June 15, 2017
Haven’t settled on what to purchase for pops yet? This Father’s Day, forgo the stereotypical last-minute Lowe’s run and consider presents that are equal parts paternal as they are personable. Whether your dad is a cocktail connoisseur or a Philly foodie, we have created a curated list of our favorite fail-safe Father’s Day gifts.
Stir things up this Sunday for good ole’ dad and stop into Old City’s Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction for ‘The Shaken’ cocktail kit. First, toast to our city’s founding fathers with a perfectly crafted cocktail inspired by Colonial Spirits, written by Art in the Age founder, Steven Grasse. Then, it’s time to break out the Cocktail Hour Playing Cards from local Philadelphia artist, Sarah Ferone. Tip: Be sure to let dad win…by a lot. ($24.95, Colonial Spirits, $14, Cocktail Hour Playing Cards.)
If your dad hits the sauna every opportunity he gets, well, then it is a sign: your dad likes to spa! At last, it’s time to indulge him with a blissful day at Rescue Spa. Book him popular services such as the Deep Tissue Massage or the Men’s “Good to Go” Facial. Tip: Send dad a little early so he can take advantage of Rescue’s Men's locker room, which has an Infrared Sauna. ($110, Men’s “Good to Go” Facial )
Present the house’s unofficial Top Chef, also known as dad, with some new recipes to whip up on Father’s Day. Scoop up Gustiamo’s Tasting Rome-themed box, curated by Rome-based food journalist, Katie Parla, who often swings by Philly to host Italian suppers at Marc Vetri’s Amis. With Parla’s Tasting Rome cookbook in tow, dad will create dishes with authentic products, ranging from Gazzani Carnaroli Rice to Whole Mullet Bottarga, from artisans all over Italy. Tip: Following a memorable Roman meal, turn on "Chef’s Table" to cook up even more inspiration for the next meal. ($200, Tasting Rome-themed box.)
Help your dad disconnect from technology (at least for an hour) by taking him to a favorite Philly yoga studio. Core Power in Rittenhouse offers a foundation building class, Core Power 1, for first time yogis and South Philly’s The Yoga Garden has an introductory package for a month of unlimited yoga. Tip: Pre-flow, be sure to grab some workout gear for dad at Under Armour. Now, time to namaste. ($49, The Yoga Garden New Student Special )
Help dad stick out in the crowd with some vintage sports gear. While there is no guarantee that you’ll hit a home run…it is worth browsing Philly’s vintage spots like Old City’s Meadowstreet Mercantile to find that epic Eagles or Flyers T-shirt. Think of it as a labor of love. Tip: If you strike out, head to Mitchell & Ness for vintage-inspired sports gear. (Various prices)