When it comes to dads, no two of them are the exact same, yet all of them are impossible to shop for, especially on Father’s Day when the pressure is really on.
While there may not exist a one-size-fits-all Father’s Day gift solution, The Grove has something special for every type of father, no matter how unique (or picky) he may be.
Show pops he’s number one with these second-to-none gift ideas, now trending at The Grove.
When ties and golf balls won’t do the trick, look to the cool new tech toys on the block to turn dad’s smile up a few megawatts.
Snatch up a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, now dispensing at the Snapbot. Each pair features a built-in HD camera that lets you record video in a 115-degree field of view (much wider than your average phone) and upload it to Snapchat. Dad will look cool wearing them and feel even cooler sharing his Snaps. Available at the Snapbot vending machine, located near the fountain ($130).
A favorite among celebrities, Raden makes travel a more seamless and enjoyable experience with sleek, cutting-edge luggage equipped with charge capabilities and built-in scale and location awareness features. As for what to get dad? “The matching A50 Set is the way to go,” says Thomas Isen, Director of Communications and Development at Raden. “You get the A22 [Carry] and the A28 [Check] for $95 off what you would spend individually.” In terms of color, Isen recommends the navy matte or hunter matte. Available at the Raden pop-up, now through June 28 ($595).
Got a dad who secretly enjoys shopping for himself? Show him good taste runs in the family by gifting these cool-dad essentials.
Illesteva Wynwood II Sunnies
Illesteva’s handmade-in-Italy, fiery-hot Wynwood II round-frame sunglasses turn the fashion dial up a few notches with their red mirrored lenses, sleek frame and sculptural brow bar. Added bonus for mom: they’re unisex and ultra-flattering on all face shapes. Available at Illesteva ($175).
Le Labo Made-to-Order Scents
Forgo the conventional bottle of over-powering, chemical-laden cologne in favor of a “soulful” scent made fresh for dad, right at the time of purchase. Crafted from the highest-quality ingredients and formulated by men who understand firsthand how guys actually want to smell, each fragrance is destined to become a new signature scent. When shopping for dad, consider top-sellers like Santal 33, Vetiver 46 and Bergamote 22. For a personalized touch, Le Labo will customize your label with dad’s name. Available at Le Labo ($78+).
PAIGE Becker Shirt
Father’s Day is a great time to start introducing easy-breezy separates into dad’s summer wardrobe. For shirts, The Becker from PAIGE is your guy. Available in a couple of equally versatile prints (our favorite is the preppy-retro Blue Sail Pace), The Becker features a cuffed sleeve and single pocket, and can be paired with almost anything for an effortlessly cool and classic summer look. Available at PAIGE, $169.
If dad’s idea of the perfect Father’s Day kicks off with a five-mile run and a few hundred burpees (all before breakfast), these picks will really get his heart racing.
Save dad from the tangled mess of wired headphones during his workouts with Apple’s game-changing AirPods. Just pop them in, tap and enjoy five hours of talking and listening on a single charge. AirPods pair seamlessly with all Apple products including your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac. Available at Apple, ($159).
Shinola + St. Pierre Bocce Ball Set
The perfect Father’s Day activity and gift rolled into one, this tournament-grade bocce set features solid, one-piece construction balls crafted of thermoset resin for precision roundness and balance. Available at Shinola, $250.
Halcyon Days Enamels from Great Britain Golf Box
Got a dad who eats, sleeps and breathes golf? You’ll hit a hole in one with this beautiful, leather-lined keepsake from Halcyon Days. Available at Lucy Zahran & Co. ($545).
For the dad who’s saved every handmade piece of art you’ve created for him since the day you could hold a crayon, you can’t go wrong with these priceless and thoughtful gestures.
Outdoor Picnic at The Grove
Treat dad to a relaxing and memorable picnic in The Park coordinated by Parkside Concierge. Swing by to reserve your chairs and order a delicious meal from a handful of your favorite Grove restaurants including Ladurée, The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, and Bar Verde (along with additional treats like s’mores and fondue!). Parkside Concierge will deliver your food, provide you with an iPad to stream movies and shows from Netflix, and help you arrange games and activities like cornhole, life-size Jenga and more. Visit Parkside Concierge, located next to Pressed Juicery, to make arrangements.
Daddy/Daughter Celebration at American Girl Place
What could be a better Father’s Day treat than a special outing with your girl? Together, you’ll savor a delicious meal in the café and make new memories both of you will cherish. Your together-time will fly by with a fun dice game and a make-your-own “memory board” craft. Plus, you’ll receive a spiral book to record the best moments of your daddy/daughter outing, as well as a picture frame. $36 per person (gratuity not included); reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Call 877.247.5223 to make reservations.
If the way to your dad’s heart is through his stomach, these culinary treats are sure to hit the bullseye.
Wherever Dual Fuel Grill
Keep dad grill-happy 365 days a year with the Wherever Dual Fuel Grill from Crate & Barrel. A combination charcoal and electric grill, it’s the first portable fuel grill of its kind, and works perfectly for backyard cookouts, picnics and sporting events alike. Plus, don’t be fooled by its compact size: It features 176 square inches of cooking space to cook up some serious flavor. Available at Crate & Barrel ($79.95).
Sushi Sundae Sunday
Father’s Day is also Sushi Sundae Sunday at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill! In between shopping and catching a movie, treat dad to fresh sushi with a summer twist: a handroll “cone” with your favorite fish and toppings, each for $8. Available from 2 – 5 pm, outside of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill.
Sprinkles DAD Box
A sweet gift that’s guaranteed to earn you brownie points? The Sprinkles DAD box, filled with a dozen vanilla milk chocolate, red velvet, black and white, and salty caramel cupcakes. Available at Sprinkles Cupcakes ($45+).