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The Cheapest, Nicest Gifts From the Most Expensive Brands That Will Arrive Before Father’s Day

Dads don’t have to be label fanatics to appreciate the finer things. Take it from us: We believe that there’s always a certain razzle-dazzle to opening up the packaging on a luxe candle or key chain, even if they’re just little things. Ahead of Father’s Day, we sniffed out the fanciest brands for dad and found the cheapest, most giftable things from each (which you may not consider cheap cheap, but remember that we’re talking about Gucci and Prada here).

And because there are only a few days left until the big day, we’ve sniffed out only the things that will arrive in time. If you buy from Saks Fifth Avenue, order by 12 p.m. Eastern time on June 13 and use the code DADRUSH for free rush delivery by Friday. At Nordstrom, two-day shipping will cost $9. At Neiman Marcus, items shipped via standard shipping will arrive Saturday the 16th, though to be extra safe, you may want to spring the extra $15 for arrival by Thursday. And at Moda Operandi, $15 express shipping will deliver packages within one to two business days, which practically makes you an early bird.

Paul Smith Artist Edge Pin Dot Silk Pocket Square

A kicky Paul Smith print for the guy who’s kind of a dandy.

Gucci Serpent Money Clip

Okay, so this isn’t “cheap” per se, but the return on investment is very high when you’re spending only this much on a money clip that screams “Gucci.”

Tom Dixon Moscow Mule Mugs, Set of 2

The only way to drink Moscow Mules is out of the appropriate cocktail glass.

Alessi Stainless Steel Peeler

The Dezeen-reading dad would appreciate a more sculptural peeler than the old OXO he’s been using.

Hermès Eau d’Orange Deodorant

A zestier, citrusy deodorant to mask any midday funk. Eau d’Orange has been described as “the scent of the Little Prince in all of us,” so whatever keeps him young!

Saint Laurent Grain Leather Card Case

Just about the cheapest leather item from Saint Laurent that you can get your hands on — and the most tasteful.

Thom Browne Tennis-Print Socks

Some jaunty tennis socks, on sale no less, to go with a crisp, white tennis outfit.

Bottega Veneta Hand & Body Liquid Soap

Aah, smells like luxury.

Comme des Garçons 2 Candle

The incense-y candle that’ll make dad’s place smell — but also look — so classy.

Givenchy Rottweiler Leather Keychain

A stylish way to say “Not yours, but mine.”

Tom Ford Hydrating Lip Balm

Does anyone really need Tom Ford lip balm? Of course not. That’s why he’ll want it.

Ralph Lauren Home Wyatt Leather Coasters, Set of 4

Leather coasters with contrast stitching that silently signal old money.

Georg Jensen Small Vase

Any minimalist will appreciate the simple elegance of a Georg Jensen vase on a coffee table or counter.

Aesop Post Poo Drops

A gag gift or an earnest suggestion.

Prada Saffiano Golf Charm Key Chain

Just a little something-something for the dad who enjoys golfing even more than our president.

Lanvin Brass Tie Bar

For the details man: It’s not just a regular tie bar, but a croc-style tie bar.

Floating Bluetooth Speaker

This wireless speaker isn’t some fancy-pants brand, but how much would dad love this floating thing?

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