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Wondering what to get the notoriously hard-to-shop-for father figure in your life? It's time to think outside of the box this Father's Day. Surprise him with a unique find he never knew he needed, whether it's something that will indulge his interests and hobbies or something personalized. We rounded up the coolest and most unique Father's Day gifts he'll appreciate and use.
Get the music lover in your life a nostalgic record player or the best noise-canceling headphone on the market. Level up his office setup with a temperature-controlled mug that will keep his coffee hot for a longer time or a stylish catch-all tray that doubles as a wireless charger. We even found a board game that will test the self-proclaimed whiskey connoisseur. The father figure in your life will adore these thoughtful gifts. Shop our top picks ahead.
— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams
The Adidas Men's Ultraboost 22 Running Shoe ($190) come in so many different colors and patterns, it's perfect for the dad who's the ultimate sneakerhead. It's a stylish and functional sneaker he can wear to the gym or causally out and about.
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The Whiskey Game ($37) is a trivia board game that will truly test the whiskey connoisseur in your life. The two to six player game requires players to draw cards, answer questions correctly and make their way around the board. Although a drink is not required while playing, it pairs well with their favorite whiskey, whether its bourbon, Scotch, or something else.
Whether it's on the golf course or tennis court, get him something that will keep him at the top of his game, like this Uniqlo DRY-EX Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt ($30). It's a useful pick for someone with an active lifestyle that is designed to keep him cool and comfortable. The polo shirt has mesh paneling in areas prone to sweat and heat, and the pique-style fabric stays opaque. It comes in sizes ranging from XXS to 3XL, and five colors, including white, black, grey, blue, and navy.
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If he loves to cook as much as he loves his hot sauce, the DIY Hot Sauce Making Kit ($50) is a creative gift he'll truly enjoy. It comes with a variety of dried peppers like ancho pasillas, chipotle, habanero and a ghost peppers, plus spice blends that he can mix and match to create his own hot sauce. He can use his creations all throughout BBQ season.
If you know someone who travels a lot, get them this Scratch-Off World Map Poster ($20). They can keep track of every country, city, or state they've been to, and reminisce about their adventures. It's perfect for the dad who loves traveling and might even motivate them to explore the world even more.
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The Courant Catch:3 ($100-$175) is a handcrafted wireless charging station and catch-all tray that is perfect for his office desk, nightstand, or entryway. It comes in leather and linen-bound designs in a variety of colors. It's stylish and functional.
If you're shopping for the one who is obsessed with football, we're talking remembering stats and players from 60s, you need to get them this New York Times Custom Football Book ($80-$130). You can choose between getting the book or the book with a custom magnifying glass. Customize it by having their name engraved and by choosing their favorite NLF team.
If they are more of a golf-enthusiast, get them the New York Times Personalized Golf History Book ($80-$130) and have their name engraved as well.
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If the father figure in your life is your hero, get them this thoughtful and useful You Are My Hero Glass Personalized Gift ($32). Customize it by adding their name and making the superhero look exactly like them. You can choose the hair style, skin tone, body type, and even choose three superpowers. It's such a fun gift to give on behalf of little ones as well.
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If your dad is a whiskey drinker, this personalized barrel ($85-$200) is the ultimate gift. You can choose between a five liter or a two liter barrel. Plus, you can add on a fun tasting kit. Personalize it by adding their name, what they would name their own distillery, a year established, and the city or state of origin.
If your dad needs a new wallet, get him the Personalized Wallet ($23, and up) so he'll know how much you love him, especially when he needs to give you cash. You can choose between a wide variety of colors and styles. Customize it by choosing the amount and location of the engravings, and what the engravings should say. You can monogram it or leave a heartfelt message.
If your dad is your superhero, let him know with this is creative Mega Dad Personalized Comic Book ($40). It's a great gift for dad's who love all things comics and such a cute find to give on behalf of your little ones. Choose the skin tone, add the kids' names, and a personalized message.
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Upgrade his at-home bar with this Custom Bourbon Barrel Double Liquor Dispenser ($245). He can have his favorite spirits on tap! It can hold two liquor bottles and is made from reclaimed bourbon-barrel head. Personalize it with their name and the year established.
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If you're shopping for a music-lover, the Victrola 6-in-1 Nostalgic Bluetooth Record Player ($140, originally $160) is such a retro find that will let them enjoy their record collection. It has a three-speed turntable, so they can listen to vinyl records, plus it can also play CDs, cassettes, or FM radio or stream music from their smartphone. It's the perfect blend of old and new.
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Treat them to this relaxing Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow ($40, originally $60). It's portable, so you can take it just about anywhere. It's a great find for their work-from-home setup!
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The Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones ($348) are wireless Bluetooth over-the-ear headphones that are noise canceling for an immersive sound experience. The headphones have a 30-hour battery life, plus a touch sensor for easy listening and control. A quick 10-minute charge will give you five hours of listening. They have a speak-to-chat feature that lowers the volume of your audio during conversations. They come in black, blue, and silver.
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They can kiss sore muscles goodbye with the Theragun Elite Percussive Therapy Device ($399). It offers an intense, vibrating sensation athletes and fitness fanatics alike can't stop raving about. It comes with five distinct attachments to target specific areas and knots. It's perfect for someone who needs some R&R.
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The Ooni Koda 12 Gas Pizza Oven ($399) is perfect for creating delicious stone-baked pizzas, wherever you want. This portable gas pizza oven is super sleek and can fire up in 15 minutes and cook 13" pizzas. It's also great for roasting veggies and cooking meats. They can use this outdoors — grilling season, here we come!
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If they're a bookworm, get them the Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB) ($140) for easy reading day or night, indoors or outdoors. It has a 6.8-inch display with a warm light, so it's easier on the eyes. A single charge can last weeks, rather than mere hours. It's also waterproof.
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This temperature-control Ember Mug ($130) will keep their drink at their desired temperature for however long they decide to nurse it. It's perfect for those who need a warm cup of coffee to get through the workday. They can customize the settings in the accompanying app.
Get the fitness enthusiast in your life these Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells ($429 for two, originally $549) to complete their at-home gym. Each dumbbell can be adjusted from five pounds to 52 pounds and takes up so little space at home.
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