Here's how to gift Dad something he'll actually like and will use all the time

06/16/2016 09:08 am ET Updated Jun 26, 2016

It's hard work being a parent -- harder than working full time, because parenting is a 24 hours a day job. For Father's Day, give Dad something he'll love (don't gift him the usual tie or cheap bottle of Brut cologne). Better yet, surprise Dad with more than one present that he deserves for all the long hard hours he worked so he can put a roof over your head, put food on the table, pay your school tuition or in many cases -- allowing you to live at home rent-free, even after you graduated from college, and more.

Here's a teaser of some great gift ideas to show Dad how much he means to you.

Amazon Echo
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Amazon Echo

Amazon devices will help Dad relax better, after a long grueling day at work. He deserves a gift that he'll actually use like the Amazon Echo or Amazon Tap. Even if Dad isn't the most tech savvy person, Amazon devices are awesome, simple to use gifts that not only help Dad wine down after a challenging work day, but it will help him multi-task, enabling him to accomplish more and just getting things done faster. With voice activation Dad can have access to tons of music, audio books, podcasts, weather forecasts and skills -- allowing him to indulge all of his favorite hobbies without ever lifting a finger. Through Alexa, Amazon's voice platform, Dad can access various skills such as the PGA skill to check schedules of tournaments, what channel they’ll be on and updates on scores/placements. And don't make the man cook on Father's Day -- have him try the Domino skill to order pizza through Alexa while vegging out on the couch watching the NBA finals (after using Alexa to check the game schedule and scores from the previous night's game via the NBA Finals skill).

Amazon Tap
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Amazon Tap

AllerEase, the leader in allergen barrier bedding for more than 20 years, will help Dad sleep like a baby, thanks to its Maximum Mattress and Pillow Protectors that are a doctor recommended. Did you know that average bed contains 100,000 to 10 million dust mites? The entire family’s health is very important, so it's crucial to keep out the dust mites, pollen, and pet dander that collect in the bedding over time. Thanks to AllerEase, all those who suffer from allergies, asthma and other health issues can sleep with a piece of mind. Dr. Neeta Ogden, a board-certified allergist and AllerEase spokesperson, recommends AllerEase Maximum Mattress and Pillow Protectors, because the six sided zippered protectors fully encase mattresses and provide waterproof protection from dust mites, pollen, bed bugs, and other allergens that can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms, disrupt sleep, and lead to other health issues. AllerEase is a simple, affordable solution for a clean, fresh bed and a comfortable night’s sleep. To get a set for Dad so he can get a comfortable night's sleep, visit Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Amazon.com and Aller-Ease.com.

AllerEase is a simple, affordable solution for a clean, fresh bed and a comfortable night’s sleep. It's available at&nb
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AllerEase is a simple, affordable solution for a clean, fresh bed and a comfortable night’s sleep. It's available at Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Amazon.com and Aller-Ease.com.
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AllerEase is the leader in allergen barrier bedding for more than 20 years.

AVI-8 is sure to keep any Dad on time -- from taking the kids to school, to getting to that business meeting on time or picking up dinner. AVI-8 is a collection of men’s Aviation inspired designs that seek to honor the pilots and aircraft of the Royal Air Force. The brand offers refined-classic leather styles, as well as special edition 'Family' collections that are sure to keep Dad's wrist stylish. Many women love men's watches, so these also make great statement pieces for her too.

AVI-8 watches
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AVI-8 watches

Birchbox Man on the Move Box is great for travels. Whether he’s rushing to catch his third flight of the week, or squeezing in a run before the kids wake up​ -- ​a man of action deserves a regimen that can keep up the pace. ​The Man on the Move box is packed with a host of active essentials, from energizing washes and travel gear to a complete oral-care lineup. ​The box includes:

  • Harry's Travel Kit
  • Harry's Truman Razor - Orange
  • Harry's Post Shave Balm
  • The Art of Shaving - Travel Size Shave Cream - Sandalwood
  • V76 - Energy Body Wash 
  • Baxter of California - Deodorant Sample
  • Jack Black - Mint Lip Balm
  • Jack Black - Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser 1.5oz
  • ​Boka - Toothbrush
  • Boka - Toothpaste 2oz 
  • Boka - Floss
<a href="https://www.birchbox.com/men/lte-man-on-the-move" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Birchbox Man on the Move Box</a>
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Birchbox Man on the Move Box

