Father’s Day in D.C.: Gifts, Guides and Fun

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Looking for a great way to celebrate dad this Father’s Day? Thanks to CBS D.C., look no further. From the best activities and ways to get outdoors with dad to some of the best gifts to surprise him, this is a one-stop-shop for all things Father’s Day in D.C.

Best Places for Father’s Day Gifts:

Father’s Day is right around the corner and the fathers in your life deserve a little bit more then the usual tie. If you are a procrastinator, the article Best Places For Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts has some good suggestions for you. But if you want to start looking now, these places have things that will make for great Father’s Day gifts.

Salt & Sundry
1309 5th St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 556-1866
www.shopsaltandsundry.com

There is an art to entertaining guests at your home. Though times have changed, there are still people who love to have dinner parties, game nights and other fun events at their home. Salt & Sundry carries home goods and holds events that will step up your entertaining game. This makes it a great place to get a gift for the dad that likes to keep his bar stocked with fancy things like whisky stones, ginger syrup and various bitters.

The Grooming Lounge
1745 L St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-8900
www.groominglounge.com

It used to be that men tried to look their best every day, not just on special occasions. Now, if a guy takes pride in his appearance, he is labeled a metrosexual. Well, whatever they want to call you, it doesn’t matter. Looking your best is never an issue. For the father that loves a nice shave, haircut, manicure or facial, The Grooming Lounge has what they want. You can get him anything from balancing face wash to a three-in-one splinter tweezer. Help the father in your life look his best on Father’s Day and every other day of the year.

Federal
2216 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 518-3375
www.federalstore.com

D.C. is full of cute hip dads walking around with their kids in strollers, leashes and baby bjorns. Often these are the same fathers who keep up with the latest fashion trends and styles. Federal is a clothing store that caters to the modern fashionable man. Carrying brands like Levi’s, Converse, Vans and Brixton, the store is suitable for the rugged, hip, trendy or classic style guy. Along with clothes, Federal also carries accessories, books, eyewear and more. You are sure to find something your hip dad will love.

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Best ‘Club of the Month’ Gifts for Dad

Buying a gift for even the most discerning dad just got a lot easier. Sign up the world’s most perfect papa for a monthly club that will remind him of your affection and tickle his fancy all year long. Want your dad to know you get him completely and think of him often? Here are five clubs he will actually be happy to get signed up for.

Golf Ball of the Month Club

Birdie-Life features six different club levels to satisfy every budget as well as dad’s obsession with golf. All club levels feature top-of-the-line golf ball brands and priority shipping. You can choose between single sleeve or full box plans, all of which come with free bundles of tees in each shipment and a Birdie-Life golf towel. If dad can’t get enough of the links, this is the club he’s been waiting for. Use coupon code “Dad” to nab ten per cent off any club you choose.

Salami of the Month Club

For the dad whose cholesterol level is on the low side (or for the one who takes his medication religiously), Olympic Provision’s Salami of the Month Club is the perfect indulgence. Featuring 12 rotating varieties of hand-crafted pork salami as well as detailed tasting notes and recommendations from top salamist Elias Cairo, club levels allow you to choose between one and three delectable, monthly salami choices.

The Original Craft Beer Club
Featuring small-production, independent brewers based throughout the U.S., The Original Craft Beer Club rotates between 12 world-class, unique craft beers and includes a monthly newsletter detailing the beer’s history. All the beers are traditionally brewed via time-honored, regional methods and handpicked, giving dad the opportunity to imbibe unique brands that aren’t readily available at the local store.

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Best Activities to Celebrate Father’s Day in D.C.

This Father’s Day, a last-minute necktie or pair of socks just won’t do. Surprise dad with an exciting day that he is sure to remember.

Spirit Of Washington Lunch Cruise
600 Water St. S.W., Pier 4
Washington, DC 20024
(866) 302-2469
www.spiritcruises.com

Date: June 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Dad is sure to get into the spirit when he sees this buffet smorgasbord. Oh, and there’s a cruise too. A warm breeze off the Potomac will be the perfect end to a relaxing afternoon of brunch and entertainment as you, dad and the family cruise along its sparkling waters. When he boards the Spirit of Washington, dad can have his photo snapped to commemorate his relaxing afternoon. With a plentiful buffet, he can eat to his heart’s content as he enjoys a narrated tour of D.C.’s historic waterfront sights visible from the ship’s panoramic windows. Don’t forget to save room for dessert.

Father’s Day Car Show
Main St.
Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 229-8915
www.virginia.org

Date: June 15, 2014 at 9 a.m.

If your dad is a car enthusiast, then this show is right up his alley. It’s packed with lots of shiny, fast cars. The annual car show features a bevy of classic and antique cars, as well as hot rods and motorcycles. Vehicles will primarily line Main Street and some side streets as well. There will be live music, and attendees will be able to take a walking tour of the neighborhood’s historic district and visit local museums.

Deep Tissue Massage
Foundation Fitness
4380 Macarthur Blvd. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(855) 854-0465
www.foundfitpt.com

No, this isn’t a “spa day,” it’s a deep tissue massage. Dads get massages too. A certified therapist performs an hour-long massage and focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia—the protective layer around muscles, bones and joints. Deep pressure is applied in order to release chronic tension. Dad sure could use that.

Private Lives—Stage Drama
Harman Center for the Arts
Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 547-1122
www.shakespearetheatre.org

Date: Through July 13, 2014

Give dad a little drama—the good kind. Private Lives is an irreverent comedy about a divorced couple who inadvertently stays at the same hotel—in adjacent rooms even—while honeymooning with their new spouses. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. But one has to wonder if the two exes will be tempted to rekindle their past romance. Dad will enjoy this quick-witted comedy written by Noel Coward. This is the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s first run of the play.

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Best Ways to Get Outdoors with Dad on Father’s Day

Even if your dad is the quintessential couch potato, coaxing him outside for fresh air and fun on Father’s Day can set the stage for a good time and memories you make together. There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.

Take To The Water
Rent or borrow a boat, find a tranquil lake and go fishing. If beach bumming is more your style, dress for whatever the weather is in your neck of the woods and cozy up on a blanket with a barbecue. Lazing along the shoreline or participating in water sports always makes for a splendid day. Leaving your mobile phone at home is an added plus.

Find a Festival If walking is more dad’s style, explore one of the many festivals taking place on Father’s Day. Street fairs, carnivals and extravaganzas featuring food, cool stuff to buy, beer, music and more pepper city blocks and Main Streets from sea to shining sea. Let dad pick out his own present while nibbling on a sausage and pepper sandwich.

Picnic in the Park or Eat Out Al Fresco Every Father’s Day has to include some chill time, so pack a picnic basket full of dad’s favorite goodies, or find a restaurant known for delicious, outdoor dining and build in some relaxing time to talk, catch up and enjoy each other’s company. This is not a day to skip on dessert so make sure something decadent and delectable is part of the experience.

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