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.
G-Shock MT-G and Gravitymaster
What time is it? It’s time to get dad a new watch! G-Shock’s latest series — G-Shock MT-G and Gravitymaster — are both tough and handsome. $900 to $1,000, available at gshock.com
Dressing like Dad ain’t so bad… at least when he’s wearing Miami-based luxury swimwear brand Le Club. Their swimwear makes matching father-son outfits look exceptionally cool compliments of their cool prints. $60 and up, available at lecluboriginal.com
Since we’ve already put the kibosh on give dad a tie or undies this Father’s Day, present him with a bubble gum pink gingham dress shirt by J.McLaughlin. $145, available at the new J.McLaughlin store in Coral Gables (5819 Sunset Drive) or jmclaughlin.com
Insignia Roku TV
There are Smart TVs, and Ultra HD TVs, and even 4K TVs. But when dad needs a TV that simplifies things, check out the Insignia Roku TV, already loaded with the best of Roku’s streaming, on-demand content. You can add your existing Roku profile to this TV and never have to deal with cable again. (But if you do, the TV can also handle cable broadcasts as well). $229 at BestBuy.com
Illy Y5 Duo
Some days dad is all about the coffee, and other days he needs his espresso. Now you can get them both from the same machine. The sleek, yet simply designed machine utilizes a proprietary brewing technology that never allows the coffee to come in contact with the machine, thus insuring the purist espresso and coffee, cup after cup. $299. Available in black, white and satin at www.illy.com
With a turbocharged engine, this true luxury crossover zips around with ease for those young Miami dad’s who are on the go. There is sufficient cargo space for family essentials, and plenty of room in the backseat for kids or friends. There is also a Black Label edition that enables you to customize the interior with select designer collections – three dealerships in South Florida offer the service.
Dad got a sweet tooth? Inspired by a charitable school bake sale, Treat House provides a wide range of classic and creative flavors and fun themed treats for Dad. You can also customize a treat with dad’s favorite flavors and toppings, his picture or his name. Other offerings include TreatPops, Breakfast Bars, Treat Bar ice cream bars and homemade flavored marshmallows. Start at $2. More info at treathouse.com
Oliver Peoples sunglasses.
Throw throw the right kind of shade dad’s way with a pair of limited-edition Oliver Peoples sunglasses. Consider this unisex style as a collaboration with Ben Gorham’s Stockholm based fragrance house, Byredo, which explores the cross between sight and smell. $450, available at Edward Beiner Boutiques and edwardbeiner.com
If papa likes to run or hit the gym, the FlipBelt is IT. Snuggly fit around dad’s hip, it safely holds cell phones, car keys, money, credit cards and more while they’re breaking a sweat. $28, available at flipbelt.com
ecbc computer luggage
Dad in need of a luggage refresh? Look no further than ecbc luggage. Along with a portable power pack, ecbc bags have TSA Friendly FastPass technology. This is a section of the luggage where all of the traveler’s electronic devices are stored and protected. At airport TSA checkpoints, the FastPass system zips open, lays flat and the whole thing simply passes through the conveyer belt. No need to unpack cords, devices and valuables into TSA bins. The system works in all types of bags – from a wheeled backpack to a trident messenger bag. $119 – $399. More info at ec-bc.com
Does Dad like to cook? Short for The Modern Man’s Pantry, the Mantry is an American Artisan Food-of-the-Month Club that comes in a handmade wooden crate, and is 100 percent made in the USA. For $75 a month you get unique foods, condiments, spices, syrups, and recipes and directions on how best to use them. More info at mantry.com
This is not your grandpa’s SUV. The newest edition of the popular Chevrolet SUV features a streamlined redesign that will turn plenty of heads and delivers a quieter ride. Modern touches include in-car wi-fi, hands free power liftgate, a cell phone charging pad, plenty of storage areas and driver safety aids. The Tahoe’s size alone is perfect for moving large items as well as transporting large families. And if you are going to be stuck in Miami traffic, the roomy and comfy seats have you covered. Dad will feel like the MacDaddy that he already is.
Cooper & K
Jump start dad’s quality time with his children with a kit that arrives in the mail every three months. The box is full of projects (recipes, books, etc.) – 6 to 9 activities in total. And the projects are gender neutral for dads with daughters or sons. For dad with children ages 5 to 9. $65 per box. More info at cooperandkid.com
Imagine dad getting a gift set that is sealed inside of a custom wooden crate that dad is required to open with the use of a crowbar (which is supplied). That’s what you get with Man Crates, full of snacks, gadgets and gear including everything from personalized barware to one full of bacon in every way imaginable. Prices range from $24.99 – $179. Order at mancrates.com
Book A Tailor
Most “off the rack” clothing isn’t made for the average dad’s body type, so Book-A-Tailor creates bespoke clothing – where every single thread and fabric is cut by hand by tailors. CEO Jacomo Hakim has opened a showroom in Brickell and is ready to take dad’s measurements and quickly deliver (in four weeks) shirts and suits. His company owns the production facility in Bangkok, so the 18-point measurement appointment recorded on a tablet to the production and delivery is one streamlined process. Two custom shirts retail for $99, four custom shirts ($179), one custom suit ($450), and one custom suit and two custom shirts ($499). Visit bookatailor.com for more info.
Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe
If a luxury car is on dad’s list, look no further than the S550 Coupe. It could possibly be the only luxury sports car that will make you a better driver (dare we say person)? From the spa-like in-seat massage based on the hot-stone principals to the front view 12.3 inch diagonal display to the automatic traffic and weather alerts, you might think this S550 drives itself. Response on the V8 turbo engine is quick, getting you out of a jam when needed. And the back seat has plenty of leg room for friends or even a child’s car seat. With Swarovski crystals in the LED headlamps and an array of color options for interior lighting, this car is for the baller dad who is ready for the next level.