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Friday, June 19, 2009

Great Ideas for Father’s Day

Great Ideas for Father’s Day

Over the years, you’ve probably given Dad lots of things—from you, attitude; for him, angina and gray hair. Why not give him something good this time? Here are some ideas for Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 21.


Help him up his game from slippahs with stylish, yet comfortable, driving moccasins. These are $138 from Cole Haan. They are part of the Nike Air collection, which means that—like some Dads—they contain padding that makes them extra cushy.

He probably won’t buy fancy hair goop for himself, which makes this a good gift idea: If Dad’s into swimming or surfing, present him with a few products from hair guru Frederic Fekkai’s Summer Hair line. The Beachcomber Leave-in Conditioner, for example, protects hair while he’s out in the water with UV-shielding ingredients, moisturizers and detanglers. It’s $23 and you can find it at Sephora, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

If you’ve already eased Dad into using good hair goop, he’s probably ready for the next level: “me-time” at the Kahala Hotel & Resort’s new Spa Suites. Book him a 60-minute Kane Facial in the men’s retreat room, which boasts a barber chair, massage table and, of course, a large-screen TV. To book, call 739-8938 or visit


(Marge Simpson voice): This year, I’m taking Homey to brunch at Twist at Hanohano,  at the Sheraton Waikiki. They’re serving prime rib, pork tenderloin, sake-marinated short ribs, kalbi beef fried rice, Portuguese sausage, bacon..

(Homer): Mmm. Bacon.

(Marge): Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $58 per adult and $15 per child ages 6 to 12. Children under 5 eat free. There’s complimentary valet parking.

(Homer): Mmm. Parking.

(Marge): Oh, Homer.

For reservations, call 921-4600.


Does his avatar not run like Dad wants him to? Software from SmithMicro allows Manga- and movie-hobbyist dads to whip up 3-D models and images like the professionals, only with a lot less work. It’s $80 and you can order it at Smith Micro.

These cute little Blue Lounge cable clips stick securely on a desk or wall to help wrangle all the cables coming off Dad’s computer. They are $9.95 for a pack of six‹choose from a pack with off white/rust/warm gray clips or the vibrant pack, with orange/pink/lime green clips.



Let the poor man take a nice, long nap.


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