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Father’s Day Gift Guide
Amy MacPherson | Photo: Courtesy Image | June 7, 2013
With Mother’s Day behind us, it’s only fair that we treat Dad to a little TLC, too. For dads who are anxious to get behind the grill this summer or those who worship the style of their favorite Mad Men character, we found some great Father’s Day gift options that would make any dad happy.
1. Even the toughest guys need some pampering now and then, and what better occasion to give Dad the chance to temporarily forget his worries? The two-hour SPA for Men treatment at the Peninsula Chicago Spa includes a choice of a de-stressing aromatherapy treatment or full-body massage, followed by a purifying facial with a shoulder and scalp massage. At the Peninsula Chicago Spa, 108 E. Superior St., 312.337.2888, peninsula.com/chicago
2. Tis’ the season for grilling, and Dad is ready to throw on an apron and embrace his inner steak master. Help get things sizzling by gifting him a gourmet selection of prime cuts from the one and only Allen Brothers Steaks. From tender veal rib chops to flavor-infused, bone-in strip steaks, Allen Brothers offers high quality meat and seafood selections, making them a leading provider to some of the most renowned steakhouses in Chicago. Order online at allenbrothers.com, 800.852.2205
3. Gatsby buzz has been circulating since its May premiere, and impeccably tailored Gatsby-inspired suits are the talk this season. With that said, a custom suit from Sebastien Grey is probably at the top of Dad’s wish list. (And if it’s not, it should be.) From fine fabrics to intricate stitching, Sebastien Grey is all about creating a signature suit unique to its wearer. At Sebastien Grey Clothiers, 70 W. Madison St., 312.346.7620, sebastiengrey.com
4. “Tied” up with a heavy to-do list this month? Visit The Tie Bar online and do some quick and easy shopping for Dad. Fun reversible bow ties, fringed pocket squares and more charming accessories round out The Tie Bar’s vast selection. Order online at thetiebar.com, 877.888.8437
5. Every man needs a sturdy wallet and a go-to bottle of cologne suited for the summer season. Ralph Lauren’s Big Pony collection offers a variety of signature scents that can be purchased individually or as a full set. The Gents Slim Billfold is crafted with smooth leather, and its slim silhouette is perfect for slipping into your back pocket. At Ralph Lauren, 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312.280.1655, ralphlauren.com