14 Exceptional Father’s Day Gifts

Dads can be hard to shop for, but they deserve the best on their special day. Here are 14 exceptional Father’s Day gifts for the man who seems to have everything.

1. Harry Winston Project Z8 Limited Edition Automatic Timepiece

If you really want to spoil dad, what better way than with a Harry Winston watch? With automatic winding and 68-hour power reserve plus sleek finishes and an openworked grid, this timepiece screams form and function. That it comes from a limited edition of 300 pieces makes it almost as one-of-a-kind as the man who wears it.


2. Vintage Bourbon Massage at Four Seasons Spa

Dad might be skeptical of a spa day, but he’ll love the Four Seasons Hotel’s most popular men’s specialty treatment. A manly brown sugar and Kentucky bourbon body scrub is followed by a healing massage with heated stones and essential oils. Finish not with a cup of herbal tea, but a glass of bourbon from the Allium bar so dad feels relaxed and smooth inside and out. 120 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, 312-280-8800


3. Jimmy Choo Grove Croc-Embossed Leather Sneakers

Move over, laces! It looks like slip-on sneakers are here to stay. Help dad elevate this laid-back look with Jimmy Choo’s croc-embossed leather slip-ons in a fun and funky green that’s perfect for summer.


4. Aloe + Zinc Shave Cream at Arithmetic

For anyone who hates shaving, the natural botanicals in this shave cream are luxuriously thick and will soothe problematic skin. Instead of foam, the texture is like a clay lotion. The elegant apothecary-style jar won’t clutter the shared bathroom like a fancy shaving kit might and will give dad the closest shave he’s ever experienced.


5. Paul Stuart Dark Brown Leather Convex Top Briefcase

Indulge the hard-working dad with an Italian-made leather briefcase from Paul Stuart. This bag feels both classic and modern at once, with clean lines, a detachable shoulder strap, satin lining and chrome finishes.


6. The Big Green Egg

Give dad the ultimate outdoor cooking machine in The Big Green Egg, which is a grill, over and smoker in one. These ceramic cookers come in a variety of sizes and with add-ons such as the “nest” and “mate” pictured here. This is one of those Father’s Day gifts that keeps on giving—not only to dad but the whole family.


7. Swim Trunks from Retromarine

Men’s swimwear gets a vibrant new tailored look with Retromarine, founded in New York City’s Garment District and inspired by icons like Sean Connery and Julio Iglesias in maritime destinations like Tulum and Cartagena de Indias. Dad will look great on the beach this summer with this sleek bias cut while UV filters in the polyester fabric ensure the fun colors and prints won’t fade.


8. Dye-Abolical Package at Destination Kohler

Treat dad to three nights at The American Club and the chance to play all four Kohler golf courses. Caddie, golf car, and green fees, a private golf lesson with video analysis of your swing, unlimited use of practice facilities and a spa discount are included. This package is named after hole 18 at The Straits, a challenging par four to finish the day. 419 Highland Dr., Kohler, Wisconsin, 800-344-2838


9. Family Photos with Flytographer

No more making dad set up the tripod timer and running to sneak into the photo before the flash goes off. On your next vacation (or staycation), hire a local photographer to capture candid snaps of the family having fun. Flytographer has friendly and talented photographers for hire in 130 locations worldwide and you can check out their portfolio, bio and customer testimonials before you book.


 10. Peruvian Ambrette cologne from Ermenegildo Zegna

Zegna might be best known for its sharp suits and dress shirts, but the brand’s newest fragrance is both strong and warm, perfect for the father in your life. The rare ambrette comes from pods of a hibiscus plant deep in the San Martin region of Peru’s Amazon rainforest and has a vegetal, musky aroma tempered with notes of bergamot, wood, mandarin oil and black pepper.


11. Father’s Day Booze Box from CH Distillery

Give dad the best of eating and drinking with this gift set merging two of our favorite local Chicago food artisans. Choose dad’s favorite locally distilled spirit (we love the CH Key Gin) and pair it with a customized stainless-steel flask and West Loop Salumi’s finocchiona 100-percent Heritage Berkshire pork salami. 564 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 312-707-8780


12. Cycling Mugs from Perry Clark Home

If dad is a cycling enthusiast, get him a set of mugs to celebrate his passion. The fine handmade pottery features a simple sketch on one side and a set of instructions—trek, pedal, breathe and cycle—on the other. If only it were that easy.


13. Energi 5K+ Portable Charger from TYLT

For the dad who’s always on the go, this stylish, slim lithium ion battery pack will be a lifesaver. The portable charger is powerful enough to charge your phone or tablet three times over, and can charge up to three devices simultaneously with sturdy micro-USB and USB ports, making it perfect for the father who can’t afford to lose touch.


14. Grill Master Gift Set from Urban Accents

Made and packaged in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, the eight different rubs and dry glazes in this gift set are everything dad needs for grilling this summer. From the classic Chicago Steak and Chop to the honey, chili pepper and garlic flavors in the Santa Fe BBQ dry glaze, there’s something for every taste—plus, you’ll get to savor the feast. This gift might have selfish motivations.


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