Friday, June 7, 2013

Father Figures

Lei Chic's 2013 Father's Day gift ideas

Now that National Donut Day is nearly over, it's time to focus: you've got just nine days until Father's Day. Even if you've already planned the dinner, Dad's VIP treatment wouldn't be complete without some serious swag. Here are 11 ways to make him feel like the ultimate Pops star.

Lei Chic's Father's Day Gift Guide   Calm to Papa
Treat Dad to some manly pampering with the Kane Alii Massage, a luxurious 90-minute treatment that includes an exfoliating Lehua honey scrub, deep tissue lomi lomi hot stone massage, and Awa volcanic mud wrap.
$280, take 15 percent off this month only, The Kahala Spa, The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Call (808) 739-8939 or send an e-mail.
Wave Prider
Surfer dads will love M.Nii's Makaha Drowner surf trunks, a revamped version of the legendary style that originated in Makaha back in the '50s - now done in cotton ring spun twill for that classic, wipeout-worn look.
$140, Oliver Men's Shop, 49 Kihapai St.
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Lei Chic's Father's Day Gift Guide   Big Bank Theory
We don't know what Dad will enjoy more: storing his pocket change in a MollaSpace Love Grenade Coin Bank, or, since there's really no other way to open it, smashing it to pieces (we suggest a good hard launch).
$35 each, Mono, 2013 S. King St.
Team Mates
You've got two options here: help Dad celebrate his favorite football team with a pair of Quiksilver NFL slippers, or opt for his bitter rival so he can literally walk all over the competition.
$29.50, T&C Surf, Ala Moana Center.
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Lei Chic's Father's Day Gift Guide   Plating for Keeps
Maui Preserved's line of hot sauces and pickled fruits and vegetables pack such a flavorful punch, they're bound to put (even more) hair on his chest.
$9.80 pickled onions, $10.80 Thai Chile and Hot Hot sauces and pickled beets, SoHa Living, Kahala Mall.
Shoes Wisely
Give Dad the tools he needs to put his best feet forward: mix and match three Pantherella socks, colored Leather Soul shoe cream, and/or shoe horns for a custom three-piece styling kit.
$50 per box, Leather Soul, 119 Merchant St., Suite 100.
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Lei Chic's Father's Day Gift Guide   Locked Horns
Appeal to Dad's inner hunter with a vintage horned skull wall mount he can hang his hat on.
$70, Hound & Quail pop-up inside Fishcake, 307C Kamani St.
Zero to Hero
Warby Parker's new Percey frames, inspired by the upcoming blockbuster Man of Steel, won't be ready before Father's Day (they're made for prescription lenses), but we think the gift of channeling Clark Kent would be well worth it.
$70 prescription lenses included, available at
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Lei Chic's Father's Day Gift Guide   Beer-ly Beloved
Dad can crack open a cold one, and then keep it cold thanks to Chillsner, the first ever in-bottle beer chiller he can drink through. Talk about a man's dream come true.
Pouch Perfect
Leather is so last season. This year, opt for neoprene. A lightweight, water-resistant Coach Bleecker pouch is just what Dad needs to stash electronics at the beach (or wet trunks in the car).
$98, Coach, Ala Moana Center.
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Lei Chic's Father's Day Gift Guide   Iron Man
Dad will feel like a king with an Iron Throne replica from HBO's Game of Thrones. It not only comes in 7-inch and 14-inch sizes, but also a life-sized version... though you'll need $30,000, plus an additional $1,800 in shipping to get it.
$59.99 here, $269.99 here, and, if you're up for it, $30,000 here.


Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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