Father's Day gifts

June 12, 2013 10:30:24 AM PDT
We all love our dads for who they really are, but shopping for them can be tough. Is he fun and hip, or is he a little more conservative?

In honor of Father's Day, Mallory Pernay of The Glen Town Center is helping us figure out what to buy Dad.

Hip Dad

Think Brad Pitt. Look for fun socks, colorful shirts and funky watches. You can find tons of ideas at Von Maur. The store offers a special Father's Day gift with purchase, and always has free gift wrap.

Von Maur
Michael Kors Watch $225
Kenneth Cole Watch $165
Happy Socks, Polo RL, Lorenzo Uomo Socks $10 - $14
Son and Daughter Book $9
Picture Frames $10
Father's Day Cards $2 - $5
Lacoste Tees $55 - $65
Southern Tide polo $79.50
Diesel orange boxers $27
Thomas Dean button down $110
Under Armour tee $32.99
Incase iPhone Case $9
Fake Glasses $12
Fun Watch $20
Yellow Wallet $25
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips $7
Pascal Pour Elle
Kerastase Homme Capital Force product line $10 - $45 (hair gel, shampoo, conditioner)

Classic Dad

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal announced that the suit is back, so perhaps your dad still works in an office or likes to look sharp around town. There are lots of great looks, suits, classic sport coats and accessories at Jos. A. Bank, who offers fantastic sales on shirts, snappy ties, cuff links and classic watches. Fun reads from the Book Market include a bio on Mayor Daley, Gene Siskel and Barack Obama's Dad.

Jos. A. Bank
Light Grey Suit, Modern Cut $895
Navy Striped Shirt $87.50
Jos. A. Bank Classic Watch $95
Various Button Down Shirts $87.50 - $135
Various Ties, Pocket Square and Bowties $29.50 ? $99.50
Black Lace Up Dress Shoe $175
Cuff Links $55 - $95
Shoe Polish $7

The Book Market Various books and magazines $4.99 - $30

Von Maur
The Art of Shaving Gift Set $25
Godiva Chocolate Almonds / Cashews $10

Pascal Pour Elle
Aveda Mens Shampoo, Conditioner and Grooming Cream $10 - $35

Traditional Dad

Is your dad so traditional he is stuck in the Stone Age? If he's a Fred Flintstone type, the best way to his heart is through his stomach. There are great bbq items from Von Maur and bbq cook books from the Book Market. Or how about a fun cartoon-inspired cookie basket from Cookies by Design. Don't forget fun gift wrap ideas, like the old "use the comic strip from the newspaper" routine, perhaps for traditional frugal dad.

Von Maur
Beer Bottle Lantern $16
Chillsner $29.95
Beer Kit $54.99
BBQ Trays $12 - $16
BBQ Recipes $24
BBQ Matches $6
BBQ Candle $18
BBQ Coasters $12
Pretzels and Dip $6
Von Maur Cookies and Popcorn $4 - $10

Book Market
Cook Book $29.99

Cookies by Design
Father's Day Cookie Bouquet $17.99 +

Sporty Dad If you've got a dad like Mike Ditka, a sports fan, or better yet a golfer, than this is an easy one! There is a fantastic mix of fashion and sports accessories at Dick's Sporting Goods. If you are looking for tickets to go with your new Blackhawks or Sox hat, check out Dino's Sports Fan Shop, where you can actually purchase tickets for the big game! Dick's Sporting Goods Acuity Golf Bag / Set $100 Walter Hagan Golf Shirt $45 Under Armour Tees $22.99 ea Titleist, Blackhawks, Sox hats $22 - $25 Bears Koozys $7.99 ea Footjoy Golf Shoes $99 ea Callaway Launch Zone $34.99 Slazenger set of 30 Golf Balls Range Bucket $10.99 Sunglasses $19.99 - $29 Blackhawks Putting Mat $34 Walter Hagan Golf Hat $25 Walter Hagan Golf Shorts $50 And if that is not enough, bring Dad and the entire family out to The Glen this Sunday, June 19th, for the Father's Day Car Show! Have lunch or dinner in one the many restaurants and make a day of it, all for Dad, no matter what his personal style may be. Glen Town Center 1950 Tower Drive Glenview IL 60026 847 724 2025 www.theglentowncenter.com


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