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The Best Father’s Day Sentimental Gifts for Dad

There's a fine line between cheesy and heartfelt.

Look, some gifts are just so hokey you’d cringe even giving it to him. But others straddle that fine line between beautifully sentimental and and just plain cheesy. And a very fine line it is. Which means please, do not get him a shirt/mug/bottle/card that pays tribute to his undisputed status as the world’s best dad. The best Father’s Day gifts recognize what makes him unique, cater to his specific tastes and needs, and in this case, melt his heart. A little. Or a lot. These are the best sentimental gifts for dad for Father’s Day.

Steve McQueen. The Legend. These Hestra reproductions of the famous actor's driving gloves are both sentimental and completely badass. Cut from Ethiopian hairsheep leather, they'll last a lifetime, whether he's driving a vintage Mustang or just the family minivan.

What's cuter than matching swim trunks? Nothing, that's what. And these are made by real parents, who started the company when they couldn't find cool trunks for adults and children. The prints are bespoke, the trunks are ridiculously soft, and can be worn all day every day.

If music makes him sentimental (and that's true for so many of us), get him this whimsical set of socks that pay tribute to one of the greats. The six-pack gift set features patterns inspired by some of the beloved performer’s most notable outfits. From the Swedish brand that makes sock, well, fun.

A photostream is fine. A gorgeous book is better. Upload meaningful photos and present them to him in this book, which features a textured, buckram-lined binding
. The book holds between 30-210 pages.

There's literally nothing more fun than cooking with your kid (granted, messy, yes, but so fulfilling). Get them these just-sentimental-enough matching aprons, made of durable cotton. The adult apron has an adjustable D-ring at the neck for custom fit while the kiddie apron has an adjustable neckband with Velcro closure.

Pay tribute to the day he was born with one of these premium hand-poured candles. Each one is made with an all-natural blend of soy, coconut, and apricot wax and custom natural fragrance oils. Each candle burns for 60-80 hours. And the label features personal horoscope interpretation and analysis.

The epitome of comfort, this onesie include a two-way front zipper, large kangaroo pocket and brushed-back cotton. On its own, it's a bit ridiculous. But not when his kid has a matching one. Then, it's a statement.

So dad likes his smoothies. We get it. And while this isn't exactly sentimental, it is thoughtful and sweet. He'll get frozen pre-portioned, feady-to-blend smoothies delivered every month. All made from fresh fruits and veggies. You choose his preferred flavors, and the rest is done for you.

It's all the personal thought, without any heavy lifting. Just upload personal photos and write a special message for your customized Greetabl box. You choose the gift, the bonus gift, and the print.

Both ridiculous and hilarious, this service lets you select a size, upload a high-quality photo, and you get a mask featuring the visage of your choice.

Of course he needs a pillow with his kid's face on it. That's not even up for debate. Upload a photo, choose the design, and you're ready to go. Each pillow includes an alternative down insert and free personalization. All fabric is printed to order.

You know what we get sentimental about? Saving the planet, and how every choice we make has an impact. That's why we dig this brand. Not only are the products beyond soft and so, so comfortable. But the brand is about transparency: This set is made from organic cotton grown in the United States, from yarn spun and knit in this country and, sewn in the San Francisco Bay area.

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