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Father's Day finds: Gift ideas from Zippo

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Zippo makes those fancy, refillable lighters that last forever, right?

Lighters probably still come to mind when most people think of Zippo. However, as smoking rates have declined over the years, the company has emphasized Zippo lighters as keepsakes and camping essentials. Zippo even launched a Twitter campain, #ShareThePain, encouraging folks to share stories of losing their beloved Zippo lighters.

The company has also diversified into selling a variety of mementos, tools and camping and outdoors products that could make for Father's Day gifts that are at once unique, practical and constant.

If Dad burns the family trash or lights campfires, he may appreciate a classic Zippo lighter, an item that some men will keep for their lifetimes and pass down through generations.

You can choose a Zippo for Dad with his favorite NFL team's logo, a military or patriotic emblem, an automotive insignia or one of many other styles, or have a lighter personally engraved for him. You can even upload your own picture to have printed on a lighter. Zippo lighters start at around $25 and come with a lifetime fix-it-for-free guarantee.

Stainless steel wallet
Stainless steel wallet Zippo

Stainless steel wallet

Zippo's stainless steel wallet ($49.95) looks sleek and is built to protect against attempts to steal credit card information in RFID chips. Despite its steel shell, the wallet's polymer body makes it lightweight for Dad to carry. The wallet measures 4.5" by 3" and has six credit card holder slots, an ID window and a pocket for cash. Zippo guarantees the wallet's durability for life.

Zippo's 4-in-1 Woodsman
Zippo's 4-in-1 Woodsman Zippo

Zippo's 4-in-1 Woodsman

For the father who camps or hikes, Zippo's 4-in-1 Woodsman ($79.95) lets Dad chop, saw, hammer and pull stakes, all with one tool. It claims to saw through wood up to four inches in diameter, and Dad can store the blade inside the handle when not in use.

Remove the hatchet safety sheath, which doubles as the saw's non-slip hand grip, and reveal a five-inch blade for chopping wood. Turn the Woodsman around and you have a mallet and stake puller for help in setting up and tearing down camp.

 Zippo's Rugged LED Lantern
Zippo's Rugged LED Lantern Zippo

Zippo's Rugged LED Lantern

Also for the dad who likes to camp - Zippo's Rugged LED Lantern ($89.95), which sports a metal support cage and rubberized cushioned corners to protect it from the repeated blows of every day use. Zippo claims its waterproof lantern can survive drops as high as 6 feet as well as being caught in the rain, and it'll float if dropped in water.

The lantern has three brightness levels and draws power from a rechargeable lithium ion battery with about 12 hours of runtime on high, 24 hours on medium or 96 hours on low. It incorporates a flashing S.O.S. feature and a flexible pop-up handle for hanging and carrying the lantern.

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