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    17 Father's Day Gifts That Your Dad Will Actually Use

    Sphere ice molds, sleek razors, and more cool gifts your dad will use all the time.

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    1. A set of large sphere ice molds so your dad can sip on a cocktail in the most efficient way possible, according to physics. Since spheres have the lowest surface area per unit volume, they melt more slowly so you can sip your cooled drink over an extended period of time without having it watered down. This also helps release the liquor's aromas and subdued tones from the water to reveal their full characteristics.

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    All you have to do is take the gray lid off, fill to the marked line, put the lid back on, and leave it in your freezer for four hours. Pro tip: If you want crystal-clear ice, fill the molds with boiled or distilled water.

    Promising review: "These are the coolest ice molds. they work very well. The sphere's pop out with ease, if not you just put some warm/hot water on the plastic and then they pop out. They create a perfect sphere. They look so classy in a whiskey glass. If you know someone who loves to drink a nice Macallan or other alcohol on ice (or neat) get them this 2pc set. They will love it and impress their guests. Also kids love these! What child (young or teen) does not love a big ol' sphere in their drink! I love it!! It is definitely a conversation starter too. I ended up getting two sets so we could have four spheres for us all. I am going to make several balls for our next BBQ and serve water with an ice ball inside!! They are very nice quality molds too. You shouldn't be disappointed." —DesertBloom

    Get a 2-pack from Amazon for $11.

    2. This set of two whiskey glasses with a chrome rim that pay homage to the '50s and '60s classic roly poly glass, designed by well-known modernist artist Dorothy Thorpe.


    Promising review: "These are great. They are thin and so they feel like crystal and look expensive, but do not feel frail. They are dishwasher-safe so far, and I use them to drink water or orange juice and chill them in the fridge beforehand. They are big and hold as much liquid as a fairly large tall glass." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $38.82.

    3. A shaving razor christened "the Cadillac of razors" by Queen Lori herself on Shark Tank. It has three custom shave settings, so they can achieve a great shave without ingrown hairs and irritation.

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    Promising review: "I'm not going to lie. My initial reason for buying the Edge 2.0 was I wanted a more aesthetic shaving experience than just using the typical Gillette cartridge razor I had been using since... forever. This razor had the looks and had reviews speaking to the build quality but I wasn't entirely sold on the 'single-blade is better than cartridge' pitch.

    It took me about two shaving sessions to get a good feel for the technique, but once I did I realized that the pitch wasn't just a pitch. When I used to use cartridge razors, I would have to first trim my beard with something like a Philips OneBlade and then shave with a multi-blade cartridge razor to avoid eye watering tug and pull from going straight to the razor (the trimming would also irritate my skin before I even started shaving...). This razor allows me to go straight into a smooth, close shave without trimming. I do not have 'sensitive skin' and still, I've noticed a significant improvement in the condition of my skin post-shave." —Gregory

    Get it from Supply for $75 (available in 5 different colors and finishes).

    4. A sleek, minimalist, and affordable Seiko watch that's perfect for the kind of dad who doesn't want too many bells and whistles — just a classic, stylish watch that tells the dang time without sacrificing quality.

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    Promising review: "After three weeks with this watch, I absolutely love it. It's classy, thin, and light. It keeps excellent time (I haven't had to set it since the unboxing). It also works really well in a more casual/colorful capacity when combined with the Barton quick-release silicone bands. I have showered with it and washed dishes with it (and a silicone band) without issue. I've dropped it and banged it on things with no signs of scratching. If you wear it pretty regularly, it gets more light than is needed without any conscious thought, so you really don't need to think about charging it. I *love* not having the second hand -- no constantly moving distractions and no mistaking the second hand for the minute hand. It's just much easier to read." —Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    5. A multipurpose 6-inch kitchen knife with a high-carbon stainless-steel blade for dads who know their way around the kitchen.

