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8 Products Our Dads Just Really, Really Love

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1. A multitasking wine tool that can pour, filter, aerate, re-cork, and act as a stopper all at once and will satisfy even the pickiest of kitchen gadget connoisseurs.

At a recent neighborhood get-together, my friend arrived with a gift in hand, claiming he had the best-ever wine gadget that might even bring about world peace. I had my reservations. After all, I'm the king of kitchen gadget collectors. I thought I already knew the best way to store, preserve, seal, pour, and aerate my wine. I had a drawer full of gadgets to handle these tasks. Well, along came Haley's 5-in-1 corker. This handy little device effectively replaces five different gadgets. It does a respectable job of aerating, pouring, filtering, and providing a leakproof seal to keep contents fresh for longer. It allows you to do away with those bulky wine aerators and sealers that you rarely use, and make room for even more kitchen gadgets! —David Gorenstein (dad of BuzzFeed writer Colin Gorenstein) Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $4 or Jet for $5.76.
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At a recent neighborhood get-together, my friend arrived with a gift in hand, claiming he had the best-ever wine gadget that might even bring about world peace. I had my reservations. After all, I'm the king of kitchen gadget collectors. I thought I already knew the best way to store, preserve, seal, pour, and aerate my wine. I had a drawer full of gadgets to handle these tasks. Well, along came Haley's 5-in-1 corker. This handy little device effectively replaces five different gadgets. It does a respectable job of aerating, pouring, filtering, and providing a leakproof seal to keep contents fresh for longer. It allows you to do away with those bulky wine aerators and sealers that you rarely use, and make room for even more kitchen gadgets! —David Gorenstein (dad of BuzzFeed writer Colin Gorenstein)

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $4 or Jet for $5.76.

2. A hang-anywhere exercise strap fitness-loving dads can use to do tons of different workouts at home or on the go.

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Study after study says that exercise is like a magic pill. Our bodies weren’t made to sit at desks — they were made to run from lions. Exercise helps your heart, can ward off disease, relieves stress and anxiety, and improves and lengthens your life. Know anything else that matches that?

The TRX Suspension Trainer is a worth-the-price tool that doesn't require a gym membership, a trainer, or even much room. I take it with me on the road; it can hang over any hotel room door. You can do dozens of different exercises with it, using only your body’s weight to provide the resistance. I don’t leave home without it. —Skip Herman (dad of BuzzFeed writer Katy Herman)

Get a basic kit (with the strap, suspension anchor, door anchor, and a book of workouts) from Amazon for $149.95.

3. A Big Green Egg cooker that'll take his grilling game to a whole new level.

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I've owned a Big Green Egg kamado style smoker/BBQ for six years. I considered it for a year before buying because of the cost, but I'm so glad I made the purchase. This style of equipment is very versatile. It's made of ceramic that retains heat for both low- and very high-heat cooking. You can grill over direct heat or place a ceramic deflection shelf on it for indirect heat. You can also add hardwood for smoke infusion. It uses hardwood charcoal for very clean heat. The two vents can be adjusted to increase or decrease the temperature, and everything I've cooked on it is moist and juicy. I strongly recommend this equipment for years of yummy cooking. —Ferrell Hughes (dad of BuzzFeed social media strategist Caelan Hughes)

Get a small portable version from Amazon for $999.99 or use a store locator for more sizes on Big Green Egg's website. If your dad already has and loves one, get the Big Green Egg Cookbook from Amazon for $11.98.

4. Burt's Bees Hand Salve, a naturally moisturizing formula for any pops who spends a lot of time working with his hands — though it can be used on other dry spots like feet and elbows, too.

I use this hand salve on cuts and skin abrasions. You know how the soles of your feet will sometimes get hard in places? I use it for that. When you've got a cut, especially close to an area you move all the time, this keeps it soft as it tries to heal up and scab over. It moisturizes and prevents you from re-injuring it or making it worse. —Richard Lilly (dad of BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly)Get it from Amazon, Walmart, or Jet for $7.88.
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I use this hand salve on cuts and skin abrasions. You know how the soles of your feet will sometimes get hard in places? I use it for that. When you've got a cut, especially close to an area you move all the time, this keeps it soft as it tries to heal up and scab over. It moisturizes and prevents you from re-injuring it or making it worse. —Richard Lilly (dad of BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly)

Get it from Amazon, Walmart, or Jet for $7.88.

