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Father’s Day Gifts That He Will Actually Be Excited About

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Ties, golf accessories, “World’s Greatest Dad” mugs…are there any Father’s Day gifts worthy of the dad in your life? Yes, and we found them. Sure, showing him your gratitude might cost you slightly more than those homemade coupon books you gave him with when you were a kid, but these cool, design-friendly gifts fit just about every budget. So, check out our picks, and if you’re feeling especially generous, share this list with your siblings.

Leather Journal/iPad Mini Cover

leather journal ipad cover

Sometimes dads have difficulty identifying what a cool tech case looks like (see: cell phone cases that attach to belts). If the father in your life has a similar affliction, help him out by gifting him this made-in-Detroit journal cover, which comes in seven shades of vegetable-tanned American leather and has compartments for a paper journal, iPad Mini, a pen or pencil, and five card pockets.

Shinola, $195

“It’s Only Money” Solid Copper Money Clip

solid copper money clip

For the man who has spotted you a $20 on more than one occasion (and, you know, also maybe paid for college), the saying engraved on this money clip is quite fitting. And, unlike actual money, this solid copper money clip is hand polished and lacquered so that it never loses its shine.

Owen & Fred, $40

The Premium Leather-Base Weekender

leather base cotton weekend bag

Discerning dads aren’t going to be satisfied with just any weekender, so let your favorite jetsetter know that this beautifully-tailored Italian-made (of course it’s Italian) bag takes a month to construct. The cotton twill body is water resistant, and the vegetable-tanned leather base and straps will develop a patina over time.

Everlane, $130

S’well Insulated Water Bottle, Teakwood

teak wood insulated water bottle

If your dad spent your childhood lugging around a cooler to every beach outing, picnic, and sporting event, he will absolutely appreciate the design of this water bottle, which is insulated and made of double-walled, high-grade stainless steel that will keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 without any condensation on the outside. If he’s outdoorsy, make sure to let him know that, for every wood collection bottle sold, S’well will plant a tree. And if he’s just outdoorsy in the sense that he likes drinking al fresco, keep in mind that the 25-ounce bottle holds an entire bottle of wine.

Design Menagerie, from $35

Bocce Ball Set

bocce ball set canvas carrying bag

Take family game night outdoors with this bocce ball set, which includes a set of etched solid resin balls (plus a score pad and instructions). It also comes with a canvas carrying tote, so you can challenge each other to family bocce ball tournaments at holidays and on vacation.

Crate & Barrel, $150

F1 Molded Eye Mask and Travel Blanket Set, Blue

blue travel blanket eye mask zipped pouch

On flights where they actually hand out blankets, they’re often thin and small, plus it’s usually impossible to stop wondering if you’re the first one to use it (answer: nope). Dad might fare better with the eye mask, but even those are pretty flimsy. Instead, save him the indignity of subpar travel accessories with this blanket and eye mask set. The cushy blanket folds into a zipped carrying pouch that doubles as a pillow, and the molded, padded eye mask is raised, so it won’t press down on your eyes.

Flight 001, $38

Aviator Mug Original

mason jar leather mug handle

Perhaps the most rustic mug we’ve ever seen, this mason jar hand-stitched with a Horween Leather sleeve and handle looks like something an Old West blacksmith would carry on his commute to his workshop. And that alone should be enough to charm dad.

craft+folk, $39

Francis Francis X9 iperEspresso Machine

chrome espresso machine

Sleek and elegant with a chrome finish, this gift for dad sounds more like a luxury sports car than an espresso machine (but maybe that’s the point). The machine uses iperEspresso capsules only, so your dad can take it easy on Father’s Day. Plus, there’s room for two mugs on top of the machine, so you can warm your mugs before your beverage is ready.

illy, $279

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