8 Winning Gifts for Dads

A variety of special surprises will give him a reason to cheer.

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Gentle Touch


A comfortable (and washable) undershirt made from New Zealand merino wool provides an extra layer of comfort. No matter what else he's wearing, he'll enjoy the soft feel of premium merino all day long.

SS Apollo V, $60, icebreaker.com

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Take Cover


Beauty, story, and craftsmanship come together in this Leather iPad Sleeve, which has been made from salvaging and repurposing WWII-era materials. Cool for a stylish history buff!

Leather iPad Sleeve, $49, templebags.com

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Smooth Finish


Add to his travel skincare regimen by gifting The Real Shaving Company's Ultimate Shaving Kit including a hot towel mask, face scrub, shave cream, and soothing balm.

The Real Shaving Company's Ultimate Shaving Kit, $12, available at Rite Aid, Duane Reade and realshavingshop.com

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Undeniably crisp and masculine, Pure Nautica Discovery mixes basil and lemon with an anchor of cedar wood—blending marine, spice, fruit, and wood to create a crowd-pleasing, modern aroma.

Pure Nautica Discovery, from $49, available in June at Macy's department stores

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Snap To It


Upload a great photo of you and your dad and surprise him with a customized iPhone, Blackberry, or iPod Touch case.

Case-Mate DIY cases, from $35, custom.case-mate.com

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Don't let this pillow fool you—it's actually a 6-in-1 universal remote control with codes for more than 500 different remote control devices. And to save energy, it shuts off after 60 seconds of inactivity.

Pillow Remote Control, $35, brookstone.com

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The Race Is On


He'll feel like a champ every time he walks through the door.

Finish Line Doormat, $28, perpetualkid.com

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Photo Gallery


For an under-$20 gift that will appeal to Dad or Grandpa, make a unique desk calendar. Each luxe card-stock page showcases anywhere from one to four pictures, and the nifty 5-x-11-inch size is not too big, not too small. The site's software makes uploading images a breeze, even for the non-tech-inclined.

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This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings, and styles are subject to change.

Desk Calendars, $18, shutterfly.com