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Fathers Day Gift Guide 

For the Best Dad Ever Gifts to help you express your love and appreciation this Father's Day

Photos by Eugenia Uhl

Pipe Dreams

If grandpa had to give up smoking pipe tobacco in his den, he can recreate that familiar scent with Sabonete Liquido's Sweet Tobacco old-fashioned luxury soap in a liquid, $15.75, or a solid, $18, and Lafco New York's Redwood Den candle, $52, all at Belladonna (2900 Magazine St., 891-6483; www.belladonnadayspa.com).

The Don Juan of Dad's Day Gifts

Give dad a Deco glass-top humidor to protect his prize smokes, $189, or a set of cigars by Aurora Preferidos, $113.42 for 5, from Don Juan's Cigar Company (3200 Severn Ave., Suite 120, Metairie, 889-2600).

R & R for dear old DAD

Let dad rest and relax in a luxury robe by Barefoot Dreams, $110.95. Make his day no sweat with Jack Black's Pit Boss antiperspirant and deodorant, $15.95, or Diamond Formula oil-free, sweat/water resistant sunscreen in SPF 30, $16.95, and a place to keep them with Tepper Jackson's dopp kit, $48.95, all at Earthsavers (5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 835-0225; 3414 US Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; www.earthsavers.com).

Dad Meats Grill

Cook up a great gift idea for dad with The Barbeque Bible cookbook, $19.95, and suede barbeque glove set, $20, both by barbecue guru Steve Raichlen, and an engraved carving board, $88, all at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).

Handy Dad

For the do-it-yourself dad, there's a new do-it-itself, battery-operated, automatic adjustable wrench by Black & Decker, $29.99, and an auto-leveling laser and stud sensor, $49.99, both at Harry's Ace Hardware (3535 Magazine St., 896-1500; 333 N. Carrollton Ave., 896-1540; 4817 Gen. Meyer Ave., 896-1520).

He's A Natural

Antiquities-inspired treasures such as this pewter Beast of Knowledge letter opener, $60, and sterling silver Ionic money clip, $230, make the perfect gift for an older and wiser Dad. Other nature-inspired pieces like 14K gold Redfish cufflinks, $1,000, suit any father with a love for the outdoors, all at Mignon Faget (3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; 333 Canal St., The Shops at Canal Place, 524-2973; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 835-2244; www.mignonfaget.com).

Travelin' Man

Perfect for fathers on the fly, this Grab & Go travel kit by Anthony meets new airplane carry-on requirements, $45, at Oliveaux (5422 Magazine St., 899-8120; www.oliveaux.com).

From the Wine-y Child

You're never too old to wine to your dad with these Napa Valley vintages by Opus One, $142, and Joseph Phelps, $41.65, both at Rouse's Supermarket (6930 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 888-9984).

Belt It Out

This Father's Day, make sure to tell your dad you love him loud and clear with a sterling silver harness buckle, starting at $275, or a custom alligator belt, $200, available in a variety of colors, both at Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925).

Put the "Ahhh" in Spa

Give Dad a set of luxurious, professional-level spa products such as Juara's Invigorating Coffee Scrub, $35, Candlenut body cream, $35, or Rice Facial Scrub, $27, to help him feel refreshed and rejuvenated this summer, all at Duke Morgan (3607 Magazine St., 309-9394).

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