Father's Day Gifts for The "Cool" Dad - Or One Who Thinks He Is

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June 8, 2010

If your dad’s not a regular dad, he’s a cool dad, another pair of argyle socks or a car GPS just won’t cut it this Father’s Day. He deserves a gift that says, “I get your style.” After all, aren’t you glad he’s not the Fanny-Pack Dad? Or Tall White Socks Dad?

For the Do-Good Dad: Give him a Karma-friendly gift like a TOMS gift card: the company donates one pair of shoes to kids in need for every purchase. Plus – they have really great slippers, tees and hoodies.

For the Surfer Dad: If words like “dude” and “bro” are in his vocabulary, celebrate his inner surfer-boy with a pair of board shorts like these Quicksilver Pint It To The Wall Board Shorts ($34.99, down from $49.50). At least they’re not Speedos.

For the Wine-Loving Dad: If dad’s wine cellar is bigger than Carrie Bradshaw‘s shoe closet, get him a fancy wine toy like this Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator ($35.29). Then volunteer to test-run it.

For the Intellectual/Hipster Dad: If cool frames are a part of your dad or hubby’s wardrobe, hook him up with a pair of these cool Warby Parker Roosevelt ($95). Not only are they stylish and well-priced – but the site donates a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need with each purchase.

For the Bowling-Team Member Dad: If dad has his own bowling shoes and bag at home, give him this fun at-home Box of Bowling set ($12.00, down from $40.00).

Check out our guide to all of this week’s online sample sales, and get yourself a little something: find your new favorite skinny jeans, Spanx swiwmwear, or a pair of flat sandals should do the trick.

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