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Father’s Day is a few weeks away. And in case he hasn’t told you yet, your dad thinks it’s lame when you gift him a tie. Think outside the box this year! Websites like Uncommon Goods make it easy to find something he’ll actually like.

Glass Topper Cocktail Smoker

If you’ve been to a ritzy cocktail bar lately, you may have noticed smoked cocktails are all the rage. Give Dad the tools to become a master mixologist at home. This kit includes a hand-carved white oak smoker with a mesh cup, a variety of smoking chips, and a culinary butane torch for $100.

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Hot sauce makes the world a better place. Frank’s Red Hot is great and all, but so is variety. Let your pops DIY his favorite new flavors with this fool-proof kit, which includes cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs, plus six glass bottles and customizable labels for $40.

Kabob Grilling Baskets

Nothing beats perfectly charred kabobs hot off the grill on a summer night. Eliminate the annoyance of skewers with these handy kabob grilling baskets, and never lose another veggie or shrimp to the fiery coals below the grill grates. Pick up a set of four for only $17.

Family Member Signpost

If you’re on the hunt for a truly personalized gift, this one’s sure to be a hit. Use Google Maps to measure the mileage between your parents’ place, your house, your siblings’ addresses, and other special-to-Dad locales. Then, create your own directional sign with your family name at the top and up to five arrows custom labeled with your choice locations and the accompanying distances for $125-$200.

Outdoor Popcorn Popper

If the special man in your life is the nostalgic type, he’ll love living in the past with this retro popcorn popper for $17. Tell Pops to light up his fire pit or grill, load up the tin popcorn basket, and use the hardwood handle to perfectly pop up some kernels the old-fashioned way in 4-5 minutes.

Send a gift, mail a card, give him a call, or invite Dad for dinner at your Cape House apartment home. And for more ideas on celebrating Father’s Day and other special occasions around Jacksonville, Florida, visit the Cape House blog.