A few more functional and fun Father's Day gift ideas
Still searching for just the right Father’s Day gift for your dear old duffer dad? A few more excellent options have crossed my desk since I wrote my previous gift guide, one functional, one fun, and one both.
The Sunice Omaha Zephal Typhoon rain jacket ($180) has double-zippered pockets and double cuffs, the inside with snug-fitting stretch insert cuff, and the outside with adjustable Velcro. The fabric is waterproof but soft and pliable, and, importantly, very quiet. Nothing will keep Dad drier, even in, well, an actual typhoon.
For fun, try a case of AriZona Golden Bear Lemonade. AriZona already had a line of Arnold Palmer-inspired beverages, so adding a Nicklaus-themed line is a natural fit. The Golden Bear libation comes in honey with ginseng, strawberry, and mango flavors at present. My 8-year-old son, who is a real lemonade aficionado, was quite taken with his sample of the tasty stuff.
If you want functional and fun, check out the spanking new Arnie Wear line. It’s a golf and lifestyle apparel line directly inspired by the looks and fabrics worn by Arnold Palmer during the peak decades of his playing career – the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. It was developed through countless hours researching primary source material – including The King’s personal library of photographs and archive of historically significant garments. Designer Geoff Tait actually had access to Mr. Palmer’s closet to draw inspiration from all his old clothes. The three collections vary in colors, patterns, and designs in a number of ways, so whatever Dad’s own style is, he’s bound to find something to match his taste.
Someday, will the current crop of golfing sons be receiving Rory McIlroy-inspired golf shirts and Bubba Watson-inspired soft drinks? We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess…
I just hope I’m still around to celebrate Father’s Day with my son and his own family (and my daughter’s family, too!) to find out.
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