This Father’s Day, thank dad for everything that he has taught you, the wisdom he’s shared, and all the love he continues to give (even if it’s tough love). This gift guide includes the chance for dad to finally get his dream house or man cave; a thrilling drive in a fast, fancy car; and a simple tool that shows off his fix-it skills.
More than a man cave
Dads can design the homes of their dreams by starting with video or in-person consultations at Will DuBose Design Interior Architecture and Design. DuBose, a Brooklyn-based interior designer, architect and former HGTV personality, provides consultations that range from schematic and design development to purchasing and construction phases, as well as client-based conceptual designs. DuBose is currently working on projects in Atlanta. The designer can even help the dads who want to remain in their current homes by providing consultations for add-ons, such as man caves. Consultations start at $175.
Give him the gift of a toolkit — right in his pocket — with a Victorinox Swiss Army Knives. There is an assortment of styles but consider a large pocketknife that’s perfect for the great outdoors and handy when indoors like the Outrider, which has 14 functional parts including a wood saw, wire stripper, can opener, large blade and screwdriver. And, if his kid wants to emulate Dad, there’s a pocketknife toy available too ($13). The Outrider is available in black or red for $60; other styles and colors available starting at $21.99.
If Dad has a need for speed and his dream car is just a bit out of your budget, opt for a customizable driving package at Porsche Experience Center Atlanta. The luxury car manufacturer offers 90-minute high-speed driving — up to 198 MPH — on a varied 1.6-mile circuit. Vehicles such as the 911 Turbo, 911 Carrera, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and 718 Boxster are available for the experience. Drivers (or gift givers) can select the day and time that works best. There is an option to drive with two or four people as well if whipping around the track as a family is an option. Before taking off, drivers will also receive one-on-one coaching with an expert. $365-$975.
Top it off
No need to pull a rabbit out of a hat when shopping for Dad this year. With hats for a slew of occasions including weddings, beach days, church and more, Tenth Street Hats offers stylish toppers like fedoras, bowlers, newsboy caps and safaris in an assortment of materials. Prices vary.
Customize the love
This little book packs a lot of love. The About Dad Fill in the Love® Book allows people to customize and complete a variety of phrases like “You’re the best _____ in the entire world.”, “You’ve always been so _____ to me.” and “You taught me to appreciate _____.” While you could fill in all 30 phrases before giving him this gift, try completing a few now and over the next few weeks, complete the book together. It’ll inspire more conversation and warm sentiments. $10.
Whether he’s listening to “Baby Shark Dance” or watching “Shark Tank,” he’ll appreciate these stylish shark fin cuff links by Amelia Rose Design for the Atlantic White Shark Conservatory. Since he’s known to give everything from advice to great big hugs, he’ll appreciate the philanthropic element of this present, which supports white shark research and education. $65.
Remember those old, faded Polaroid photos? Make new memories sans cell phones with the Polaroid SX-70, an iconic camera redesigned to fit today’s needs. With manual controls and a compact, fold-down design, the camera is ideal for capturing moments from softball games, ballet recitals, beach days and graduations. For environments with low light, there’s a flash attachment that can be purchased separately for $90, effectively ensuring no moment is missed. $389.99.
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