More than three-quarters of Americans (77 percent) say they will celebrate Father’s Day in 2018 and they will spend on average $133 per person, according to data from the National Retail Federation. It’s expected to be the second-highest year for Father’s Day spending in the past 15 years. What is everyone planning to buy for dad? Special outings, clothing, gift cards, electronics and more. Read on for a few great ideas to celebrate the fathers in your life.
‘Whiskey With Dad’ at City Winery, $75
City Winery at Ponce City Market is offering a unique experience in advance of Father’s Day. “Whiskey With Dad” takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Dad can learn all about the flavors that make each whiskey’s profile unique. Admission includes six (1-ounce) whiskey pours, food pairings from a Big Green Egg-inspired menu, and a welcome cocktail. Tickets are available for $75, plus applicable fees. City Winery, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, Atlantaconcierge@citywinery.com.
Basic Outfitters’ Create-a-Drawer, $60
As seen on “Shark Tank,” this non-subscription box will provide the man in your life with socks, boxers, tees, tanks, joggers and more to replace his worn-out basics. Create-a-Drawer includes up to 17 pieces of comfy and stylish basic wear delivered right to the door and ready to wear. Order online at basicoutfitters.com.
Josh Cellars Gourmet Dad Giftbox from Giftagram, $99
Gifting is easy with Giftagram, which allows you to purchase gifts via the mobile app. For Father’s Day, give dad a special gift set from Josh Cellars, which features the Oaktown Spice Shop BBQ Master Spice Set with four spices including Jamaican Jerk and St. Basil’s Chop and Rib Rub along with sage, bay leaves and more. The Wildwood Grilling Plank Set includes 5-by-8-inch planks in cedar, alder, cherry, maple and hickory. The set also includes “Playing With Fire,” by chef Michael Symon, which features more than 70 recipes inspired by the Iron Chef’s new restaurant, Mabel’s BBQ in Cleveland.
Georgia Aquarium, $60 for two
Celebrate with dad at the Georgia Aquarium and get special discount tickets priced at two for $60. The offer is good only on Sunday, June 17. Tickets must be purchased online in advance, and they apply to any age group. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. June 17. $60 (for two). Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. 404-581-4000, georgiaaquarium.org.
Robert Talbott Tehama sport coat, $1,398
Stylish dads will appreciate the gift of a new sport coat from Robert Talbott. The linen tweed coat with indigo over-check is made of wool, silk and linen. It is available at Robert Talbott, the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3008 Bolling Way NE, Atlanta, 404-565-4819.
Father’s Day brunch at Noble Fin Restaurant
Join Noble Fin in Peachtree City for its very first Father’s Day brunch. Menu items include Crab & Egg Benedict, Wagyu Steak & Eggs, the popular Crab Cake Sandwich and more. Prices vary on the special brunch menu, but mimosas are $5. The event takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17. Make reservations online. Noble Fin Restaurant, 5260 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 770-599-7979, noblefinrestaurant.com.
Ermenegildo Zegna Elements of Man: The Life Collection, $220 per bottle
Give dad a fragrance that perfectly suits his style from the Ermenegildo Zegna, Elements of Man: The Life Collection. Choose from five fragrances that each embody the strengths of a man: Integrity, Wisdom, Passion, Strength and Talent. Available at Bloomingdale’s, Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-495-2800 or Bloomingdales.com.
Banana Republic silk and linen hoodie, $90
Dad will stay cool in this hoodie made with 55 percent silk and 45 percent flax linen, perfect for year-round wear. The hoodie features a drawstring hood, front pocket and rib knit cuffs. Pair it with a favorite sport coat or wear it alone. Available at Banana Republic stores and bananarepublic.gap.com.
F45 Training Buckhead gift card, $186 for one month
Help him torch more than 600 calories in 45 minutes with the rapidly growing HIIT fitness program F45. The program can be tailored to fit any fitness level, and the gift card is good for one month of training. F45 Training Buckhead, the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 220 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta. F45Training.com.
Nest Copper Learning Thermostat, $250
Get two gifts in one when you purchase a Nest Thermostat from Lowe’s and receive a free Google Home Mini in Charcoal now through Aug. 31. The new Nest Learning Thermostat has a sleeker design and sharper display. Sensors and algorithms create a custom temperature while the auto-away function adjusts the system when your home is empty to help save energy.