Gifts for dad this Father's Day
Shoppers-- Don't sweat it. Yes, June traditionally brings higher temps and higher anxiety, what with all those gifts to buy for Father's Day. But retailers are offering more options than ever. Don't even think of slipping dad that standard rectangular tie box when you can go high-tec (an iPhone lens clip) or low-stress (an in-home spa treatment). Here are some ideas he's sure to love. -- Joseph V. Amodio
Keep dad oh-so-flex, fit and chillaxed with Refresh Body's in-home (or office) spa services, including massage (Swedish to shiatsu), yoga, Pilates or a personal training session, available seven days a week in the Hamptons and Manhattan, $135/hour and up; at refreshbody.com.
BAHAMA. . .PAPA Share a story about your extraordinary dad online and he could win Tommy Bahama's "Make Dad's Day" giveaway--grand prize is a vintage steamer trunk with bar storage inside, plus polos, pants, camp shirts, barware, golf bag and more, valued at $10,000; to enter, visit tommybahama.com between now and June 17.
For the sporty dad: Unforgettaballs, $25, limited-edition regulation-size balls that bear vintage illustrations of Yankee Stadium and other historic ballparks; at Restoration Hardware, East Hampton and Manhattan; and restorationhardware.com.
High school grads headed off to college (or college grads off to see the world) will need Gap's canvas weekend bag, $69.95; at Gap stores and gap.com.
The BBQ king can get down and dirty (but not splattered) with the Outset F240 Leather Grill Apron, $33.19, perfect for your fave he-man outdoor chef; at amazon.com.
Classic dads deserve William Henry's exceptionally crafted GenTac pocketknife, $850, Geneva money clip, $195, and Cabernet pen, $950; at Kay Cameron Fine Jewelry, Sayville; London Jewelers, NOT MANHASSET? East Hampton; and williamhenrystudio.com.
Keep papa primped and protected with the Outdoors Collection Kit, $45, from Kiss My Face, including Active Athletic Shower Gel, Everyday SPF 15 Moisturizer, Sport Lip Balm SPF 30, Sports Spray SPF 50 and Hot Spots SPF 30 Balm; at Whole Foods in Lake Grove, Jericho, Manhasset; and kissmyface.com.
For techy dads--Olloclip 3-in-1 iPhone Lens Clip, with fish eye, wide angle and macro options, $69.99; at Bloomingdale's stores and bloomingdales.com.
Keep dad stylish in 212's teal linen jacket, $598, white linen shirt, $128, tan linen pants, $229, leather bracelet, $99.50, and cotton pocket square, $18, exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores; plus Crown sunglasses, $128.50 and up, at Saks stores and saks.com.
Schwinn Super Deluxe bikes, $660, boasts classic style and a two-speed kickback drivetrain for easy riding; at Adams Cyclery, East Northport; or visit schwinnbikes.com for more info.
Soothing dads deserve the new Kiehl's Sky Flyin' Foaming Multi-Gel, $19, which serves as shave cream and cleanser all in one, and contains bamboo, lemon and orange-fruit extracts; at Kiehl's, Roosevelt Field and Manhattan; and kiehls.com.
The latest scent for guys from Polo Ralph Lauren celebrates competition and sportsmanship--which in case you're wondering translates to a citrusy fragrance with everything from mint to ginger to musk. The white glass bottle is adorned with a racing stripe; $58 and $73 mid-June at select Macy's store and macys.com. (June 2012)
Help Dad to a closer shave with this set of well-crafted accessories from Molton Brown. It comes with a brush (silvertip badger bristles from Germany), along with a chrome-plated stand and Gillette Fusion razor head; $295 at moltonbrown.com. (June 2012)