Gift Ideas

FOR DAD

by Fiona Clarke and Tyler Phillips

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and every year we find ourselves trying to top the previous year’s gift. Shopping can be tricky, which is why we did our research to curate fresh gift ideas that promise to please even the most discerning dad. From a ride on a fighter jet that defies the cliché of thrill-seeker to delicious prime dry-aged steaks delivered to his door to a gold-plated hi-fi wireless speaker for his office, this edit provides some unique options.  

HEAR THE BEAT

Engineered with micro-precision, Devialet’s Gold Phantom hi-fi wireless speaker projects sound with revolutionary power and clarity. This sleek device, detailed with 22k rose-gold-plated accents, plays music via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth®. Compatible with smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, turntables and CD players, the Phantom eliminates distortion, saturation, and background noise. www.amazon.com

FLYING HIGH

The perfect gift for every thrill-seeker, a ride on a fighter jet is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The two-seater Aero L-39 Albatross has proven to be the most widely produced and safest jet trainer in the world. With the combination of a maximum speed of almost 500 m.p.h. and the panoramic visibility in all conditions, Dad will feel as fast and powerful as the aircraft itself. He will be fully prepped and outfitted, and no worries – the flight will be controlled by an experienced pilot. www.flyfighterjet.com

GOTTA HAVE SOLE

Kinfolk partnered with French sneaker brand Zespà to produce this exclusive shoe. The luxurious and stylish Zespà Aix-en-Provence sneakers are handmade in France using superior leather and materials. The high quality trainers are completely leather lined, have lateral stitching and the Kinfolk logo is embossed in gold on tongue of the sneaker. Placed in a beautiful blue box, an extra pair of laces and a dust bag are included. www.kinfolklife.com

OFF THE SHELF

The timeless beauty of antique autos elicits an emotional reaction that prompts avid collectors to spend millions on vintage models for the nostalgia they evoke. Captured by renowned photographer Laziz Hamani, Assouline Publication’s Vintage Cars features an exquisite collection of original images of premium vintage models. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to the great automobiles of the past and the undeniable fascination they hold for today’s passionate admirers. www.assouline.com

A Bright Spot

Sure, it gets hot in Arizona in the summer, but for nine months out of the year we have beautiful outdoor weather. So, take advantage of it with a TV specially designed for the outdoors. Whether your dad is hosting a football party or just grilling and wants to catch the end of his favorite show, the SunBrite TV is perfect. It’s completely weatherproof and can endure hours in direct sunlight. Visit www.sunbritetv.com.

THE BIG ONE

No matter the task, the new iPad Pro is up to it — and then some. It offers far more power than most PC laptops, yet is simple to use. The redesigned Retina display is as stunning to look at as it is to touch. And it all comes together with iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPad Pro is everything you want modern computing to be. Dad can touch it, write on it and go anywhere with it. www.apple.com

CHEERS!

Does your dad like 12-year-old scotch? 18-year? How about half-a-century? In 1957, the North of Scotland Distillery produced a single-grain Scotch whisky that aged in bourbon casks for more than 50 years. This is the only bottling by that distillery, which closed its doors in 1980. As rare and delightful as your dear Dad, gift him this Father’s Day with a drop of history. www.thewhiskyexchange.com

WHERE’S THE BEEF?

For five generations the Lobel family has been purveyors of fine meats. Dedicated to the highest standards of quality, their butcher shop ranks as an institution in NYC. It doesn’t get any better than USDA Prime dry-aged steaks from Lobel’s delivered fresh overnight to a special dad’s doorstep. Now until 9 a.m. (ET), buy three steaks online and get one free. Select either USDA Prime Dry-Aged Bone-In Rib Steaks or USDA Prime Dry-Aged Bone-In Strip Steaks. Be sure to use code FATHERSDAY to receive one complimentary steak with your order. www.lobels.com

TEE-OFF

Callaway took the revolutionary technologies that made GBB Epic the best-selling driver in the U.S. and supercharged them to create the Rogue. Rogue Sub Zero Drivers combine all they know about boosting ball speed through their Jailbreak Technology. Callaway’s newest models are powerful, low-spinning and a win in every category: accuracy, feel, quality, and distance. If Dad wants to improve his long game, these will more than do the trick.  www.callawaygolf.com

A Bright Spot

Sure, it gets hot in Arizona in the summer, but for nine months out of the year we have beautiful outdoor weather. So, take advantage of it with a TV specially designed for the outdoors. Whether your dad is hosting a football party or just grilling and wants to catch the end of his favorite show, the SunBrite TV is perfect. It’s completely weatherproof and can endure hours in direct sunlight. Visit www.sunbritetv.com.