Father's Day Gift Guide '09

 

Another tie this year for pops? Nah. Get daddy something nicer this year with our help.

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By Maria Tettamanti

Ties, boxers, golf balls, fruit baskets, coffee mugs — yep, they all spell a big, fat B-O-R-I-N-G in terms of Father’s Day presents. Tell dad you love him with the following more desirable ideas.

THE PAMPERED POP

Give dad the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The five-star spa is offering a 50-minute Deep Tissue Body Massage and a rejuvenating 50-minute Men's Facial for the special price of $275 on Father’s Day. For reservations, call (305) 913-8332.

InterContinental Miami is serving up the perfect pairing for Father’s Day with their Tee for Two package. Let dad have the weekend off and surprise him with a guy’s only golf getaway at the Miami Beach Golf Club and booking a one-night stay at InterContinental Miami. When 18-holes aren’t enough, pop can relax poolside at the luxurious hotel as they treat him to a complimentary stogie. For more info, dial (305) 577-1000.

The Father’s Day spa package at The Palms Hotel & Spa includes a 50-Minute Elemental Nature Massage and Aqua Salt Glow Renewal Treatment in their signature HydroCapsule for $175. Guests also receive 20 percent off lunch at Essensia Restaurant. The cherry on top? The whole family can then kick back, relax and enjoy access to The Palms' beach and pool facilities for the day! Call (305) 908-5460 for reservations.

THE DAPPER DAD

Since we’ve already put the kibosh on give dad a tie or undies this Father’s Day, present him with a baby paisley or bubble gum stripe dress shirt by Stone Rose. Up for grabs at SoBe’s Red Zebra boutique, this Miami-based men’s line is fab and anything but drab.

Red Zebra, 932 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; (305) 538-4166.

What time is it? It’s time to get dad a new watch! Technomarine’s BlackWatch is the Swiss watchmaker’s latest creation and it’s both bold and beautiful. Available online at www.technomarine.com.

THE FOODIE FATHER

Cast-iron baked eggs, open-faced churrasco sandwiches, Brazilian lager — show dad you adore him by filling his belly at SUSHISAMBA dromo. Their Father’s Day brunch is $25 a person and did we mention it’s delish?

SUSHISAMBA dromo, 600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; (305) 673-5337.

If dad’s a meat lover, mosey on over to Maya Tapas & Grill. Fathers that bring their family to the restaurant on Father's Day receive a free skirt steak. Sangria pitchers are  $39.95 and if you’re a local (proper ID required), bring your own bottle and they’ll waive your corkage fee.

Maya Tapas & Grill, 809 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; (305) 538-0058.

Café Prima Pasta is offering dads a 50 percent discount on the entire menu until 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., fathers can indulge in their Father’s Day special, Steak Pizzaiola, and free-flowing Bloody Mary’s, Bloody Maria’s and a variety of red wines. Salute!

Cafe Prima Pasta, 414 71st Street, Miami; (305) 867-0106.

THE SPIRITED PAPA

Tequila! CORZO Tequila is offering personalized labels for their award-winning bottle. Made of pure metal, the labels can accommodate a personalized message and are free. Online at www.corzo.com/labels.

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