It is almost time to celebrate dear old dad. On June 18, dad has his day, but don’t expect it to bring as much excitement as Mother’s Day.
Only 30 % of respondents plan to give their dads a gift (46% found a gift for mom) and they don’t really feel obligated to do so. But Dad’s deserve to be celebrated as well, so here are a few ideas to put you in a gifting state of mind:
Handcrafted in Opelika, Ala. this five-inch tall and five-inch wide mason jar with a leather wrap and handle is perfect for coffee or cocktails. Remove the leather to wash. It costs $30 at Citizen Supply, Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, 2nd Floor, Atlanta.
Help dad fight signs of aging with the Defender for Men collection from Kiehl’s which features the Power Serum ($50), moisturizer ($40-50), Eye Repair ($30) and the new Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser ($15 – $28). The collection is available at Kiehl’s Since 1851, Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.
For a range of scenarios, from camping to cookouts, the Yeti Hopper 20 features the DryHide Shell and straps that stand up to abuse. The HydroLok Zipper (which is borrowed from HazMat suits) is leakproof and locks in the cold. The Hopper can hold 18 cans or 20 pounds of ice. It costs $199.99 at Mountain High Outfitters at Ponce City Market, 624 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta or 1248 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta.
Splurge on a new watch for the time conscious dad. The OMEGA Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer features classic design of steel on a blue leather strap and Master Chronometer certification. It costs $10,600 at www.omegawatches.com.
Give dad and his mini me (male or female) a black racer jacket from Members Only. The polyester jacket features a zip closure and two waist pockets in a longer silhouette with Cars inspired patches and embroidery. It costs $200.90 for the mens’ version and $119.90 for kids’ version (which comes in toddler sizes) at Box Lunch stores in Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta and Town Center at Cobb, 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw.
A black calfskin belt from Cobbler Union is a great gift for the stylish and minimalist dad. The belt is handcrafted from Italian calfskin and can be worn with both smooth calfskin and pebble grain shoes. For the best fit, choose a size two-inches larger than pants waist size. It costs $135 at Cobbler Union, Ponce City Market, 624 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta.
Visit Bonobos on June 10 and June 11 for a hassle free shopping experience for dad. The guideshops in Avalon and Buckhead will provide kids with activities and treats while dad takes a moment to focus on himself. In addition, dads will get a tote bag with grooming products from Oars & Alps with purchase. Bonobos at Avalon, 5115 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta or Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3021 Bolling Way, Atlanta.
Dad can get packed up for summer fun with the 18-ounce duck canvas duffel from Elk Head Clothing. The duffel, handcrafted in the USA, is water-resistant and features bridle leather accents and an outside zipper. It comes in olive, tan and navy and costs $98 at Elk Head Clothing, Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, 2nd Floor, Atlanta.
Help dads become a hero to their sons (or a mentor to someone else’s son) through a new experience with Champion Tribes which launches on Father’s Day. The Atlanta-based company helps fathers create a special rite of passage for their sons consisting of gatherings with fellow tribe members that focus on a particular value and include activities, games, questions, videos, and experiences. Everything is included with the app and Champion Tribes kits. The experience costs $150 and after June 18 it can be ordered at www.championtribes.com.