Father's Day is an internationally-celebrated holiday created to honor all fathers. The first Father's Day in the United States was held in 1908, but it wasn't until the Johnson administration that it became an official holiday. Today, it's the day that Dad is celebrated with a steak dinner, a golf outing or whatever activity he likes most.
Dad loves gifts from the heart and it doesn't matter if it's homemade or purchased at a store. Many Dads love to grill, read, play golf or attend sporting events. Here are a few unique gift ideas because Dad probably doesn't want socks and underwear.
In 2013, Father's Day is Sunday, June 16.
Dad doesn't need to be a PGA pro to enjoy TopGolf. And it's much more than just a driving range with miniature golf. TopGolf features computerized microchips in every golf ball that track your shots accuracy and distance while awarding points by hitting targets ranging from 20 to 250 yards away.
TopGolf also has a great selection of food like pizzas, burgers, sand "wedges", nachos, wings, salads, quesadillas and adult beverages. Kids menu too.
Special Father's Day gift cards available.
TopGolf, 8787 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231. 214-341-9600
TopGolf Allen, 1500 Andrews Parkway, Allen, TX. 469-675-9730
Or check out the Bishop Arts Walking Food and Historical Tour, Sunday, June 16, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For Dads and everyone, it will be a lovely day to tour the eclectic and amazing Bishop Arts District on foot. Stop at the many great restaurants/eateries including Ten Bells Tavern, Eno's Pizza, 303 Bar & Grill, Tillman's Roadhouse, Veracruz Café and Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Learn the colorful history of Oak Cliff and of the unique Bishop Arts neighborhood where Bonnie met Clyde, the trolleys ruled in their heyday and some of Dallas' most prolific inventors launched their brilliant ideas. Limit 15 guests. $40
To reserve your seats, see the full schedule of food tours and get more information, visit www.dallasbychocolate.com or www.dallasbitesfoodtours.com or call 972-814-5997.
The Benchmark experience includes a personal consultation, rejuvenating paraffin hand dip, energizing shampoo, scalp massage, steamed towel, moisturizing facial, tailored haircut, cleansing re-shampoo and conditioning, and finishing style touches. The winning dad will also receive an old-school straight razor shave to leave him looking and feeling his best while he celebrates Father’s Day in a custom Kevlar Jeep.
To enter this premium giveaway, simply stop by the Starwood Motors showroom to pick up your ticket. The winner will be randomly chosen on the morning of Friday, June 14th and will be announced on the Starwood Motors Facebook page. The lucky dad will be able to pick up his Jeep for the weekend as soon as the winning ticket number is posted. The Benchmark package will also be available for redemption at this time.
The luxury Father’s Day giveaway partnership formed when Starwood Motors and The Boardroom Salon for Men both realized they wanted to spoil a lucky dad with a unique weekend experience. Starwood had the custom ride and The Boardroom could provide the rich and rejuvenating spa experience. Having partnered together for Starwood’s grand opening event this past April, the brands still had a fresh relationship and quickly realized the opportunity and potential to partner again for an exclusive Father’s Day gift giveaway.
The Boardroom Salon for Men is a full service salon that provides an exclusive grooming experience for men. They offer exceptional services from haircuts and facials to straight razor shaves and massages in a comfortable and masculine 1920s-style country club environment. The Boardroom’s professional team delivers a unique grooming experience to every client on every visit.
Starwood Motors and The Boardroom Salon for Men invite you to enter their giveway for the chance to give your deserving dad a unique luxury experience. You can pick up your lucky ticket at Starwood Motors, located at 4641 Nall Rd in Dallas, just off of the Dallas North Tollway and Alpha Road exit. The winning ticket must be presented at the Starwood showroom to redeem the luxury prize package. Everyone is welcome to enter the giveaway, but the lucky dad will be responsible for redeeming both gifts.
Learn more about Starwood Motors by visiting www.starwoodmotors.com, Starwood’s Facebook, or Starwood’s Twitter.
Take dear ole Dad out for a hearty weekend brunch. Here are some of our favorite places for a hearty brunch.
A Pair of Cowboy Boots
Does Dad love boots? They're a special gift that you just don't run out and purchase for yourself every day. Boots are tough and rugged, kinda like Dad. Hand-crafted leather with exotic skins (like ostrich or alligator) can be dressed up or casual. Check out great western wear stores like Shepler's, Pink's or Cavender's.
Do you ever wonder what goes on at night after everyone leaves the Dallas Zoo? Take Dad camping where everyone has an outdoor adventure and dear ole Dad doesn’t have to set up camp. He won’t have to build a fire or cut coat hangers to roast things over open flames. Parents and children ages 7 and up will be led through the fascinating world of animals with activities, special tasks, tours of the Zoo, live animal encounters, and a special morning Monorail Safari ride.
Cost: $45-$50 per person depending on camp site location
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203
*The 2012 date has been canceled.
If Dad's an outdoorsman, he will love a gift or gift card from Bass Pro Shop. They have everything Dad needs for:
- Freshwater fishing
- Fly fishing
- Saltwater fishing
- and more
If Dad's never been camping before, there are free workshops to teach the basics. Learn archery, hiking basics, bird watching and how to make S'Mores.
Bass Pro Shop
2501 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
5001 Bass Pro Drive
Garland, TX 75043
Dads love to fire up the grill! Omaha Steaks has a special Father's Day package called The Dad Pack. It comes with four 7-oz. Top Sirloins, six 4-oz steak burgers and six stuffed potatoes on sale for $49.99. Shop at several DFW locations and deliver to Dad or let Omaha Steaks ship via a reusable, insulated cooler full of dry ice. Express delivery and overnight available.
Omaha Steaks Dallas
Preston Royal Center
10854 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
Omaha Steaks Plano
2208 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75093