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10 gifts your dad will love this Father's Day

It's that special time of year just for dear old Dad. Father's Day is June 21, so if you haven't done so already, why not get him a little something he can enjoy that day or every day? Here are our picks for a thoughtful gift that'll have him sailing the high seas, looking sharp, spending some time with the kids and more.

Stylish smartwatch

Kenneth Cole Connect smartwatches offer all the conveniences
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Kenneth Cole Connect smartwatches offer all the conveniences of Bluetooth technology in a variety of attractive wristwatch looks, from sporty to glammy to office-ready. The watches feature incoming call, text and calendar alerts, and can even be used to take photos. They require a regular watch battery so Dad won't have to worry about keeping his charged. Oh, and they tell time, too. $135-$165; Macy's, 151 W. 34th St., 212-695-4400, macys.com

Baseball dads

Any Yankees-loving dad will welcome Jorge Posada's new
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Any Yankees-loving dad will welcome Jorge Posada's new memoir, "The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes." In the book, the legendary Yankees catcher recalls his relationship with his father and how his dad helped shape the man and baseball player he became. It also looks at his own role as a dad and his relationship with then-coach Joe Torre, his "father on the field." $25; Strand Books, 828 Broadway, 212-473-1452, strandbooks.com

Beer adventure

Treat Dad to some quality time aboard the
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Treat Dad to some quality time aboard the Clipper City tall ship for a craft beer tasting. The special event on New York's largest sailing vessel kicks off at noon on June 21. Sample five ales and lagers from New York brewers, paired with cheese and charcuterie from Stinky Brooklyn, all before a beautiful skyline backdrop. Experts from Urban Oyster Tours will be on hand to discuss all things craft beer. $75 (use code MBSDAD15 for 15% off); e-mail reservations@manhattanbysail.com or call 212-619-6900 for reservations

Kids' play

Those looking to enhance the father-child bond should
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Those looking to enhance the father-child bond should order a Father's Day kit from Cooper and Kid. These quarterly subscription boxes come with surprise themes; past kits have included How Things Fly, Stack 'n' Smash and Wilderness Walkabout. Built for dads and kids ages 5 to 9 to do together, the kits provide six-plus hours of fun. Each activity length is listed and all boxes are gender-neutral. Order by 5 p.m. on June 18 to receive the kit on June 20. $65; cooperandkid.com

Custom-fit earphones

There's nothing like a one-of-a-kind gift, and Normal
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There's nothing like a one-of-a-kind gift, and Normal earphones are no exception. The company uses 3-D printing to craft customized earphones. That means they will fit Dad's ears only, so he doesn't have to worry about anyone borrowing them (to be never found again). After he takes a photo of his ears through an online app or in-store visit, Dad can choose the rest of the design. Pick up a gift card online or stop in the store to see the cool 3-D printers at work. $199; Normal, 150 W. 22nd St., 888-563-6765, nrml.com

Big-screen photos

If your dad likes to show off pictures
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If your dad likes to show off pictures of you, help him do it in grand style with this mobile pocket projector. He can hook it up to his smartphone, laptop or other electronic device to enlarge photos, videos, even presentations for work. The bright 100-lumen LED lamp projects images up to 80 inches diagonal. Just check with the store for device compatibility. $249.99; Brookstone, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, concourse level, 212-489-3234, brookstone.com

Stylish smartwatch

Express your timeless love for Dad. This bronze
Photo Credit: New York Public Library

Express your timeless love for Dad. This bronze Eye of Time desk clock resembles an oversized pocket watch and is great for the dad who loves a little nostalgia. The thick, convex glass acts as a magnifying glass on the watch face. On the flip side, the glass opens so you can add your own picture. $70/$63 members; New York Public Library shop, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 212-930-0641, shop.nypl.org

Travel companion

On-the-go dads can stash their essentials in this
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On-the-go dads can stash their essentials in this Kent travel pouch from Michael Kors. Available black camouflage-printed, the 11-inch-by-7-inch pocket has a modern look on the outside. Inside, there's a zip pocket, a cell-phone pocket and a wallet-slip pocket. Toss it in a briefcase for easy access, or pack it in a suitcase to store watches, cufflinks and other small accessories that are sometimes hard to keep track of. The outside zipper closure makes sure nothing slips out. $78; Michael Kors, 520 Broadway, 212-336-4501, michaelkors.com

Cool drinks

Give Dad the perfect drinking buddy. Stircicles by
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Give Dad the perfect drinking buddy. Stircicles by CorkPops are swizzle sticks with a dual purpose -- they stir and chill any drink. Made of food-grade stainless steel with double-sided walls, they are filled with liquid freezer gel. Just pre-freeze then pop them into your glass. The smooth, sleek style won't wreak havoc on glassware, either. $24.99/set of four; Cucina & Tavola, 235 Grand St., Williamsburg, 718-963-3131, cucinatavola.com

Salt of the earth

Impress your foodie father and he can in
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Impress your foodie father and he can in turn wow dinner guests with an unusual way to pass the salt. Rivsalt (Swedish for "grated salt") combines a hunk of hand-selected, crystal-like pink Himalayan salt with a Japanese stainless steel grater that sits in an engraved natural white oak stand. Just grate your salt on food for a new mealtime twist. $28; E.A.T. Gifts, 1062 Madison Ave., 212-861-2544, elizabar.com

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