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.
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.com. Photo 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
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.com. Photo courtesy of Hardcore Carnivore