5 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Don’t know what to get Dad for Father’s Day? That’s OK, I didn’t either. I usually get my dad cooking ingredients from Williams-Sonoma, which he loves, but that’s starting to get a little old so I decided I want to branch out this year. Here are five of my favorite ideas right now.

1. If he likes Asian food or dining with a view take him out 
to Buddha Sky Bar in Delray Beach (561.266.9898). It has a prix-fixe dinner menu for Father’s Day ($29.) Buddha is a pan-Asian fusion restaurant in a glass-encased atrium atop a three-story building on Atlantic Avenue, offering a stunning view of buzzing Atlantic Avenue for miles. The multi-course dinner includes: asian caesar salad and your choice one of each of the following: soup, sushi, dim sum, wok and side dish. Dinner is from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The interior of Buddha Sky Bar; Montana Pritchard Photography

Sweet Chili Crunchy Tuna Roll; Montana Pritchard Photography

2. If your dad is into exotic luxury cars but can’t afford one set him up with a rental from Gotham Dream Cars. A Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Rolls Royce could be his to zoom along A1A for a weekend. Rentals are super expensive (from $895 to more than $4,000/day), so you might want to save up and do it next year instead. If you do want to rent in Dania Beach or Miami this year, you have to give the New York office 2+ days notice to allow them transferring to South Florida, so call TODAY (561.992.8700).

Cheaper option: OK, so you’re not going to get a Rolls Royce, but you could get him a convertible or a luxury rental car for a day through a regular rental service like Enterprise or Hertz. The Hertz near me currently has an Eclipse Spyder and Volvo C70 Convertible (a little more than $100/day), but check locations near you to see inventories.

Ferrari 458 Italia. Retail Price: $278,000; gothamdreamcars.com

3. If he’s sick of shaving with Gillette get him a hot shave. Couptessa has a great deal right now – $25 for a hot shave that’s normally $68 at The Spot Barbershop on Las Olas. Another idea: my dad loves the Clinique men’s cream shave ($12.50). You could get him a couple containers of the cream shave, or you could put together a shaving basket and include other items, such as the post-shave healer, available at Clinique counters at mall stores like Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s or Dilliard’s.

Clinique Cream Shave; bloomingdales.com

4. If he likes his iPad get him a nice case. I like this leather flip case ($148) from Neiman Marcus, but Apple has lots too.

Alligator-embossed Italian calfskin protective case; neimanmarcus.com

5. If your dad likes adventure take him parasailing, or rent a Jet Ski or a boat. Ft. Lauderdale Parasail has rates starting at $70/per person. Beach Water Sports has locations in Tequesta and Stuart and offers paddle boarding, kayaking, boat or Jet Ski rental and more. See rates here.

Me and my friends, hovering over the Fort Lauderdale ocean; ftlauderdaleparasail.com

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