Father’s Day Gift Guide

May 27, 2014 8:30 PM

(credit: FareTrade)

(credit: FareTrade)


It’s time to celebrate dads and show them how much we appreciate their hard work as a parent. The following suggestions are full of fun, sports, pampering, and gourmet goodies. Whether your guy is on a golf course or playing pong in the pool, we hope he is surrounded by family and friends and enjoying Father’s Day.

(credit: TerraneaResort)

(credit: TerraneaResort)


Terranea Resort’s New Golf Academy
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
(310) 265-2755
www.terranea.com

For the golf lover… take a swing at The Links at Terranea’s New Golf Academy with one- and two-day intensive programs on swing analysis, improved play strategy and fitness consultations. The Golf Academy intensive program starts with a complimentary breakfast, followed by a workout routine with a trainer. Golfers then head out on the course for a practice session with a PGA Instructor and a playing lesson. A complimentary picnic lunch is also included with the golf experience. The Golf Academy offers access to some of the best instruction and training equipment available, giving guests a chance to experience practicing like a pro, along with the backdrop of Terranea’s stunning oceanfront setting.

The Golf Academy’s outdoor, short game practice facility features four USGA regulation green complexes, four practice bunkers, an assortment of lie conditions and a 15,000 sq. ft. golf-academy only access short game practice area. For more information about The Links at Terranea Resort and The Golf Academy programs, visit www.terranea.com.

(credit: Beverly Wilshire Spa)

(credit: Beverly Wilshire Spa)


Spa At Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 385-7023
www.fourseasons.com

For the guy who likes to relax, you don’t need to play golf to enjoy the Tension Reliever massage at the Spa at Beverly Wilshire, which incorporates the use of golf balls to soothe tension. This unique massage is warming, relaxing and enhances flexibility. A Deep Tissue massage is also a great option for the athlete or those who like firm pressure to help release knots of tension from the body. Guests who book a 60-minute treatment (or longer) at the Spa at Beverly Wilshire, will enjoy complimentary valet parking and access to the pool, steam room and fitness center. Appointments can be made by phone (310) 385-7023 or email spa.beverlywilshire@fourseasons.com.

(credit: Portopong)

(credit: Portopong)


Portopong – Floating Beer Pong Table
www.portopong.com

For the fun dad who wants to retain his youth, get him a Portopong, the #1 best selling floating beer pong table in the world. The creators of Portopong invented the modern day floating beer pong table not just for college students to play on spring break, but for pong lovers of all ages to play in the pool at their backyard BBQs, or while camping at the lake. (Note: you can substitute soda, juice or any other favorite beverage in place of the beer.) To keep your beverages cool, place ice cubes in the cup holders, then put filled cups on top of the cubes. The Portopong also works great for tailgating, where you can put it on the hood of your car or truck bed. Let the games begin.

(credit: Mark Lash Jewelry)

(credit: Mark Lash Jewelry)


Jewelry
www.marklash.com

For the sophisticated dad, who likes a bit of bling… Mark Lash Jewelry is well-known among celebrities and musicians such as Bruno Mars, John Legend and Drake. For over 25 years ago, Mark Lash has been creating one-of-a-kind custom pieces and offering a stunning selection of imported fine jewelry. His designs are versatile and timeless, as he’s been inspired by both vintage eras and the current trends of today. Take your man’s outfit to the next level with gold and diamond cufflinks, hip pendants and chains or a “chain link” diamond bracelet from Mark Lash that will give him pleasure for years to come.

(credit: The Fare Trade)

(credit: The Fare Trade)


Fare Trade Monthly Subscription
www.thefaretrade.com

For the dad who loves to cook, buy him a subscription to The Fare Trade – a monthly subscription service that works with the nation’s most-respected chef talent to curate baskets of small-batch ingredients, sourced directly from America’s most progressive artisan producers. Each month, members receive 4-6 unique food items, along with access to exclusive recipes, chef-helmed video tutorials, articles, tips, and more to help them master their new kitchen goods. With the artisanal movement becoming more established and chef-driven experiences continuing to grow in popularity, the platform is a foolproof gift for those drawn to epicurean, home-grown, and locavore (those interested in eating food locally produced).

(credit: Offenbacher Fudge)

(credit: Offenbacher Fudge)


Offenbacher Gourmet Fudge
www.offenbacherfudge.com

For the dad with a sweet tooth… and those looking for an all-natural, gluten-free chocolate confection, try Offenbacher Gourmet Fudge. Based on a traditional family recipe, this rich, handcrafted fudge comes in a variety of exciting flavors, such as Peanut Butter, Mango, Kahlua Coffee, and Champagne. Die-hard traditionalists will be pleased with the Original Recipe, made with milk chocolate and English walnuts. Consumers can feel good knowing that for every box of fudge purchased, Offenbacher Gourmet Fudge will donate a portion of proceeds to feed under-privileged, deserving families. Lucky for dad you don’t have to cross state lines to get this decadent dessert. Simply order online at: www.offenbacherfudge.com

Liz Laing is a writer, web designer and photographer who lives in Los Angeles. Her latest projects may be followed on Liz Laing.