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Written by:  By Lauren Bell Isaacs and Beth Shugg
Date: June 1, 2013

Show Dad he's No. 1 on June 16 with these Father's Day gift ideas. We are giving away some of our favorite items below, so enter by June 10 for a chance to win!

High ties
High Cotton Ties in Raleigh offers washable, 100 percent cotton bow ties that are hand-made right here in North Carolina. You can't go wrong with the Classic Blue Seersucker Stripe bow tie — or choose from other classic Southern patterns like ginghams and madras plaids. $50, highcottonties.com.

Spicy kick
Add some kick to dinner with locally made, award-winning Dimples BBQ Sauce, a pleasant medley of sweet tomatoes and tangy vinegar to accompany your pork, beef, chicken, ribs and even vegetables. $5 for 16 ounces, dimplesbbqsauce.com.

Loggerhead love
Loggerhead Apparel offers American-made polo shirts, tees and accessories for the whole family, with the majority of manufacturing completed in South Carolina. The brand even donates 10 percent of all sales to the conservation of their namesake, the loggerhead sea turtle. Check out polos for Dad in coastal colors like Sullivan's Sea Glass, Sailors Delight and Bulls Bay Blue. $68, loggerheadapparel.com.

Diaper Dad
For the new father, the Daddy Diaper Back Pack is the ultimate go-to diaper bag for dads on the go. Complete with pockets galore for baby's necessities (bottles, cups, diapers, wipes, a change of clothes, small toys, and an insulated cooler pocket for snacks) and for Dad's essentials (keys, money and cell phone). $69.95, daddyscrubs.com.

Dapper Don
Get him in touch with his inner Don Draper with a classic, chrome-plated Merkur Cross Knurl Safety Razor. Replacement blades only cost about a dollar each and last twice as long as their modern counterparts. Make it a set by adding a badger-hair brush that will help prepare his skin for shaving. All retro attitude, yet still optimal for modern use. $45 and $55, theartofshaving.com.

Handy helper
HANDeBand quickly attaches and detaches to the back of handheld smartphones, tablets or eReaders, and protects devices by securing them to your finger to prevent drops and damage. The 360-degree rotation offers multiple wearing and viewing options perfect for any activity. $28.95 for a pack of two, handeband.com.


More picks for Dads


Giddy-up Daddy! by cartoonist Troy Cummings (Random House, $16.99) follows a dad who loves to play "horsey" with his kids. They gallop to a rodeo, circus, polo match, racetrack and even Canada. Despite a couple of rustlers who lure Dad away with sugar cubes, he makes it back home with the kids safely on his back. Hardcover. Ages 3-6.




Dad will love dressing baby in K. Ellis Kids' Daddy Rocks Onesie, available online only. Made from 100 percent cotton, this rockin' onesie comes in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-18 months. $20; kelliskids.us/onesies.




Dad may complain his wallet is too thin, but with a high-tech HuMn wallet, it won't be due to lack of funds. Flat and no larger than a credit card, HuMn wallets can be configured with one, two or three powder-coated aluminum plates that have a steel fastener and flat, elastic shock strap, so it takes up less room in his pocket and protects credit and ID cards from being scanned. Customizable and available in a variety of colors, HuMn wallets are also great for teens. Prices start at $78; humnwallet.com.



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