Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

You've waited 'til the last minute—which you'd never do for Mother's Day, right?—but that doesn't mean you can't still impress dad with the perfect gift.



I know you didn’t leave getting Dad a little something to show your appreciation—on top of your time and attention this Sunday, of course—until the last minute, but, just in case, here are a few ideas that won’t cost you what he paid for a semester of your college career (despite well-meaning protests like, “Remind me what kind of job you’re going to get with a Philosophy degree…”) in overnight shipping. Just one more reason—or five—to shop local. 

Hit It Out of the Park

With these cufflinks made from a baseball used in a real-life MLB game; he’ll love looking up the history of where and when his was in play. (Available in store now: Yankees, Mets, Cardinals, Red Sox, and Tigers; other teams by order if you want to go the hug-and-an-IOU route)

$170

The Silk Road, Bronxville

Image: The Silk Road

For the Grill Master

In a nutshell: The ingenious motorized Grillbot cleans up his pride and joy post-cookout at the push of a button. Pro: No more hours scraping the Weber to death. Con: He’ll have to take out his work-related aggression elsewhere.

$129.95

Charles Department Store, Katonah

Image: Grillbot

Long Story Short

The whole family can agree he needs a new pair; a reversible Tailor Vintage style is like giving him two, fashionably bridging the gap between his work pants and yard-work cargo shorts.

$95 to $125

O2 @ outerluxe, Larchmont

Image: Tailor Vintage

Best of Both Worlds

The Spa & Golf Package is an oldie but a goodie—and it’s specially priced for the big guy this holiday: a one-on-one pro golf lesson plus a 60-minute Swedish massage equals one happy weekend. (Skip the trip to purchase and get the gift card emailed to you or him.)

$195 for Father’s Day ($235 value)

Oasis Day Spa, Dobbs Ferry

Image: Oasis Day Spa

When All Else Fails

…feed him. Pair these delectable Chappaqua-made nuts (a personal favorite)—in savory-sweet or spicy flavors—with a good read from your neighborhood bookseller, a show you just know he’d love on DVD, or a save-the-date for a day of hiking, just the two of you.

$3.49, Grab & Go bag; $10, 8-oz Mason jar; $36, 32-oz party-size jar

Whole Foods Market, Port Chester, White Plains & Yonkers

Image: Bobbysue’s Nuts

 


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