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Dads are tough to buy gifts for, but on June 16, he'll sure be expecting one. When it comes to taking care of his wardrobe or grooming, he might not always see the point, but these five picks are sure to coax even the hardest-to-impress man into looking sharp and maintaining his appearance. It's likely that Made in America is a selling point for the generations above us, and the majority of these buys boast exactly that: Sam's Natural is out of New Hampshire, Ball and Buck builds in Boston, Randolph crafts eyewear south of the city, while Game Day develops and produces its formulas in Florida.
Looking at Sam's Natural, the first striking thing is its packaging. But take a closer look and you'll find outdoorsy grooming goods that are PETA certified, vegan, and clean. Deoderants, soaps, salves, oils, candles and lotion for everything from knuckles to facial hair are available for usually less than $20. If Dad spends any time in the fresh air—on a construction site, a boat, or otherwise—the Trademan's Toolbox will solve ails including hand repair, chapped lips, elbow grease, and knuckle wax for $49.95.
- Ball and Buck "The Last Belt You'll Ever Buy," $118: The Back Bay lifestyle brand suggests that this will be the belt to include in a living will, so w
- hook + ALBERT Dress Socks at Scoop NYC: This NYC sock maker is dedicated to building the best dress sock ($30-$35), with features like a doubled-over calf band, a Y-s
- Game Day Active Living Set, $62.99: Demetri Damascus, a recent Babson grad, and his father, Dr. Kerry Damascus, have launched this father-son business to show
- Randolph Bright Chrome Aviator, $179: Whether Dad served in the military or just really enjoys watching war flicks, he'll surely appreciate the "battle tested" official eyewear of the arm