Father’s Day Gift Guide


June 21, 2020

Whether isolating together or apart, all fathers and father figures deserve a treat on Father’s Day.

For the family man: While travel is on hold for the moment, there’s no better time to start planning for the future. Dromoland Castle, a 16th century castle-turned-hotel, is set in the countryside of County Clare, Ireland with an 18-hole, par 72 parkland golf course that weaves around the grounds. With the new genealogy package, the in-house genealogist will host a private 45-minute Zoom call with the family to give a genealogy review, followed by a meeting with the findings, either also over Zoom or ideally at the Castle over tea and scones.  

For the perfect shave: This moisturizing and soothing after-shave balm is a go-to gift for dad to make the everyday a little more special – Guinot’s Baume Hydratant instantly calms skin and alleviates razor burn using witch hazel, vitamin E, and menthol for that clean, after-shave look. Sold here for $46

For the sweet tooth: La Maison du Chocolat celebrates Father’s Day with a cadre of premium truffles to delight every chocolate-loving dad out there. One of the greatest classics from the Paris-based chocolatier are the Champagne and Cognac-infused truffles made from an airy, whipped chocolate ganache covered with a thin layer of dark chocolate and a dust of chocolate powder. The truffles are presented in a gold embossed box. Sold online at www.lamaisonduchocolat.us for $64 (30 pieces)-$94 (48 pieces)

For the coffee aficionado: Give dad something to dream about over his morning cup of joe. The coffee expert at Costa Rica’s Nayara Resorts’ espresso bar, Mi Cafecito, is now available to teach private coffee classes over Zoom as part of the new Coffee and Chocolate Lovers package. The package includes a stay at Nayara Gardens or Nayara Springs (set in a lush rainforest on the edge of the Arenal Volcano), a spa treatment, a coffee experience at Mi Cafecito (with a bag of Nayara coffee to bring home) plus the pre-travel one-on-one class on how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home.  

For the whisky lover: To wow Dad, plan a trip to the birthplace of Scotch for a five-day, four-night train journey on the Belmond Royal Scotsman. In partnership with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, fathers will enjoy a private tour of one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, Glen Ord; a specialist single cask whisky tasting with the dedicated Whisky ambassador; and a tasting at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society headquarters. Back on board, guests can choose from over 50 whiskies to enjoy while gazing out over the countryside in the Observation Car before taking home a year-long membership to Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Travelers can now add on bespoke excursions to their journeys including, clay pigeon shooting at Rothiemurchus Estate, guided running tours, or a round of golf. Journeys start at £5,500 or $6,665 per passenger all inclusive.

For the adventure junkie: Book now and celebrate during Father’s Day 2021 onboard the world’s first luxury electric hybrid ship. PONANT, the leader in luxury expedition cruising, will launch Le Commandant Charcot. Operating off a mix of battery (no emissions) and Liquified Natural Gas (the cleanest fuel on the market), venture to the true geographic North Pole in style with just 135 cabins onboard and amenities from Veuve Clicquot, Laduree and Sothy’s. A team of 16 specialists will also be aboard each expedition to help guests participate in environmental research and experiments during sailings, and travelers will be able to book new excursions including hovercrafts, hot air balloon rides and polar diving. Rates start at $13,160 per passenger based on double occupancy.