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Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Think They're Cool

Posted: 06/10/2010 12:28 pm

If your dad's a cooler-than-golf-balls-or-ties dad, another pair of argyle socks might not cut it this Father's Day. He deserves a gift that says, "I get your style." Because aren't you glad he's not a Fanny-Pack Dad? Or Tall-White-Socks Dad?


For the Do-Good Dad: Give him a Karma-friendly gift like a TOMS gift card: the company donates one pair of shoes to kids in need for every purchase. Plus - they have really great slippers, tees and hoodies.


For the Surfer Dad: If words like "dude" and "bro" are in his vocabulary, celebrate his inner surfer with a pair of board shorts like these Quicksilver Pint It To The Wall Board Shorts ($34.99, down from $49.50). Can also serve as a friendly hint-hint if he's becoming a Speedo Dad.


For the Wine-Loving Dad: If dad's wine cellar is bigger than Carrie's shoe closet, get him a fancy wine toy like this Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator ($35.29). Then volunteer to test it out.


For the Intellectual/Hipster Dad:
If cool frames are a part of your dad or hubby's wardrobe, hook him up with a pair of these cool Warby Parker Roosevelt ($95). Not only are they stylish and well-priced - but the site donates a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need with each purchase.

Check out our guide to all of this week's sample sales, and get yourself a little something, too, or splurge on a pair of Cookie Johnson jeans or a maxi dress for summer.


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