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Show Dad love with the help of this Father’s Day online gift guide

After looking at a department store newspaper ad for Father’s Day many, many years ago featuring a sexy male model wearing a see-through shirt adorned with a large flower design, a Los Angeles Times colleague asked, “What father would want that for Father’s Day?”

Maybe a sexy dad such as David Beckham or Tim McGraw, but the answer is certainly very few. For this Father’s Day online gift guide, the focus is on ordering online – yes, plan ahead – and thinking outside the box of tried-and-true neckties and socks.

Although a classy necktie and fun socks are never the wrong answer. The following gifts, targeted for fashionable foodie fathers, are widely available via a quick Google search.

Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads out there!

Drinkmate Countertop

This at-home beverage carbonator allows users to carbonate anything in the refrigerator. The patented and detachable Fizz infuser and dual-stage valve system offers better control on release of CO2. It is easy to use and clean, and no electricity or batteries are required.

The quick-connect bottle is BPA-free with a volume mark line. Drinkmate includes a 3-ounce starter CO2 carbonator to start carbonating and works with the most common brand of 14.5-ounce (or 60L) CO2 carbonators. Available in matte black, royal red and ivory white. MSRP $99.99

Thai Chef’s Moon Knife

For dads who like to cook, this lightweight, carbon steel Moon Knife named for its round shape allows for a longer cut. Its light and thin blade was traditionally used for cutting pork in markets, and it even cuts through bone. It is a dream for cutting through meat as well as hard-skinned fruit such as watermelon. MSRP: $70

Clipoff Tie Stay

It’s not a necktie! The Clipoff Tie Stay keeps neckties in line for a picture-perfect look. Using a magnetic fastener, it is a simple and functional way to prevent repositioning. Unlike bars, clips, chains and tacks that are better known for tie security, this Tie Stay stays invisible, eliminating any distraction from your ensemble.

Tie Stay’s design will not snag or damage delicate tie material. For date night and weddings to graduations and business dinners, Clipoff provides a finishing touch to any suit-and-tie look. MSRP: $12

Viper Sharp

The Viper Sharp Diamond Knife Sharpener System assures a perfect edge every time. A sharp knife is safer than a dull tool that could slip or require more effort than needed for a job. The Viper Sharp system will make certain that users get an exact angle on every pass. No more messy edges, and no more sloppy systems – just the perfect edge you want every time. MSRP: $265

Pretzel gift box set

For the soft pretzel enthusiast, Eastern Standard Provision’s Father Day gift box set includes pretzels, salts and even a pair of socks for Dad. The box set includes one topknot pretzel, 12 slidepiece buns, one bag of pretzel bites, white truffle salt, chili lime salt, lemon rosemary pretzel salt, Eastern Standard Provisions socks and a Father’s Day sticker. MSRP: $59.99

Beverage cup, muddle and pop cap

Available at, the Nicholas Collection Stainless Steel Beverage Cup (MSRP: $25), Giovanni Action Muddle (MSRP: $19.50) and Nicholas Collection Pop Cap (MSRP: $19) are a solid addition to Dad’s bar and budding mixology skills. The beverage cup is liquid-filled with a freezer gel for a non-diluting alternative to ice.

The muddler can be used to mash fruits, herbs and spices in the bottom of most glasses. And the pop cap is a simple-to-use bottle opener for beer, soda and other bottles with a cap and includes a built-in magnet to keep the cap in place after removal.

Hemp Beard Elixir with Fresh Squeeze Scent

These grooming products for bearded dads are meant to keep his beloved beard healthy. Hemp seed oil can be beneficial to daily routines. With essential fatty acids and the ideal balance of omega-3 and -6, hemp seed oil is an ideal ingredient for locking in moisture to prevent aging as well as reducing redness, dry skin and irritation. This formula also softens and hydrates beard follicles for stronger growth. MSRP: $19.97

Sneaker Lab

These shoe care and sneaker cleaning products use environmentally friendly biotechnology. Sneaker Lab is built on a green philosophy, taking its cue from nature and harnessing the same beneficial bacteria used to biodegrade organic waste to create its cleaning formula. The biotechnology cleans at a microscopic level, continuing to work long after application and leaving sneakers cleaner for longer. MSRP: $7.99

Chic Geeks

These MacBook and tech accessories instantly add style to tech investments and are crafted with durable rubberized plastic and PU leather for maximum protection from bumps, scratches and every day wear and tear during work and play. The cases offer 360° outer protection with access to all ports. The faux crocodile material is soft and stylish. MSRP: $95

Sofi Sofa Chair

Here is one way to get rid of Dad’s stinky old recliner. The customizable Sofi Sofa Chair is designed to be chic, built to be reliable and created to be convenient. Delivery is direct to door, and no tools are required for installation. Any chair can become a loveseat, sofa and more. MSRP: $349

The Cocktail Box Co.

Let us finish the Father’s Day celebration with cocktails. These on-the-go cocktail kits, for champagne, Old Fashioned, gin and tonic and Moscow Mule concoctions, provide the tools, ingredients and even a hand-knit cocktail napkin. You supply the alcohol. Drink responsibly no matter where you are located, and salud! MSRP: $21.99