Ask any dad what he wants for Father’s Day and he’ll say, “Nothing.” Ask any dad what he needs for Father’s Day and he’ll say, “Nothing.” But he lies. You, of course know exactly what he wants and needs, because you know your dad, far, far better than he knows himself. And so do the clever people at Neiman Marcus, who have come up with a brilliant Father’s Day Look Book, which include all the items below – any would make the perfect gift for the father, husband, son or simply good guy in your life.
First and foremost, what dad doesn’t like an occasional drink? A leather-wrapped Shinola hip flask ($125) will sit discreetly in his back pocket, perfect for those freezing afternoons watching you play sports. Or how about Baccarat’s Vega whiskey decanter ($590), with its elegant curves, which might just appeal to his softer, feminine side. (All dads have one, no matter how much they pretend they don’t.) Or if cocktails are his bag, what dad could resist the silver racecar cocktail shaker from Godinger ($85), sure to bring out the 007 in him – shaken but never stirred.
For sporty dads, you’ll score a bull’s-eye with a beautiful Op Art Dartboard Set by Jonathan Adler ($395) or, if your pocketbook runs to it, Versace’s 45mm Sport Tech Chronograph watch ($1,395) – in black, naturally. Any cool dad will love a pair of Kenzo’s flat-top sunglasses with metal trim ($230), while nothing could appeal to the spiffy dad (of sons) more than Cinabre’s Father & Son Atlantique Bow Tie Set ($185) – though he’ll appreciate a pair of Stance’s Saguaro striped socks ($14) just as much. Geeky dad? A pair of Master & Dynamic MW50 On-Plus-Over Ear wireless headphones ($399) might be the obvious choice, while a retro-looking Muzen rosewood wireless desk radio will thrill the more conservative pipe-smoking dad (or granddad).
Last but not least, how about a pair of Alexander McQueen 3-D skull motif cufflinks ($190)? They’d make an original gift for the French-cuff wearing dad – or the dad with skeletons in his closet.
For more, visit Neiman Marcus at The Westchester, White Plains or go to neimanmarcus.com.