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By guruscottyMay 31, 2022June 2nd, 2022No Comments


Compiled by Babs Rodriguez

Dad might say that he thinks it’s a hokey holiday. Perhaps he claims that he has all the material goods he will ever need in life. What is most likely true is that he really doesn’t want you to spend any money on him. But if you choose wisely, he will, for once, be glad that he didn’t win.

Resin coasters from Hermès are the sort of gift that’s a win for everyone. Practical but with panache, the resin coasters protect his favorite table and are easy to clean. $20 each, Wright At Home. Photo by Meda Kessler

If your father’s way of making troubles disappear has always impressed you, why not invite him to take his craft to a new level with an online MasterClass in problem-solving taught by Emmy Award-winning scientist Bill Nye. Or maybe he’d like some magical insights from Penn & Teller in their first-ever class. There are lessons in everything from gardening to philosophy, all taught by big-name instructors. From $15/month, masterclass.comPhoto courtesy of Penn & Teller

Fathers always appreciate the gift of time, but if you are not going to help him to clean out the garage, here’s an option that doesn’t involve breaking a sweat. Check out the Norqain line of fine Swiss timepieces and take advantage of a raffle to win an Adventure Sport. Customize the engraving plate on the side of the casing for Dad (and yourself, should you win). Haltom’s Jewelers hosts the Norqain brand-debut event, which includes wine and nibbles from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 16 at the Grapevine store; all proceeds will benefit the charities of the Colleyville Rotary Club. Raffle ticket sales culminate at the evening event. Adventure Sport Watch, $1,990; raffle tickets, $20, Haltom’s Jewelers. Photo courtesy of Norqain

Tovolo golf ball ice molds are what he needs for chilling out and watching the U.S. Open. $16.95 for a set of two, Williams Sonoma.  Photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma

He’ll slice meat like a pitmaster with Jess Pryles’ Hardcore Carnivore serrated knife. The 10-inch carbon steel blade glides through a brisket; the ergonomic handle has textured finger points for a better grip. $24.99, The Meat Board or hardcorecarnivore.comPhoto courtesy of Hardcore Carnivore

A VSSL precision-engineered portable coffee grinder (military-grade aluminum, stainless steel burr and high-grade ball bearings) along with his favorite locally roasted beans ensure good java will fuel his adventures. $160, OrvisPhoto courtesy of Orvis