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10 Presents For The Coolest Local Dads

Whether it's your sugar daddy or your real daddy (we hope it's the latter!) celebrate the awesomeness that is your papa this Father's Day. He's the one who taught you how to ride a bike, gave you some financial advice, and generally protected you from creepy dudes, so isn't it time to give Daddykins something out-of-this-world come Saturday? We know how so very fashionable our readers are, and that being that, your dads are probably a lil' more stylish than the average parental unit. So, because we're all daddy's girls at heart, we've picked out 10 totally rad, unique presents for every type of pop. Trust, they aren't the customary yawn-inducing gifts like tired ties or lame-ass Filene's cufflinks that are the usual holiday fare. Instead, we're offering up the old man everything from limited-edition sneaks to a hard-core workout. With gifts like these, Daddy-O is sure to return the favor come B-Day time.
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Big Apple Sailing—So what if you don't know what grinding the winches or trimming the sheets means? Big Apple Sailing offers the perfect Father's Day activity with boats sailing daily from North Cove Marina in Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan.

Big Apple Sailing, $150/person available at Big Apple Sailing; Battery Park City (corner of Liberty Street and South End Avenue); 212-786-3323

Limited Edition Vane x Sebago Future Heritage Shoes—Get on board with these new wave boat shoes, a collaboration between urban design collective Vane and old-school boat shoe brand Sebago. They're opening up a pop-up shop just in time for Father's Day, so be sure to hop over to their LES locale before it's too late!

Vane x Sebago Limited Edition Future Heritage Shoes, $110-175, available at Vane Concept Store through August, 125 Rivington Street (between Essex and Norfolk streets)

The Mark Restaurant at the Mark Hotel— Mother's Day inevitably means brunch, but for Father's Day we think a dark'n'stormy might be more appropos. From acclaimed restauranteur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, this uptown restaurant has got classic cocktails, euro cuisine, and daring decor that's chic enough for you, and masculine enough for dad.

The Mark Restaurant at the Mark Hotel, 25 East 77th Street (at Madison Avenue); 212- 606-3030; Reservations highly recommended.

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses— Hip dads need hip shades, and we think these unique aviators, a collab between Ray Ban and Tomas Maier, will do the trick without being too trendy.

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses, $140 available at Tomas Maier
411 Montauk Highway; Wainscott; 631-537-1880


Bodum Pavina Double-Wall Beer Glass—Warm beer is an awful reality of the summer, and sometimes drinking of the bottle is just not approriate, so treat your dad to this cool, upside-down beer glass with technology that keeps beer protected from the sweaty city heat.

Bodum Pavina Double-Wall Beer Glass, $19.95 available at Bodum Inc., 413 West 14th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues); 212-367-8844

Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp—What's better than working up some sweat for a lil' father bonding time? This work out that traverses the Brooklyn Bridge will kick both yours butts into summer swim-suit ready shape with some mean cardio and drills.

Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp, $20/class available at Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp;
Park Row and Center Street, Brooklyn Bridge, 646-354-0039

Acne Switzcard Wallet—This super skinny leather card holder definitely lends some major attitude to this tried and true essential that every dad should have.

Acne Switzcard Wallet, $69 available at Gargyle ;6 Orchard Street (between Hester and Canal Streets); 917-470-9367

Charles Saatchi: Question—Although Charles Saatchi famously refuses to be interviewed, he wrote a book that reveals his brutally frank responses to a variety of questions—What's the secret of inner peace? How can I raise £5000 in a hurry?—that are simultaneously wise and humorous.
Charles Saatchi: Question, $9.95 available at Phaidon; 100 Wooster Street (between Spring and Prince streets) 212-925-1900

FSC Barber Razor—Shaving is inevitably part of any dad's routine, so boost your dad's morning routine with this awesome streamlined razor, available in ivory and ebony, that'll also upgrade that space next to his toothbrush.

FSC Barber Razor, $45 available at FSC Barber, 8 Rivington Street (between Bowery and Chrystie Streets); 212-673-3209

Thom Browne BD Check Shirt—Thom Brown's iconic tailored and slim-fit button-down shirts are a must for every dad-about-town. We love the lightweight cotton, the barrel cuffs and especially this fresh, not-too-hipster plaid.

Thom Browne BD Check Shirt, $239 available at Odin New York, 199 Lafayette Street (between Kenmare and Broome Streets); 212-966-0026

Get 10% off the FSC Barber Razor, perfect for any pop who wants a good and stylish shave. It's the first discount the brand has ever offered on these brand new products, so get thee to their LES shop fast, before they're all scooped up. Just mention Refinery29 at checkout go grad the goods.