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30 Best Father's Day 2019 Gifts For The Best Father In The World — Yours, Of Course!

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Best Father's Day 2019 Gifts For The Best Father In The World — Yours, Of Course!

Dads are the best. They just are. No matter your age, 8 to 38 (and beyond!), many of us still have good ole dad on speed-dial whenever we want to share good (or horrible) news, need advice (or to be humbled), or to share the type of stuff you'd tell almost nobody else (or, alternatively, to remind him to stay out of your business!) No matter how complex your relationship is with your dad/daddy/poppa/pops/whatever, should you be looking to honor him with more than just a card, here's some A+ ideas that might fit the bill for the best Father's Day Gifts of 2019. And if none of these work out — impossible! — you can always ask Father Dearest to recount your birth story. (Kidding — or are we?) Happy Father's Day, dads! From your progeny everywhere: we love you!

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For the etsy lovin' dad:

1. Geometric Red Clay Tumbler

This ceramic red clay tumbler is decorated with different shapes and a white glossy glaze. Can you picture Dad sipping a frosty cocktail out of this one? We can!

(Etsy, $36)

2. Father's Day Superhero Gift

Quite frankly, this is adorable. If your dad's your personal superhero — or simply just the superhero of your family — this homemade Lego homage is pretty freakin' cute.

(Etsy, $32.66)

3. Personalized Photo Key Ring In Leather Case

So Dad can carry a favorite photo with him wherever he goes — consider it the 2019 version of the wallet glossies.

(Etsy, $33.98)

4. Memory Lantern

Completely 3-D printed using eco-friendly PLA plastic, each memory lantern comes with 4 custom printed photos created from images you send in. They're mounted in a custom designed frame and back-lit from inside with an LED light. Each photo comes to life when light pours out from the top and bottom illuminating both the table below and the space above with a beautiful glow that provides ambiance perfect for any room.

(Etsy, $49.99)

5. Personalized Peanut Butter Spoon

If your dad's protective over a particular food, buy him his own utensil!

(Etsy, $9.99)

For the foodie dad:

6. J.Q. Dickinson Snack Lovers Gift Box

This gift satisfies everyone's cravings! It contains a bag of Route 11 Appalachian salt and crack pepper potato chips, salted chocolate bar, popping corn, popcorn salt, and a can of Virginia cocktail peanuts. But the best part of this gift is the history behind the J.Q. Dicksinson salt shop itself: Brother and sister Lewis Payne and Nancy Bruns are a 7th-generation salt-making family that harvests all-natural salt by hand, from an ancient ocean trapped below the Appalachian Mountains of the Kanawha Valley in West Virginia. Quite a special story, quite a special gift.

(J.Q. Dickinson, $45)

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For the metro dad:

7. Hawthorne Body Wash

Hawthrone's tailor-made body care line is the perfect, feel-good gift for Father's Day. Hawthorne makes body care products (think cologne/body wash/bar soap/deodorant) that are customized for Dad's lifestyle needs, scent preferences, body chemistry and more. Meaning, you’ll buy something Dad is guaranteed to love that’s made by the same master noses behind iconic scents like Tom Ford, 10 Corso Como, Malin & Goetz, etc. Hawthorne's personal, intimate approach to grooming is also super-refreshing and makes dads feel more invested in their self-care.  

(Hawthorne, $15)

8. Oars + Alps Essentials Kit

When Dad wakes up looking (and maybe feeling) like the cast from The Hangover, Oars + Alps has your cure. Let Dad scrub away last night's sins with their exfoliating power cleansing face wash and depuff + cool under eye bags with their wake-up eye stick. Have dad follow up with their ultra-hydrating face and eye cream and he'll look like he got a full 8 hours of sleep, even if all he's had is a full cup of coffee.

(Oars + Alps, $59)

9. Rockwell 6C Shave Kit

Upgrade Dad's shave! The Rockwell 6C's innovative design stops shaving irritation and ingrown hairs for a close, comfortable shave every time. It features a unique patented design so that any skin type and facial hair length can get great shaves with without risk of nicks or cuts. The Rockwell 6C is made from premium, chromed alloys crafted through an innovative metal-injection-moulding process, and finished off with a protective chrome coating. Plus, no more plastic razors = good for the environment.

