Father's Day Gift Guide

Our picks for the top gifts dads actually want.

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Sock It to Me


Even if he wears a suit to work, dad can express himself through a pair of these quirky socks. Hotsox.com, $12 

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Play Ball


Getting dad tickets to his favorite shows (or games) is a snap with the new StubHub Discovery app. It scans your music library and sports preferences and notifies you when your favorites are playing. Bonus: It also syncs with your GPS, so you can enjoy wherever you are. Android, iOS, free. itunes.com

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Tie One On

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Dad will look as dapper as ever in one of these nautical bow ties. Kieljamespatrick.com, $65

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Calling this a smart watch is an understatement. It’s compatible with both iOS 8+ and Android TM 4.4+, allows you to take selfies longer than your arm (score!) and receives alerts for all incoming calls, messages and more. kennethcole.com, $135

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Eau, yes!

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This set, in a classic scent any dad will love, includes a travel-size bottle so he’ll never have to go without. Ralphlauren.com, $160

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Hit the waves in bright color-block swim trunks—embarrassment-free swimwear! Nautica.com, $40

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Sail Away

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If dad’s out on the boat a lot this summer (or even on the street), he’ll love these slip-ons. They’re made with breathable air mesh, are resistant to water stains and contain water holes for drainage. Anchors aweigh! xtratufboots.com, $65

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Made in the Shades

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Let dad channel his inner Maverick in these sleek aviators. Madeeyewear.com, $124

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Game Time

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This gadget combines the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. Plus, dad gets access to tons of games with Steam Big Picture—right on the TV. Dell.com, from $500

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In the Bag


With this classic duffel, he'll be equally ready for a business trip or a quick weekend getaway. It’s got the look of leather but is oh so affordable. Dunelondon.com, $109

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Get Up, Stand Up

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If he’s sitting at his desk all day, this is the perfect present. Dad will engage his core, increase his heart rate and get his leg muscles working—all while meeting his deadlines. Fluidstance.com, from $289

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Tune into these cool graphic tees for the music-loving dad. Luckybrand.com, from $38

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Smooth Moves


Here's a foolproof gift set: delicious-smelling and super-moisturizing shave oil, cream and balm. Caswellmassey.com, $40

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So Fresh and So Clean


The perfect product for guys who wash their hair with body wash, this 2-in-1 combo is perfect for the low-maintenance dadKiehls.com, $20

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Perfect Pairings

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Help dad get his grill on with Wine ’Cue Sauce! Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi and award-winning sauce creator Daddy Sam’s have combined forces for this limited-edition grilling sauce that boasts the flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon. Amazon.com, $7

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Holiday Cocktails: Shake It Up!


A trio of festive cocktails.

Blood Orange Whiskey Sour
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in 2 oz bourbon, 1 oz blood orange juice (freshly squeezed or bottled, such as Italian Volcano), 1 tsp sugar and 1 pasteurized egg white. Shake 15 seconds, until cold and foamy. Pour through a strainer into a glass. Garnish with a blood orange slice. Serves 1.

Sparkling Pear Cocktail
Place a pear slice inside a Champagne flute. Pour in 2 oz chilled pear nectar, then top with 3 oz chilled sparkling wine. Serves 1.

Hot Brown Buttered Rum
Melt 1 stick unsalted butter over medium heat and cook several minutes, until it starts to brown (be careful not to burn). Stir in ½ cup packed dark brown sugar, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg and
⅛ tsp ground cardamom. Transfer mixture to a 4-cup heat-proof measuring cup. Stir in 2 cups boiling water and mix until most of the sugar is dissolved. Stir in 6 oz spiced rum. Pour into 4 glasses and serve warm. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serves 4.