By guruscotty May 9, 2022 May 13th, 2022 No Comments

Happy Father’s Day

By Babs Rodriguez

Dad might say that he thinks it’s a hokey holiday. Perhaps he claims that he has all the material goods he will ever need in life. What is most likely true is that he really doesn’t want you to spend any money on him. But if you choose wisely, he will, for once, be glad that he didn’t win.

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Fathers always appreciate the gift of time, but if you are not going to help him to clean out the garage, here’s an option that doesn’t involve breaking a sweat. Check out the Norqain line of fine Swiss timepieces and take advantage of a raffle to win an Adventure Sport. Customize the engraving plate on the side of the casing for Dad (and yourself, should you win). Haltom’s Jewelers hosts the Norqain brand-debut event, which includes wine and nibbles from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 16 at the Grapevine store; all proceeds will benefit the charities of the Colleyville Rotary Club. Raffle ticket sales culminate at the evening event.

Adventure Sport Watch, $1,990; raffle tickets, $20, Haltom’s Jewelers 

Proraso taps into four generations of Italian grooming expertise to deliver a classic shaving cream that is both protective and hydrating. $10, Market by Macy’s

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Help him upgrade his summer footwear with these made-in-Italy crisscross slides from To Boot New York in soft calfskin with a supportive and comfortable padded leather insole. $195, Malouf’s 

He’ll slice meat like a pitmaster with Jess Pryles’ Hardcore Carnivore serrated knife. The 10-inch carbon steel blade glides through a brisket; the ergonomic handle has textured finger points for a better grip. $24.99, hardcorecarnivore.com 

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A VSSL precision-engineered portable coffee grinder (military-grade aluminum, stainless steel burr and high-grade ball bearings) along with his favorite locally roasted beans ensure good java will fuel his adventures. $160, Orvis

This stylish polo from Peter Millar is perfect for summer with its moisture-wicking and odor-resistant fabric. $98, St. Bernard 

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If your father’s way of making troubles disappear has always impressed you, why not invite him to take his craft to a new level with an online MasterClass in problem-solving taught by Emmy Award-winning scientist Bill Nye. Or maybe he’d like some magical insights from Penn & Teller in their first-ever class. There are lessons in everything from gardening to philosophy, all taught by big-name instructors. From $15/month, masterclass.com

Another timely gift for the fellow who taught you the importance of being tech-savvy is the Series 7 Apple Watch. The durable multitasker gets high marks as a fitness partner, and myriad band choices make it fashion-forward, too. From $399, Apple

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Tovolo golf ball ice molds are what he needs for chilling out and watching the U.S. Open. $16.95 for a set of two, Williams Sonoma 


Apple Southlake Town Square, 260 Grand Ave., 817-722-1401, apple.com

Haltom’s Jewelers 1469 Texas Highway 114, Grapevine, 817-488-5527, haltoms.com

Market by Macy’s Southlake Town Square, 321 State St., 817-527-3700, marketbymacys.com

Malouf’s Southlake Town Square, 190 State St., 817-416-7100, maloufs.com

Orvis Park Village, 1101 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-251-0262, orvis.com

St. Bernard Shops of Southlake, 1275 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-329-0322, saintbernard.com

Williams Sonoma Southlake Town Square, 172 State St., 817-416-5932, williams-sonoma.com