Dads are, on the whole, amongst the best when it comes to receiving gifts; whether it’s socks and underpants or macaroni sparkle art, Dad is just happy to be remembered. So, in honor of the man that fumbled awkwardly around puberty talks, politely threatened your homecoming date and told callers, “she’s been in the bathroom for a while but I’ll tell her you called,” go the extra step and get your pop a gift he’ll really enjoy.
Encourage Dad to enjoy the hot weather with these Patagonia board shorts from Massey’s. The shorts are comfortable, easy to wear and available in a variety of colors and patterns. Massey’s Professional Outfitters, 509 N. Carrollton Ave., 648-0292; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144; 816 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 809-7544.
The Bonner Collection, offering portraits, coastal images, gifts, antiques and jewelry, is a great place to search for a one-of-a-kind work of art for father’s day. This watercolor painting of man’s best friend would add a personal touch to décor in an office or den. The Bonner Collection, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-3877.
For the discerning Daddy, this sterling Fleur De Lis money clip, a Wellington & Co. exclusive, is an elegant alternative to the standard wallet. This item is a sophisticated choice for a stylish father. Wellington & Company, 505 Royal St., 525-4855.
Share Louisiana flair with your poppa with a 100 percent cotton, embroidered polo from Perlis. This Fleur De Lis polo, available in purple, black, navy, red, white and yellow, is a versatile addition to Dad’s wardrobe; it’s comfortable to wear and can be dressed up or down for a variety of social occasions. Perlis, 6070 Magazine St., 895-8661; 600 Decatur St., 523-6681; 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 674-1711;www.perlis.com.
The gift of golf shows Dad you care about both his heart and mental health. A $50 gift certificate from the Audubon Park Golf Course will get Dad a weekend round of golf at the club, with enough left over for a cocktail or two; or he can shop for golf paraphernalia at the Pro Shop. He’ll get fresh air and your mom will appreciate that you’ve gotten him out of the house for a few hours. Audubon Park Golf Course, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5290.
While keeping your dad in style could easily be a full time job, you can set him on the right track with this hip ensemble from Jos A. Bank. This white linen suit (also available in tobacco and navy) is the definition of New Orleans summer chic. Jos A. Bank, 3213 17th St., Suite 10-12, Metairie; 230 Carondelet St., 528-9491.