10 Great Gifts for Ladue, Frontenac Dads
"Patch" tracks down Father's Day gifts across the area that are sure to make dads happy.
Sunday is Father's Day and Ladue-Frontenac Patch has located some great finds at area stores to get your dad this year.
Any present starts with a hilarious or serious card, and Walgreens has tons of options available.
Make Dad Proud
The items that say "World's Greatest Dad" or something along those lines might be cheesy, but they also are the perfect sentimental gift to show your dad how much you appreciate him. In addition to the cards, Walgreens also has several dad-themed balloons ($2.99 each) and "Most Valuable Dad" bobbleheads ($6.99).
The Sporting Life
The Cardinals Clubhouse store in the St. Louis Galleria has tons of items that make great gifts for dad, including a T-shirt ($22.99) that has "Dad" written on the back where you woud typically find a player's name.
The latest equipment or accessories for your dad's favorite sport is also a brilliant gift idea. MACS Designs just added golf shoe bags ($30) to its products and monogramming is included in the price.
Tools of the Trade
Get your dad the latest tools to replace or improve his collection. Schnarr's Hardware has several options available, including a Stanley 20-piece screwdriver set for $29.99.
Schnarr's also has great items available for dads who love to grill. It has a three-piece stainless steel barbecue utensil set for $24.99. Grills are also available at the hardware store, including a Weber 22.5-inch "Green Performer" grill for $329.
If you decide to have a cookout, Straub's has several meat specials this week (through Monday), including marinated lamb kabobs at $12.99 per pound or bratwurst (regular or beer) at $4.49 per pound.
Booze and Barware
Getting your dad his favorite beer, liquor or wine is also a good gift idea. Straub's is also having a sale (through July 2) on several six-packs of bottled beer, including three varieties of Boulevard for $7.99 each.
Most dads love new gadgets, and the Apple store has some of the latest technology available, including the iPhone 4 ($199-$299) and the iPad 2 ($499).
If you're looking for a fun, enviromentally friendly item to add to your dad's desk or office, head to Neiman Marcus. Apple just got in a line of Mova globes ($135-$450) that spin around on their own, powered by ambient lighting instead of batteries or electricity.
Both Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus have great accessory gifts for men. Saks has some car and plane-shaped cuff links ($158 per pair) that would be perfect for a younger son to give his dad. They also have a great selection of sunglasses to keep your dad stylish for summer, including a classic pair of Ray-Bans for $160.
Neiman Marcus has a variety of styles of Brera Orologi watches ($650-695) that make wonderful gifts for dads.
Smell of Success
The perfect addition to any dad's look is a great scent. Saks has a good selection of fragrances for men, including Declaration ($80) and Roadster Sport ($100) by Cartier, and Saks Fifth Avenue ($215 for a large bottle) and Wall Street ($160 for a small bottle) by Bond No. 9.
If you don't know what exactly to get your dad, you can always take him out to eat to his favorite place or somewhere new. If your dad wants to sleep in but still go out for breakfast on Father's Day, Nadoz Euro Bakery and Café is the place to go, as it serves breakfast all day in addition to other menu items.
Head to the Movies
Green Lantern, this week's big-budget superhero extravaganza; Midnight in Paris, filmmaker Woody Allen's latest; and Mr. Popper's Penguins, the new family comedy starring Jim Carrey are among your options.