9 Innovative Gifts for Every Dad

Forget the cliché options, we’ve found the perfect gifts for every kind of dad this Father’s Day.

By Helen Ray

Father's Day Gift guide
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Step away from boring ties and cliché mugs. As the first man you ever fell in love with, dads deserve something extra special on the one day a year we take to celebrate them. This Father’s Day opt for a gift he will love because it’s perfect for the kind of dad he is. Whether he’s nerdy, sporty or fashion forward, we’ve got you covered with an ultimate Father’s Day gift guide—one with gifts that are sure to make the old man proud.


Nerd Dad
Game of Thrones Bow-Tie
These nerd chic bow-ties are perfect for a dad who’s an uber fan of Game of Thrones. They’re subtle enough to wear out to dinner or at the office, while still allowing him to geek out and show allegiance to his favorite Game of Thrones house. You can find them on Etsy made by 2Marys for $10.

Stark House Bow tie
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Martian Smart Watch
This watch goes beyond checking the time. Once synced up to his smartphone, he can get Facebook notifications, take photos, answer calls and send texts. This watch is perfect for any tech savvy dad who’s always ahead of the game. You can find it at Bloomingdales for $299.

Martian Smartwatch in black
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Foodie Dad
Sir Loin apron
Not all dads have the best jokes, but some dads do have great grill skills. We love this apron because it celebrates dad’s pun-filled humor and grill skills all in one. This apron is $29 at La Cuisine

Sir Loin Apron from La Cuisine
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Sporty Dad
World Cup polo
Soccer loving dads are in luck because this year the beginning of the World Cup and Father’s Day land on the same weekend. Celebrate your dad’s love of the sport with this specialty Hugo Boss U.S.A polo for $125.

Hugo Boss USA Polo
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Ray-Ban Carbon Tech Aviator Glasses

These aviator Ray-Ban sunglasses are perfect accessories for any dad who is always on the go. The sunglasses have carbon tech sides with a rubber grip on them so that they stay in place and dad doesn’t have to worry about losing another pair. Find these for $225 at Bloomingdales

Ray-ban Mirrored Carbon Tech
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Nautical Dad
Whale Bookend
If your dad lives by the water, or wishes he did, this adorable Whale Bookend is a perfect gift for him. The cast iron material brings about a rustic nautical look that is on trend and useful on the bookshelf for$75. 

Red Barn Whale Bookend
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Drunken Sailor Coasters
These handy coasters are useful beyond protecting the table top; they add a chic appearance and historical references with explanations on the back of the nautical phrases they use. Find them at Red Barn Mercantile for $16.50.

Drunken Sailor Coasters
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Stylish Dad
Trunk Club 
If your dad is too busy to shop or wants help with dressing on trend, register him for Trunk Club so he can have his own personal stylist who will send him clothes right to his door. For more information about Trunk Club visit their website. 

Trunk Club Box
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Cole Hahn Oxfords
Oxfords keep coming back in style. We love these Cole Hahn flats because of their bold look pairing grey and blue tones on a chic suede material will keep your dad looking trendy in the office. Find them at Bloomingdales for $198.

Cole Haan Great Jones Plain Suede Oxford
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