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I was lucky enough to be raised by an amazing father, and now I’m married to another one, so I have a deep appreciation for everything Dads do. I love the idea of a twist on traditional Father’s Day gifts (like a handmade tie with a special fabric), but here are a mix of ideas, for your Dad, Grandpa, husband, brother, son, or just a wonderful Dad you know who needs some appreciation.
new dad Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
Know a new Dad? This ridiculously adorable New Dad and Baby set will melt hearts everywhere.

lego cufflinks Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
I love these 2×2 building block cufflinks so much, I bought a set for my husband at Maker Faire (shh, don’t tell!). The best thing about them is that they are lost wax cast so you can actually put real Legos on top of them.

fathers day ties back 425 Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
If you’re a sewer (or even if you’re not!), here’s an oldie but goodie: Purl Bee’s Father’s Day Tie pattern. I’m swooning over the fabrics; I will definitely be making one of these out of my fabric hoard.

dad sampler box Father's Day Gift Guide 2012

Check out this amazing Father’s Day Sampler Box, which includes an amazing mix of decadent delights, like hazelnut whiskey sandwich cookies and chocolate stour beer marshmallows! Yum. (Note: last day to order in time is June 7, today, so don’t delay!)

dadbookcollage Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
If you’ve got kids, this sweet downloadable Father’s Day book is a simple way to celebrate a Dad or Grandpa.

shave mug Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
spiky mug Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
Is he a traditionalist? He’ll love a tongue-in-cheek ceramic shaving mug. A bit more edgy? Then I recommend this awesome spiky mug.

tie bar Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
While there are a million “personalized” Father’s Day items for sale all over the web, I like the subtlety of this hidden message tie bar; it says ‘Dad’ in Morse code!

ice cream scoop Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
BBQ accessories are so tired; help him celebrate summer with a turned wooden ice cream scoop instead!

pop card Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
But really, what any dad appreciates the most is love, so tell him how amazing he is with a simple card. I love this Coolest Pop card.

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