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    25 Secretly Practical Father's Day Gifts

    They're win-wins, and throw in another "win" bc you'll win the game of gift-giving this year.

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    1. An adorable hankerchief customized with the kids' scribbles so he won't wipe his snotty nose on his sleeve in public. Again.

    Memory Thread Co / Etsy

    Get it from Memory Thread Co on Etsy for $84.95+ (also available in a rush order for more money).

    2. An extra capacity travel wallet – you can tell him it's RFID-blocking (it is!), but know that you won't have to help him file a report with the bank like that time his debt card slipped out of his wallet that's falling apart and overstuffed with rewards cards.


    Oh, AND it's great for travel because it has two ID windows, nine card slots, and two additional slots behind them. But it will still fit in his back pocket!

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my 85 y/o father. He absolutely loves it. It has plenty of pockets that are just the right size so he can get his cards out without struggling but they still securely hold his cards. I like that it’s RFID and his cards are safe from scanners/scammers who target seniors." —MegReyn

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in seven colors).

    3. Cool wireless headphones to help satisfy his gadget cravings and give you some peace when he watches Rush music videos on YouTube over and over again in the living room.


    Promising review: "I got these for my father for Christmas and he loves them. He wanted a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones that weren't the inner ear kind and these were perfect, he uses them all the time and loves that they're noise cancelling and that the sound comes out crystal clear." —Megann

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A ~sleek~ anti-theft backpack that opens from the back-hugging side because his is looking worn but you can't help but think back about how he got pick pocketed on that European family vacation when he put the camera in his backpack's front pocket.


    Promising review: "Love this backpack! We took it on a trip to Paris and had no problems! We were concerned about pickpockets and just general convenience, and this bag was everything we needed. We liked that the zippers could be hidden along the inside, which made it so that only we could open it. We also appreciated the fabric quality and internal compartments, which allowed us convenience and organization in the rain. 10/10 would recommend." —Insured Chaos

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in four styles).

    5. A Yeti tumbler because he may feel too bad about paying for such a pricey travel mug but you'd happily pay more than $30 for the courtesy of not having to sit on a bunch of fresh coffee stains on his passenger side seat.


    It works to keep cold drinks cold, too. He's gonna love the versatility. And it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Our daughter and her family bought this for her dad. He’s a hard one to please when it comes to a travel mug. He drives for a living & likes a cup that’s easy to grab & hold onto, with this cup he gets just that! He loves that his coffee stays hot for hours in this cup. It truly is one of the best gifts he has received. The cup is easy to clean, the mouth slider pops right off for easy cleaning." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in a variety of colors).

    6. Or a festive coffee mug that'll let him adjust the temperature of his beverage for those days when meetings leave him with a cooled cup of Joe at his desk.


    This works with the Ember app that lets him adjust the temperature from his phone and save preset temps.

    Get it from Ember for $99.95+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    7. Cool coasters in the form of vinyl records or old-school game cartridges to create some excitement about putting some protection between the coffee table and a sweaty drink.


    Get them from Amazon: six vinyl coasters for $5.99 or eight game coasters for $10

    8. Poo-Pourri – it may seem like a total gag gift, but I can assure you is actually incredibly effective. It's poised to become a household staple!


    Can personally vouch for its effectiveness.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.30+ (available in several sizes and scents).

    9. And a bathroom caddy to keep the potty humor going while making the washroom look super tidy.

    RedRabbitGoods / Etsy

    Get it from RedRabbitGoods on Etsy for $22.95.

    10. A Space Invaders arcade game that'll seem like the least practical gift on the surface, but feel free to come back and tell me I was right when your kids stay occupied at Grandpa's house during visits and stay out of your hair.


    Get it from Walmart for $299.

    11. A vibrant passport holder you can tell him is one-of-a-kind and made out of a recycled billboard. But you'll also rest a bit easier leading up to your family trip to the Amalfi coast knowing he'll have some super bright patterns guiding him to exactly where it is.


    Remember the family vacay back in 2015 when he couldn't find his passport and you guys made it JUST in time through airport security?

    Get it from Rareform for $28.

    12. And while we're on the subject, a couple of novelty luggage tags that'll help him pick out his generic black rolling bags on the luggage carousel that much quicker.


    Get two from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 12 designs).

    13. A mechanical bull–like pool float to make the best possible use of that in-ground pool he spent his holiday bonus on before finding out the boss signed him up for a jelly of the month club membership.


    Get it from Amazon for $44.89.

    And check out more splurge-worthy Father's Day gifts.

    14. And a fancy box of preserves and butters you can make that Christmas Vacation joke about and then proceed to smear all over every piece of bread in the joint.

    Harry and David

    Get it from Harry and David for $39.99+ (available in three versions).

    15. A classic Timex watch that won't break the bank and will be a major upgrade from that tired one he's been rocking your whole dang life (and looks it).


    Also I just saw at least a dozen men wearing these on the tube in London a few weeks ago. So yes, they're cool.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.25+ (available in three styles).

    16. A trio of plant-watering globes that'll add some flair to his plant bbs and keep them in fighting shape when your parents go away for a long weekend.


    Get them from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. A pizza pie of socks will be incredibly fun, but also help him phase out all those holey socks.


    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes).

    And check out a similar set of sushi socks.

    18. ~Floating~ sunnies you're gonna get sooo many selfies of him wearing because the just look really sharp, OK?!,

    Promising review: "One of the best shades I’ve worn in a long time. The rims are the best part of it all because of the blue tint. A sun will never creep up on your side anymore while driving. With the Rounded edges that is provided." —Deuce

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three styles).

    19. A Carhartt collab baseball cap to replace that old smelly one for the Carhartt stan in your life.


    My dad doesn't know what "stan" means, but he's sure as hell a Carhartt stan!

    Get it from '47 for $30 (available in lots of teams).

    20. Camping salt and pepper grinders that'll be so cute yet so *useful* on your annual family camping trip because you shouldn't be roughing it too much when it comes to food.


    Get them from Food52 for $24.

    21. A handsome belt without holes you probably saw on Shark Tank — meaning that settling for a not-quite-right belt hole or creating his own will be a thing of the past.


    Promising review: "What a clever idea — a belt without holes! It's quite easy to put together and cut to an appropriate size. To me, it seems quite sturdy and the plastic latches the belt uses to clamp it on look solid enough. They don’t appear to look like they will wear out or separate from the belt anytime soon. A belt with holes tends to get ugly fairly quick, especially for someone like me who fluctuates in weight. I would expect this to stay looking sharp at least as long as belts with holes. Seems like some quality was built into this one. I bought a brown one after finding the black one quite satisfactory. I don’t expect these to last forever but should last long enough to be worth the price." —Alphonsel

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors, and o/s).

    Check out more Shark Tank products that'd make great Father's Day gifts.

    22. Poop emoji cookie cutters and cookie sheets he'll get so excited about using. And tbh, folks could always use more baking sheets for meal prep sessions.


    Includes three non-stick cookie sheets and four cookie cutters.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97.

    23. An adorable lil' desk vacuum as a little ray of sunshine to park on his desk. And it'll help his outlook even more once he puts it to use post-lunch.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in green).

    24. A Bigfoot air freshener in case he believes in — or just loves – a hairy legend! Plus it can make his car smell a lot less like a hairy creature that lives in the woods.


    Get it from Amazon for $4.

    25. And a funny tracker to save him so much on kibble because he can't deny those sweet, sweet puppy dog eyes., Amazon

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if it's not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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