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NBC News: 18 Father's Day gifts for every type of dad (and every budget)

Spare dad from having to hang the hundredth tie in his closet and get him something that will speak to his lifestyle.

We love our dads — whether it’s the guy who kept your secret when he spotted you rolling in past curfew as a teenager or the one sharing diaper duty or helping you pack school lunches now.

And according to the National Retail Foundation, we're prepared to show how appreciative we are in gift form this year. Their annual survey found that 76 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Father’s Day and spend an average of $139 per person — spending a record $16 billion collectively.

The survey also revealed that the most important quality people look for in a Father's Day gift is that it's unique. Which anyone who has ever tried to shop for the man who "doesn't need anything" knows is easier said than done. So we've done the leg work for you. We've rounded up creative options based on personality type at every price point so that you can gift the special dad in your life something that adequately shows just how much you care.

Whether he loves cooking for the family, cheering on his favorite sports team or hitting the gym (and then enjoying a cold one), these gift picks will spare dad from having to hang the hundredth tie in his closet and get him something that will elevate his lifestyle.

See the full list by Brianna Steinhilber on


December 3, 2023

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