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25 best gifts for your father-in-law for Father's Day and beyond

Win him over with these FIL-approved gift ideas, from cool tech finds to personalized leather goods.

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If you'd like to be a bit more familiar to your spouse's paterfamilias, these gifts practically guarantee you'll be his new fave child-in-law. (Mark & Graham, Amazon)

Aside from birthdays and the odd career milestone, there aren't many opportunities to do something special for your father-in-law. Luckily, Father's Day is one of them ... and it's just days away. And while finding the perfect gift for your across-the-aisle patriarch can seem daunting, it doesn't have to be. No matter what type of guy he is, there are plenty of unique gifts out there.

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Does he practically live on the golf course? Treat him to a fresh new polo or fun golf-themed cocktail stirrers. Could he use "me" time to relax and unwind? A heated shoulder massager might well rub him the right way. Is he totally tech-obsessed? He'll love this travel-ready organizer and 3-in-1 charging station.

Regardless of his hobbies or lifestyle, we've found the perfect gift for him. Keep scrolling for more awesome presents that are bound to make you his favorite son- or daughter-in-law. (And if you're still in the market for a special gift for your actual dad, then we've also got you covered.)

If he loves to grill (and he's already got a "Kiss the Cook" BBQ apron), help him take his dishes to the next level with this pack of 20 delicious grilling spices. This set is a No. 1 bestseller on Amazon, and it includes 15 spice rubs, four salts and one seasoning.

$40 at Amazon
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$50 at Macy's$45 at Shop Premium Outlets

Whether he's still hard at work or kicking back in retirement, he'll appreciate the sleek efficiency on display here. This standing dock can charge an iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch all at the same time. Snag it in one of eight neutral colors.

$43 at Amazon

Whether or not your father-in-law is already a Stanley man, he'll definitely use this travel-friendly tumbler. This cup keeps drinks hot for up to four hours, cold for up to six hours or iced for up to 20, so it can accommodate all of his favorite beverages. (Of course, if his name is Stanley, it's a real no-brainer.)

$30 at Amazon
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$30 at Lowe's

Not all hoodies are created (or priced) equal; this one will show him how special you think he is. The four-way stretch and sweat-wicking fabric will keep him comfortable no matter what kind of activity (or matter of chilling) he's into.

$118 at Vuori

The name Clarks is practically synonymous with comfort; that's just one reason why these slip-ons are a fave of ours. Complete with a grippy rubber sole, these nubuck sneaks can be worn to almost any occasion. 

$80 at Clarks

Dad-in-Law doesn't have to be a gun nut to enjoy some extra TLC with this electronic kneader. It features 30 speed levels and comes with nine different massage heads ready to take aim at wherever it hurts.

$28 at Amazon

A can't miss choice for the father-in-law who's all business. This leather case is the perfect way for him to carry his laptop, tablet or notebook with him to and from the office.

$104 at Coach Outlet

This low-smoke fire pit will instantly elevate any backyard or patio hang. Also, it weighs only about 20 pounds, so it's a cinch to move into his garage or storage space, or out to the driveway for an impromptu s'mores party.

$230 at Amazon
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$250 at Ace Hardware$250 at Target

If there's one thing golf buffs love as much as hitting the links, it's sinking a couple of cocktails afterward. This stainless steel set includes a putter, an iron, a wedge and a driver.

$35 at Uncommon Goods

Help him keep all of his electronics essentials present and accounted for with this zippered neoprene carry-all. PS: It can also be used for toiletries and other travel items.

$70 at Dagne Dover

Has he been stressed lately ... or forever? Gently hint that it's time to chill with this heated shiatsu massager. Its eight kneading nodes are sure to help de-fray some of those nerves.

$40 at Amazon

A truly inspired pick for baseball fans. "Dad" will love flipping through this book that covers the history and biggest moments of his favorite MLB team via The New York Times's archives.

$90 at Uncommon Goods

Treat him to a cafe-worthy cup of joe with this combination Nespresso machine. Coffee and espresso will be just a button-push away. If his taste runs a little fancier, the milk frother whill whip up latte and cappuccino in no time.

$180 at Target

A good-looking polo is a wardrobe staple that shouldn't be underestimated. This one from Lululemon features a slim fit and sweat-wicking fabric – shop it in nine colors.

$88 at Lululemon

A passport holder is a foolproof option — it's functional, thoughtful and something they probably don't have. You can even go the extra mile and get it monogrammed. (Speaking of going the extra mile: Feel free to pair this with a passive-aggressive hint that he should take a trip ... thus giving you and your spouse some space!)

$49 at Mark & Graham

Pickleball is the sport of the moment, and if your father-in-law is a tennis fan, he'll likely want to give it a try. This set comes with two paddles and two balls to get him started.

$30 at Amazon

Cheers! This wine chiller is a unique and stylish way to hold most wine and champagne bottles that any hosting pro would love. It even has an anti-slip bottom!

$40 at Amazon

Like all men, fathers-in-law are always appreciative of any excuse to get out of the house ... or stay home and do nothing. This ingenious teardrop-shaped prognosticator may be just the enabler he's been looking for. It even comes with a decorative LED stand to light it up. 

$56 at Sharper Image

If your dad-in-law tends to lose track of things, he'll appreciate this pack of AirTags. Tossed in his suitcase, briefcase or wallet, these trackers can be monitored from his phone and are sure to give him peace of mind. 

$80 at Amazon
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$80 at Walmart$99 at Adorama

Made from stainless steel and leather and covered in needlepoint, this compact flask will keep his favorite happy juice close at hand. While the golf motif is our favorite design, you can also grab one with a flag or fish print.

$80 at Mark & Graham

These interchangeable, reusable capsules will make traveling so much easier — and more sustainable. He can use them for vitamins, shampoo, SPF — you nail it. Plus, they're magnetic, TSA-compliant and leak-proof, so he can toss them in his bag and breeze to, and through, the airport.

$108 at Cadence

Right about now you may be wondering, "Why so many items geared toward downtime, drinking and relaxing?" Cuz they're fathers-in-law, that's why! Anywho: Whether he loves to fish, tailgate or hang on the back deck, he'll love this Igloo cooler. It can keep ice frozen for up to four days, making it a great overnight option for camping and road trips.

$90 at Amazon
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$90 at Target$90 at Tractor Supply

This sustainable tee is made from organic cotton and comes in six neutral hues. Everyone needs a few basic T-shirts in their closet, and this premium option is surprisingly wallet-friendly.

$26 at Organic Basics

Does Dad-in-Law like reading thousand-page history tomes but isn't crazy about schlepping them around? This is the lightest and most compact Kindle yet, and it has a paper-like display so he'll feel like he's reading a dead-tree book. Plus, it has a particularly brawny battery life — a single charge can last up to six weeks.

$100 at Amazon
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$100 at Kohl's$85 at Target

When all else fails, you can't go wrong with an Amazon gift card. Load one up with any amount from $5 to $2,000 and know that your father-in-law is sure to find a use for it. 

$50 at Amazon

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