A Not-So-Ordinary Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is June 19, meaning you have less than six days to get Dad that amazing gift. We've already shown you our favorite picks for moms, and dads deserve the same start treatment. So, don't settle for any old tie, click through our gift guide to find items worthy of a king.
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Father's Day is June 19, meaning you have less than six days to get Dad that amazing gift. We've already shown you our favorite picks for moms, and dads deserve the same start treatment. So, don't settle for any old tie, click through our gift guide to find items worthy of a king.
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Father's Day is June 19, meaning you have less than four days to get Dad that amazing gift. We've already shown you our favorite picks for moms, and dads deserve the same start treatment. So, don't settle for any old tie, click through our gift guide to find items worthy of a king.

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Dad's always busy chasing around kids, so get him a comfortable and stylish J. Crew shirt that's perfect for barbecues and touch football.

Buy it at J. Crew.

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Even if Dad is the most stylish man in the world (actually Nick Wooster doesn't have kids, so...) he could probably use some brushing up. This book of men's style icons and necessities is perfect for stubborn dads because it has all their favorite actors in it, from Michael Caine to Gregory Peck.

Buy it at Colette.

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It is a known fact that dads have an unnatural penchant for boat shoes and loafers, but not in the cuffed pants, leg tattoo, hipster sense... More in the Thirsty Thursdays sailing race sense. (I assure you this is an actual thing, my boyfriend's dad does it every week).

Upgrade Dad's boating style with these cool Sebago boat boots. They are practical and trendy, plus they'll keep his ankles warm, which is a constant concern of dads like mine.

Buy them at Sebago.

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Take your dad to Savage Beauty at the Met, I promise he'll appreciate the immaculate construction and elaborate strangeness of McQueen. Afterward you can get him in on the McQueen action with this tartan bowtie. Dads love plaids, and they love you, and you love McQueen, and love is transitive, right?

Buy it at Mr. Porter.

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You've been a bad kid? Well, offer Dad an olive branch with How to Raise a Gentleman by Kay West for Brooks Brother's. It shows Dad you really want to be a better son, even if you enjoy putting your little sister's dolls in the mud.

Buy it at Mr. Porter.

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Maybe Dad's been bad too? (You know Mom gets angry it when he doesn't put the seat down.) Help him reform with Glenn O'Brien's How to Be a Man.

Buy it at Amazon.com.

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Dad's are prone to getting stuck in a sock funk. Thick ribbed, calf high white socks with sandals? Yeah, we know they've done it. Add some joy to Dad's feet with these striped socks from J. Crew.

Buy them at J. Crew.

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All dads need some fancy kicks to wear over their flashy socks. These Lanvin sneakers will give Dad the extra oomph he needs to be fashionable even when walking the dog.

Buy them at Mr. Porter.

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Statistically the Packers are the number one team in football, so if you think your Dad is number one, you'll want to align him with winners.

Buy it at the Packer's Pro Shop.

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If your Dad has or knows how to use an iPad, he's either under 50 or statistically an outlier. Either way, iPads need protecting and this bamboo case from Vers is the ultimate in modernity.

Buy it from Vers.

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This 1950s vintage decanter set by Paul Dupre-Lafon for Hermes is complete with Bacarrat crystal decanters and a leather harness. If your dad really, really loves fine liquor this gift set is a must have.

Buy it from 1stdibs.com.

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If your dad loves The Rolling Stones as much as mine does, he'll appreciate this 1970 documentary for the music and the memories. Directed by David and Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens) and Charlotte Zwerin, this flick will also please the cinephiles in your home.

Buy it from Criterion Collection.

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Polo shirts have become a dad staple item. Spruce up Dad's collection with this hip Rag & Bone option.

Buy it at Rag & Bone.

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Years ago I found a pair of vintage tortoiseshell Ralph Lauren sunnies that have become my tried and true pair. (I've worn them so much I've had the lenses replaced twice!) Give Dad a pair of sunglasses he can rely on.

Buy them at Barney's New York.

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I can't imagine what it's like to have to shave your face everyday, but I assume it's somewhat unpleasant. The Art of Shaving prides itself on making this daily ritual a joy instead of a hassle. This handy kit has all the essentials to make Dad's morning routine a breeze.

Buy it at The Art of Shaving.

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We understand why a blogger mascarades as Tom Ford's son; it's a position we'd all like to fill. But instead of pining for Mr. Ford's fatherly love, help transform your dad into a dude just as dapper. Tom Ford's grey vetiver cologne is the perfect dose of luxury for any man.

Buy it at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Somewhere inside every man is a little boy who dreams of being an architect. (What would Freud say?) Give Dad something to fantasize about with the second book in Taschen's Wright trilogy, covering Frank Lloyd Wright's works from 1917-1942.

Buy it at Taschen.