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Top Gifts for Dads

He's been your go-to guy for as long as you can remember. We know the importance of giving a great gift to the man who has given you so much over the years. That's why we put together a list of some of the best products we tested this year.

Go to Consumer Reports' 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for updates on deals, expert product reviews, insider tips on shopping, and much more. And be sure to check our Daily Gift Guide.

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DeWalt DCD791D2

DeWalt DCD791D2

This 20-volt drill driver demonstrated excellent speed and good power in CR testing. Its impressive performance, compact size, and modest price-point make it a CR Best Buy. At 3.4 pounds, it handles easily while still packing a powerful punch. It comes with two lithium-ion batteries and a built-in work light.

Check our buying guide and ratings for cordless drills.

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    Breville Sous Chef BFP800XL/A

    Breville Sous Chef BFP800XL/A

    This 16-cup food processor earned CR’s top rating by a wide margin, with superb slicing, shredding, and grating performance. It’s also remarkably quiet given its power. Features include an adjustable slicing disk, mini-bowl attachment, whipping blade, and a convenient disk storage case.

    Check our buying guide and ratings for food processors.

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      LG Gram 13 - Touchscreen

      LG Gram 13 - Touchscreen

      This recommended laptop is one of the fastest CR experts have tested. Its drive can handle media editing and mid-range video gaming. It has an impressive 12.75 hours of battery life and a fingerprint reader for added security. And at 2 pounds, it’s particularly light for its 13-inch screen size.

      Check our buying guide and ratings for laptops.

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        Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Professional "S"

        Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin...

        The kitchen knives from the premium German Henckels brand ranked at the top of CR’s tests, delivering on its higher price tag. The forged knives are sturdy and sharp, and their handles are exceptionally well-balanced. The seven-piece set includes a 3-inch paring knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, 5-inch hollow-edge Santoku knife and 8-inch chef's knife.

        Check our buying guide and ratings for kitchen knives.

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          Garmin fenix 5

          Garmin fenix 5

          This rugged smartwatch is packed with features for adventure athletes. It has GPS and GLONASS satellite antennas; a 3-axis gyroscope-and-altimeter-assisted compass; heart rate monitor; step, sleep, and calorie tracking; phone notifications and music controls; inactivity alerts; dog-tracking capability (yes, dog-tracking); seven days of battery life; and specialized apps for sports.

          Check our buying guide and ratings for smartwatches.

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            Grado Prestige SR325e

            Grado Prestige SR325e

            The retro design of these over-the-ear-style headphones—with their powder-coated aluminum casings, thick cord, black foam ear surrounds and leather headband—isn’t compact or meant to keep out ambient noise. But the sound quality is superb, which is why the SR325e model, the flagship of Grado’s Prestige series, tops CR’s ratings.

            Check our buying guide and ratings for headphones.

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              This top-rated camera model earned a CR recommendation by delivering high image quality and performance. It can capture ultra-high-definition video at 30 frames per second; is fast enough to fire off 12 frames per second in burst mode; and has an excellent swiveling touch screen.

              Check our buying guide and ratings for cameras.

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                Dyson V8 Absolute

                Dyson V8 Absolute

                One of the most expensive stick vacuums but also one of the best CR ever tested. It receives top marks for carpet, edge cleaning, noise, and pet hair; quickly converts to a hand vac; does a good job controlling the release of fine dust particles; and easily empties in one step.

                Check our buying guide and ratings for vacuum cleaners.

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