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Father's Day gifts he's sure to love 

Give him what he really wants: a bottle of fine scotch. Johnnie Walker Blue Label, $240, is even more special served from a bottle with a personal etching. Receive a $50 discount and a free etching from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 at the Metairie location of Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville; 985-951-8081; 3500 Magazine St., 504-894-7420; www.martinwinecellar.com). Metairie location.
Amp up Dad’s look with folding sunglasses that slip easily into a pocket, $165 at St. Charles Vision (citywide; www.stcharlesvision.com).
Satisfy his sweet tooth with Jefferson Jellies Praline Topping. Made in Metairie, it’s delicious with ice cream or waffles, $3.75 at Emmett’s Fine Meats and Seafood (5618 Jefferson Hwy., 504-733-0901; www.emmettsmeats.com).
Pop will be happy to drop the kids off at the movies or the mall when he’s driving this classy sedan, $51,900 at Mercedes-Benz of New Orleans (3727 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-456-3727; www.mbofno.com).
These redfish-, streetcar- and fleur de lis-embellished pens add an unexpected decorative flourish, whether they're peeking out from a shirt pocket or strewn across Dad's desk, $65 each at Mignon Faget (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 504-524-2973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., 504-891-2005; www.mignonfaget.com).
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Time flies, and children grow up fast. Antique and vintage watches offer a sentimental way to show Dad you prize the time you've spent together, $400-$700 at Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 504-861-9925; www.symmetry-jewelers.com).
Help Dad make progress toward healthy goals. Electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine through mist rather than harmful smoke and can help people taper off regular cigarettes. Electronic cigarette, $40, and NOLA Vape eJuice, $8, both at The Herb Import Company (711 St. Peter St., 504-525-4372; 712 Adams St., 504-861-4644; 5055 Canal St., 504-488-4889; www.herbimport.com).
Appeal to the chopper-loving boy in Dad with a 20-minute helicopter ride over the greater New Orleans area, starting at $99 per person at Crescent City Helicopters (6101 G. Bellanca St., 504-244-4448; www.crescentcityhelicopters.com).
No one will dare raid Dad's billfold when his money is clamped in this fierce crawfish's sterling-silver pincers, $275 at Jose Balli (citywide; www.joseballi.com).
A tortoiseshell razor, $75, and shave oil, $25, turn a daily chore into a luxury, both at Aidan Gill For Men (550 Fulton St., 504-566-4903; 2026 Magazine St., 504-587-9090; www.aidangillformen.com).
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This Ikea shelving system offers a streamlined solution for Dad's media organization needs, $750 at Blue Bag (651 Richard St., 888-622-8202; www.lovebluebag.com).
The Lilliputian water meter replicas on these sterling silver cufflinks are almost identical to the real thing, offering Dad a stylish, subtle way to show his hometown pride, $139.99 at Sterling Silvia (41 French Market Place, 504-299-9225; 4861 Magazine St., 504-309-5806; www.sterlingsilvia.com).
No one will dare raid Dad's billfold when his money is clamped in this fierce crawfish's sterling-silver pincers, $275 at Jose Balli (citywide; www.joseballi.com).
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