2012 Father's Day Gift Guide

You know what father wants best

barclay prime!

Playing by Dad’s rules was sometimes hard. Years later, you’ve learned to appreciate tough love.

Is That a Balanced Meal?
Cholesterol be damned. Indulge him with Barclay Prime’s swank Father’s Day special, a rare cut of Tomahawk rib-eye (Sunday, 5-10 p.m.; $135). Since bourbon, red meat, and pontificating over politics go hand in hand, present him with Ed Rendell’s new book, A Nation of Wusses ($17), to add fodder to the dinner discussion.

Go Outside and Play
You attribute your love of water to those yearly canoe trips. Inspire him to break out his tackle box with a vintage fishing pole ($35) from The Center for Art in Wood. Or take him for a cruise on the Delaware with Independence Seaport Museum’s River Tours ($40-$50).

spivey cuff links!You’re Not Wearing That Out of the House, Are You?
He always had plenty to say about your fashion choices, but he is the one who needs help. Drop by Henry A. Davidsen to order wood or leather Spivey cuff links ($295) etched with custom images (his favorite chair, your family crest). Then dispose of his college sweatshirt and replace it with an Obey windbreaker ($100) from Arcadia.

Did You Do Your Chores?
Your parents swapped their three-bedroom house for smaller confines. For a manageable dose of green, gift him City Planter’s Kokedama string gardens ($24-$48).

And that’s an order.

Photos: Courtesy of Starr Restaurants; Courtesy of Henry A. Davidsen