We all love our dads, but they can be a tough bunch to shop for. With another Father’s Day approaching, don’t let this be the year where you throw another boring pair of dress socks, golf balls and drug store cologne your dad’s way. Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift doesn’t have to involve hours of searching or a great deal of thought. To help you with the task of finding the perfect gift, we provided a list of stores and experiences that will give your dad a Father’s Day that will have him feeling like the “top dog.”
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For The Dad Who Likes To Indulge
Co Co. Sala
929 F. St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Catering to the trifecta of guilty pleasures; chocolate, bacon and booze – Co Co. Sala offers the perfect gift for any man. This Father’s Day, treat dad to a brunch featuring bacon grilled cheese, French toast s’mores, chocolate and bacon and crispy creole crab cakes. The brunch special also includes a variety of signature sips to select from including a bacon bloody mary or a bubbly beer bellini. The three-course brunch experience only costs $26 and starts at 11 a.m., and if you’re still looking for a gift for dad, Co Co. Sala also has special Father’s Day chocolates including a chocolate remote control and Hennessey truffles, which are bound to put a smile on any dad’s face.
For The Vintage-Loving Dad
1428 U. St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Full of vintage fashions and rustic furniture, GoodWood is the perfect destination for last-minute shoppers looking to find a unique find. With a constantly changing inventory and a carefully curated selection of amazing vintage finds, GoodWood is a one-stop shop for finding a simple, but unique gift this Father’s Day. It is GoodWood’s selection of boutique colognes that really makes it one of our top Father’s Day stops. Of the various lines carried by GoodWood, one of our favorite lines is Royall Lyme Bermuda, specifically the Royall Rugby scent. This cologne is a great choice for the dad with a refined taste and affinity for anything vintage.
For The Dad Who Needs To Relax
1475 L St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Will the thought of a spa day make your dad cringe, but you know he needs a day of full relaxation? Send him to local male DC favorite the Grooming Lounge. A day at the Grooming Lounge will make dad feel like the most powerful man in the universe. He will be given a complimentary beer or wine and there are a variety of services that you can give to him. We suggest giving dad the Grooming Lounge’s Super Stoner massage, which is described as the “ultimate in relaxation.” He will enjoy a rubdown with heated stones to relieve any knots and sore muscles, leaving him in tip-top shape to keep working on his golf swing.
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For The Dad Who Needs An Escape
4940 Canal Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
www.fletcherscove.comIf you want to give your dad a full-on vacation this Father’s Day but are in a time and budget crunch, plan a day trip to Fletcher’s, a charming boathouse and cove located on the C&O Canal. Situated between Georgetown and Bethesda on the Potomac River, the scenic grounds and camp-like setup will transport your dad out of the city and have him feeling like he is on his own mini-vacation. Fletcher’s offers bike, canoe and rowboat rentals, as well as double kayaks. And if you are really trying to give dad an escape on a tight budget, just take him on a peaceful stroll along the numerous trials, a mini-escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and it won’t cost a dime.
For The Dad Who Enjoys A Drink
3519 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
www.weygandtwines.comLocal lawyer Bonard Molina, with the help of his wife and sister, teamed up to bring otherwise unavailable agave spirits from Mexico to the Washington area. Available under the name Mayalen, one of the few spots to find the unique spirits, which have been described as “somewhere between a peaty Scotch and a brandy,” is at Weygandt Wines in Cleveland Park. Molina’s products will make a great gift for the dad that enjoys Scotches and has a healthy appetite for trying something new.
Matthew Scott is a freelance writer covering all things Washington DC. His work can be found on Examiner.com.