Father's Day gifts for the dapper dad

So Father’s Day is a few short days away and you’re looking for the perfect gift. Skip the usual ties and tools – we’ve got a few suggestions for you.

Stylish Polo

Polos are just about the perfect wardrobe addition for any dad. Easy to dress up, easy to wear casual, Dad doesn’t need to put a lot of thought into his outfit when he wears a polo.

Check out the hip polos at Express or go with something a little more conservative from Macy’s.

New Athletic Shoes

What dad doesn’t need new tennis shoes? They wear them to play basketball, walk the dog, mow the lawn, and for everything in between. And while you're getting him new shoes, you might as well get Dad more trendy treads.

Save yourself a little money and get Dad a new pair (or two) of Adidas shoes at Aurora Premium Outlets. Right now, men’s footwear, apparel and accessories are 30% off. Plus, get $10 to spend on yourself when you spend $50 on Dad.

Salon Gift Card

Ok, so most dads won’t ask for a day at the spa for Father’s Day. But some will enjoy a professional cut and style, or facial, or manicure – they just don’t know it yet. 

Get Dad a gift card for $100 or more to Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa, and you’ll get $25 Ladies & Gentlemen cash for yourself, plus a free Aveda men’s trial shampoo, conditioner and styling aid.

Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style

For the dad who wants help in the style area, the Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style is the perfect gift.

According to the Nordstrom website, the guide “helps men identify their personal style and shows how to incorporate that style in shirts, trousers, suits, sportcoats and tuxedos.” And, at just $19.95, it’s a great investment for Dad’s fashionable future.

Understandably, these gifts aren’t for every dad. But if your dad is looking to get a new look or just update his style a little, giving one of these gifts over a new wrench set is definitely the way to go.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009