Get Dad Something He’ll Love for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is almost upon us, and like most of us, you probably haven’t gotten anything for your Dad, right? Well, don’t sweat it – we’ve got you covered with some options that hopefully won’t be as boring as a tie or a coffee mug.

Is that Nicolas Cage? It sure looks like him. Photo: Alamo Drafthouse FB

Dinner and a Movie for Dad

If your Dad is a movie buff, consider combining dinner and a movie with an Alamo Drafthouse gift card. For over 20 years, Alamo Drafthouse has been combining an amazing film watching experience with dinner and drinks, brought directly to your seat. They make moviegoing into an experience. That place in your town that does something like this? They probably learned it from these guys. Alamo Drafthouse became so popular they have expanded, with locations across the country. From Austin to Yonkers, you can experience it for yourself.

Runner up: Want to get the old man some movie tickets and call it a day? Don’t forget about Fandango and their gift card option. It works for tons of theaters across the country. There’s a great discount there specifically for Father’s Day right now.

Photo: Topology

Custom Tailored Specs (or Sunglasses) for Father’s Day

I’m a big fan of companies that are trying to solve fit problems with technology and custom-made products. Topology is doing exactly that by making custom fit eyeglasses that based on a 3D scan of your entire facial structure. Your Dad can download the Topology app, use it to do the scan, and then choose the design, frame and lens color that works best for him. Once he does that, he can do a virtual try-on to make sure they look perfect. Then, the pros at Topology take all that info and make eyeglasses or sunglasses that are guaranteed to fit.

Choose from bold, two-tone, translucent or understated acetate or stainless steel frames and a ton of lens configurations – starting at $349.

Axe Throwing Brings the Family Together

In the last few years, establishments that allow you to throw sharp objects at targets have begun to crop up across the country. Social clubs like Stumpy’s Hatchet House and Urban Axes are giving people the opportunity to enjoy food, beverages and some good ol’ hatchet hurling. You’ll have to be 21 or older to go, but think of all the fun you and your family could have with Dad just throwing sharp objects!

Home Automation is Fun!

Introduce your Father to the exciting world of home automation the easy way with a Philips Hue Starter Kit. Hue is the company’s line of lights that can be controlled with your phone or smart speaker. There are white and color bulbs kits, with the white bulbs offering shades from warm white to cool daylight, and the color bulbs offering 16 million different color combinations. They can even be synced with movies, music and video games! This is a good place to start, with starter kits running $159 at Best Buy (including 4 color bulbs and a Hue Bridge) and offering you the ability to add more lights to your setup.

Give Your Dad Headphones (and Some Music to Listen to)

There are lots of good headphones out there for all sorts of budgets and tastes. If your Dad travels (or works out), consider the Bose Soundsport Wireless In-Ear Headphones ($129, Best Buy). These are the headphones I travel with because they are compact, wireless and best of all, sound great.

If your Dad is a budding audiophile and you want to help him take his listening experience to the next level, consider the Sennheiser 599. These headphones offer high quality sound, comfort, and a price tag that won’t leave you broke. If money is no object, get him the game changing Audeze LCD-3 Over Ear Headphones for $1945, and it’ll be a year to remember.


Put Your Dad in Some New Shoes

It takes a certain kind of Father to pull off the velour tracksuit look. Help your Dad evolve with new sneakers and activewear. I’m a big fan of the Adidas Ultraboost 19, which feels like a second skin when you put it on. The knit upper conforms to your foot and stretches with you, giving you extra control over movement and the shoe is constructed to offer support with every step. Check out the black / raw sand / grey version and pick one up for Dad for $180.

My foot is a 4E width and the ultraboost 19 gets the job done, but if you need more options to choose from, take a look at these running shoes for wide feet from Famous Footwear. If you’re looking for activewear, here’s what we’ve got to offer in your size in the activewear section of the Chubstr Shop.

If You’re Going to Get Him a Tie…

Still not convinced you should get your Dad something other than a tie for Father’s Day? Check out Bonobos’ extensive selection of great looking ties ($68 & up). There’s a print or color there that will work for your Father, no matter what he likes to wear.

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