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    Promising review: "Fantastic knife, super sharp right out of the box, arrived on time and perfectly priced for German steel! I think 6 inches is an excellent length, and easy to handle around meats, fruits, and veggies. I've used it on carrots, pork, potatoes, tomatoes, and onions to name a few. You won't regret buying this knife, it is all that and more. It fits into 'regular' width sized slots in knife blocksI still can't believe it was only $28, for a Mercer, German steel (if compared to other knifes, 6" or 8" Chefs, this knife should be in the $55 to $70 range)! Go figure, maybe it was mis-priced, don't know, don't care. All I know is it works perfectly for me and I'm so glad I found it and bought it." —Big Buddha

    Get it from Amazon for $29.49.

    6. An elegant leather desk pad that looks and feels high-end while protecting your workspace from scratches and spills.

    a brown leather desk pad on top of a wide wooden desk
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    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, this desk pad fits so perfectly on top my handmade, almost rustic, desk. It levels out the minor surface irregularities and give me a wobble-free surface for my keyboard. It is elegant and classy - and would provide a great look in any office or library. You feel you just want to sit there and read, write, or simply dream!

    The box in which the desk pad arrived is too good to toss out. So now it contains a pair of my drum sticks! Delivery was way ahead of schedule. I'm not exaggerating when I say I am thrilled." ¸—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    7. A holy-grail beer glass designed by a craft beer expert and referred to by some as "the world's best beer glass."

    a Teku glass filled with beer
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    Promising review: "These glasses literally make every beer taste better. IPAs, stouts, even nonalcoholic beers. I got them for my husband because he's a beer snob and was going on about how he needed them to enhance his beer experience. I'm also now a believer." —Jess K

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A small but powerful jar of all-purpose leather conditioner, because it'll significantly help restore the shine and extend the life of your father's leather goods.

    a jar of leather conditioner next to a pair of brown leather shoes, with the one on the left looking more vibrant and showing less scuffs than the right one after being treated with the conditioner
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    Promising review: "Great professional product for leather. I buy quality shoes and I want them to last. I decided to try it on an old inexpensive pair of Docker loafers that I have not worn in over a year, they were dirty and scuffed and visibly drying. I applied a small amount with a pad of cotton [make up remover type of cotton pad] I rubbed it into the leather as if I were applying lotion to skin, I let that soak in for a few minutes that brushed with a horsehair shoe brush, then buffed it with hand/fingers using a shoe cloth. I was amazed how much better one quick application made a difference. It's a great restorer and will make your shoes last much longer and they will look better." —Karl

    Get it from Amazon for $25.80.

    9. A Tile Bluetooth tracker designed specifically for wallets for the dads who are always misplacing their stuff.

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    Promising review: "This is a thousand times better than using the old Tile Slim for my wallet because whenever I sat down, the tile would set my phone off. This one's button location is much better and I haven't had to worry about sitting on my wallet and worrying about my phone going off full blast with the Tile Ringtone. This device, and all of Tile's devices, are absolutely, 100%, worth the buy." —Chandler

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. A popular fountain pen for beginners so your dad can stop using cheap, unreliable pens and start jotting down notes with a pen that'll basically pay for itself over time.

    fountain pen lying on top of a journal with notes on it
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    Promising review: I've had much costlier pens, none of them compare to this. This pen is butter smooth and very reliable. It never leaks, and in this charcoal black it looks absolutely stunning. Did I mention that it absolutely glides over paper? I really can't say enough how remarkable this pen is. But maybe these attached pictures will help a bit. At this price point you aren't really concerned if you lose it (except perhaps you are so finicky that you worry about losing so fine a nib). I don't see the point of ever buying a pricier pen. This pen is everything." —Gidimeister

    Get it from Amazon for $17.53.

    11. And a bottle of smoky grey fountain pen ink with gold flecks in it for their new fountain pen that has exceptionally low dry times, minimal bleeding and feathering, and looks approximately a hundred times more interesting than your everyday black ink.

    the bottle of fountain ink

    Promising review: "I can't gush enough about this line of inks. I'm a long time fountain pen collector and user, and I've tried tons of different lines of ink. Levenger was my go-to for the longest, until I discovered the J. Herbin 1670 anniversary collection. Hands-down the best I've ever used. The inks are super rich in tone, the gold flecks give off a lovely sheen, and they aren't too runny or thick or have too much bleed through. The Stormy Grey is a great option instead of using a standard black. It has a lovely sheen, as do the entire line, and has a rich tone. If you are looking for a nice black alternative, give this a try for sure." —Nadine A. Ezra

    Get it from Amazon for $28.91.

