Once he's ready to shave, dad's going to need a razor. This cool package from Harry's
includes a real razor for pop, and a plastic razor and "How To Shave" book for the little man of the house ($30).
We cannot stress how important skin care is to achieving a great shave. With the Dove Men+ Care Expert Shave Line
, you can help dad cover the before, during and after with an exfoliating scrub ($22), a softening pre-shave oil ($22), smoothing ($22) and total-comfort ($26) shaving creams, and a post-shave balm ($26). The five-in-one package is $118.
This limited-edition, handmade peace ball marker from Scotty Cameron
can be used on the course, but at $750 is better off being left on dad's desk. It's truly a piece of art!
Dad will never miss another tee time with this beautiful perpetual calendar watch from Seiko
($395). Featuring a stainless-steel case and sapphire crystal, it's a sophisticated way to let dad know how much you care.
With the Bolle Folds Of Honor Sunglasses
, you can help dad look cool while also helping make a donation to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled soldiers via the Folds Of Honor Foundation. That's two good things in one move.
Why not help dad become a little hipper. These Bose Freestyle Earbuds
($129) combine style and practicality with the quality of Bose speakers, and are perfect for music and your phone.
Every good man needs good luggage, preferably light, durable and stylish. Luckily for you, the ZERO Air II collection
from Zero Halliburton combines all three and comes in some really great colors. ($395-$550)
Perfect for dad's desk, this crystal oval golf paperweight from Ben's Garden
($34) featuring a vintage golf image is a nice reminder of a simpler, classic era in golf. And it's a great way to let dad dream of being on the course when he's stuck in the office.
These are totally cool, and just like what the pro's wear. The Kentwool Pro Light golf socks
($21) use superfine Merino wool with WINDspun technology to guarantee (yes guarantee) a blister-free experience.
It's hard to get yourself to buy gear for bad weather; no one wants to think about playing golf in the rain. It why the FootJoy Hydrolite short sleeve rain shirt
($150) makes a perfect summer gift for dad so he's ready to play in any conditions.
Everyone needs a warm, flexible layer for those early morning tee times, and few things work better than a great sweater vest. This lightweight and versatile Pima sweater vest from Greg Norman
($85) is made of incredibly soft Peruvian wool and works beautifully both off and on the course.
The Birdie Box
allows you to give dad the gift of golf every month. The service sends premium golf, lifestyle and nutritional products to your door, including Golf Digest, with custom-curated boxes made by the likes of Bubba Watson and Bob Uecker. A subscription can run one month ($44.95), three months ($132.50), six months ($260) or a full year ($500).
One look around the PGA Tour and you'll realize the impact a belt can have on a player's wardrobe. Give dad one of these themed needlepoint belts from Smathers and Branson
($165), and you'll be giving him a great conversation piece in his next foursome.
Two Good Rounds
is all about enjoying the company of fellow golfers, so what better way to tell dad you enjoy his company than with the company's designer tie and cuff links? See how we brought that full circle? $79 for the set; $59 for the tie alone.
Two of golf's greats offer insights on the swing and how to play better. In addition to traditional instruction,Player
($100 for the box set) explores his off-course passion of diet and nutrition while Watson
($50) gets into mental strategies for handling on-course jitters.
Does dad take too long trying to decide which clubs to use? Help him speed up his game with the Leupold GX-4i2 range finder
($625). Not only does it use laser technology to compute distances quickly, it will even account for elevation and suggest which club to hit. These enhancements can also be disabled, allowing the G-4i2 conform to Rule 14-3 (which allows for only line-of-sight distance measuring), making it the first slope-enhanced range finder that can be configured for use when permitted by local rules.
Pushcarts can help dad walk during his round but not hurt his back doing it. And thanks to the Big Max Golf Blade "trolley"
($350), he'll actually look cool using one. When folded, the Blade is only 34 inches tall and less than five inches deep, so it doesn't take up much trunk space. In 15 seconds it opens into a sturdy, three-wheeler that can be customized with hand warmers, range-finder clips and other accessories.
With the Swing Caddie SC100
($289), you can help dad maximize his time at the range and have him home in time to help with the dishes. Easy to use, and easy to carry, the SC100 charts carry distance, swing speed, ball speed and smash factor -- stats every golfers can understand and use.
When you ask dad to just practice on a mat in the backyard, does he counter with "it doesn't feel like the real thing?" The maybe you should get him the Glide Pad from SKLZ
($100). With a sliding surface, the Glide Pad moves forward when you make contact, offering as close to the natural feedback you'll get from an artificial surface. And at only 10 by 19 inches and less than 10 pounds, it can be used outdoors or indoors, and with a tee.
Here's a gift that can let dad practice in the comfortable confines of the living room. The Putter Wheel
can help dad improve alignment, setup and stroke on the green. A regulation, urethane-covered ball with two sides sliced off and red rings angled toward the center, the Putter Wheel will quickly let you know if your eyes are directly over the ball ($18 each; $40 for a sleeve of three).
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