How to Become Dad’s Favorite This Year

Because you’ll need to borrow another $5 in the future

The third Sunday of June is upon us and it’s time to show dad your love and appreciation. According to the National Retail Federation, Father’s Day spending in the U.S. has increased by $6.6 billion, and is estimated to reach $16 billion this year. That’s a lot of ties and golf balls. But it’s time your gift giving evolves into something dad actually wants this year.

TECH-LOVING DAD

Lenovo Smart Clock ($79.99) — This clock is designed to be helpful from the time dad wakes up to when he’s ready to go to sleep. With its compact size built for sitting on nightstands, the Lenovo Smart Clock blends into bedroom decor, with a full fabric soft-touch cover and a touch screen. Best Buy, Walmart and Lenovo.com

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Lenovo
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Brooklyn Bedding
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Kwikset

MUSICAL DAD

JBL Charge 4 ($149.95) — This speaker will give dad 20 hours of playtime and the ability to charge any smart device. No more worrying about cutting that playlist short, the music will be going strong as long as he wants. jbl.com

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JBL

BAR CART DAD

Hennessy Mixology Kit ($60) — The mixology kit is quintessential for Cognac lovers and cocktail connoisseurs as it celebrates the Golden Age of Cocktails. This kit focuses on a New Orleans classic cocktail named after the famous bar in Louisiana. The limited-edition kit features all the tools to create the perfect Sazerac. clos19.com

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Hennessy
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Monkey Shoulder
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Wine Insiders

ON-THE-GO DAD

IdeaPad Laptops ($729.99) — Any dad hitting the road for work would be appreciative of a device that can serve as his work laptop, but also turn into a tablet when he’s limited on space. He can capture ideas and notes anywhere, get peek battery life, and never worry about its weight at only 3 lbs. lenovo.com

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Lenovo
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Polaroid

COOKING DAD

Strauss Father’s Day Steak Bundle ($76.99) — The bundle includes two 10oz grass fed ribeye steaks and four 10oz grass fed strip steaks. For last-minute gift givers, Strauss is offering, free next-day delivery for $75. straussdirect.com

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Strauss Direct
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Calphalon

FITNESS LOVING DAD

Calphalon Auto-Speed Blender ($109.99) — For dad’s morning smoothie, he can use this blender because it senses the mixture in the jar and automatically adjusts power to maintain blade speed and deliver perfectly blended results. Amazon.com

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Calphalon
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Altec

FOODIE DAD

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates ($14.95) — This “Tackle Box” is perfect for the surfing and outdoorsy dad. Their entire selection is made safe for those with peanut or tree nut allergies, but can also be enjoyed by all lovers of fine chocolates. vermontnutfree.com

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Vermont Nut Free
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Otis Spunkmeyer
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Harry & David
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Universal Yums

HYGIENE-CONSCIOUS DAD

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart ($229.99) — With advanced connected features, Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart provides an amazingly effective, fully customizable yet gentle clean — and it removes up to 7x more plaque vs. a manual toothbrush. amazon.com

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Sonicare

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Dog lover & food fanatic living in NY. Get in touch: kimswrites@gmail.com

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