32 Unique Father's Day Gifts So Much Better Than Socks and a Tie

Guaranteed to please even the fussiest of dads.

32 amazing father's day gifts that aren't socks and a tie
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It's easy to get tripped up when looking for gifts for Dad. He's so staunch with his "I don't need anything new" stance—which, to be honest, is probably why he usually gets such snooze-worthy presents (see: a pair of a socks and a tie). But what to get him for Father's Day this year? I mean, what do dads even like? Here's an idea: For a second, stop thinking of your old man as an old man. This is going to blow your mind, but your Dad was once a bro. He secretly likes cool stuff, though he'd never admit it; he's just so out of the loop at this point that he doesn't know what's cool these days. That's where you and your siblings come in ("we're all splitting this, right?"). Start by thinking: What do your guy friends like? Drinking, cool gadgets, hip clothes that don't look like they're trying too hard, some secret beauty products (shhh), and hanging out with their guy friends. Guess what—your dad likes those things, too. So in honor of Pops, try a little harder to think of Dad as a dude (gross, I know), and I think you'll find shopping to be a lot more fun. Here are 32 unique gift ideas for the cool dad that will leave him enthralled.

Joseph Errico
Joseph Errico

Joseph Errico is Marie Claire’s Fashion Director. As a career-long fashion editor and celebrity stylist, he has had the opportunity to work alongside the world’s top image makers and talent. He has styled editorial and advertising, red carpet, music videos, fashion shows and writes about fashion, culture and most anything bon vivant-y for marieclaire.com. He feels most at home in an airport lounge, a beach, a disco or gossiping front row at the collections. His blood type is Gaultier.