We all know that dear old Dad doesn’t deserve to be an afterthought, but for those of you who still haven’t secured his Father’s Day gift, we are here to help. The big day for Dad is this Sunday, and you best be prepared. Get him one of these 15 gifts and secure your spot as his favorite daughter (or son)!
Cocktail book and glasses
If your Dad is a cocktail drinker, this is the gift for him. Help him brush up on his knowledge of cocktails with a copy of Sasha Petraske Regarding Cocktails. The late Petraske was a legendary bartender known for his speakeasy cocktail bar Milk & Honey in New York. It is in this bar where he crafted cocktails that garnered him international recognition for reviving the art of cocktail making. In the book, you will find 85 of his recipes with stories from other bartenders he personally trained. The book will inspire Dad to mix up a few drinks, so add a few glasses in which to serve them. You can find the glasses ($17 each) and the book ($30) at Hester & Cook.
We can almost guarantee that even the Dad who has everything does not have one of these! These globes are solar powered and move slowly on their stands, just as Earth does. The globes come in different colors and sizes, including the ones pictured below. The large- and medium-sized antique maps range in price from $135-$500. The small globes are Cassini Terrestrial Globes, which display a historical map produced by Giovanni Maria Cassini that chronicles the three voyages of Captain James Cook. These are available in the small size for $155. Get the gift for the man who has everything at Harpeth Gallery!
Help Dad update his look with a pair of these bad boys. We hear they only get better with age, just like dear ol’ Dad! These are new arrivals at Nisolo, and we think you should be the first to snag a pair for $168. These are available to purchase starting Thursday!
Step up your Father’s Day gift game with these corkscrew cufflinks from Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry. They’ll make cocktail conversation a breeze and pair perfectly with tuxedos and suits alike. Pick these up for $110 at Cindi Earl.
Man cave wall mount
For the aviator in your life (or the guy who just never grew out of his childhood wish to fly), this Merridian Home Furnishings airplane wall mount is a must. Next to the bar or settled in the man cave, it’s sure to be a conversation piece he (and perhaps you!) will get excited to talk about. Find it for $230.
Give your Dad a bottle and let him pour you a glass of this Napa Valley Cabernet. The 2014 vintage is a sweet, fruit-forward wine with round and unobtrusive tannins. He is sure to love this bottle as much as he loves you! Buy a bottle for $84.99 at Green Hills Corkdorks.
Invite your Dad to spend lazy summer days by the pool or on a family trip to the beach with a pair of these Peter Millar swim trunks. They will help him dive into summer in style. Shop the selection at Oak Hall for $85 each.
Father’s Day card
Do you know a rad Dad? Let him know just how rad he is by handing him this card come Father’s Day. Pair it with a gift or simply write a thoughtful note — either way it is sure to make him smile. Pick up this card for $5.50 at Hey Rooster General Store.
J.M. Thomason spices
Give Dad some spices to jazz up his meats on the grill this summer. The Bourbon BBQ rub is perfect for pork, chicken, brisket or shrimp and is made using Green Brier Distillery’s bourbon, black pepper, smoked paprika, onion and garlic — which give it a sweet, Southern flavor. And the Porterhouse Steak rub will bring any steak to life! These spices are available at the Green Door Gourmet Market Store for $8.99 each.
Cheers to Dad with a Sovaro cooler. The coolers are made for elegant entertaining. With a cork interior (cork is a natural insulator), these coolers promise to keep things cool. The 30 qt. white/gold cooler is available for $595 and the 45 qt. black cooler is available for $695 at Providence Interiors.
We love a nice pair of sneakers for an afternoon of tackling the town. Make sure your guy has a stylish set in his collection with a pair of Lanvins from Flip. The black suede with patent leather ($148) are great with jeans, and we love the pebbled blue ($198) with shorts. And the white leather ($148) we can see with just about any summer ensemble he throws together!
Any Dad would be thrilled to receive something as useful as a cardholder. We imagine he would be even more thrilled to receive one that looked as good as this! Grab this for $225 at Lucchese, and give your dad a gift he will use!
Rustic steak knives
We think it is safe to assume that weekend nights this summer will be filled with dinner parties and dining al fresco. Throw a steak on the grill and set the table with these rustic steak knives from R. Higgins Interiors, $275.
Did we mention that men love cufflinks? They will especially love this pair made locally in Nashville. For more casual occasions, gift your father these spring-y cufflinks made by NYtoNashville. You can shop these, and others, at Music City Marketplace for $30.
If Dad wouldn’t be too keen on receiving a flower arrangement for Father’s Day, explore other options from Rebel Hill Florists. We love this Nashville-themed basket filled with a box of Colts Bumble Bees, a tin of Willa’s, Southern City Chocolate Covered Pecans, two jars of Southern City Jam, two Colts Bolts and Jack Daniel’s Caramels. Order him one for Father’s Day and get on his sweet side. The basket is $74.95 plus the cost of shipping and can be ordered here.
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