10 Father's Day Gifts That Go Beyond the Necktie

Razor Md/Marshall/Sukasu Osami
Razor Md/Marshall/Sukasu Osami

It should be simple to shop for a Father’s Day gift, but the truth is, golf balls, neckties, and whiskey stones are starting to feel a little generic. This year, show your dad that you put some extra thought into the occasion with one of these unique gifts, many of which are discounted right now.

1. Popeye Pre-Shave Oil, Shave Cream, Post-Shave Lotion; $50 (19 percent off)

Razor MD

Men with facial hair should accept nothing short of products developed in the image of Popeye the Sailor Man, one of the most beloved, clean-shaven characters in all of toondom. This bundle includes pre-shave prep oil, shaving cream, and aftershave for sandalwood-scented goodness.

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2. Neck Groomer; $56 (18 percent off)

LVL Shave

Dads don’t have time for a weekly visit to the barber, although they may deserve it. This personal neck groomer by LVL Shave Co. is designed to give a fresh clean-up with prep and aftershave lotions for that barbershop feel.

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3. GolfBuddy Aim W10 GPS Golf Watch; $190 (9 percent off)


A golf-themed desk gift is so cliché, but a gift to actually help performance might be something your golf-loving dad treasures for years to come. This wearable can track goal distances, hole layouts, and more in the never-ending quest for a lower score on Sundays.

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4. PhiGolf Mobile and Home Smart Golf Simulator with Swing Stick; $250


Golf is a seasonal hobby for folks in many states, but with recommendations to stay at home and limited capacity on courses, it may be less accessible for even the sunniest climates. This simulator will let the golfer in your life play all year with an immersive sensor and swing.

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5. Otto Lite Professional 1500°F Steak Grill; $699 (22 percent off)

Otto Grills

If you’re looking for a sneaky gift that the dad in your life will love, this steak grill may be your best bet. This grill can help your dad cook restaurant-quality meats, fish, and even pizza, and best of all, it's yet another excuse to let him handle the cooking.

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6. Slide and Serve BBQ Skewers Bundle; $37 (21 percent off)


If you’re looking for ease and innovation, these BBQ skewers are made specifically so meats and vegetables can simply slide onto the plate for a presentation-worthy dish. And while you're cooking, all you'll need is a pair of tongs for an easy flip.

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7. GrillEye Pro Plus Hybrid Grilling and Smoking Thermometer; $100


This patent-pending tool keeps track of the temperature of your food while your grill master is entertaining guests or watching a game. Custom and preset temperature alarms and timers can track up to eight different temperatures simultaneously using a smartphone.

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8. Sukasu Osami three-Piece Chef’s Knife Set; $40 (60 percent off)

Sukasu Osami

The right knives are the start of a truly professional meal. This ultra-durable set made from 3CR13 stainless steel can cut through tough ingredients for effortless prep, and the unique etched patterns in each blade is like a work of art.

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9. Vortix Melo Massager; $100 (33 percent off)


For those working hard to stay in shape, some rest and recovery may be the perfect Father’s Day indulgence. And this massager is just what a workout warrior needs to improve muscle fatigue, soreness, spasms, and stiffness. It works at varying intensity levels with six interchangeable heads for customizable relief.

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10. Marshall Acton II Wireless Smart Speaker; $220 (26 percent off)


Guitar-playing dads will love this Marshall speaker replica that can play music from Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming apps. The best part is that dad doesn't even have to leave his recliner to get it started—this speaker has built-in Alexa functionality, so it responds to voice commands.

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.

If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

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Pass Your CFA Level 1 Exam With This Prep Course

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If you're looking to start a career as a financial analyst and need to prep for the CFA Level 1 exam, you can take advantage of this nine-course bundle that will teach you what you need to know about the major topics on the test, including portfolio management and ethical standards. And right now, the whole bundle is available for just $39.99.

Your first step in the All-In-One CFA Level 1 Exam Certification Prep Bundle is a course on ethics, where you’ll learn the structure of the CFA Institute Professional Conduct Program and GIPS standards that regulate the investment industry. You’ll even get 144 practice questions to ensure you master these important standards before you move on to the next course.

Once you’ve got ethics down, you’ll get a crash course in Quantitative Methods, with topics covering important formulations and calculations, like probability theory and the time value of money. This section makes up 10 percent of the overall exam, and you'll get a bonus 95-question practice test to get you ready for it.

The next courses in Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, and Equity Investments include 12 hours of lessons for the exam. Then, you’ll round out your prep with an additional three courses in portfolio investments. Learn everything about alternative assets in a well-diversified institutional portfolio, investment goals through portfolio management, and fixed income strategies.

Right now, the entire bundle is discounted by 97 percent, totaling just $39.99.

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