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He’s a man of simple pleasures—golf, John Grisham and a good bolognese sauce. And while that’s so endearing, it sure does make gift giving a bore. (How many golf tees do you really need?) This year, surprise him with something special that he never even knew he wanted, let alone needed. Here, ideas that your stubborn traditional dad will love.

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Shaving Kit

Features a double-edge razor and brush for the old-school man in your life.

Baxter of California ($260)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Indoor Smokeless Grill

So he can keep perfecting that cedar-plank salmon all winter long.

Philips ($280)

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Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

If he still hasn’t nailed down the whole “texting thing,” ease him into the 21st century with the Galaxy Note8. It comes with the S Pen, which is designed to write and feel more like a real pen so he won’t have to worry about autocorrect.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ($950), Samsung Galaxy S8 ($725)

Moda Operandi

Luxury Playing Cards

You just might break his poker face.

Puiforcat ($135)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Retro Turntable

Pair with vinyls of Tom Petty and Carole King to round out this gift for the music-loving dad.

Victrola ($120)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Smart Electric Toothbrush

A dentist-level brush to keep all cavities at bay.

Philips ($230)

Bergdorf Goodman

Monogrammed Passport Case

Extra organization is always appreciated. And personalization is the cherry on top.

Graphic Image ($78)



So he can make his very own R2-D2. Yes, really.

Egmont ($32)

Bergdorf Goodman

Shearling Trapper Hat

An ultra-warm accessory for the outdoorsy types.

Moncler ($755)

Bergdorf Goodman

Smokey Quartz Whisky Cubes

Meant to keep drinks cold for up to an hour without watering down the flavor.

Anna by RabLabs ($140)


Silver Fox Grooming Kit

The old guy’s never looked more sophisticated with his salt-and-pepper top. Help him keep his hair hydrated and revitalized with this shampoo and conditioner set.

V76 by Vaughn ($120)

Bergdorf Goodman

Suede Sneakers

He’s been killing the white sneaker game for years, so get him a fresh new pair of colored footwear to add to the rotation.

Adidas ($80)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Golf Bag Organizer

For the few times he’s not out on the green.

Bed Bath & Beyond ($70)

Bergdorf Goodman

Stainless Steel Watch

Go in on this with your siblings for the ultimate holiday surprise. 

Movado ($950)


Big Ass Beer Soap

First, he’ll love the name. Then the skin-conditioning benefits and amazing smell.

Duke Cannon Supply Co ($10)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Nest Learning Thermostat

Never argue about the temperature again.

Nest ($250)


Bifold Wallet

One step above his money clip. 

Paul Smith ($233)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Draft Beer System

Revitalize any can or bottle of brew with this cool countertop system that uses pressure and sound waves to enhance the flavor and feel.

Fizzics ($130)


Leather Duffel Bag

To use for everything from quick trips to the gym to a two-week European getaway.

Montblanc ($610)

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