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8 gift ideas for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is an opportunity to show Dad your love with a bevy of extra special gifts that cater to some of his interests. There’s a design and architectural consultation to create his ideal in — or outdoor space and a grill with smartphone temperature controls. There are local sweet treats to tantalize his taste buds. Whether you opt for one or more of the following eight items, he’s sure to appreciate your effort and selection of a cool, thoughtful gift. While the gift guide is for Father’s Day, the presents are also perfect for other special men in your life including stepdads, grandfathers, godfathers, uncles and other men who step in and up as father-figures. Happy Father’s Day, fellas.

Customize his space

A personalized space is as close as his patio, balcony, backyard or any room in the home. Will DuBose, an interior designer, architect and former HGTV personality, is offering virtual design services via his eponymous firm, Will DuBose Design. Dads can consult with DuBose and his team on everything from decorating options to color palettes to decorating various spaces of all sizes. The firm also offers consultations on how to decorate using items Dad already owns so he can have his man cave just about anywhere in his house or on the land. Consultations are $150 per hour. strivingdesign.com

Dads can consult with Will DuBose Design team to design or decorate the personal space of his dreams. Photo credit: Greg Vaughn
Dads can consult with Will DuBose Design team to design or decorate the personal space of his dreams. Photo credit: Greg Vaughn

Man the grill

For the man that loves grilling and technology, the Traeger ironwood series 885 pellet grill is the perfect pick. Features include WiFIRE technology, which allows him to monitor, adjust and control the temperature from just about anywhere using a smartphone; double-side wall insulation; app access with a grilling guide and alerts for more than 1,500 recipes; and best of all, like the name, 885 square inches of total cooking capacity. The latter translates into lots of food for everyone or grilling and storing in the freezer for later. $1,499.99. traegergrills.com

A Traeger grill with specialized remote temperature control is the perfect pick for a man who loves grilling and technology. Contributed by Traeger
A Traeger grill with specialized remote temperature control is the perfect pick for a man who loves grilling and technology. Contributed by Traeger

Sweet treat

Georgetown Cupcake in Buckhead is offering a dozen delectable cupcakes in flavors such as salted caramel, mocha chocolate chip and coffee toffee for Father's Day. Orders can be placed online and picked up at the store. Local delivery in Atlanta is also available for $10. Dozen, $36. 267 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta. 404-257-6502, georgetowncupcake.com.

Get a dozen delectable cupcakes in a variety of flavors for Father s Day. Contributed by Georgetown Cupcake
Get a dozen delectable cupcakes in a variety of flavors for Father s Day. Contributed by Georgetown Cupcake

Future getaway

Help him plan a getaway for self, with a significant other or a guy's trip with Buy Now, Stay Later, a service that offers hotel bonds in increments of $100 and increases by 50 percent after 60 days, making the value $150 each time. There is a bevy of hotel options. If he's hankering for a trip to the Hamptons in New York, he can select White Fences Inn. For outdoor activities like rock climbing, canoeing, fishing and hiking, a stay at Eastwind Hotel & Bar in Catskills Mountains in New York may be in his future. The hotel bonds are valid at other hotel properties like The Alida in Savannah, Georgia; St. Jane, Hotel Julian and several others in Chicago; and as far as Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort, both in Saint Lucia; Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica; and dozens of hotels throughout Greece and South Africa. Starts at $100. buynowstaylater.com

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Any way you slice it

With all the cooking and grilling Dad will do, he'll need to right tools. Enter, Middleton Made Knives, a boutique company that produces custom-made knives using high carbon steel. Blades and handles can be classic or colorful in a variety of styles like a santoku, chef, paring, butcher knife and more. Prices vary. middletonmadeknives.com

Time to splurge

Just in the nick of time for Father's Day is an assortment of rare and coveted new and pre-owned watches from brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Breitling and Cartier. The collection, offered by Gemma by WP Diamonds, is authenticated by jewelry experts, so he can rest assured that his watch is the real deal. Prices vary. gemmabywpd.com

Just in the nick of time for Father’s Day is an assortment of rare and coveted new and pre-owned watches from brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet and more. Contributed by Gemma by WP Diamonds
Just in the nick of time for Father’s Day is an assortment of rare and coveted new and pre-owned watches from brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet and more. Contributed by Gemma by WP Diamonds

Cool off

Whether the party is on the patio or elsewhere, create a celebration station with the ultimate Tommy Bahama cooler, which offers features beyond storing ice and cold drinks. There are three cupholders on the top lid. A stainless-steel service table folds up for extra space like another place for cups, cans or a plate of food. There's a towel rack, built-in bottle opener, removable ice bucket and capacity to hold 130 cans of his favorite drink — to share of course. Don't worry about the weight because this cooler rolls on wheels. $325. tommybahama.com

Whether the party is on the patio or elsewhere, the ultimate Tommy Bahama cooler offers features beyond storing ice and cold drinks. Contributed by Tommy Bahama
Whether the party is on the patio or elsewhere, the ultimate Tommy Bahama cooler offers features beyond storing ice and cold drinks. Contributed by Tommy Bahama

Blow him away

Kitschy can be cool with a bunch of You're My Superhero and star-themed Father's Day balloons. Available at Party City, these balloons can be filled with helium in-store and received via same-day delivery or curbside pickup at select locations. The festive balloons are great for an at-home gathering or a gift from one of his kids. $2.99 each. PartyCity.com