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9 last-minute Father's Day gifts that are awesome but practical

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Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts

Father’s Day is almost upon us!  Nothing beats seeing Dad smile and feel recognized and loved for the amazing job he’s doing and will continue to do.

There’s something pretty cool about Father’s Day and allowing the love and hugs to flow all day on your #1 guy!

Usually, the biggest question of the day (at least for me) is “What should I get Dad?”

Here are nine awesome, yet practical last-minute Father’s Day gifts for you to keep for the dad in your life. From clothing to fitness to sports to grilling, I’ve got your covered. Since I’m buying for my husband (my kids are 11 and under!), my dad and my father in law, I definitely have my gift-giving game on for the guys.

1. Levi's® 505™ jeans

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: JCPenney

Oh yes, the original zip fly since 1967! Every dad needs a new pair of jeans. Levi’s® is the best-known denim brand and always a home run gift. You can buy a pair of Levi’s® 505™ jeans at JCPenney - super easy to pop in to the store to purchase. Plus, they are on sale right now for just $36.99! Pair with a comfy tee and you’ve got yourself a perfect, relaxed outfit for Dad! Can’t beat that.

2. Baseball hat

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: Lids

If the dad in your life is a big sports fan, you can’t go wrong with a new hat for baseball season. My father is a gigantic Red Sox fan. Every Father’s Day, I gift him with a new hat. You can find MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA hats at any sporting goods store.

 3. Beer of the month club

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: Beer Month Club

The gift that keeps on giving! Just sign up online and the first shipment will be sent out. This is a great option for dads who enjoy craft beer and the brewing process. He'll love learning about the history of beer and how certain brews came to be.

4. Daily/monthly planner

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: Moleskine

Surprise Dad with a planner filled out with birthdays, anniversaries, key occasions, celebrations and holidays. He doesn't have to carry it around with him all the time, but it’s a great book to have on hand at home to check in with every morning or week.

5. Electric shaver

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: Walmart

When it comes to a smooth, clean face for Dad, sometimes you need to go for the “big guy” - a high quality electric shaver. The dad in your life will be over the moon. It’s easy to use. It’s easy to clean. It’s easy to store.

6. Outdoor patio furniture

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: Home Depot

Talk about practical! If the dad in your life loves to grill and enjoy time outdoors, new patio furniture is the way to go. This is the kind of gift that he’ll enjoy all season. Enhance Dad’s evenings and weekends with some relaxing time right in his own backyard.

7. Portable phone charger

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: Best Buy

Let your dad always have the power! No one likes it when their phone is low on battery. Never let that happen again for dad with myCharge Portable Power Bank 6000. This handy gadget will keep all of dad's devices charged on the go.

8. Remote digital cooking thermometer

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: Bed, Bath & Beyond

If Dad is the grill master in your house, he’s going to love this gift. He doesn’t need to stand over the meat to make sure it’s done anymore. He’ll be able to play catch, organize the garage, walk around the yard, anything is possible with this meat thermometer.

9. Classic aviators

Get to the store to get Dad one of these great last-minute gifts
Image: Ray Ban

We’re talking Mr. Cool Dude here. Sunglasses are a must have throughout the year. Give Dad the most timeless style of them all. He’ll be styling big time with these classic shades on Father’s Day!

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