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Daddy Dear 

The thoughtful child's guide to Father's Day gifts

Photos by Carlton Mickle

What man wouldn't love to streamline his morning routine? This little tube by Jack Black is a one-stop wash for face, hair and body — $15.95 at Love Joy Day Spa (200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1997;
For the grown-up Boy Scout, the Victorinox Rescue Tool is a multi-use dream. It has a window breaker, a wire stripper, two screwdrivers, a belt cutter, tweezers and more — $90 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).
A classic scent for a classy guy, Aqua di Parma Cologne is bursting with the freshness of Italian citrus — $105 at Bamboo Apothecary (4112 Magazine St., 895-1664).
For the man who likes to wear his city pride on his sleeve, a pair of cufflinks with German hand-carved fleur de lis cameos set in sterling silver ($350) or 14K yellow gold ($1,400) are a nice finishing touch — from Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925;
Whether he's a cigar afficionado or just an occasional smoker, Dad is sure to appreciate a gift — handmade cigars, humidors, accessories and more — from Don Juan Cigar Company (3200 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-8591; 2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 301-1795;
Sometimes a workaholic needs specific instructions in order to kick back and relax. These "Chill Out" flip-flops by Life is Good should do the trick — $40 at Canine Culture (8110 Hampson St. 373-5141;
The Sintra Chronometer by Rado offers the durability and appeal of high-tech ceramic links, the reliable function of a chronometer rating and the elegance of rose gold accents — $3,500 at Jack Sutton Fine Jewelry (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 522-8080;
Not only will this five-piece Shave System kit by Dermalogica give him a smoother shave, it will also help cleanse and protect his skin with the beard-lifting lather of an exfoliating scrub and the SPF protection of a light daily moisturizer — $35 at Spa Atlantis (740 Gravier St., 566-8088;
Looking for something extra special that Dad can use every day? This handmade sterling silver razor was made in Bali — $215 at Sabai (924 Royal St., 525-6211; 3115 Magazine St., 899-9555;
A well-dressed man can stay that way, even at bedtime, in a crisp new set of blue herringbone pajamas by Residence — $79.99 at The Him Store (The Shops at Canal Place, first floor, 595-6780;
Massage Envy 's affordable prices ($39 for a one-hour introductory massage), professional massage therapists and flexible scheduling means Dad will get more relaxation for your Father's Day buck when you treat him to a gift card from the newly opened location (701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0007;
Even a well-groomed guy could use an extra edge. The Clarisonic Skin Care System's soft-bristled brush delivers a sonic micro-massage to help clear pores and loosen dirt and oil — $195 at Earthsavers (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0225; 3414 US Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555;
Great for under the car or under the sink, this hands-free tripod flashlight by Stanley will make your family handyman's duties seem a little lighter — $29.99 at Harry's Ace Hardware (333 N. Carrollton Ave., 896-1540; 3535 Magazine St., 896-1500; 4817 Gen. Meyer Ave., 896-1520;


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