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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Because not every dad wants a golf club or a Home Depot gift card.

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In a lot of ways, the world tells us that our dads are easier to shop for than anyone else: Just get him something related to grilling, golfing, fishing, or, like... tools and lawnmowers. In my family (and I suspect in yours, too), it's not so simple. My father isn't into those stereotypical dad activities (maybe with the exception of the lawnmower, reluctantly) and doesn't really like "stuff" in general.

More often than not, I try to gift him an experience, a book, or some "stuff" he really needs, clued in from my mom. Last year he had just started a new job, so I gifted him some nice leather loafers from Bass that he could wear to work; they were a hit. But it always takes me a few weeks to figure it out.

This June, I'm getting ahead of the curve. I asked my coworkers to help pick out some gifts that any guy would like — typical dad or not. Hopefully they'll give you some inspiration too, regardless of whether your dad's interests dovetail nicely with the messages inside the Father's Day cards aisle. Check them all out in the gallery below!