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10 stylish Father's Day gifts that'll make dad feel dapper

June 9, 2014 at 12:45 PM ET

It’s our annual early June dilemma. What to give the man who raised us — or the man who helps us raise our kids? This year, we resolved to do better and tracked down 10 stylish, useful gifts Dad is sure to (really) love

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Harry’s Father and Son shave set
JCrew

This adorably dapper kit comes with a grownup (ergonomic and German-engineered, no less) razor for Dad and a pretend razor for his mini-me, along with a handy shaving guide to make sure the lesson goes smoothly. (Harry’s Father and Son shave set, $30, jcrew.com)

Weekend warrior

Herschel Supply Co. ‘Novel’ duffel
Herschel Supply Co.

Dads of all ages will enjoy stuffing their weekend (or gym, or sporting) essentials into this poly-canvas duffel. The contrasting carrying handles add just enough flair without compromising wearability. (Herschel Supply Co. ‘Novel’ duffel, $80, nordstrom.com)


What a catch

Wilson football
Wilson

Replace that deflated, college-era football with a shiny new one — and be ready to compliment his spiral. (Wilson football, $31.99, eastbay.com)

Tough as nails

Filson Best Made Front Loading Tool Box
Filson

Pretty much anything from Filson — the ultimate heritage outdoor brand — makes a great Dad’s Day gift. One of our faves: this shiny red tool box, designed to last a lifetime and fit in small spaces. (Filson Best Made Front Loading Tool Box, $89, filson.com)


Listen up

LSTN ‘The Bowerys’ earbuds
LSTN

As useful as they are cool, these reclaimed wood headphones feature top-of-the-line sound, tangle-free cords and come in a handsome little carrying pouch. And, so you feel even better about your gift, the company helps restore hearing to people in need with every purchase. (LSTN ‘The Bowerys’ earbuds, $50, nordstrom.com)

Page turner

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird
Kai Bird

Biographer Kai Bird is known for his engrossing historical profiles and this just-released read — all about Robert Ames, one of the most important CIA operatives in history — might be his best yet. Tip: If Dad’s always in the car, spring for the audio version instead. (The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird, $19.64 at amazon.com)

Summer sweater

Club Monaco linen cardigan
Club Monaco

There’s something about fathers and cardigans that just goes together. So why not replace his itchy wool one with this lightweight cotton-linen version accented with luxurious details? It’s the ultimate layering piece for guys who don’t think too much about layering. (Club Monaco linen cardigan, $129.50, clubmonaco.com)

Shake it up

W&P Designs Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker
W&P Designs

In a short amount of time, Mouth has become the coolest place to order foodie gifts online. Our favorite find: This mason jar cocktail shaker — the perfect accompaniment to one of the site’s delicious artisanal bitters or small-batch syrups. (W&P Designs Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker, $35, mouth.com)


Mighty hammer

Pop Chart Lab Chart of Hand Tools
Part Chart Lab

How does one decorate a garage, toolshed or man cave? We haven’t the slightest… but this cool chart of hand tools is a great place to start. Slip it into a simple metal frame so it’s ready for hanging. (Pop Chart Lab Chart of Hand Tools, $35, popchartlab.com)


Radio connoisseur

Best Made Company Grundig Staellit 750 Shortwave Radio
Best Made Company

Go in with your siblings to buy Dad the ultimate consumer radio on the market: The Grundig 750. He can, if the mood strikes him, communicate with ham radio operators, maritime and aeronautical bands and listen to the local oldies station in ultra-smooth sound. (Best Made Company Grundig Staellit 750 Shortwave Radio, $320, bestmadecompany.com)




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