2011 Father's Day Gift Guide

Daughter Knows Best

oakleaf & acorn!

You know Dad will (claim to) love anything you give him. Don’t make him fake it.

Trek (or just hop online) to Braselton’s Oakleaf & Acorn, the mecca for all things manly and awesome. Nab affordable presents like a summery Hitsman tie ($75), A Year in the Country soap set ($64), and Filson travel kit ($90).

Score big by gifting a retractable-awning canopy ($260-$300). Created by two locals, the fourteen-pound contraption hooks onto the top of a car and easily deploys (sans support legs) to create perfect shade in collegiate team colors.

casa dragones!You adored the little blue box Dad gave you on your Sweet Sixteen. Return the favor with a bottle of new-to-the-area Casa Dragones: handcrafted, small-batch, 100 percent blue agave Joven tequila ($240-$275) that comes gift ready in fancy packaging.

For a joint booze experience ($30 per person), head to Daddy Loves Darlin’ at H&F Bottle Shop to sample fine wines, fried chicken by Restaurant Eugene, and ’70s country on the record player. (Tastings, June 16, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; reservations to 404-841-4070.)

rolls-royce phantom!If money ain’t a thing, treat him to A Stylish Sartorial Splendor ($2,400 and up) with trendsetter Sid Mashburn. The dapper day includes a private wardrobe consultation (plus bubbly), personal chauffeur service via Rolls-Royce Phantom to the namesake boutique, a one-night stay in a St. Regis suite, and a private dinner for two. (Reservations to 404-563-7926.)

He won’t be able to hide the grin on his face.

Photos: Courtesy of Oakleaf & Acorn; Courtesy of Casa Dragones; Scott Olson / Getty Images

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