    12. A low-profile, under-$10 slim wallet if your dad is the kind who prefers to carry the bare minimum around.

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    This RFID-blocking wallet has five credit card slots, one ID card window, and a compartment for holding any cash.

    Promising review:  "This wallet is perfect for me. It's amazingly light and holds my credit cards securely. I was a little concerned about not having a money clip but my bills fit great in the upper slot and there's less weight and bulk without one. Another slot on top allows me to place a couple of laminated cards that are slightly oversized and would never fit properly in my old wallet. I really like the slightly larger case and it still lies flatter in my pocket. Seems to be well-made and it looks great and I'm going to buy another one for the day this one might wear out!" —David Costello

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64 (available in 19 colors).

    13. This ergonomic mouse that's a little on the pricier side, but will make any time spent working from home easier with its unique design and all of its customizable bells and whistles.

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    Promising review:  "This mouse is simply amazing.. For anyone who multitasks, I don't think there is a more customizable mouse on the market. When you download the software you can customize everything button, rollers, and the software interface is easy to program and aesthetically pleasing. There's literally hundreds of ways to customize all the functions fir any type of user." —Hurtembad

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in two colors).

    14. Would this really be a Father's Day roundup if it didn't include the Scrub Daddy, aka one of the best-selling Shark Tank products of all time?

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    Promising review: "I have long asserted that the Scrub Daddy is life changing. I purchased one when I first saw it on Shark Tank, and I will never use another dish-cleaning device again. Food does not stick to it, and it rinses off clean. This is the best quality. They're also pretty durable. I usually keep one for three to four months with daily scrubbing use. It creates a really satisfying soap lather and cleans very effectively. I definitely recommend getting a three-pack."

    Get a 3-pack from Amazon for $13.42.

    15. A glass whiskey decanter with one very important distinction from other options: its stopper is made out of cork, not glass. Glass stoppers aren't airtight and alcohol will eventually start evaporating out if the whiskey is left in a glass decanter for too long. A cork stopper does a better job at protecting your liquor.

    the glass decanter with cork stopper
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    Promising review: "This was a HIT with my husband! He loves it. It's amazing quality, comes with a cork, and his whiskey has stayed in there for weeks and it still taste fresh!" —Shaybee95

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    16. This security camera that links up with your smartphone and can be controlled with Alexa so your father can finally keep tabs on who keeps adjusting the dang thermostat.

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    It's got color night vision, two-way audio, and it's also water-resistant too so you can safely install it outside your house too.

    Promising review: "Great little camera. The color night vision on the V3 outdoor cam is way better than I expected! It was easy to setup to my network and by the look of it, it will be just as easy to pair with Alexa. You can enable/disable IR lights on it. It has an alarm you can sound, you can talk and listen through the app to the camera, you can setup motion boundaries and even do time lapse. You can also setup motion and sound detection and have notifications sent to the app. Lots of features." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $32.98.

    17. And this Picaridin-based repellent to equip your dad with a trusty bug spray that'll protect against nasty bites from bugs like mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, chiggers, and more.

    the bug repellent

    The nice thing about picaridin: it's just as effective as DEET without the strong smell and oily feel.

    Promising review: "First, I am a mosquito magnet. I can be in a crowd of 100 people and all the mosquitoes within two miles will land on me. I lived in Florida for a number of years and have traveled to many countries that have mosquito problems and malaria. This product is the only thing that has worked...and it doesn't burn a hole through plastic like DEET.

    I have tried so many natural mosquito repellents over the years and some have worked so-so and others have failed miserably. While this isn't a natural product per se, it's not DEET which I refuse to use on my skin.

    I took this to southern France because I was going to be wading in swamps with a group of photographers. Two of us used this product and the rest used something else. I didn't have a mosquito even land on me much less bite me in two days. Others had hundreds of mosquito bites after our first photo session. I was letting others in my group use my Sawyer Picaridin (I like the lotion best for my face) for our second photo session and they also were safe from the mosquitoes." —Amazon Fan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

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