7 Father's Day Gift Ideas in Metro Phoenix
Janessa Hilliard A collection of fathers at Frances boutique in central Phoenix.
Dear old dad. He may not get the same credit mothers do, but more often than not he's just as important in your life: from teaching you how to drive to shelling out cash almost as often as he tells stories. President Richard Nixon declared Father's Day a nationwide holiday in 1972 -- a full 58 years of Mother's Days after its predecessor. And while dad's day isn't touted in the aisles nearly as much, American kids still spend around a billion dollars on the old man every June.
He'll tell you he doesn't need anything. And while that may be true, unlike all the tips and tricks he's given you over the years it doesn't mean you should follow his advice. Father's Day is Sunday, June 15, and we're here to give you our own list of tips for what to get the man of the house -- and arguably the most difficult family member to shop for.
Bow Ties: Think Bond, not Pee-wee
The necktie. We've all done it. It's the expected gift and we're here to tell you that is fine, but why not shape it up a bit? Forgo the traditional long neckwear (or, heaven forbit, the skinny tie -- far more boyfriend than dad) and opt for a shorter, more snug bow tie instead. The downtown-based dudes of Dapper + Dash are the go-to place for these classics. Sold at Frances and Phoenix Public Market among others, the ties are named after the gentleman that inspired them (like Gatsby and Churchill) prices range from $48 to $52. For a more tongue-in-cheek approach -- and the occasional vintage Lacoste shirt and Ralph Lauren blazer -- visit Amir's La Voute, the men's store housed inside Scottsdale's Vintage by Misty. Ties boast scenes of scantily clad women ("Summer Picnic," $35) or Air Jordans ($55).
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