Pop’s always telling stories from his glory days (“three touchdowns in the state championship!”). Let him relive the splendor with a Dad’s Day gift to match his high school persona.
He can throw, catch, and dunk (ok, not dunk), but his true love is golf. Ensure you’re his favorite child with a day pass to Doral Golf Resort & Spa (4400 NW 87th Avenue; 305-592-2000). Wednesday, June 18, is the Summer Solstice Slam, a 54-hole amateur tournament on the PGA Tour-worthy Blue Monster and Great White courses. For pops, it’s 50 percent off fees.
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Dad has loads of frequent flyer miles. But he’s still carrying his toiletries in a Ziploc. Class him up with Malcolm Fontier’s new line of bags, dop kits, and wallets. The 2008 Gen Art winner’s collection is completely vegan, and the brown and white canvas laptop case will make quite a splash in the Sky Club.
He hasn’t aged a bit. Help him stay young (and handsome) with a treatment at the newly opened Monsieur men’s spa (3143 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables; 305-774-2931). Packages include Dad Gets Dapper, an hour-long Swedish massage, followed by a mini facial and hand and foot rub. Manly bonus: Packages come with a beer (or wine).
He could pull off an ascot (and has). Gift him a futuristic watch from Miami-based designer Kriëger’s Skeleton collection (Tourneau, 9700 Collins Avenue, suite 210, Bal Harbor; 305-866-4312). The inner workings show through the face’s stencil cutouts. The blue and gold accents give it an edgy look, while the diamond bezel and leather band keep it classic.
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He works hard for his money — and loves the finer things. Take him for an award-winning gourmet meal at Azul in the Mandarin Oriental (500 Brickell Key Drive; 305-913-8358). The hotel is pairing Father’s Day brunch with your choice of a swanky upgrade, like a box of 24 Padrón cigars.
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