Dads are always a bit tricky to shop for. And let’s face it, their dream isn’t to own all the ties and all the cuff links in the world. This Father’s Day, we’re trying to go a little beyond the clichéd. Here’s LBB’s guide to the perfect gift for the most important man in your life.

Men’s bag from Fab Bag

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Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting anything as adventurous as a man purse. Beauty and care website Fab Bag does a monthly bag full of little samples such as body wash, lotions, after shaves and even aromatic candles. They’ve put together a special Father’s Day bag consisting of age defying after shave, lime body wash and lotion, a cinnamon orange candle, and a handmade soap. It can even be his ready-to-take travel kit.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 1000 {currently available for INR 599}

Beer Mugs from Happily Unmarried

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Sunday calls for a break from work, and what better way to chill with your dad than with a pint of his favourite brew? Get these football or cricket themed beer mugs from Happily Unmarried to make quality time even more fun! Choose from the punny ‘Lager than life’ or the hindi filmy beer glasses. Is he more of a whiskey guy? The brand also has a set of 4 glasses saying ‘with water,’ ‘with soda,’ ‘neat,’ and ‘on the rocks.’

Where: Shop online here. 

Price: Starting at INR 450

Lap Tray from Hitplay

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We know Dads tend to be workaholics, and spend a significant amount of time on their computers. While we can’t always successfully pull them away from their screens, we can make working more comfy for pops. The cushioned lap tray by Hitplay comes with a designated place for a drink, and even a small lamp for those late nights.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 1545

Personalised toiletry bags from 1701

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If your dad is often on the go, it makes sense to gift him a travel accessory. 1701 does a classy toilet bag in waterproof nylon/cotton satin and leather. You can buy it straight and get it monogrammed with his initials. Complete with a gold zip and separate magnetic pocket for cotton buds, this one’s a gift that’ll be used for sure.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 3250

Customised Hip Flask from Dhora

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There are few ways of telling your dad you love him. Buying him a hip flask may be one of our favourites. Lucky for you, Indian brand Dhora makes a super classy version {in black, brown and tan}, all done up in leather, and even personalises it for you with initials, a message or even an image. They’ll prep it for you and have it delivered to your doorstep within a week.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 2400

Dad hampers from Chumbak

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For people who are hard to shop for, mugs are the go-to option. The least we can do is personalise them according to our best man’s personality. Chumbak has a few great options for the quirky and cool dad – Dad Hampers. If you have a Perfect, Sooper-Dooper or a Monumental dad, then the hampers are perfect, and come with a combination of a mug and a notebook.

Where: You can shop online here. Or find a list of stores here.

Contact: 1-800-420-1200 {toll-free}

Price: Range starts at INR 295

Personalised gift vouchers from Flipkart

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This year Flipkart has upped the ante with gift vouchers that give your father the ultimate purchasing power. Especially something that he actually wants. The Flipkart gift voucher can be used to avail the many dad products that are on sale right about now {cos ya know, it’s their day}.

Where: You can get the voucher here.

Gold matte pins and covers

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Bhane as always has the quirkiest accessories that you can gift to a dad who’s looking to revamp his pin game. These bear shaped gold matte pins can be used as brooches or the ever sexy lapel pins. You can also find these pins in other animal shapes, and a silver finish. What’s more, you can even check out their button covers while you’re at it.

Where: You can shop online here.  Or at Shop no: 135-136, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Lodhi Road Quarters, Lodi Colony

Contact: +91 8800940700

Price: INR 600 onwards

Silk tie and pocket square set

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The most functional gift of them all is this set of a tie and a pocket square, in undeniably beautiful minimalist designs. These are silk sets from Cord, a brand that professes to providing progressive fare with a tinge of nostalgia. We recommend the Fundamental Set for the most important man in your life.

Where: You can visit their Facebook store here.

Contact: info@cordstudio.in, 9899943664

Price: INR 2200

Customised office stationery from Nappa Dori

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Custom anything gives the impression you really paid attention to detail, and since all our childhood memories are tied up with the ultimate association of papa and office, what is better than personalised stationery. Handmade leather Sapper Collection allows you the benefit of pencil rolls and tan logs that can be embossed with names or initials to customise them for your superdad. Bespoke office stationery can be also handcrafted to contain a special message, more like a greeting this Father’s day.

Where: You can shop online here. Or find complete list of stores here.

Contact: +91 9971080750 / +91 9560525003

Price: Range starts at INR 195

Tailor made shirts from Bombay Shirt Company

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Some like more, some minimal; and catering to exactly that is the Bombay Shirt Company, with customisable formal and casual wear. Pick from a range of different fabrics and colours; their shirts are made to measurement and requirements. And if you can’t decide on a fabric or weave, you can also sneak in a gift card and custom initials. {No pressure.}

Where: You can shop online here.

Contact: +91 88796 21003 {between 10am and 6pm, Monday – Saturday}

Price: Range starts at INR 1990

Bowties from Lacquer Embassy

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Maybe something unconventional for the good sir? A sophisticated bowtie with a three piece goes a long way, and Lacquer Embassy brings to you classy bowties in a variety of fabrics including suede, satin and silk. These bowties also present some fun prints such as stars and checks. They also have a fancier layered bowtie and squares that’re worth checking out.

Where: You can shop online for them here. Or at 24/1 First Floor, {Old Elma’s}, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-110016

Contact: +91-11-26564777/ +918588804447

Gourmet Jar

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The eponymous product is what we’d recommend for the dad with the sweet tooth. Gourmet Jars from Gourmet Jar {Haha} bring back memories of mangoes and apricots blended with rum and whiskey. The Banana Rum Jam or the Fig Cointreau Jam top our list of preserves that go oh-so-well with breakfast. After all, father’s day breakfast is a tradition in itself. {Or should be, we thinks}.

Where: You can shop online here. Or find stores here.

Contact: +91-9560077622

Price: Range starts at INR 300