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.
Beers of the World
If dad loves nothing more than chilling at the end of the day and catching a game while sipping his favorite local brew, he’ll love the international flavors in the Beers of the World combo at Cost Plus World Market. Ten brews are included in this pack, hailing from famed beer-producing nations such as Ireland, Germany and Mexico. 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. For Father’s Day only, Batson Barbershop will be offering 20% on all father and son combo 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 photography buff, there are plenty of specialty books to choose from, including “Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs” and “Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967.” For a combination of music and journalism, check out “Frank Sinatra Has A Cold.” Also, be sure to keep an eye out for TASCHEN’s semi-annual weekend sale in late June, where gently used books are on sale for up to 75% off the cover price.
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. Family Fun: All About the Grill is ideal for groups with children ages 7 and up and features Soda Can Chicken, Potato Packets and Homemade Ice Cream. More refined palates should try Cooking It Up With Dad, where you’ll learn to make Flank Steak with Sesame-Herb Roasted Potatoes and Thai Basil Chimichurri, Marinated Cucumber Salad and Honey Mint Salad, and Olive Oil and Sea Salt Molten 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.