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Ditch the tie for some spirits on Father's Day

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Skip the tie, get Dad some spirits

For Father's Day this year, it's time to think outside the gift box — and look to a bottle instead.

The average consumer will spend about $115 on Father's Day gifts, up from last year's $113, according to the National Retail Federation. Clothing (yes, Dad, another tie) and gift cards are among the top items on consumers' shopping lists, with 40 percent of respondents saying they planned to buy either.

If Dad enjoys a good cocktail or sippable spirit, consider bestowing one of these five recently released bottles for his home bar. You might even have some cash left over for that tie.

— By CNBC's Kelli B. Grant
Posted 17 June 2016

Source: The Cooper Spirits Company