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Father's Day Taster
Bacon toffee, whisky pickles, beef jerky -- oh, my. Give Dad a box of these artisanal Brooklyn-made treats and share in the irresistible bounty.
$130, New York Mouth
by Jessica Romm and Kelly Alfieri
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Tomanohada Fish Soap on a Rope
Let Dad lather up with a little luck: This fish-shaped soap, traditionally a Japanese welcome present, has a zesty pomegranate scent and is believed to bring good fortune to its user.
$45, Thomas Sires
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Lego Farnsworth House
If he likes playing with Legos more than the kids do, this display-worthy mini Mies van der Rohe replica can be his and his alone.
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Made from porcelain, cork and Baltic birch, these speakers mean Dad can rock out to his favorite tunes in cool, minimalist style.
$495, Belle Wether
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"The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada," by Barbara Ireland
This book will give him tons of ideas (150, to be exact) for ways to spend weekends together.
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Water Knife Sharpener
Even the dullest blade in the drawer will get a razor-sharp edge quickly and safely with this three-stage, high-design ceramic sharpener.
$76, MoMA store
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Give Dad his own personalized bottle of whisky. The Scotch-based site Whisky site lets you choose from seven different whiskies that they will blend, bottle, and put a personalized label on. (Not sure if he prefers a “Smoke on the Water” note to a "Vanilla Fudge" note? Give him a gift voucher.)
Price dependent on blend, Whisky Blender
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100th Anniversary EvoWood Swiss Army Knife
The tool every boy (or grown-up boy) should own, in a limited-edition walnut version.
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Crescent Brass Bottle Opener
Futagami, the Japanese company behind this elegant bottle opener, has been producing high-quality brass objects for more than a century. This one is crafted using a traditional sand-casting technique.
$60, The Future Perfect
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Olive Green Laptop Bag
Let him retire his generic nylon bag and tote his laptop in style with this attractive carrier. It fits most 15" laptops and comes in five colors.
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Salumi of the Month
Dad will cheer every second Tuesday of the month when artisanal, all-natural salami arrives on his doorstep. Each selection comes with detailed tasting notes and pairing recommendations from Elias Cairo, a Portland, Oregon-based salumist.
$135 a year, Olympic Provisions
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Billykirk Opening Ceremony Dopp Kit
In this ultra-hip mashup, Amish artisans from leather goods maker Billykirk and New York City’s avant guard boutique Opening Ceremony have teamed up to create this vibrantly colored, waxed cotton, leather-detailed dopp kit.
$155, Opening Ceremony
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Swedish Dream Sea-Salt Soap
Transport Dad to the county of Skane (a.k.a. the Swedish Riviera) with this mineral-rich sea-salt soap. The salt softens the skin, making the bar ideal for shaving.
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Leather Head Handmade Football
A soft, beautifully crafted leather ball sized for real-life hands -- not the enormous mitts of an NFL quarterback.
$115, Kaufmann Mercantile
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Seamless Yarai Mixing Glass
If he likes it stirred -- not shaken -- this delicate mixing glass is just the ticket and will add a graceful element to the wet bar.
$53, Cocktail Kingdom
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Fir-Needle Beer Soap
A secret sauce of Guinness and fir essential oil give this handmade soap a unique and masculine scent that Dad (and Mom!) will dig.
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Ursa Major Big Kahuna Skin-Care Set
Dad might think he’s fine with regular old soap -- until he tries these all-natural, made-in-Vermont products.
$98, Face toner, face wash, face balm, and shave cream, Ursa Major
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870/50 Cocktail Shaker
Round out the perfection of his Manhattans with this sleek stainless-steel piece -- a true classic.
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Ditch the granny kettle and give Dad this architectural-looking one. He’ll appreciate the sleek design while brewing up a cup of his favorite tea.
$250, Belle Wether
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Three Sheets to the Wind Flask
Dad can tip the bottle stylishly (maybe even surreptitiously) with this attractive circular, silver flask. Cheers!
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Alexander Olch Pocket Round
He’ll express his inner dandy with a ruffle-edged, checked-cotton pocket round. It looks dapper peeking out from the pocket of a summer blazer.
$55, Mr. Porter
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Sagaform Hamburger Press
It’s about time that the chief burger-flipper gets a new tool in his grilling arsenal. Patties formed with the press are loosely packed and uniform in size and thickness for a super-juicy burger.
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Lopes Mendes Frescobol Set
In Israel it’s called "makbot." In Brazil, "frescobol." But he’ll just call it fun when he spends his days on the beach batting around a ball with these hand-crafted wooden paddles.
$188, FB Collection
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Orvis Gokey Heritage Messenger Bag
From the archives of Gokey's Tipton, Missouri, headquarters comes this handsome canvas bag that dad can use for a long day at the office or a weekend away.
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"Cooking My Way Back Home"
These 100 Southern comfort-food recipes get a West Coast update by San Francisco’s innovative restaurateur Mitchell Rosenthal.
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Omega Shaving Kit
This Italian-made shaving set comes with a natural-bristle shave brush and a tube of rich shave cream made from coconut oil, eucalyptus, and menthol that will leave even the scruffiest guy’s skin soft and fresh.
$20, Beauty Habit
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Lightweight Washed-Linen Throw
Even guys like to cozy up, and this silky but simple throw is just the thing for chilly nights on the deck or in front of the TV.
In Indigo, $99, Restoration Hardware
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AG Cobbler Shaker
Shake it up with a bright and shiny gold three-part shaker that will bring a dash of Don Draper to your home.
$82, Cocktail Kingdom
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Men’s Bleecker Canvas Travel Kit
This canvas and leather dopp kit is tough, and even with the worst case of jet lag, he’ll brighten at the sight of its cheery nautical stripes.
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Martha Stewart Collection Acacia Cutting Board
Acacia is one of nature’s finest cutting surfaces. Dad can slice, dice, chop, and mince on this board.
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Indigo Gingham Scarf
Forgo the tie for a less-expected accessory: This light cotton wrap lends a touch of cool to his weekend -- and weekday -- uniform.
$97, The Hill-Side
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QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Headphones
This wireless headset lets him enjoy music at wall-of-sound volume, without shaking the art off walls. (Also great for planes.)
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Large Big Green Egg
Let him experience the highs (600 degrees of searing heat) and the lows (200 degrees for smoking) of outdoor cooking.
$799, Big Green Egg
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Jonas Damon Tool Set
Sleek beechwood tools -- flashlight, screwdriver, level, and collapsible yardstick -- may make him look forward to his duties as the family’s in-house carpenter.
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Yamazaki Single-Malt 12-Year-Old Whisky
What our food editors call a “dangerously drinkable” spirit, this whisky is well-rounded with top notes of cedar and spice.
$46, Astor Wines
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Menu & Norm’s Bottle Grinder
Tough and tenacious, this mill grinds through a lot more than peppercorns. Let him crush fresh juniper for his next rub.
$50 for pair, A + R
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Selvedge Duck-Cloth Apron
Manly chores call for this manly apron, handmade in New York City out of sturdy canvas and leather straps.
In Indigo, $138, by Stanley & Sons
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Concrete Shaving Kit
He’ll enjoy an old-fashioned shave with this concrete dish and badger-hair brush, made just as it was in the 19th century.
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