Running around town looking for the perfect gift for dad as Father’s day creeps closer? Drawings on the fridge just won’t cut it anymore it seems and our dads deserve to be spoiled, pampered even. We took all the trouble out of scouring discount racks, searching through websites for the best activities, waiting for free stuff to fall onto your lap, and praying for dad to forget what day it is. Look no further, this list has got you and dad covered:
For the Foodie Dad
Dad is lucky enough to have several dining options to choose from as many restaurants rise to the occasion and create deals, even special menus, that are dedicated to Father’s Day. The Restaurant at The Setai offers a multi-station buffet for the whole family on Father’s Day, as well as a brunch fit for a king, including bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys and bellinis.
For a little Southern comfort food, dad can sit back at Swine Southern Table & Bar during Father’s Day weekend for a stack of Pappy’s Pancakes; banana pecan deliciousness with candied bacon, warm bourbon syrup and three fingers of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve.
The carnivore within him will surely appreciate Meat Market’s thick cuts and prime selections like the Durham Ranch American rib eye, or a thick Bison Burger paired perfectly with the Market's Father’s Day drink specials like the classic maple old-fashioned or the Old Tom Gin blanco Negroni.
If you’re in the mood to spoil dad, be sure to stop by Cavalli on Miami Beach for an amazing, four-course, prix-fixe dinner that offers two delectable choices for each course, such as the chiania filet modena in aged balsamic or the filet lobster in a scallop consume.
For the Fashion-Forward Father
Maybe his wardrobe needs a little sprucing up this season and you’re looking for the best deals on the best styles. Daddy & Co. Gifts at Tutti Bambini, the baby retail specialty store in South Miami, has some little known but highly sought after pieces for gifting this Father’s Day, including caps in several colors, high-quality ties in keepsake boxes and comfortable sweatshirts for the daddy on the move.
Cottage Miami may just be the solution to Dad’s wardrobe worries, selling relaxed, beach styles that give off the air of a gentleman. Brands like Officine Generale, Micheal Bastian, APC and much more can all be found at this swank spot in Miami Beach.
To finish off the perfect Father’s Day outfit, accessories are the important last touches. The Bazaar Project is an extraordinary mix of objects, pieces, and clothing that you won’t see anywhere else, containing some of the trendiest men’s accessories that accent dad’s threads in just the right way.
For the Dad Who Can Never Unwind
Letting lose may not come so easily to some tireless, hard-working dads, which is exactly why this Father’s Day should be about taking it easy. Acqualina Resort & Spa invites families to celebrate Father’s Day the relaxing way by offering specials throughout June. Men’s Facials and Deep Tissue Massages will be offered as a package for a discounted price, as will similar women’s packages. The resort will be introducing a new treatment called Touchscreen Relief for all the digital dads who frequently use a touchscreen for work or life; this treatment is a 25-minute combination of hand reflexology and paraffin wax.
The luxurious spa at Viceroy Miami is also offering oogle-worthy packages for Dad’s special day, such as the sportsman package which includes a relaxing sports massage, men’s hot towel facial and a sports MANicure. These exclusive deals are available through June 30.
If your dad is the type to enjoy a good lounge chair, smoking on a hand-crafted, traditional cigar, then look no further. Mike’s Cigar Bar is the perfect escape for a father looking to enjoy a Thursday night poker game, or sipping on a cold beer, both while smoking a quality cigar. Mike's offers such ideas as a gift card, a polished metal cigar tube or even a Father’s Day cigar gift basket that includes a cutter, lighter, ashtray, travel humidor and 25 of Mike’s 1950 Seconds Belicoso cigars.
If Father’s Day comes along and you find yourself by Gulfstream Park, be sure to check out the live races starting at 1:25 pm and their fun Horse Racing Bingo, which starts with the first race in the Breezeway. With every reservation in Ten Palms, receive a chance to win a VIP van experience valued at more than $300.
And if the man in your life deserves a break away from it all, Kelley Fleet Fishing has got just the answer. Give the gift of crystal-blue waters and a day away from the mainland as dad kicks his heels up on the deck of Miami Beach's largest fishing fleets. Bring the whole family aboard and cast your line to catch a great time.