OC’s Best Places For Father’s Day Gifts

May 28, 2013 6:00 AM

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Happy Father's Day
(credit: Garys Newport Beach)

(credit: Garys Newport Beach)


Father’s Day is a time to honor those amazing dads who have helped shape our lives. What better way to show dad your gratitude than with the perfect Father’s Day gift? In Orange County, there are plenty of shops to discover the perfect gift for dad. Whether it’s a classic watch, a hip fedora or the perfect suit and tie, here are a few of the best places to buy a Father’s Day gift in the OC.

(credit: Road Less Traveled)

(credit: Road Less Traveled)


The Road Less Traveled
125 N. Broadway, Suite C
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 836-8727
www.roadlesstraveledstore.com

If there were ever a definite place to spoil dad while being environmentally conscious, The Road Less Traveled would be it. This eclectic OC-based boutique is piled high with unique and contemporary home furnishings and other various decor. You can salute dad on his special day with wine glasses or other sophisticated novelty items at this urbane enclave. If you are the sentimental type and yearn for more personalized gifts, Fleur De Lys offers a wide range of moderately-priced greeting cards, one-of-a-kind artisan pieces and plenty of limited-edition finds.

(credit: The Outlets at Orange)

(credit: The Outlets at Orange)


The Outlets At Orange
20 City Blvd. W.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 769-4001
www.outletsatorange.com

If you’re unsure about what kind of gift to give dad, you can browse through the many boutiques of this outlet mall to extract some inspiration. The Outlets At Orange located in Orange County has just about every gift idea imaginable; from sports apparel at the Nike Factory Store and Sports Authority to a new pair of shades at Sunglass Hut — just in time for the summer. Whatever your Father’s Day gift idea, Outlets At Orange has you covered.

(credit: Garys Newport Beach)

(credit: Garys Newport Beach)


Garys Newport Beach
1065 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-1622
www.garysonline.com

Impress dad with a lofty tie, suit or cuff links that will carry him from the office to the evening. Located at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Garys is a family-owned men’s specialty clothing store that offers a varied selection of world-class trendy suits, casual wear, shoes and accessories. Garys makes the connection between fine gentlemen’s wear with an opulent aesthetic. Dad will surely be pleased with a dashing frock from this dapper men’s boutique.

Related: Best OC Shops For Office Wear

(credit: OC Camera)

(credit: OC Camera)


OC Camera
27680 Marguerite Parkway, Suite B
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 347-1276
www.occamera.com

Capture memorable moments with dad with a camera upgrade from OC Camera. OC Camera is one of the leading brick-and-mortar shops in Orange County that offers a varied selection of cameras ranging from moderately-priced digital cameras to pricier, professional-grade cameras and equipment. Used cameras and parts are also bought and sold here. The shop is consistently rated as one of the go-to places for shoppers, amateurs and pros alike, looking to satisfy their electronic cravings. It prides itself as being one of the most knowledgeable and professional camera stores in south Orange County.

(credit: SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)


Tick Tock Fine Watches & Jewelry
9200 Bolsa Ave., Suite 21
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 892-1625
www.ticktockwatches.com

The quintessential Father’s Day gift has always been the watch. Tick Tock, located in Westminster, is a trendy family-owned boutique that specializes in luxurious watches and other fine pieces of jewelry. Lists of watches lining the display tables range from the upscale Rolex and Movado to the innovative Swiss and Omega. Whichever suits your tastes, you’ll be sure to find a timeless piece for your dad at this location.

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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