CLEAN For Men CLASSIC Eau de Toilette gift set (layer with CLEAN Air for a sexy, feminine twist) is a spicy woody musk that captures the essence of an effortlessly sophisticated, modern gentleman. Classic combines notes of bergamot, basil, juniper, berry, violet leaf, vetiver, and oud, resulting in a scent that is understated yet distinctive. This special set comes includes
includes Eau de Toilette (2.14 fl oz) and a Moisture Absorbent Deodorant. It's ideal for classic Dads who appreciate life's most precious moments and simplest pleasures. Another amazing scent for Dad from CLEAN Perfume is one that women can use too, such as CLEAN Reserve Smoked Vetiver. It's laced with a smoky sweetness that is smoothly seductive and truly mysterious. The heart is filled with soft woods, accompanied by earthy and citrusy characters.

CLEAN for men CLASSIC
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CLEAN for men CLASSIC
CLEAN Reserve Smoked Vetiver
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CLEAN Reserve Smoked Vetiver

DSTLD Denim keeps Dad stylish and comfortable this season. DSTLD Denim is an LA-based and produced brand that creates desirable washes and styles that are sure to keep Dad looking great. Options range from shorts and jeans, to tees and polos, that are all sure to Father's Da yfavorites. 

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John Varvatos Artisan Blu fragrance will make Dad feel as if he's on a dream vacation to a magical Mediterranean Sea Escape. This new limited edition fragrance for men by John Varvatos"Dives Deep into the Mediterranean Sea." Artisan Blu takes the heritage and artistry of the John Varvatos collection and combines a revitalizing blend of citrus and fresh herbs with woody accents for a refreshing crisp aroma, encompassing the crystal blue waters under the warm Mediterranean sun.

  • Top notes: The fragrance opens with a mix of citrus and earthy notes such as Bergamot, Bitter Orange, and Fresh Lavender. Chayote and Basil bring a fresh green harmony to the opening notes of the scent.
  • Heart Notes: Herbal accents of Palmarosa and French Clary Sage compliment the notes of Egyptian Geranium, Florentine Iris, and Orange Blossom Absolute resulting in a sensual masculine floralcy.
  • Base notes: A woody base of Patchouli, Cedarwood, Parasol Pine, Tamarisk, and Pistachio Tree Resin lingers, bringing a refined and artisanal touch to the base notes of the fragrance.
John Varvatos Artisan Blu Eau de Toilette -- Limited Edition
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John Varvatos Artisan Blu Eau de Toilette -- Limited Edition

Original Penguin's new "PREMIUM BLEND" of fragrance is the sixth scent in its exclusive men’s fragrance collection. The followup to 2015 ORIGINALBLEND’s new package design inspired by the Hudson Whiskey bottle, the PREMIUM BLEND bottle goes more the vodka route to offer a smooth, translucent frosted glass with icy, fresh appeal. Encompassed within this intriguing bottle comes an equally attractive fragrance evoking an aromatic freshness that stimulates one’s senses and stops by-passers in their tracks. It's perfect for fun loving easy going dads, as this fragrance is inspired by a laid-back coastal road trip with the windows down amid the fresh sea breeze. Legendary Master Perfumer Harry Fremont created a scent that is unique, long-lasting and undeniably addictive. This PREMIUM BLEND fragrance opens with a cool, exhilarating surge of crisp bergamot, fresh lime peel and wild spearmint. The effervescent heart of the scent is coastally aquatic and refreshingly green with an atmospheric curio of salty sea splash, Mediterranean rosemary and enticing violet leaves. The background evokes a rustic infusion of fresh musk, driftwood and woody vetiver leaving a trail that is unrecognizable yet intoxicating. It's also available at Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, the Buckle, Boscov’s and all Original Penguin boutiques.

Original Penguin "PREMIUM BLEND"
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Original Penguin "PREMIUM BLEND"

Pair of Thieves help Dad make a statement and keeps him cool with their newly introduced underpants line. Matching Dad and Kid sets make a perfect gift that are sure to be a Father's Day hit for any family. Pair of Thieves was brought to life from an obsession with Cash Warren and his friends to get rid of "drunk socks" (socks that fall quickly) that can go from day to night from the gym to dinner. With their sneaky performance enhancements you are getting quality socks for a fraction of the price.