5. A sharp-yet-comfortable pair of AG pants to firmly establish that he's not a regular dad, he's a cool dad.

These are the most comfortable dad pants since Adam got creative with fig leaves in the Garden of Eden. They're comfortable enough for me but classy enough for my wife. These pants look nice enough to wear in public but are so comfortable you'll feel like you're wandering around at home in your boxers. —Mike Mower (dad of BuzzFeed writer Mal Mower)Get them from Nordstrom for $101.19+ (available in straight sizes 28x34–40x34 and tall sizes 32x36–38x36 and in khaki and navy; also available in gray here).
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These are the most comfortable dad pants since Adam got creative with fig leaves in the Garden of Eden. They're comfortable enough for me but classy enough for my wife. These pants look nice enough to wear in public but are so comfortable you'll feel like you're wandering around at home in your boxers. —Mike Mower (dad of BuzzFeed writer Mal Mower)

Get them from Nordstrom for $101.19+ (available in straight sizes 28x34–40x34 and tall sizes 32x36–38x36 and in khaki and navy; also available in gray here).

6. A striking, handcrafted wooden watch he'll never want to take off.

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I got this watch for Christmas as a gift from Francine (the best kid who ever lived). It stays in place and it’s comfortable, and I love the natural look and feel of the wood. It’s easy to take on and off because of the design of the latch. I wear it every day, and I get a lot of compliments on it. —Peter Hendrickson (dad of BuzzFeed writer Francine Hendrickson)

Get it from Treehut for $114+ (available with or without a personalized engraving) or a very similar watch by the same brand from Amazon for $199.

7. A precision sous vide cooker that can sync with his smartphone for cooking updates and temperature adjustments even when he's not in the kitchen. Because if there's one thing dads love more than a perfectly cooked meal, it's the-future-is-now gadgets.

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It's a great way to cook and makes great corned beef. —Bob Tonti (dad of BuzzFeed writer Jennifer Tonti)

All he has to do is attach this device to any pot of water, pop what he wants to cook in a plastic bag, set the timer and temperature on the sous vide, and he's all set to make a mouthwatering meal cooked to perfection. Have your dad download the corresponding app to control the device remotely and access thousands of amazing recipes, some of which have video tutorials, too.

Get it from Amazon for $103.22+ (available with Bluetooth only or Bluetooth and WiFi).

8. Super-affordable and super-moisturizing Nivea Creme that dads with dry skin swear by, even if they can't really say why. Let's face it, dads aren’t always the best at describing this stuff, and some are men of few words, but that’s why we love them.

BuzzFeed writer AnaMaria Glavan: "My coworker is putting together a list of products that our dads love! You've been using Nivea face creme for forever now. What do you like about it?" Her dad, Damir Glavan: "Yeah, I like it."AnaMaria: "Yes, but why?" Damir: *blank stare*AnaMaria: "Does it make your face smooth? Soft? Not dry?" Damir: "Yeah, I have dry skin. So I use this." AnaMaria: "Yeah but—"Damir: "Mara, I just like it. I've been using it since I was little. I don't know what else you want me to tell you." [Note from AnaMaria]: My dad has really, really dry skin, and has been using this for AT LEAST (!!!) 30 years. One time, he used my mom's La Mer because he ran out of Nivea (and yes, she wanted to murder him), and he said his Nivea was significantly better.Get it from Amazon Prime Pantry (available exclusively to Prime members), Walmart, or Jet for $5.48.
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BuzzFeed writer AnaMaria Glavan: "My coworker is putting together a list of products that our dads love! You've been using Nivea face creme for forever now. What do you like about it?"

Her dad, Damir Glavan: "Yeah, I like it."

AnaMaria: "Yes, but why?"

Damir: *blank stare*

AnaMaria: "Does it make your face smooth? Soft? Not dry?"

Damir: "Yeah, I have dry skin. So I use this."

AnaMaria: "Yeah but—"

Damir: "Mara, I just like it. I've been using it since I was little. I don't know what else you want me to tell you."

[Note from AnaMaria]: My dad has really, really dry skin, and has been using this for AT LEAST (!!!) 30 years. One time, he used my mom's La Mer because he ran out of Nivea (and yes, she wanted to murder him), and he said his Nivea was significantly better.

Get it from Amazon Prime Pantry (available exclusively to Prime members), Walmart, or Jet for $5.48.

Because you know that if dads love something, it's gotta be legit.

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