When it comes to Father’s Day, about the best thing you could give your dad is some bona fide lovin’. But, if you’re like us here at R29, a hug and a pat on the back just doesn’t do the old man justice. So, instead of racking your brains trying to find him the best
dust collectors golf clubs out there, or add another trite top to his Crayola box of polos, treat Papa Bear to some refined F-Day fun.
And, since no two are alike, we’ve given every type of dad out there a reason to celebrate, from the adventurous to the dapperly dressed. Read on to discover what our Miami Father’s Day Gift Guide has in store for your gift-giving needs. We must warn you though, Mom may get jealous from all this exclusive Dad-only attention.
For The Dad Who Needs A Break
In a dad-eat-dad world, sometimes the poor guy just needs a day off. The Spa at Equinox understands, which is why they’re offering your old man an oasis of relaxation at all three of their SoFla locals (Aventura, Coral Gables and South Beach). Whether you choose the MANdatory, Best Man or Knot An Issue (kudos on the punny titles, Equinox) package, he’ll be walking out of there refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed. Should you have anything big to drop on him, we suggest a post-massage reveal.
Equinox Coral Gables, 370 San Lorenzo Avenue (between SW 42nd Avenue and Laguna Street): 786-497-8200
Photo: Courtesy of Equinox
For The Adventurer
In a little country called China, the man of the house gets nothing but respect. And, in true Eastern form, Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails will fulfill your dad’s adventurous appetite for some exotic cuisine. Nestled in the iconic Surfcomber Hotel, Lantau will gastronomically culture your pops with their Summer Ribeye Salad and Singapore Chili Prawns, complimented with a glass of scotch, whiskey, or wine...on the house! After a meal as delicious as this, we guarantee Dad will be bowing down to you.
Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails, 1717 Collins Avenue (between 17th and 18th streets); 305-604-1800 small>Photo: Courtesy of Get Ink PR
For The Debonair Dad
Your dad is one of the most mind-blowing people you know, so help him look the part. Cyber-surf on over to hook + ALBERT, where you can find him accessories that will have the office talking about his well-groomed style come Monday morn’. Keep it basic with a some snazzy dress socks (argyle or anchors), embellish him with some blooming lapels, or add some kick to his steps with finely crafted colored laces. Oh, and did we mention they’re offering an exclusive Father’s Day promo for R29 readers? After a gift-granting like this, we’re sure even Don Draper would be knocking on daddy’s door for style advice.
Photo: Courtesy of Hook and Albert
For The Traditional Guy
Nothing screams Father’s Day like brunch on the beach, so reserve your ocean view table at Steak 954 in West Fort Lauderdale. Ok, so maybe it’s not in the same area code as us 305-ers, but if Dad lives up north, the joy on his face when he bites into an omelet with lobster and some maple-glazed beignets will be worth it. And, if a morning gathering doesn’t fancy dad, we’re positive Steak 954’s 22-oz Dry Aged Prime Ribeye and Nori Dusted Tuna Steak on their dinner menu will. Bon appetite, Daddy-O.
Steak 954, 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard (between Riomar Street and Bayshore Drive); 954-414-8333
Photo: Courtesy of Steak954
Photo: Courtesy of Steak954