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Globe Style comes to the rescue with a selection of easy-to-acquire fatherly treats that seem far from last-minute (and nary a power tool in sight!)

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Time flies when you're a dad: Make sure yours is ahead of his sked with a fashion-forward timepiece with (discreetly) coloured band and dial. Full-Blooded watches by Swatch in, from top to bottom, Mint, Smoky Brown and Smoky Grey, $185 at Swatch boutiques across Canada (www.swatch.com).

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Whether he's conservative, casual or somewhere in between, Pop can always use a khaki summer jacket. Distinction two-button cotton blazer, $125 at Sears (www.sears.ca).

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If your dad's an adventurer who likes to document his exploits, this water-, shock-, freeze- and mudproof camera is the recorder for him. Fujifilm's FinePix XP30, $229.99 at major retailers across Canada, including Best Buy and Sears (visit www.fujifilm.ca for a full range).

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Sure, ties are cliche, but all will be forgiven if they come from Hermes's elegant spring/summer line of narrow, ultraluxe beauties. Silk twill Hermes ties, $200 each at Hermes boutiques across Canada (www.hermes.com).

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Even the most fragrance-shy fathers will love this offering from Kenzo, a pleasantly woody scent combining the aroma of mint and basil with notes of vetiver and Atlas cedar. Kenzo Homme Woody Eau de Toilette, $68 to $98 at the Bay (www.hbc.com) and Sephora (www.sephora.com).

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Yes, this rugged messenger-style bag is the from the Bay. No, it isn't festooned with multicoloured stripes. And yes, Dad will adore it. Hudson's Bay Company Collection Waxed Cotton Bagpack, $175 at the Bay.

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