Pair of Thieves Socks
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Pair of Thieves Socks

PAX 2 is the industry's most sought after and most premium loose-leaf vaporizer. PAX Labs is a SF-based company that offers the most sleek and smart vaporizers. They're more powerful, more power efficient and more elegant that what may be offered elsewhere. For those who desire an ergonomically redesigned mouthpiece that senses the presence of your lips, PAX 2 is a must try. Its elegant anodized aluminum surface and integrated LED indicator makes this high quality vaporizer unique and special to use alone or to share. The PAX 2 stores easily into a pocket or purse, and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. It comes with four temperature settings that allow for users to dial in their proper heating temperature and heats in as little as 45 seconds. It also has an all-new intelligent, motion and lip-sensing technology that automatically adjusts the temperature when you’re using it, avoiding unnecessarily heating to your material and providing consistent draws. The PAX 2 comes various great colors such as charcoal black, topaz aqua, flare red and platinum silver.

PAX 2 is an&nbsp;elegant,&nbsp;sleek, powerful &amp; power efficient, ergonomically designed high quality vaporizer.
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PAX 2 is an elegant, sleek, powerful & power efficient, ergonomically designed high quality vaporizer.

Perry Ellis Red for Men launched recently over the spring. This fragrance is ideal for the greatest Dad who is also the best partner or spouse. This fragrance symbolizes power, passion, and performance. Perry Ellis Red packs a punch with its contrasting essence of freshness, oriental, and long-lasting masculinity. An initial burst of juniper berries and a kick of citrus evolve into deeper notes of red apple, sichuan pepper, red leather, and amber. The addictive trail of the fragrance infuses textured hints of sage, creamy oak moss, and sandalwood revealing a fearless confidence and a sexy sophistication.

Perry Ellis Red for Men
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Perry Ellis Red for Men

RITUALS has an amazing array of grooming essentials for Father’s Day. It will definitely help that special man in your life polish off his grooming routine in style. Whether you’re looking to curate a customized assortment of products from RITUALS' men’s Samurai collection, or select from the brand's variety of pre-packaged gift sets, RITUALS is sure to have something the Dad in your life will love that will keep him groomed to perfection. From bath and body products to fragrances and shaving kits, below is an small assortment of gifting options for Father's Day.

RITUALS has all the rooming essentials that Dad can ever ask for.
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RITUALS has all the rooming essentials that Dad can ever ask for.

Rolflex by Range of Motion is a relief solution that helps reduce latent muscle tension and attack pain. It's perfect for tired dads who travel too much, sitting in the office too much or constantly working out in the field. This device can be used in a ton of different ways to target and massage different areas of the body. From professional athletes to weekend warriors and even professional trainers and therapists, Rolflex is the perfect first line of defense against pain and injury. With advanced biomechanics and an ergonomic design, Rolflex is a complete body solution -- providing an intuitive way to amplify pressure and apply massaging techniques to help people feel better. It boasts of relieving pain and enhancing performance.

Rolflex&nbsp;helps reduce latent muscle tension and attack pain.
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Rolflex helps reduce latent muscle tension and attack pain.

Truth Vitality Lux Renew with LED and Ultrasound isn't just for women but men too. Men may not be overly talkative about their fear of aging but it happens, so gift your Dad (or significant other) an at-home skincare gadget that will give him clearer and younger looking skin. Truth Vitality Lux Renew is the first FDA cleared and clinically tested anti-aging hand-held device for at-home use that unites Ultrasound and LED (Red and Blue) light technologies. Active properties include:

  • Ultrasound – benefits anti-aging by penetrating deeper below the surface of the skin (not just the top layers)
  • Blue LED light – Destroys Acne causing bacteria
  • Red LED lights – enhances the skin’s ability to generate new collagen, helping to reduce wrinkles, rosacea and broken veins
Truth Vitality Lux Renew&nbsp;with LED and Ultrasound
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Truth Vitality Lux Renew with LED and Ultrasound

YSL L'Homme is for the classy, handsome, debonair, honorable, loyal Dad who always makes time for his loved ones. It's for the type of man that is confidant, admirable and good at pretty much everything he sets his mind to. This scent is infused with the force of attraction of a man with style and sensuality. It has a fresh, woody fragrance that is effervescent with bright, sparkling notes of bergamot, ginger and vetiver. YSL L'Homme offers a fragrance of contrasts that is a unique combination of luxury, art and modernity which exudes a timeless elegance. Notes: Bergamot, Cedar, Ozonic Notes, White Ginger, Basil Flower, White Pepper, Violet Leaves, Cedarwood, Haiti Vetiver, Tonka Bean.

YSL L'Homme
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YSL L'Homme
YSL L'Homme
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YSL L'Homme

 

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