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Thoughtful Gifts For Father's Day
Gift ideas for Father's Day from Marty Hackel, Golf Digest's Mr. Style
June 05, 2012
$35, trendygolfusa.comMatch your gloves to your golf shirt. G/Fore gloves in 19 colors allow me to wear a different one for every round I play. Help Dad put some zip back into his game!
Luxe Bespoke Travel Guides
Blue Velvet Box Set of Eight, $85, luxecityguides.comGet out of town! Here's a perfect way to do it with Luxe City Guides that are fun to read and even more fun to follow. I tested the London version recently and I guarantee you will get to do, see and eat at some really cool places.
Peter Millar cotton contrast trim socks
$20/pair, petermillar.comRule No. 2: Match Dad's socks to his personality. If he's high energy, use red. For creativity, use yellow. And if he's an environmentalist, go with green.
Martin Dingman shoes
$235, martindingman.comThe perfect accompaniment for a Dad who's always loafing around: leather loafers!
$16, corgihosiery.co.ukIf you haven't noticed, we're all about color this Father's Day. As I always say, never be funnier than your socks. If Dad's not funny at all, move on.
Eau De Lacoste: L.12.12 fragrance
$39, lacoste.comThe new red fragrance has some zip. Why not give Dad a couple small bottles of different LaCoste scents to add variety to his fragrance wardrobe -- the same way you'd give him different-colored socks.
Anthony: the weekender kit
$25, anthony.comEverything Dad's always needed in a convenient travel size.
Arnie Wear by Quagmire
$85, arniewear.comHere's the perfect Father's Day golf shirt from the iconic Arnold Palmer. No one played golf with a better combination of style and grace than The King.
Puma Golf Polo Shirts
$75/mens, $50/kids, puma.comLike father, like son. A great combo of Rickie Fowler shirts for Senior and Junior.
$65/men, $38/kids, johnnie-o.comJohn O'Donnell, the designer behind Johnnie-O, is a really cool guy. There's a Johnnie-O for everyone in the family.
$30, harding-lane.comNeedlepoint patches on hats are fun and fresh. These were made by a young brother and sister company (Harding-Lane) that is environmentally sensitive. Be green. Support them.
$75, smathersandbranson.comHere's the perfect gift for the 19th hole: golf motif needlepoint coasters.
Mophie Juice Packs
$100, mophie.com"Beam me up, Scottie" now has new meaning with Mophie Juice Packs. Mophie provides portable battery backup for your iPhone. The blue Juice Pack Plus, with the flip of a switch, enables you to power your phone up a number of times. The red Juice Pack Plus additionally transforms your iPhone into a connected, dedicated GPS device.
$125, tumi.comA portable, wireless keyboard for your iPad makes typing on the tablet fun and easy.
Ghurka Webster #170 ipad bag
$695, ghurka.comThe Webster #170 is a great lightweight business case. It's an elegant way for carrying all of your modern electronic gadgetry with zippered compartments and a clean, classic look.
Tumi Tegra-Lite Extended Trip Packing Case
$895, tumi.comSTOP right now, you've found the perfect travel case! It's got four wheels, you can pack almost all of your closet, including your suits, and it's light as a feather. Plus, it's indestructible. This is as good as it gets!
"Black Scot" Qoda Stand Bag
$150, qodagolf.comWhen you want to go under the radar with a little bit of elegance, here's the perfect way to accomplish that task. The QODA "Black Scot" has all of the usual ingredients of a stand bag, plus a heavy dose of style.
Rule towel/James Warren towel
$25/$34, rulegolf.com/golfbyjameswarren.comRule 14 towel: The invisibrush golf towel (grey) has two textures to facilitate not only cleaning your clubs, but polishing your ball. Trust me, once you've tried Rule 14 (also available in white), you will be impressed with how much efficiency you can get out of a towel.James Warren Navy Towel: The quality is so high you can use it for more than your golf clubs. Super luxurious. (Also available in linen and white).
$10/20 pairs, nocurlcollar.comThe Nocurl peel-and-stick collar is the perfect solution for those knit golf shirts that seem to get wrinkled and sloppy by the time you turn up on the back nine. You will look as fresh at the 19th hole as you did at the first tee.
$50 - $75, suki-usa.comOne of the hottest fashion trends is bracelets. The Suki-Pro magnetic, braided bracelets are available in three different diameters (six, eight and 10 millimeters) and have great style. With an endless variety of color, there's surely one just right for Dad.
$90, sub70usa.comStaying right on trend will be easy with the new sub70 cotton, five-button cardigan. Help your dad with his "Mr. Rogers" look.
$110, kartel.ieMaybe your dad can't play at the level of Graeme McDowell, but now at least he can dress like him. Kartel is new to the U.S., but a very established company in Ireland, having been manufacturing fashionable apparel since 1947.