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How to *actually* find thoughtful gifts this Father’s Day


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Every June, you search high and low for unexpected gift ideas to show the do-it-all father figures in your life how much you care, only to fall back on the reliable sweater-and-funny-socks combo. This year, you have a secret weapon.

We’ve tapped professional gift curator Simone LeBlanc, whose superpower is selecting swoon-worthy presents for any occasion, to share her go-to tips.

Turns out essentials that people cherish (instead of stashing in a closet) tell a story, one priority LeBlanc counts as key. The other two? Luxe packaging and longevity—two traits she turns to from Tiffany & Co.  Because the biggest dad-joke teller in your life deserves an extra special touch.

Keep reading for LeBlanc’s recommendations for dad-friendly gifts from Tiffany & Co.

For fun

Consider his home life, hobbies, and day-to-day routine when selecting gifts, says LeBlanc. If playing mixologist at his fully stocked bar cart is the way to his heart, sophisticated shot glasses made for display (rather than stashed away in a cupboard) are a total win.

Take his entertaining game one step further with classic leather table tennis paddles (you know he loves showing off his skills), or a sturdy deck of playing cards for after-dinner antics.

For his desk

No matter where he lives, his workspace can feel like a place that’s 100 percent his own. Tap a gorgeously carved decorative box to serve as a catch-all for knick knacks—whether it’s treasured birthday cards or all of the loose change that ends up on his desk.

To improve his evening reading time, encourage him to let go of his receipts-as-bookmarks habit with a tongue-in-cheek paper-clip bookmark. A a sterling-silver pencil sharpener will keep his penmanship (and his work) sharp—and score you extra credit.

For necessities

Every man needs a few essentials for both home and on-the-go. Whether he’s a constant business traveler or once-a-year globetrotter, a dopp kit will keep toothpaste away from just-ironed shirts, while a leather watch roll is basically organization gold (and the perfect keeper for his favorite timepiece and cufflinks).

And because no dad has ever been known to turn down a nap—whether in his own living room or aboard an ice-old red-eye flight—a wool-and-cashmere throw will be the thing he reaches for over and over. Really, is there any better way to express your love than a cozy blanket? (Answer: no.)

In partnership with Tiffany & Co

Top photo: Stocksy/ Bruce and Rebecca Meissner

Graphics: Well+Good Creative

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