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Father’s Day Gift Guide for 2014

Father’s Day Gift Guide for 2014

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In need of the perfect gift for Father’s Day? Here are a few ideas, from watches, cufflinks and pocketknives to swimwear, golf outings and grilling lessons.

David Yurman
Sculptor David Yurman and his wife, Sybil, a painter, launched the David Yurman brand in 1980. They collaborated to create jewelry that was both a fashion statement and a work of art. As both an artist and artisan, David Yurman is involved in the entire creative process, from initial sketch to finished piece. The finest precious metals, rare gemstones, and unconventional materials are fashioned by the world’s best craftspeople into jewelry of enduring quality and beauty.

David Yurman's Frontier Pocketknife
Frontier Pocketknife
Price: $1,850.

For Father’s Day, David Yurman is offering a selection of pieces that are both modern and classic with strong, timeless design elements. One suggestion is David Yurman’s Frontier Pocketknife which features a titanium alloy frame, sterling silver design detail, a Damascus steel blade, with fittings set with sapphires. The leather cord features turquoise accents. This limited edition pocketknife is priced at $1,850.

The iconic motif is constantly interpreted in unique ways, as in David Yurman’s new Modern Cable Collection, where the double helix is transformed into a bold, carved design for men. Simplified and abstracted, this motif plays light against dark in pieces that are timelessly modern. David Yurman’s Modern Cable Cuff is available in 18K Yellow Gold for $7,500, 18K Rose Gold for $7,500, Black Titanium for $695, and Sterling Silver for $595 (see photo below).

Another option is David Yurman’s Frontier Belt Buckle which is offered in turquoise for $3,900 or Nevada silk stone for $1,900. The buckle measures 69 x 51mm.

David Yurman offers complimentary shipping is included with any order.

Tourneau timepieces

Tourneau, the leading luxury watch retailer, offers a comprehensive men’s watch selection, offering watches with both modern and traditional touches promising something to suit every man’s style.

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duo: $20,700
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duo: $20,700

For Father’s Day, Tourneau offers a wide selection, including the Jaeger-LeCoultre, Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duo. This watch, which combines elegance with a historic aesthetic from the original 1931 model, exudes sophistication and luxury. It is priced at $20,700.

Another option is the Baume & Mercier, Capeland Worldtimer, which is a Tourneau exclusive. Priced at $8,300, it is the ultimate gift for any man with an appreciation for travel and elegant timepieces. The limited production Worldtimer is one of Baume & Mercier’s most popular timepieces (see below).

Tourneau’s Hamilton Khaki Flight Timer (Air Zematt) is geared toward the skyward bound. This stainless steel timepiece is both refined and functional for a seamless transition between work and play. It is priced at $1,495 (see below).

With 38 locations nationwide, Tourneau offers over 100 world famous brands in addition to its own brand of watches. Watches can also be ordered online. Complimentary standard shipping is available for all orders over $150.

Tom & Teddy swimwear
Tom & Teddy is a family-oriented swimwear brand based out of Australia, founded in 2011 by Michelle L’Huillier and Jelle de Jong, former residents of Clovelly in Sydney and keen enthusiasts of beachside living. Now, with two sons in tow, the couple has been inspired by their fond memories of the sand and surf to design a classic and vibrant beachwear collection, with men’s and boy’s matching swim shorts.

Tom & Teddy is all about friendship, shared experiences and that special bond between father and son. It captures the spirit of the great Australian outdoors and the perfect summer’s day by the water. Each individual piece is made to an exceptionally high standard – quality and durability are at the core of the Tom & Teddy brand. The quick-drying microfiber is salt water and chlorine resistant; this signature fabric is combined with UV protection, providing a soft finish for superb comfort.

Blue & Orange Airplane: $94.95 (adult); $54.95 (child)
Blue & Orange Airplane: $94.95 (adult); $54.95 (child)

The collection features bright, sunny colors and bold, contemporary designs. Tom & Teddy’s newest collection consists of vibrant and contemporary designs that captures the spirit of Australian summers. Matching adult men’s and boys swimwear are UV protected, salt water and chlorine resistant and made with quick-drying microfiber fabric that is soft. The designs are fresh, vibrant pops of color in adventurous patterns including those that feature octopus, fish, turtles, penguins and salmon. The bathing shorts also come in stripes and solids.

The retail prices for the suits are $54.95 for boys’ sizes, and $94.95 for the men’s line. The collection can be ordered online.

Mystical Golf
Mystical Golf, owner and operator of The Witch, Man O’ War and The Wizard courses and celebrated by media like Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and, is offering “Summer 3 Play Tee Time Card” for rounds on each of its acclaimed layouts. Available at Mystical Golf’s three pro shops and online for $118 per person (taxes not included), it features three rounds on what many call the “best 54 holes of pure golf in Myrtle Beach.” It also includes cart, complimentary lunch and two free beers. The ‘Summer 3 Play Tee Time Card’ is a perfect Father’s Day present for dads who love to play golf.

Mystical Golf's The Witch Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mystical Golf’s The Witch Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Witch sits on 500 acres of tranquil cypress groves and wetlands teeming with flora and fauna. Tactical play is rewarded on the par-71, 6,702-yard layout. With 4,000 feet of bridges wending through swamps (front nine) and rolling hills (back nine), golfers may spy cranes, bald eagles, alligators and black bears. Man O’ War is revered for its back-to-back island greens and water features touching every hole. With a commanding 141 slope rating, the par-72, 6,967-yard layout is offset by straight-forward shots and excellent, bent-grass greens. Reminiscent of classic, wind-swept links courses in Scotland and Ireland, The Wizard presents deep bunkers, mound-framed fairways and dramatic elevation changes. Trademark stone bridges and an Old-World, castle-style clubhouse add character to the par-72, 6,721-yard shot-maker’s course.

For Mystical Golf information visit its website at or call (843) 282.2977. If your dad can’t make it to South Carolina for Fathers’ Day, the offer is good through Sept. 3, 2014.

Castle Hill Inn: Learn How to Grill from the Best

Celebrate Father’s Day on June 15 on the Castle Hill Inn lawn, while learning grilling techniques from Chef Karsten and Chef James Lynn from the Inn’s sister restaurant, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grill, a celebrated steakhouse in downtown Newport. Chef James will demonstrate how to grill the perfect steak, the importance of spices and rubs, while Castle Hill Inn’s Beverage Director, Shawn Westhoven pairs a variety of seasonal brews, including the Inn’s special house, Hefeweizen, Castle Hill Windward Weiss.

Castle Hill Inn in Newport, R.I.
Castle Hill Inn in Newport, R.I.

Castle Hill Inn is an iconic Relais & Chateaux property in Newport, Rhode Island. This summer, the Inn will offer a full lineup of festive and engaging summer events, all of which pay homage to classic Americana traditions, including weekly movie nights, beach bonfires and stargazing, and award-wining clambakes.

Voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure as one of the top hotels in the world, and lauded by the New York Times as ‘the best spot in town,’ Castle Hill Inn is Newport elegance at its finest.

Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) 466-1355.

Images courtesy of David Yurman, Tourneau, Tom & Teddy, Mystical Golf, Castle Hill Inn