Your dad shows you love in so many ways. Now it's your turn. Here are 10 great gift ideas he's sure to love.
1) Omega Seamaster Plant Ocean
Elegant enough to complement any wardrobe and robust enough for the most active lifestyles, the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean features a 45.5mm titanium case and the OMEGA Automatic Co-Axial movement. OMEGA is the first watchmaker to ever blend ceramic and Liquidmetal®, materials that allow the bezel to maintain its appearance indefinitely. $7,900; Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.841.9252. www.omegawatches.com
2) Avión Tequila
Only 744 cases of Tequila Avión Avión Reserva 44 are available worldwide, so you’d better act fast. The Extra Añejo tequila uses a proprietary ultra-slow filtration method, is aged for 43 months in a temperature-controlled cave, aged another month in a special barrel, then hand-poured into a crystal decanter and hand signed by Avión founder Ken Austin. Now that’s smooth. Available at Green’s Liquor Store (multiple locations).
3) Patagonia Ascensionist Pack
Whether dad likes camping, hiking, climbing or jet-setting, Patagonia has him covered with the new Ascensionist Pack. Lightweight, streamlined and versatile, the sturdy pack features an easy-to-close collar, a removable frame and a hip belt, and is available in three different sizes (25, 35 and 45 liter). Stuff to your hearts content. $99-179; 34 East Andrews Dr. NW, 404.266.8182, www.patagonia.com
4) Nespresso VirtuoLine
The Swiss company is revolutionizing the world of coffee with its sleek, new VertuoLine system, a coffee and espresso maker in one. Simply stick a pod in the top of the machine, press the button (the machine automatically reads whether or not you're making coffee or espresso), wait 15 to 20 seconds, and bam!, you have a delicious cup of espresso or coffee without even getting out of your PJs. $299; available at Sur La Table (Phipps Plaza, 404.973.3371; Perimeter Mall, 678.441.9120, www.surlatable.com)
5) Evan Yurman Frontier Collection
Evan Yurman, son of celebrated jewelry designer David Yurman, has followed in his father’s footsteps. His newest Frontier Collection pays homage to the motifs of America’s great Southwest (and his dad’s love of horses) with inlays hand-crafted in New Mexico by local artisans. Highlights include a turquoise and sterling silver belt buckle, woven leather bracelets and a pocketknife ($1,850) featuring a sterling silver design and set with sapphires, leather cord with turquoise. Lenox Square, 404.812.9225, www.davidyurman.com
6) Perry Ellis Duds
American sportswear designer Perry Ellis offers plenty of foolproof gift options for dad including bright ties, summer-ready linen shirts, shoes, belts, swimsuits and colorful accessories. Bonus: On June 10, customers can get 40% off during the company’s shirts-for-dad sale at www.Perryellis.com.
7) SWIMS Loafers
If you’re headed to the lake this summer, get dad a pair SWIMS Sport Loafer to take along. Believe us, he’ll thank you. The lightweight, versatile shoes have an anti-slip, non-marking sole, can be dressed up or down, and can even be thrown in the washing machine. Available at local department stores including Nordstrom and Macy's.
8) Reidel Coke Glass
Australian glassware manufacturer Georg Riedel changed the way people drink wine thanks to his line of stemware dedicated to specific grape varietals. Now he’s trying to do the same with the world’s most popular soft drink, Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola + Riedel glass, the company’s very first glass outside of the world of alcohol, mirror’s the iconic curves of the original Coca-Cola bottle and adds even more happiness to every sip. $20 for a two; available at local retailers and The World of Coke (www.worldofcocacola.com).
9) Suitsupply Suits
Men’s clothing store Suitsupply does exactly what its name suggests. And the Dutch company’s largest U.S. shop is located right here in Atlanta; the 7,000-square-foot store offers fine Italian fabrics, modern cuts and narrow lapels. This summer, superfine blends of Australian wool, Cape Kid mohair, and Irish linen are combined with cashmere and silk in shades of blue, grey, beige and pale green. 3400 Around Lenox Rd. NE, 404.857.2800, www.suitsupply.com
10) SweetWater Brews
On the heels of its 17th anniversary, and just in time for summer, Georgia-based SweetWater Brewery has unveiled a shiny new gift: cans. Yes, the brewery's flagship 420 Extra Pale Ale and fan-favorite SweetWater India Pale Ale (IPA) are both available in 12- and 16-ounce cans. It might not be the most intimate gift, but you know he'll love it. Available at local grocery and liquor stores; www.sweetwaterbrew.com