05/23/2014 03:52 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2015

18 Gifts Your Dad Actually Wants This Father's Day

To paraphrase the James Brown classic, it's a Dad's world. But Father's Day wouldn’t be nothin', nothin' without generous sons and daughters. This year, nix the tie-and-card routine and show your dad how much he means to you with a gift that truly matches his unique taste.

Many of you are probably thinking: “But my dad has no taste!” Well, even if that's true, it doesn't mean you can't bless even the most fashion-challenged pop with the gift of personal style this holiday. That’s why we’ve partnered with Levi's to help you find the perfect gift for the special guy in your life. Whether he’s classic, sporty, or somewhere in between, your dad deserves a gift as cool as he is this Father’s Day. Happy hunting!

The Dad's Dad


The classic archetypal father figure, the Dad’s Dad is macho personified. Typically an avid sports enthusiast, these dudes are just as likely to get out on the field and play as they are to sit on the sidelines. A "jeans and t-shirt" kinda guy, his active lifestyle requires consummately functional attire. Clothes are meant to be lived in, after all.

Gift Ideas:

From left to right: G-Star’s Advance Hooded Jacket, $160.99. Nike Air Max Actualizer II, $84.99. Ray-ban Sunglasses, $94.95. Levi's 501: Original-Fit, $39.99. G-Shock Watch, $99. Adidas Miami Heat Latin Nights T-Shirt, $28.00

The Dad About Town


The city-dwelling Dad About Town is always dressed to impress. Sharp and sophisticated, these fashionable busybodies are always up to date on the latest trends and more importantly, they're not afraid to try new ones.

Gift Ideas:

From left to right: Tallia Orange Slim Fit Blazer, $175.00, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, $114.95, Levi's 505 Regular-FIt, $39.99, Kenneth Cole Reaction Leather Attache, $129.99. Fossil Men's Agent Black Leather Watch, $78.75.

The Original Hipster


If you’re dad’s personal mantra is “Hakuna Matata,” chances are he’s an “Original Hipster.” Laid back and free spirited, this dad’s swag is effortlessly cool. Take your pick of hipster essentials -- thick rimmed glasses, perfectly coiffed 'stache a la Tom Selleck -- this dad has rocked his way through it all. His eclectic and carefree spirit is reflected through his style, which welcomes burst of color and bold patterns.

Gift Ideas:

From left to right: Tommy Hilfiger Surfboard Wallet, $48.00. G-Shock Digital Watch, $99. Converse, Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops, $49.99, Levi's 514 Straight-Fit, $39.99. Nautica Reversible Bomber Jacket,$49.99, Sperry Top Sider Sunglasses, $125.

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