Big Boy Toys
With Father’s Day just around the corner, the crunch is now officially on to find the perfect gift for the man who already has everything … except maybe the perfect toy. This year, step away from the tie, and consider one of the following gifts guaranteed to generate some serious water-cooler talk come Monday morning.
Allen Fieldhouse Basketball Floor Pen $150
If the road to Dad’s heart is paved with everything Jayhawk, this is a serious shortcut! Surprise your KU basketball-lovin’ guy with an officially licensed pen fashioned from the wooden gym flooring used at the University of Kansas basketball shrine, Allen Fieldhouse, from 1992-2005. Not only will Dad be floored with this little piece of Phog history, you will be giving him a writing instrument that is as well pedigreed as he is.
The Gents Place
11544 Ash St., Leawood, Kan.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox World Chronograph Watch $21,000
Born out of collaboration with racing car giant Aston Martin, the AMVOX line will bring out the inner James Bond in any man, and is perfect for the dad who is savvy enough to appreciate a high-end wristwatch when he sees one. Much more than a timepiece, this Swiss beauty will adorn his wrist with the same calfskin leather found in the Aston’s sporty interiors, and includes everything he needs—except a homing device. Can you say, shaken, not stirred?
Hawthorne Plaza, Country Club Plaza or Briarcliff Village
Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch $349.99
Leave it to Garmin to mastermind another benchmark in GPS innovation—this time for your avid golfing Pop. The S3 watch comes preloaded with the true shape and layout for more than 27,000 courses from around the globe, which not only aids in player strategy, but also could substitute for a caddie in helping to select the right club for the shot. Plus, you don’t have to treat it to lunch afterwards.
Garmin Approach G6 Handheld Touch Screen Golf Course GPS $299
For the man in your life who still thinks it’s okay to play Angry Birds on his cell phone for four hours, hometown Garmin (who else?) has designed the Approach G6. This slim, sexy hand-held GPS boasts a glove-friendly, colorful touch screen that is sunlight readable, offering the same features as a GPS watch—all in a package that will easily shift his focus to a different kind of birdie. Score one for you!
William Henry Studio Knives $300-$25,000+
If Dad totes the same pocket knife he’s had since becoming an Eagle Scout in high school, it’s time to substitute dull for edgy with a knife that is undeniably a cut above the rest. These hand-forged “tapestries in metal” utilize exotic materials such as fossilized walrus ivory and mammoth bone, with diamond and gemstone embellishments—definitely something for the man who wants to carve out a niche for himself while still looking sharp.
4533 West 119th St., Leawood, Kan.
Mercedes-Benz S550 Convertible MSRP: $94,500
As winter becomes a distant blur in the rearview mirror, now is the perfect time to satisfy Dad’s need for speed and open-air driving with the coolest in the S-Series by Mercedes-Benz. With 429 Horsepower, this rolling spa is one over-the-top roadster! Let Dad know that you think he is King of the Road, whether he is breezing down Ward Parkway or shuffling kids to soccer practice.
Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City