Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts for Dad
Can you believe that Father’s Day is here? It feels like Mother’s Day was just yesterday! Our go-to gift is always a nice fragrance, but the trick to shopping for guys is to get something that they need. From a great face wash to some stylish sneakers, getting a gift that can integrate into his everyday life will ensure that he’ll love it and use it. So this year, shop our last-minute Father’s Day gift guide for the perfect gift.
Brunch at Central
Central, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is serving is serving a special prix fixe three-course Father’s Day brunch for $45 with $15 bottomless cocktails including Bloody Marys, mimosas and bellinis from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The first course includes a choice of tartare of filet mignon with a crostini; frisee salad with bacon and a poached egg; goat cheese Caesar salad; yellow tomato gazpacho with burrata; or pancakes topped with strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The second course includes a choice of filet mignon with a fried egg, asparagus and hollandaise sauce; duck leg confit with roasted potatoes, mixed greens and peppercorn sauce; a fried chicken sandwich with roasted potatoes; smoked salmon benedict; or saffron risotto primavera. For dessert, choose from chocolate lava cake cheesecake with fresh raspberries; lemon eggceptional with coconut sorbet or an ice cream sundae and petit fours. Children 12 and under may order from the a la cart brunch menu.
Boss the Scent
Boss the Scent boasts an exclusive ingredient from Africa: the aphrodisiac Maninka fruit, evocative of passion fruit and rum. However, the Maninka also evokes something deeper and more profound: the tug of desire and the pull of memory. Set on a virile leather base, its effect is potent, original and never to be forgotten. Boss the Scent is available exclusively at Macy’s for $85 (100ml) and on HugoBoss.com.
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Energized
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Enegized is a new limited edition scent to tribute to their sporting heritage and the passion for the game. It holds fiery ginger and cool mint notes that add a crisp energetic freshness to cedar leaf and citrus. The striking top notes complement the purity of Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc’s essence at the masculine floral heart of natural tuberose. It is the essence of the beautiful emotions sport stirs in those who live for the game: the pride of a cheering for a team and the joy of belonging wholeheartedly to a nation. Available on Lacoste.com.
Filson Tool Belt Pouch
Make a day of it and stop by the Filson store, 1534 14th St. NW, from 2-6 p.m. on Father’s Day for a complimentary whiskey tasting featuring local distillery Catoctin Creek. The Virginia spirit brand’s president and master distiller Becky Harris will be in-store to lead the special toast to DMV Dads. And while you are there, pick up the Filson Tool Belt Pouch ($70). This durable, abrasion-resistant pouch has a reinforced base and bound seams. Bridle Leather loops secure it to belts up to 2″ wide. It has a snap pocket, two stow pockets and one slotted stow pocket plenty of pockets for organizing items (even a cell phone), and Bridle Leather straps for hanging tools.
Shinola Double-Stitch Belt
Made from premium Essex leather and stainless steel hardware, Shinola’s timeless Double-Stitch Belt ($125) is 1 ½ inches wide and the perfect finish to any look. You can stop by the local store at 1631 14th St. NW to pick one up on your way to visit.
Spigen Phone Ring
This Spigen Phone Ring is such a good gift! Most guys can relate to the struggle of juggling all his stuff plus his ever-present cell phone. It can get really tricky! This attachable ring for the back of a phone seriously makes carrying it a lot easier. It also doubles as a kickstand for use on tables. The ring also comes with a hook mount for the car so he can answer calls and use maps hands-free. Available from Amazon, two for $14.99.
With summer pretty much in full swing, a good pair of sunglasses are a must. You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of Raybans. These circle frames look good on everyone and are totally unisex. They are $150 at Nordstrom stores at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Tysons Corner Center, Dulles Town Center or the Mall in Columbia.
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