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Discover Gifts Worth Giving: Dad

From sunglasses to leather-scented cologne, premium gift picks for the old man

by Largetail in Design on 18 November 2011

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The holiday season marks the only time of year it's acceptable to ignore the man—he may say he doesn't want any gifts, but get him something anyway.

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Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Perfume

Coming in what is perhaps the most masculine perfume bottle ever designed, Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather Perfume is rich in leather, black suede and amber wood notes. This bottle deserves a prominent place on the dresser of any well-scented dad. ($195)

J. Crew Collars and Cuffs Stain Bar

A good shirt deserves a little love now and again. This stain bar from the Laundress New York and J. Crew will keep dad looking dapper by removing grime around the hardest-hit parts of the shirt, the cuffs and collar. Made from vegetable soap and natural borax, the all-natural bar won't harm the fabric like a trip to the cleaners, so he'll get the most out of his shirts. ($7)

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Persol Crystal Sunglasses

There's cool, and then there's Steve McQueen cool. Get dad eyewear fit for the king of cool with these striking blue Persol sunglasses made of durable acetate with stylish silver hinges.

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Guts and Glory

Celebrate the brutality of early American pigskin with a photographic collection of the hardest hits in football. Photographer Neil Leifer compiles his best shots from 1958-1978 as he documents the sport's rise into the national consciousness. ($50)

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Gekkota Golf Multitool

You never want to be without your ball marker, money clip, divot fixer, bottle opener and screwdriver. This slim multitool is versatile and convenient, attaching to your keychain and folding up into an oval disk. It will help Dad save room in his bag for what's really important: booze. ($30)

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