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Ah, Dad.  Giver of piggyback rides, champion coach of little league teams, and inexhaustible source of wisdom and (unsolicited) advice.  Scrap the generic gifts this year and surprise him with something spectacular.  
Tug at his heartstrings with a handcrafted lemon peel baseball.  Softer than modern balls but far more durable, this ball is built for rough play yet beautiful enough for his display case.

Snazz up his waist with hand-stitched needlepoint belts from Smathers & Branson.  Artisanal, superior quality, and downright cool.

Life isn’t all fun and games — except when it is.  He’s sure to enjoy a classic bocce ball set for years to come.

Too many barbecue stains on your borrowed aprons?  Upgrade your grill master to a sleek yet rugged apron from Swedish line Caliroots.

Is he nostalgic for tunes from “the good ol’ days?”  Snag him a silicone cassette tape iPhone case.

Tailgate vintage-style t-shirts have something for every personality, from lovers of cars to whiskey connoisseurs.

Dazzle his taste buds with the desert island sampler from Rancho Gordo.  Those heirloom babies will knock his socks off.

Does your weekend warrior thrive in shorts?  Introduce him to Chubbies.  The derby, poolsiders, and go tos are our favorites.

Inspire his inner writer with journals for new dads, secret venting, and general dysfunction.  Hey, a little self therapy never hurt anyone.

Upgrade his morning routine with Malin + Goetz’s delicious rum bar soap and tonic.

Often scorned as the bane of gifts, there aren’t many men who would jump at receiving a tie.  Unless it was a linen tie from Read’s Clothing Project.

Share a laugh with Brad Getty’s Dads Are the Original Hipsters.

Encourage his culinary creativity — and help him blow off some steam — with a knuckle meat pounder.

Pep up his casual attire with an executive shirt from DC native Hugh & Crye.

Remember how cool View Masters were in the 80s?  So does he.  Commemorate shared memories with a customized View Master via Image3D.

Don’t forget a handwritten note — nothing is more touching and meaningful than heartfelt appreciation.