Happy Father’s Day

By Babs Rodriguez

Dad might say that he thinks it’s a hokey holiday. Perhaps he claims that he has all the material goods he will ever need in life. What is most likely true is that he really doesn’t want you to spend any money on him. But if you choose wisely, he will, for once, be glad that he didn’t win.

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Fathers always appreciate the gift of time, but if you are not going to help him to clean out the garage, here’s an option that doesn’t involve breaking a sweat. Check out the Norqain line of fine Swiss timepieces and take advantage of a raffle to win an Adventure Sport. Customize the engraving plate on the side of the casing for Dad (and yourself, should you win). Haltom’s Jewelers hosts the Norqain brand-debut event, which includes wine and nibbles from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 16 at the Grapevine store; all proceeds will benefit the charities of the Colleyville Rotary Club. Raffle ticket sales culminate at the evening event.

Adventure Sport Watch, $1,990; raffle tickets, $20, Haltom’s Jewelers 

A VSSL precision-engineered portable coffee grinder (military-grade aluminum, stainless steel burr and high-grade ball bearings) along with his favorite locally roasted beans ensure good java will fuel his adventures. $160, Orvis

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Tovolo golf ball ice molds are what he needs for chilling out and watching the U.S. Open. $16.95 for a set of two, Williams Sonoma 

If your father’s way of making troubles disappear has always impressed you, why not invite him to take his craft to a new level with an online MasterClass in problem-solving taught by Emmy Award-winning scientist Bill Nye. Or maybe he’d like some magical insights from Penn & Teller in their first-ever class. There are lessons in everything from gardening to philosophy, all taught by big-name instructors. From $15/month, masterclass.com

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He’ll slice meat like a pitmaster with Jess Pryles’ Hardcore Carnivore serrated knife. The 10-inch carbon steel blade glides through a brisket; the ergonomic handle has textured finger points for a better grip. $24.99, hardcorecarnivore.com 

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This stylish polo from Peter Millar is perfect for summer with its moisture-wicking and odor-resistant fabric. $98, St. Bernard 

We’re not sure there could be a cooler lid out there for the smooth guy in your life than the (equally smoothly named) Cod Father Safari Hat. Handwoven with Panama straw, it has a wide brim and ventilated crown, and the textured cotton band is finished with a dapper little sailfish pin.
$199, Tommy Bahama

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Haltom’s Jewelers 1469 Texas Highway 114, Grapevine, 817-488-5527, haltoms.com

John L. Ashe 4624 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-335-4551, johnlashe.com

Orvis Park Village, 1101 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-251-0262, orvis.com

The Meat Board 6314 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-386-5966, themeatboard.com

Tommy Bahama The Shops at Clearfork, 5265 Monahans Ave., 682-707-3608, tommybahama.com

Williams Sonoma Southlake Town Square, 172 State St., 817-416-5932, williams-sonoma.com