(Rockwell Razors, $84)

10. Tame the Beast Box Gift Set

Beast Box is the ultimate giftable collection of grooming products for dad. Each kit features Tame the Beast hair, body, beard, skin and shaving favorites in a stylish box of beastliness. Beast Box lets you easily give the gift of awesome, adventurous, bold grooming to a beloved beast ... the good fatherly kind.

(Tame the Beast, $79)

11. DadBod Gift Set

This year, Dollar Shave Club is redefining the ‘Dad Bod’ and celebrating dads of all shapes and sizes with the launch of its first-ever DadBod gift set, available to both Dollar Shave members and non-members — making it the perfect gift to help dad (and his dad bod) look, feel and smell his best. Also: it includes one-wipe Charlies: never, ever not a funny dad gift.

(Dollar Shave Club, $50)

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For the travelin' dad:

12. Hydaway Bottle

For dads who are busy, thirsty, and always on the move, meet Hydaway, the collapsible, ultra-stashable, planet-friendly, go-anywhere way to stay hydrated. Its sleek design collapses down to a ridiculously small 1.5″disc. When expanded, it holds a thirst-quenching 17 oz of water. Available in a variety of colors, it's hydration that fits Dad's crazy life.

(HYDAWAY, $25)

13. Beach People Stonewash Surf Poncho

For water-loving dads, the Beach People surf poncho is perfect post-swim or surf. Made from 100% stonewashed cotton, the Surf Poncho features a flat woven top, and a terry underside for quick drying. Whether Dad's headed to the resort, swim club or beach, this surf poncho will be his must-pack swim accessory.

(Beach People)

14. Mr. Natty Pop It In Ya Pocket

Perfect for travel — or throwing in Dad's gym bag — it's a two-in-one combo of Mr. Natty's Shipwreck shower wash and their favorite beard elixir.

(Mr. Natty, $10.50)

15. Sa.al & Co. Travel Size Hair & Body Wash Set

Made in Austria, Sa.al & Co. is a premium men's skincare brand, and these travel-sized 100-ml size hair & body wash sets are ideal, reliable travel companions for the nomadic dad on the road or in the gym. 

(Sa.al & Co, $28)

16. Clayton & Crume Natural Leather Passport Holder

Clayton & Crume's handmade natural leather passport holder is the perfect travel companion, ideal for holding a passport, boarding passes, foreign currency & a variety of cards while on the road and abroad.

(Clayton & Crume, $90)

For the homebody dad:

17. Primary Goods 5-Piece Complete Bedding Set

Imagine sleeping on clouds? This is what Primary Goods bedding feels like — seriously. Also, there's no fuss trying to get the duvet cover on your quilt or comforter (usually a maddening experience) — their patented snapping feature makes making your bed a breeze. Also, the color options are modern + funky: choose from the sleek muted white tile to the romantic pearl blush to sapphire blue, a bold sheet color perfect for Dad. The cotton weave is percale — oose enough to keep you cool all night, but tight enough to survive anything you throw at it — and let us tell you: sweet dreams really are made of percale weaves. Heaven! You won't be able to return to "regular" sheets again.

(Primary Goods, prices vary)

18. Beer & Cigarettes Candle

Beer and Cigarette candle? Why not? This candle fits the theme of fun, but also fits the theme of "OMFG, that smells amaze-balls". It smells of green dried tobacco leaves, freshly cut lavender buds, and just a touch of damp oakmoss. It's a fresh unisex scent that will be loved by Dad and loved by all. 

(Soap Distillery, $18)

19. Brooklinen Luxe Sheets

Brooklinen was built to deliver simple, beautiful home essentials at a fair price. By cutting out the middleman, they've bypass costs like wholesaling, storefronts and designer licensing fees that have no bearing on quality. And quality these sheets are. They're luxurious, dreamy, and almost an absurd level of soft. Dad will for sure getting to bed earlier (or at least taking more naps!) knowing he has these bad boys to look forward to.

