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The 2018 Father’s Day Luxury Gift Guide
Let’s face it: some people are pickier (or more discerning) than others. With Father’s Day coming up, here are some luxurious gift ideas for the dads that have pretty much everything.
#1: TWO-DAY SURVIVAL TRAINING LED BY A NAVY SEAL EXPERT ($3,125 PER PERSON)
If you have a tough dad (or one who wants you to believe that), there’s an intense overnight survival-training course at the extreme adventure academy ROC Warrior for the ultimate challenge. Designed around real world experiences of a SEAL Team 6 operator, this course covers beyond the basics of braving the elements, which includes escaping a captive situation and fending off attackers, plus developing strong situational awareness. Yet, this class isn’t just about saving one’s life in the face of danger, but also about becoming a better leader, communicator, and team member. Due to some dangerous elements of the course, guests may be required to sign a waiver of liability and hold-harmless agreement.
#2: ZERO GRAVITY EXPERIENCE IN A ZERO-G PLANE ($4,950)
Want to find a place for dads to feel out of this world? Bluefish founder and CEO Steve Sims recommends this uniquely modified Boeing 727 flight called G-FORCE ONE, which creates a sense of weightlessness for 20 to 30 seconds through 15 parabolic moves. In this 90-to 100-minute experience, each guest gets one seat in the flight, one Zero-G gift, one Zero-G flight suit, tailored pre- and post-flight meals, professional shots and video of the experience, plus a certificate of completion.
#3: LUXURY “THE GOOD LIFE IN A BOX” SUBSCRIPTION ($1,200 PER YEAR)
Why limit your dad to one gift when you can get him something special every month? For the Dad who deserves top-shelf items, this membership delivers exceptional products curated around a monthly theme “(think fine wines, spirits and foods to unique toys, tools and cutting-edge tech).” Popular items featured in previous boxes include an exclusive 20th anniversary edition of Clase Azul Tequila, Glenmorangie single malt scotch, a champagne sabre kit and beautiful sound tech from Altec Lansing, Master & Dynamic and Stelle Audio. While you can’t decide on the specific themes, you can choose your ideal length of membership—one-off; three-, six-, or twelve-month periods.
#4: SAILOR’S NAVIGATION CANE WITH HIDDEN GADGETS ($12,850)
A walking stick may seem like a cruel joke at first, but the gadgets hidden within this antique navigation cane will likely fascinate any James Bond- or Kingsman-loving dads. Some of the tools you can find in this 19thcentury cane include a telescope, a tripod stand, compass, writing instruments, plus navigation instruments such as wind gauge. Historically, this is what sailors use to navigate, communicate with other vessels, find proper harbor, and even ascertain a ship’s friend-or-foe from afar. Rest assured you’ll score bonus points if your father is a sailing or antique aficionado, for telescopes is typically seen as a badge of honor for captains, admirals and respected officers.
#5: MEN’S FIELD COAT WITH CUSTOMIZED LINING ($675)
Apparently, there’s a way to make something ultra-personal (and maybe a little sentimental) look good. California Designer Silver Lining—famous for its timeless wardrobe pieces made with luxurious material—launched a classic M65 Military Jacket that’s perfect for a Father’s Day present. Available in heritage-dyed Japanese wool or 100% organic cotton twill, this jacket is durable and stylish enough for outdoor activities and date nights. The real secret, however, is inside. There, you can personalize everything with your favorite images: photos, favorite map, or children’s artwork, handwritten letters and many more. As a stylish upgrade from the traditional quilt, this could make for a practical yet wearable art or heirloom piece.