June 15, 2012
He taught us how to ride a bike, shoot hoops, and drive a stick, and one day he’ll be walking us down the aisle–yep, we’re talking about dear old dad. In honor of Father’s Day, we rounded up 10 cool, classic, stylish, delicious, and fun local gifts that any dad would be delighted to receive. Trust us, you’ll make pop proud with your smart and savvy gift-giving skills.
So without further ado, we bring you our FOB and FOG Father’s Day Gift Guide:
Colorful bottoms aren’t just a trendy look for dames–upgrade Dad’s classic khakis with a pair of vibrant cotton shorts in dusty berry (yes, berry), amalfi blue, or summit green. Find them here: J. Crew at City Creek Center, 50 S Main Street, #210, SLC, 801-521-4275
Tell Dad to ditch his old Billy-Ray-Cyrus-style Reebok high-tops and slip into a pair of cool canvas kicks by Gravis (they’re technically skate shoes, but he’ll never know). Find them here: Fresh, 870 E 900 S, SLC, 801-532-3458
Protect his peepers from the hot summer sun with a pair of stylish tortoise shades by uber cool eyeglass company Salt Optics. (Bonus: these sunnies are sleek enough for Dad to don at your outdoor wedding!) Find them here: Image Eyes Optical, 2008 S 1100 E, SLC, 801-466-6099
Dad will look fine and dandy in a handmade pocket square from Beckett & Robb. Feeling especially generous? Get him fitted for a bespoke suit from the custom clothiers: 150 S Main Street, SLC, 801-413-2970
Get Dad fresh and clean with a hair or beard trim, or a classic barber shop shave–the equivalent of a facial for gents: foamy lather, steamed towels, and a straight-razor shave–at the new downtown location of Ray’s Barber Shop (right next door to the stylish gents at Beckett & Robb): 154 S Main Street, SLC, 801-359-7297
If Dad prefers to primp in the privacy of his own home, hook him up with rugged-chic shaving and skin care essentials from Jack Black. Find them here: Tabula Rasa Social Stationers, 330 Trolley Square, SLC, 801-575-5043
Heard of mom jeans? Yeah, dad jeans exist, too. Get him out of his denim floods and into a pair of designer jeans, like this comfy but cool pair by J. Brand. Find them here: Bastille at The Gateway, 79 S Rio Grande Street, SLC, 801-456-0330
He’ll need something to wash down all that salty sweet goodness– we suggest bottles of Spiral Jetty Indian Pale Ale from Salt Lake City’s own Epic Brewing: 825 S State Street, SLC, 801-906-0123
And he can work off all that bacon, chocolate, and beer on the green. Buy Dad a round of 18 holes at the Park City Golf Club, a popular public course surrounded by mountains, streams, and lakes: 1541 Thaynes Canyon Dr, Park City, 435-615-5800
Wishing our dads and yours a very happy Father’s Day! Have a great weekend!