(Brooklinen, $219)

20. ELEMENT Wood Candle

Who says candles are just for women? Inspired after the founder's wife experienced allergies while smelling lit candles, each ELEMENT candle is handcrafted by professional chandlers in Charleston, South Carolina using 100% US grown organic soy wax, phthalate free fragrances, and cherry wood wicks.

(ELEMENT, $36)

21. Personalized Mounted Bottle Opener

For the dad who loves beer. Simple as that.

(28 Collective, $30)

For the arty dad:

22. Mapiful Custom Map

If Dad's ever wished for a printed map poster of his hometown or the place he fell in love, you're in luck: it exists — and the options go far beyond Paris, London or New York.  The world is at your fingertips with Mapiful, which lets you choose from any place in the world and design your own unique map poster. Explore, zoom, customize and order. Voilà, Dad's place of birth, favorite neighborhood or just his happy place framed on his wall, in your home. A unique gift idea for any geography lover.

(Mapiful, prices vary)

23. Portrai Me Personality Portrait

Portrai Me is an ongoing series of ‘personality portraits’  based upon objects, people, places, and ideas that form an individual’s personality vs. the traditional notion of a portrait which often focuses solely on an individual’s physical appearance. The idea is: pick 20 objects that remind you of Dad and Potrai Me will illustrate a compeltely customizable, one-of-a-kind collage and homage to Dad. We truly can't think of a more special gift to say 'I love you,' and also: 'I actually thought through this gift and didn't just buy it last-minute.' 

(Portrai Me, prices vary)

24. Framebridge Custom Wren Frame

If you need a frame to put your Portrai personality portrait (see above), Framebridge has you covered. Old world meets new with this wren distressed matte black finish frame. Aged patina evoke a bygone era, but the modern profile keeps it squarely in the present-day. It pairs well with black and white or vintage photographs and among natural wood frames in a gallery wall. Each frame is built and assembled by hand with your artwork in mind.

(Framebridge, prices vary)

25. oOrn Personalized Quirky Portait

These custom portraits make adorable gifts or Dad. Choose your favorite photo with him and then wait for the smiles to come when he opens it.

(oOrn, prices vary)

26. Steam Locomotive with Tender Model

For a train-lover dad, the UGears 460 Locomotive with Tender (also known as a coal-car) is a richly detailed and realistic symbol of 19th-century technology and industry. Classified by the arrangement of four leading wheels and six driving wheels, 460 steam locomotives were also known as ten-wheelers.

(The Apollo Box, $98)

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For the cool dad:

27. Blenders Black Tundra Polarized Sunglasses

Blenders Eyewear started at a downtown San Diego nightclub when their founder rolled through to hear one of his favorite DJs. His neon green “beater” sunglasses received an overwhelmingly positive response, and what started out as a night full of close friends and good music quickly escalated into a full-fledged passion project with sunglasses. For a California cool look — at a price that's not ridiculous — these glasses are it.

(Blenders, $43)

28. Drifter El Dorado Whiskey Soap

El Dorado uses barrel-aged whiskey to create a one-of-a-kind blend and adds an antiseptic that works as an astringent for Dad's skin. (PS: whiskey has also been proven to help  skin look and feel more youthful!) Formulated with El Dorado hops, a good source of antioxidants, help Dad's skin fight against free radicals and skin inflammation. Plus: there's a dash of black sea salt in each soap just to ensure he gets that extra dosage of suave each morning. 

(Drifter Grooming, $8)

29. Bourbon-Soaked Toothpicks

Made from steeped six-year-old barrel aged Kentucky straight bourbon and punchier than the Single Malt Nº 16’s, these Bourbon toothpicks are best appreciated by aficionados with a southern state of mind who understand the subtle nuances in fine Kentucky whiskey. Perfect for the dad who has everything.

(Manready, $9)

30. Space Invaders Cutting Board

The forerunner of modern videogaming, Space Invaders revolutionized videogames in 1978! Now, Dad can revolutionize his kitchen with a handmade Space Invaders cutting board. Because what's better than getting revenge on those pesky aliens by chopping onions all over their faces?

(1337 Motif, $125)

Andrea Zimmerman is the editor-at-large at Yourtango. She enjoys reading, traveling, and reading while traveling. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three-legged cat. Follow her @angiecat86 on Instagram.

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