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Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2011

Not that you would ever forget, but we wanted to make sure you remembered that this Sunday is Father’s Day. In case you’re still looking for the perfect present—don’t even think about a tie—we have some spirited gifts that he’s sure to like.


Compass Box Gift Pack ($50):

Why buy your dad just one whisky? Give him Compass Box’s gift set, which contains 50-mL samples of five of the boutique bottler’s award-winning Scotches, including the smoky Peat Monster and the rich Spice Tree.

Dunhill Tradition Hip Flask ($195):

No matter what spirit he likes to drink, this classic leather-and-stainless-steel hip flask will come in handy. It’s an instant family heirloom from one of London’s most famous luxury-goods shops.

Kate Spade Madison Square Decanter ($150):

Class up your father’s liquor cabinet with this etched, crystal decanter, which was created by celebrity designer Kate Spade. The elegant container can hold up to 42 ounces of his favorite tipple.

Microplane Ultimate Citrus Tool ($13) and Grate-N-Shake ($10):

As a general rule, dads love gadgets. He’ll be thrilled by the Microplane Citrus Tool, whose surgical-grade stainless-steel blades easily grate fruit peels and make beautiful twists. And the brand’s handy Grate-N-Shake is perfect for turning whole spices into powders for garnishes.

Ekke Shot Glasses ($40 for four):

To make sure you’re always ready for a family celebration, give Pops a set of these soapstone shot glasses. He can keep them in the freezer, so they’ll be chilled the next time you want to make a toast.

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