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11 Father's Day gifts dad actually wants

Deborah Cruz is a SheKnows parenting expert and blogger at The TRUTH About Motherhood, which she calls a place of "humor, support, honesty and integrity." Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day

In our house, Father’s Day means tech, gadgets and alcohol. I think most dads would agree that those are a few of their favorite things. In my quest for the perfect Father’s Day gift for my husband, I curated an amazing gift guide that I think has something for all dads — at all price points.

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My husband spoils me rotten on Mother’s Day, and I feel like it’s about time I got him something he might really enjoy. I mean handmade crafts from the kids are great and all but who doesn’t appreciate a gift that really personalizes the happiness experience? When he got me a new MacBook Air for Mother’s day, I’ve got to say, it made those homemade cards from the girls just that much more special.

1. A Huawei watch

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Huawei

The Huawei Watch is designed to be part of your look and part of your life. Classic Swiss design meets smart technology to create an enduring timepiece — and a wearable. It pairs with any Android phone, and it's also one of the first watches powered by Android Wear to work with iPhones.

2. Whisky for the connoisseur

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Suntory

Japan’s Suntory distillers created a top single malt whiskey that any dad would be thrilled to receive: Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016. It is vatted from barrels of more than 100 malt whiskies made in the distillery. Many of the world’s finest Scotch whiskies are aged in sherry casks, a long and rich tradition that has been a Suntory staple since 1924.

3. A camera that defies the elements

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Leica

This is the perfect gift for the dad who is an outdoor enthusiast and photography buff. The Leica X-U (Type 113) is the first release from the brand that is designed specifically for extreme outdoor and underwater use. The incredible ruggedness and easy handling make the waterproof, shock-resistant, winterized and dust-sealed camera the perfect companion for all of Dad’s winter and summer excursions.

4. An all-in-one printer

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Canon

For the photographer dad who wants the prints to prove it, the Canon PIXMA MG7720 all-in-one printer allows for creative printing whenever, wherever and from whatever device for total convenience. This superior quality inkjet printer features built-in Wi-Fi for wireless printing of both photo and document prints. The printer also has a free Canon PRINT app so that users can print directly from Instagram.

5. A gadget to improve his golf game

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Epson

If Dad is a techie or a golfer — my husband is both — he will love the M-Tracer MT500GII Golf Swing Analyzer. This Mini-Swing Analyzer is a tiny and lightweight unit you attach to a club shaft that captures a golf swing at 1,000 samples per second and sends data to an iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The M-Tracer gives Dad a 360-degreee view of his swing along with metrics for things like club head speed, tempo, shaft rotation and impact angle. It even has a freeze frame option.

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6. A lamp and fan in one

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Amazon

The Turcom: LED Desk Lamp with Bladeless Cooling Fan is an all-in-one desk lamp and bladeless cooling fan. The unique bladeless fan provides effective cooling with a smooth stream of powerful airflow —without the noise. The fan features touch-sensitive on and off buttons to adjust fan and light brightness.

7. An elegant Apple Watch band

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
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If Dad loves his Apple Watch but hates the band, you can upgrade. Try the X-Doria: Lux Band for Apple Watch, a real leather band designed with chrome hardware to style his Apple Watch. Easy installation allows users to quickly switch Lux Bands to match outfits. Available in black or brown pebbled leather or white or black crocodile finish color options for the 38 MM or 42 MM Apple Watch.

8. A high quality home viewing experience

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Vivitek

If Dad is into movies and wants a top tier viewing experience at home, the Vivitek H118 projector may be the perfect gift for him.The H1188 with a Full HD 1080p resolution delivers 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness with a high contrast ratio of 50,000:1. The projector includes the VividMotion technology that allows the smoothening of the picture during a fast pan movement. This feature is specially appreciated during the display of action movies and sport events.

9. The ultimate coffeemaker

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Jura

If dad loves coffee, this incredible JURA New Z6 is the perfect example of the Swiss precision of a super-automatic machine. The Z6 super-automatic coffee machine does it all, grinding each cup to order from whole beans for maximum freshness and flavor. It’s like having your own private barista in your kitchen. The Z6 has a touchscreen, and at the push of a button can prepare everything from coffee to espresso to fancy layered lattes, cappuccinos and more.

10. Les Impitoyables glass

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: Les Impitoyables glass

What dad doesn’t want the ultimate whiskey tasting glass? Designed to enhance all whiskies, the mouth-blown glass of the Les Impitoyables glass is tapered, with a narrow top for properly nosing the whisky and a very wide bowl with a dome in the middle of the base. When whisky is poured into the glass, it forms a circle around this dome, preventing the elevation of overpowering alcohol vapors while bringing out aromas for a deeper tasting. To avoid using ice and diluting the spirit, it sits on a metal base that you put in the freezer and can then chill the spirit for at least 30 minutes.

11. The Macallan Rare Cask

Just say no to getting dad another mug for Father's Day
Image: The Macallan

If Dad is a true whisky connoisseur, the Macallan Rare Cask is crafted only from handpicked, Spanish oak sherry season cask, this exquisite ruby-red whisky celebrates two of the Macallan’s greatest strengths: beautiful sherry seasoned oak casks and vibrant natural color. This magnificent liquid has incredible tasting notes of rich oak, vanilla, chocolate and a finish of light citrus zest. This is at the top of my husband’s wish list this year.

What are you getting that special dad in your life this Father’s Day?

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