slides: 8 Father’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Located on the northern tip of Aquidneck Island in Portsmouth, Rob Swain Sailing School and Charters offers two Father’s Day specials to help your dad enjoy his summer in RI. The Two-Day Basic Keelboat course challenges people of all levels and combines classroom and on-the-water training with J24 boats. This year you can also give your dad an Intro to Cruising course with training on a 47’ Monohull.
$395 (with 10% off for dad) for the Two-day Basic Keelboat Course or $195 for Intro to Cruising Crouse at Rob Swain Sailing School and Charters, Stonebridge Marina, 17 Point Road, Portsmouth. Course runs 10am-3pm daily. 800-948-7245.
If dad needs some weight off his shoulders, this Father's Day package is the perfect gift. He'll get a 90-minute deep tissue massage session with muscle therapy and receive two free tickets to Newport Polo.
$110 at Massage Envy, 1000 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston, 401-275-4900 or 1000 Division Road, East Greenwich, 401-336-2900.
For your fashion-forward dad, buy him a fresh summer button down shirt. Wharf’s classic staple now comes in a nicely textured cloth in white, baby blue and pink. The shirt is slightly dressier than the pinpoint cottons and will be great for your dad to wear through the summer.
$149 at Wharf Clothing and Wares, 212 Westminster Street, Providence, 401-227-1231.
Whose dad doesn’t grill all summer long? Your dad will love this motorized grill brush. It is truly the ultimate grill power tool. With a sprayer to steam clean and a heavy-duty motor to power away grease and grime, his grill will be clean all summer long.
$29.99 at Brookstone stores and online.
Every dad needs some time to chill out. For years to come, dad will enjoy a new hammock in the yard. Your dad may be lounging and checking emails on his phone, reading a book, or sipping on a beer with a burger in hand… can’t you picture it?
Prices vary. McKay's Front Porch, 751 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, 401-295-3350.
Classic rockers Journey with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Loverboy will be coming to Rhode Island in September. This memorable gift will keep your dad or husband rocking out to his favorite hits all summer long.
Ticket prices vary. Dunkin Donuts Center, 401-331-0700.
Photo: Matt Becker
Every golfing dad will appreciate this new gadget. The neo+ Watch is an easy-to-use and lightweight GPS rangefinder that provides instant distance measurements. Ready to play right out of the box, it comes preloaded with 25,000 courses. With non-golf features, dad can wear this watch every day.
$199.99 at Golf Town, 45 Highland Avenue, Seekonk, 508-336-6524.
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