For the most part, men are practical, so get them something they can use. Golf accessories and the latest gadgets are the obvious go-tos, but in our experience, guys are specific about their gadgetry and it's best not to interfere (unless you know exactly what they're eyeing). This year, our Father's Day picks feature hip local products that are sensible, won't break the bank, and will please even the toughest dads.
1. Gangs of San Francisco T-shirt, $30
These timeless designs will bring back memories for the SF born and bred, but are also great for the tech industry t-shirt dad.
2. Goorin Bros. Men's Cadet Hats, $20-$55
Dad doesn't do fedoras? Try this modern, unpretentious, universally flattering cap instead.
3. Hlaska Merge Wallet, $95
From electric blue to cognac leather, there's a color to match every dad's personality.
4. SF Giants Tickets, $10.75+
The sports fanatic dad is easy--take him out to a World Series champions' ball game.
5. Philz Coffee Blends, $13.95+
Whether it's Philz, Blue Bottle, Ritual or Sightglass, for some dads, there's nothing like a good cup of Joe.
6. Heliotrope Shave the Day Box Sets, $25-$56
For the well groomed dad (or as a hint for the 70s 'stache dad) try this local set for smooth, clean luxury.
7. Speck HandyShell Case for iPad 2, $54.95
Multi-functional, extremely sturdy and just plain fun--this one's for the handy, design dad on-the-go.
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Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, works as a freelance stylist and covers food, fashion and fun on her blog, Curated SF.