend; $55 at woodenbowties.com

Mission Enduracool Cooling Performance Hat

Dad can keep cool while staying active this
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Dad can keep cool while staying active this summer with the Mission Enduracool Cooling Performance Hat; $22.99 at amazon.com

Whiskey Stones

Dad can enjoy a glass of whiskey without
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Dad can enjoy a glass of whiskey without losing the taste or texture; $10.99 at Amazon

Dear Dad mug

Dad can sip on his morning coffee and
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Dad can sip on his morning coffee and always have a reminder of his favorite child; $13.99 at amazon.com

"100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time"

Dad can relive some of the most memorable
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Dad can relive some of the most memorable moments in history with "100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time" book collection; $18.68 at amazon.com

Quest II Boxed Fly-Rod Outfits

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"Gone fishing" will be a popular saying in your home with this Father's Day gift; $139 at llbean.com

Gibson Football BBQ Portable Charcoal Grill

The portable barbecue is great for beach parties,
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The portable barbecue is great for beach parties, days at the park or tailgates all year round; $49.99 at kohls.com

18-Piece Tool Set by Mr. Bar-B-Q

Dad will be grillin' and chillin' in style
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Dad will be grillin' and chillin' in style with this gleaming set; $65.99 at wayfair.com

Coolest Cooler in Classic Orange

This may be the ultimate party cooler for
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This may be the ultimate party cooler for the man in your life. The Coolest Cooler is available in a variety of colors and includes USB charger, outdoor BlueTooth speaker, built in blender, bottle opener, accessory deck and more; $449.95 at amazon.com

If PAPA Can't Fix It shirt

For the dad or grandpa who has a
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For the dad or grandpa who has a knack for fixing things; $13.90 at amazon.com

Google Home

Listen to music, receive important news, information and
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Listen to music, receive important news, information and much more with Google Home; $129 at bestbuy.com

Drawstring-Waist Swim Trunks for Men

Just in time for summer, get dad a
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Just in time for summer, get dad a pair of swim trunks in a variety of colors; $8 at oldnavy.com

Welcome to the Club: 100 Parenting Milestones You Never Saw Coming

A book of parenting milestones for the first
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A book of parenting milestones for the first time dad; $14.95 at francescas.com

Mustard Baseball Oven Mitt Glove

Get the sports guy in your life a
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Get the sports guy in your life a cooking accessory they'll love; $11.34 at amazon.com

Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe

This Father's Day have dad feeling like a
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This Father's Day have dad feeling like a king in this super-soft Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe; $54.99 at llbean.com

Willy G gemstone pens

Pen ultimate This gem of a pen is
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This gem of a pen is perfect for your gem of a dad. Albuquerque-based artist Willy G made these pens out of four different kinds of jasper, creating a truly unique and weighty writing instrument. Each pen measures 6 inches long, comes with an ink cartridge and can be used with standard over-the-counter refills. $95 each at witandwhimshop.com and at Wit & Whim, 6 Carlton Ave., Port Washington; 516-944-9200

Crosley X UO Keepsake Wood Portable USB Vinyl Record Player

Dad can enjoy his old school tunes with
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Dad can enjoy his old school tunes with this vinyl record player; $169 at urbanoutfitters.com

Tile Mate

Tile Mate includes a Bluetooth system to help
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Tile Mate includes a Bluetooth system to help track important items, and loops into a keychain to easily attach to just about anything; $24.99 at amazon.com

Star Wars Chewbacca Slippers With Sound

The ultimate accessory for any Star Wars fan,
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The ultimate accessory for any Star Wars fan, Chewbacca Slippers that make sound; $19.99 at thinkgeek.com

Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage

The Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage allows travelers
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The Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage allows travelers to charge numerous devices, lock and unlock the suitcase with a mobile phone and a GPS system to help locate your suitcase throughout your trip; $449 at amazon.com.

Samsung Level U Bluetooth Earbuds

Whether working out, doing yardwork or lounging by
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Whether working out, doing yardwork or lounging by the pool, the Samsung Level U Bluetooth Earbuds are great for the active dad in your life; $32.99 at macys.com

Baseball Stadiums Tie

Let dad wear his favorite stadium tie to
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Let dad wear his favorite stadium tie to show off his team spirit; $49 at uncommongoods.com

Wemco Men's Best Dad Ever Hat

The Best Dad Ever hat can be worn
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The Best Dad Ever hat can be worn any time, anywhere; $12.99 at target.com

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