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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Unique Father's Day gifts: Trust us, he'll thank you...



Canvassatchel With Father's Day approaching, resist the urge to get Dad yet another golf trinket or power tool. Give the gift that he doesn't know he wants: Style.

If your father already moisturizes and counts his argyle socks by the dozen, this list isn't for him. But everyone else should read on. A unique Father's Day gift doesn't have to involve stressing over what Dad wants. Just figure out what his wardrobe needs.

The Murse (a man-purse): The briefcase is hopelessly quaint. But too many men still are stuffing their pockets instead of a carry-all bag. Messenger-styles are a good starter bag for dads who need convincing. Load it up with his newspaper, a snack and water bottle to prove its worth.

Checked shirt, plaid tie: If your father still goes to work in a solid-color, wrinkle-free with a matching tie, it's time to introduce him to something called flair. GQ has found a classic pairing that costs less than $25 per piece. Or any department store clerk can help you make a smart combo.

Brooksbrothers Time piece: A man's watch doesn't have to be a once-in-a-lifetime investment. Encourage Dad to update his standard watch with a peppy, preppy watchband from Brooks Brothers that will set you back just $14.50.

Skivvies: If Mom can't remember the last time your father bought new boxers or briefs, go wild and grab him a pair. TMI? Surely, you can stomach the gift of snappy swimming trunks, like the $14.99 color block swim short from Target.

Deal Diva Letitia

(Photos:Canvas satchel bag from the Gap, $28.99, watchband from Brooks Brothers, $14.50.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 4:31pm]


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