10 Funky, Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Socks, Ties, or Mugs

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Ah, Father’s Day gifting. Mother’s Day commerce is notoriously driven by guerrilla marketing, the kind that hawks goods and services, from the saccharine to the prohibitively priced, intended to deliver a day of relaxation, recognition, and pampering. But Father’s Day gifting is harder to figure out. Whether you’re honoring your father or the father of your children, it’s good to have options beyond the proverbial, old-timey tie.

If you’re shopping for a dad like mine, he is an absolute pragmatist and feels there is nothing at all that he needs. If he is like my husband, he is an aesthete with a great style, which I sometimes cannot anticipate. The trick with both extremes is to find the thing he didn’t even know he needed/existed, one that appeals to his sense of style but also purpose. No one will be missing that coffee mug once they unbox one of these beauties:

10A Solid Timepiece

Without breaking the bank, the Seiko SKX007 is a timeless piece suitable for adventures. This automatic (self-winding) beauty will hold up to scuba diving, not to mention the shower at the gym. Versatile, durable, stylish, and under $150: an heirloom in the making.