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Father’s Day Gift Upgrades
Just as Father knows best, he also deserves the best. Rather than going with the same ol’ standbys, allow the magic of cruising to enhance your Father’s Day gift.
Father’s Day is only a few shopping days away, but planning your present couldn’t be easier. Take the stereotypical dad-gift, add a bit of creative cruise thinking, and voila! — you make the Father’s Day memory of a lifetime! And the best part? Dad can’t cruise alone, so you can totally get in on the fun as well. Isn’t he always saying it’s better to give than to receive? Here’s how to upgrade each dad-egory:
SPORT: 18 rounds at St Andrews Links (Fife, Scotland)
Home sweet home! Golfers of all skill sets will appreciate the opportunity to take some swings at St Andrews Links, considered the home of golfing for more than 600 years. Part pilgrimage and part pure sport at its finest, a day at the Links is unlike any other spoiled walk, just as cruising along Scotland’s eastern coast is equally unrivaled.
WARDROBE: The Suashish Necktie
Dad probably already has a tie with portholes on it, so go with what would normally be considered a girl’s best friend and splurge on this 77-carat, 271-diamond-strong, pure silk necktie that also boasts 150 grams of gold and is conveniently priced just north of $200,000. A collaboration between India-based designer Satya Paul and diamond-manufacturer Suashish, this tie would look perfect on the top deck while cruising Mumbai… as well as the bottom shelf of a fireproof safe.
BEVERAGE: Beer cruises
— Rico Bronte
Photos: St Andrews Links, chee.hong, The Barber’s Bar