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    30 Practical Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Will Actually Use

    You know, gifts that *won't* end up buried somewhere in the garage, never to be used or seen again.

    1. A camping-inspired travel coffee mug so he can at least pretend he's on his way to the forest for an epic trip...when in reality, he's actually driving to work.

    2. A set of seat-gap fillers that'll protect his belongings from the dreaded black hole between the seat and center console. Simple, practical, useful — ya just can't go wrong here.

    3. A coffee subscription box so he can drink coffee from countries around the world even if he hasn't ~bean~ there before. *Corny dad jokes: Activated.*

    4. A sleek, minimalist wallet and money clip that can fit up to 12 cards — which means he can finally downsize from his bulky, worn-out one.

    5. A heated shiatsu-massage pillow to subtly and gently remind him which sibling is a pain in the neck. Spoiler, it's not you. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    6. A wireless phone charger for keeping his phone juiced up without the hassle of cords. After all, dad *is* the life of the group chat so his phone needs to be charged 24/7.

    7. An eight-person tent with a covered awning to get the whole family excited — like, dad-level excited — about spending time outdoors, and keep everyone dry when it inevitably rains (which as I'm sure you know, it always does!).

    8. A Squatty Potty — a little stool that makes other stool-related things easier. Look, it makes you poop faster. And honestly, what's more practical than that?

    9. A three-speed Ninja blender so his fruits and veggies can be much smoother than his not-so-smooth dad jokes. Love ya, dad!

    10. A set of handy kabob baskets that'll make the perfect, hassle-free kabob on the grill every 👏 single 👏 time 👏.

    11. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey he'll end up putting on everything, it's just that delicious.

    12. An incredibly durable wallet made from reclaimed sailcloth and heavy duty nylon — a thoughtful gift for boat dads and sustainable dads alike.

    13. A giant shower head so dad can start the day the right way: Under a calming waterfall. Perhaps this is the only right way to start the day...

    14. Heat-resistant cooking and grilling gloves for all of dad's ultimate dinners. May he now run back and forth from the stove to the grill in complete ease.

    15. A sunscreen stick made to protect tattoos from the sun and prevent colors from fading. It's packed with vitamin E and aloe vera so it will give dad's skin a dose of hydration — it's what he (and his tattoo!) deserves!

    16. A console organizer for sorting out the ever-growing mess in his cupholder. He'll be able to find what he's looking for when he needs it, and most importantly, keep his eyes on the road. Yay for safety!

    17. A stylish pair (key word being stylish here) of blue light-blocking glasses that'll reduce that headache-causing blue violet light from screens so he can spend more time tagging you in random things on Facebook.

    18. A set of ergonomic bowls designed for couch eating — or in dad 101 lingo, to optimize his relaxation and prevent spills.

    19. A memory foam seat cushion, because there's no better gift than the gift of comfort. It's true, someone important said that at some point in history, I'm sure of it.

    20. "The Cut Buddy" — dad's sure-fire way to get clean, precise grooming lines that are totally barber-worthy.

    21. An actually affordable jar humidor to keep his small cigar collection at peak freshness.

    22. A smart notebook that'll capture his best doodles, lists, and thoughts and then upload them all to his computer (where he can then email them to all his kids, obviously).

    23. A portable hammock he can easily travel with or hang up in the backyard for some professional-level chilling.

    24. A press-and-go tumbler for conveniently brewing tea wherever he is. Simply add loose tea and water, let it steep, and then press — it's seriously as easy as that!

    25. A spice set to elevate his grill game (if that's even possible) — which will hopefully benefit you when you go over to eat.

    26. A windproof, Teflon-coated umbrella that will have your dad's back (also his head and shoulders).

    27. A solitary bee condo to bring *all the bees to his yard*. Dad's garden will be abuzz after installing this sustainable sourced home.

    28. A flexible task light to hang in dark spots when he's fixing a leaky pipe, popping the hood of his car, or doing any other task where he needs two hands and a flashlight.

    29. A bedside caddy to hold a book, phone, laptop, remote control, glasses, water bottle, and whatever else your dad needs close at hand at night (midnight snacks, perhaps?).

    30. And a digital measuring tape he's probably been ~inching~ to get his hands on so he can finally quit squinting at those extremely, teeny tiny lines.

    I know it's not a sibling competition, but...

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