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Gift Guides

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts That Will Surprise the Hell Out of Dad

Twenty ideas for retaining your most-favored-child status

Father’s Day gifts are an underrated way to show your appreciation for the man who raised you—so why'd you wait till the last minute? Again.

Avoid the urge to rush out and buy a cheap tie, a pack of socks, or a sappy Hallmark card and instead, wow Dad with a little ingenuity. We don't mind if you take all the credit.

 

Riviera Short-Sleeve Shirt

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Source: Bonobos via Bloomberg

Bonobos takes the floral-patterned short-sleeve button-down—a favorite of dads everywhere—and modernizes it with a better fit and an understated color scheme, plus other patterns, such as gingham and camo. (bonobos.com, $78)

 

Brass Bottle Opener

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Source: Owen & Fred via Bloomberg

This polished 1/2-pound piece of brass comes with a simple message: “You earned it.” Cue the Budweiser commercial feels. (owenandfred.com, $29)

 

The Impossible Collection of Motorcycles

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Source: Assouline via Bloomberg

This slick coffee table book catalogues hundreds of the most famous and innovative motorcycles ever created, from 1900 to today. (assouline.com, $845)

 

Orrefors Beer Collection Pilsner Set

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Source: Bed Bath & Beyond via Bloomberg

Does Dad prefer his after-work beer in a frosted glass? Upgrade his mug to these stems specifically shaped to amplify the aroma of his favorite pilsner. (bedbathandbeyond.com, $49.99)

 

Handmade Leather Tool Box

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Source: Kaufmann Mercantile via Bloomberg

Whether he's a handyman with style or a handyman in need of style, this handmade leather toolbox will get the job done. (kaufmann-mercantile.com, $229) 

 

Maison Martin Margiela ‘Replica’ Jazz Club Cologne

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Source: Sephora via Bloomberg

A rich mixture of scents, including musk, tobacco leaves, tonka bean, and vetiver, will transport Dad back to youthful, sweaty nights spent in dimly lit dives. (sephora.com, $125)

 

Givenchy Patterned Cotton Tie

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Source: Mr Porter via Bloomberg

We know that a tie is the least original Father’s Day gift imaginable, but this one's Givenchy. Set against a solid white or black shirt, the signature star pattern is super-sharp. (mrporter.com, $220)

 

The Ultimate Bar Upgrade

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Source: Merchants of Beverage via Bloomberg

Help Dad crush cocktail hour with this high-end, 14-bottle kit, which includes everything from absinthe to aged rye and Japanese whisky to mezcal, plus mixing glasses, cocktail bitters, and vermouth. (merchantsofbeverage.com, $1,100) 

 

Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 14"

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Source: Weber via Bloomberg

This mini-grill is compact enough to take on the go and powerful enough to blast any pork shoulder or rack of ribs with a heady dose of sweet, sweet smoke. (weber.com, $199) 

 

First-Edition Hardcovers

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Source: Abebooks.com via Bloomberg

You can spend a little ($9.58 for The Talented Mr. Ripley) or a lot ($65,000 for The Hobbit), but nothing says "I've been paying attention" more than snagging a collector's copy of the book Dad is always recommending you read. (abebooks.com, price varies)

 

V2.0 I Am Cardboard VR Kit

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Source: Google Cardboard via Bloomberg

It may look rinky-dink, but this simple Google Cardboard viewer will blow Dad's mind. Biconvex lenses turn iOS and Android devices into stereoscopic 3D images, aka virtual reality. Woah. (imcardboard.com, $20)

 

Massage On-Demand

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Photo illustration: Jeremy Allen/Bloomberg Business; phone: Apple via Bloomberg; app: Zeal via Bloomberg

For the dad who has everything—including sore muscles. Order up a licensed massage therapist, right to his door. (zeel.com, price varies)

 

Aesop Athlete Grooming Kit

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Source: Mr Porter via Bloomberg

A botanical-powered shower kit for dad bods. Includes Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Classic Shampoo, and Parsley Seed Antioxidant Hydrator in a rugged, gym bag-ready case. (mrporter.com, $120) 

 

Rad Dad Pocket Square

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Source: Jack Spade via Bloomberg

'Nuff said. (jackspade.com, $28) 

 

Colors of Motion Poster

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Source: Etsy.com/The Colors of Motion via Bloomberg

Dad's favorite movie (like Blade Runner or Traffic) becomes abstract wall art after the Colors of Motion wizards get their hands on it. Each line represents the average color of a single frame of the movie, arranged sequentially, so you get a funky feel for a movie’s overall tone. (thecolorsofmotion.com, $25) 

 

Tom Ford Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer

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Source: Tom Ford via Bloomberg

If Dad is skeptical about beauty products, the masculine bottle design and Tom Ford name may help convince him to finally tackle those wrinkles. (tomford.com, $105)

 

Petiole Hammock

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Source: Hammacher Schlemmer via Bloomberg

Next-level relaxation for design-minded dads: This Swedish-made outdoor bed comes with space enough for two, a UV-ray blocking canopy, and serious cachet. (hammacher.com, $35,000)

 

Phantom 3 Drone

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Source: DJI via Bloomberg

You didn't think you could get through a gift guide without the ultimate tech toy of the moment, did you? This easy-to-navigate drone can connect to a smartphone, making the capture of stunning HD footage a cinch—while making Dad the envy of the block. (dji.com, $1,259)

 

Daddy Cool Card Holder

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This special-edition leather card holder from Smythson of Bond Street speaks volumes. (smythson.com, $160)

 

Rimowa Salsa Suitcase

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Source: Bloomingdale's via Bloomberg

Subtly hint that Dad deserves a vacation with this polycarbonate roller, which offers heavy-duty protection in brilliant blue style. (bloomingdales.com, $595)

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