Eight Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Father’s Day is just around the corner. But if you’re a last-minute shopper, fear not, a quick trip to Farmers Market will serve up a bounty of great gift ideas. Here are eight items we think will make great gifts this year.
Let dad unleash his most creative self, by giving him the gift of hands-on interaction. At Mixology 101, dads can channel their best Tom Cruise at bartending classes with a mixologist. The cost is $75, which includes a welcome shot, two drinks with the mixologist, a dinner entrée of choice and glass of beer or house. A minimum of four people is required for each event. Plus, with Mixology 101’s constant flow of celebrity patrons, you never know who you might see when you’re here.
Laker Shaquille O’Neal once tweeted “…the father’s day gift of what all men love more then anything, STEAKS!”
If your dad, like Shaq, is craving a fabulous, fresh cut of steak, the old-fashioned butchers at Marconda’s Meats & Puritan Poultry and Huntington Meats can help cut your steak to order. Or go for broke and pick up the Tomahawk steak a 2.5-pound rib eye with a foot-long rib bone attached, from Huntington Meats and Marconda’s Meats. This giant cut is perfect for sharing, or if dad’s a hardy sort, let him enjoy it all on his own.
If dad loves nothing more than chilling at the end of the day and catching a game while sipping his favorite brew, he’ll love the flavors in the Summer Brews Pack at Cost Plus World Market. This variety pack features a mix of nine domestic and international brews perfect for the hot days of summer. If dad prefers that his beers originate from some place a little more local, grab a bar stool at Bar 326 and purchase a beer flight from the Bar’s line up of 24 locally brewed craft beer.
Dads can use some pampering too! Treat your dad to an hour at Batson Barbershop and he’ll leave feeling fresh and ready to take on the rest of the day. He can chose from a Batson Barber signature haircut, a hot towel traditional straight razor shave or a variety of other grooming services.
The Gift of Knowledge
Art books abound at specialty publisher TASCHEN, which just happens to be located at the base of our famed Clock Tower. If dad’s a film buff, stop by and grab the "Alfred Hitchcock. The Complete Films" which chronicles the filmmaker's life and movies. "75 Years of Capitol Records" features hundreds of images from the label that brought the world The Beatles and The Beach Boys and is the ideal gift for music fans. Lastly, if dad knows his way around a surfboard, "Surfing. 1778-Today" charts the evolution of surfing culture through music, photography, film and art.
For the dad who loves to grill (or needs some help in the kitchen), Sur La Table classes are the perfect gift. This Father’s Day, they will be offering two specialty classes for you and dad. If dad loves his brews, try the Cooking with Local Craft Beer class where every menu item - from BBQ sauce to caramel ice cream- is made with craft beer! Another delicious option is the Father's Day Celebration: Handcrafted Burger class featuring a brisket burger, tempura fried onion rings, wedge salad and skillet chocolate brownies.
If dad’s looking for a new Laker’s or Dodger’s T-Shirt, or ready to add a new Los Angeles Rams sweatshirt to his collection, be sure to stop by Sporte Fashion, where father and son duo, Al & Eric Coffey have been working side by side for nearly 25 years. If dad is an avid hat wearer, be sure to check out the kiosks in the Plaza.
Build His Own Gift
Not exactly sure what dad wants this Father’s Day? We know gift giving can be fraught with anxiety, so the best gift might just be a Farmers Market Gift Certificate valid at any of our merchants. Purchase online here or visit the Farmers Market Office, upstairs at Gate 1.