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Daddy Dearest

by Sarah A. Freiseis
Father's day is quickly approaching, make it special the FashionLedge.com way - give him something unique, cool, and stylish. We've got some great gift ideas just for the occasion. Got a dad that lives for sports? Get his team's officially licensed gear at Fanatics.com, an online retailer of professional sports teams and league merchandise with an expansive selection. We couldn't get enough of the Denver Broncos Silver Team Logo Pro Toaster ($39.95), a fun and functional automatic two slice toaster available for most teams.

Some dads don't care for flair, so why not slip in a new and improved version of something he already uses and needs. Make the morning routine more enjoyable for him with Aubrey Organics Men’s Stock Aftershave developed to hydrate, soothe, and freshen all-in-one, made using organic aloe vera, witch hazel, and menthol. The naturally scented product retails for around $9.50 at Whole Foods stores and is also purchasable through www.aubrey-organics.com - and you can peruse the other Aubrey Organics Men’s Stock products.

Is your dad a sharp dresser with a penchant for history? Nothing cooler than rocking Sterling Silver Cufflinks from the peaceBOMB Collection. The cufflinks are made from scrap metal scattered in Laos during the Vietnam War. Laotian artisans, by up-cycling the metal in accordance with ARTICLE 22 transform moments in time into socially aware accessories. (Pictured above: Sterling Cufflinks in Black - $140).

Tried but trues are called so with good reason - take ties for example. Here's some with a British twist: Barker Black has the designer eye for the high-end businessman, the Printed Mini Logo Tie ($160) made of 100% English Silk comes in three great colors. Add some kitsch for sophisticated types with an edge à la "Skull Dot", "The Satin Dagger" and "The Death Before Dishonor" at $135 each. For more info check out barkerblack.com.

Eclectically charged, it's a hot shopping list of appreciation for men - great this time of year, or whenever!