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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Fathers usually fall into two camps: the incredibly easy to shop for and the impossible to shop for.

When your dad has a hobby or pastime that defines him, giving him a new fishing lure or a home team jersey is an obvious choice. But, when Dad’s interests are harder to pin down, shopping for him can be a daunting and frustrating task resulting in a generic or completely out there present like a portable wine chiller. For the Father who has it all, consider one of these unique gift ideas:

Dog Blueprints. If your family, Dad especially, considers your dog a member of the family—and sometimes you even suspect the dog is Dad’s favorite—these fact-packed dog blueprints are an animal lover’s must-have. Listing out your pup’s origins, size and general temperament, these tongue in cheek blueprints are a definite upgrade from another “I love my dog” mug.

Food and Wine Subscription Services. For the Dad who is a gourmand or just passionate about his draft beers, a food or beverage club is a great gift option. Each month, a package of whatever piques your dad’s taste buds—hot sauce, bacon, olive oil and the like—will be delivered to his home. We love these kinds of presents because when he gives you feedback on the flavors and brands he loved, you have your next gift idea! Find a variety of these gifts of the month, here.

A GoPro Camera. If your father travels frequently or is an avid sportsmen, a GoPro Camera is an unexpected but useful present. The GoPro Camera can be fixed to any helmet or flexible mounts to capture video hands-free from a first person perspective so your dad can re-live again and again that time he skied that double diamond, hiked the Appalachian Trail or snorkeled in the coral reef.

Remote Control Helicopter. Sometimes, when you’re hard-pressed to find a gift for Dad, defaulting to a “just for fun” present is the way to go. Bring your dad back to childhood with a remote control helicopter or car and idle the rest of your Father’s Day afternoon zipping them around the driveway.