Father's Day Gift Guide 2014

 

We unearth the coolest gifts for the #1 guy in your life.

Happy Fathers Day

By Maria Tettamanti and Fred Gonzalez

Fact: Pops is tops. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we curate a no-fail (Read: It won’t get returned) gift guide for the number one man in your life.

 

 

Sharp & Chic: Made especially for men, this David Yurman pocketknife is both plushy and practical. Constructed from titanium alloy, this special piece is complete with sterling silver design detail, a Damascus steel blade, sapphire set fittings, and a leather and turquoise cord. $1,850, davidyurman.com

 

 

Sip in Style: If he’s a beer buff, Spiegelau’s stout glasses are IT. After all, the #1 Dad deserves something far better than a boring mug, right? $24 for set of two, spiegelauUSA.com

 

 

Game On: Ms. Pac Man? Check. Galaga and Centipede? Indeed. Street Fighter and Q*Bert? Absolutely. Look no further than Dream Arcades’ Dreamcade Vision 32. This arcade game for your home boasts a 32-inch LCD screen and over 140 classic arcades games. Winning! $2,699, dreamarcades.com

 

 

Sneak Attack: Exclusive to The Webster, Bata sneakers boast a global following compliments of their classic design. Redesigned for the U.S. market, the sneakers are available in three hues — canvas white, chic black and cool indigo — they’re the perfect staple for any summer wardrobe. $60, Available at The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

 

 

Sip and Savor: Leave it to the Bacardi family to concoct up the finest aged sipping rum — FACUNDO. Available in four varieties — NEO ($45), Eximo ($60), Exquisito ($90) and Paraiso ($250) — the collection offers a rum for every kind of Dad. Available at facundorum.com

 

Thrills for His Bills: If dad’s wallet is in dire need of a replacement, Vineyard Vines’ Catboat Wallet is right on the money (pardon the pun). $98, vineyardvines.com

 

 

Cash Flow on the Go: Sophisticated and sensible, this little Louis Vuitton Damier money clip is big on style. $350, available at Louis Vuitton Miami Design District and Aventura Mall, www.louisvuitton.com

 

 

Daily Grind: Nespresso’s latest invention — VertuoLine  — brews both an American style large-cup coffee topped with a silky and generous crema as well as an authentic espresso all at the touch of a button. Coffee addicts everywhere, rejoice! $349, Available at Nespresso, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach and www.nespresso.com

 

 

Leisurely Loafers: Behold, Miami: We’ve unearthed the perfect South Florida shoe — SWIMS! Lightweight, water-resistant and machine washable, they’re perfect for the beach, boat and streets. $159, Available at Nordstrom stores and swims.com


 

Snappy Sunnies: Protect his peepers — en vogue, of course. These Oliver Peoples Matte Dark Tortoise Brown sunglasses do the trick en vogue. $480, available at Oberle Opticians, 9552 Harding Ave., Surfside and www.oberleopticians.com  


 

Back(pack) to the Future: Freshly minted Apt606 in the Design District houses the finest in fashion-forward clothing and accessories (think designers such as Christopher Kane, Helmut Lang, Kenzo, Tim Coppens, Acne Studios, Blk Dnm and Surface To Air). This Alexander Wang distressed bovine backpack is both ultramodern and functional. Brilliant. Available at Apt606, 161 NE 40 Street, Suite 101, Miami

 

 

Portable Power: If daddy’s smartphone’s battery is drained on the daily, peep the Justin Power Stick. Small, lightweight and available in a spate of bright colors, this product will recharge his smartphone from completely drained to fully charged. $19, ithomeproducts.com

Get Grilling: Ideal for cooking anything on the grill, especially sausages, the 15-inch Dreamfarm BBQ Clongs opens and locks easily with one hand using the click-lock button mechanism. The tips are specially designed to scrape the tray and pick up the smallest pieces of food. The handle is spring loaded to easily grip larger cuts of meat while still protecting your hand from the grill, and counter tops stay clean due to the unique bend in the handle. $29.95, dreamfarm.com/bbqclongs

 

 

Ultimate Racer: Is your Grand Turismo game just not cutting it anymore on the XBox? Then move up to this Formula 1 Racing Simulator by Vesaro that includes a 165-inch curved OLED display for an immersive experience. The seat moves as you take those hairpin turns. Helmet optional. $77,000, vesaro.com

 

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