Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

—Alex Skjong | June 17, 2011 | Homepage Latest The Latest

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Vangas Majestic Jr. Fountain Pen

Holidays have tendency to creep up unexpectedly. So if you, like most Chicagoans, have let Father’s Day slip your mind, despite lots of big red circles on your calendar, don’t be too ashamed. Here are three handsome gifts sure to make you look like the son or daughter of the year, even if you do pick one up the day before.

ID Tags by Jules
Created by Chicago native Jules Schawnbeck, ID tags by Jules are a visually striking way to mark family ties. Gift givers can choose from sterling silver or 14k yellow gold and several different shapes prime for etching a loved one’s initials. The rustic and modern design keeps the style decidedly masculine, but if jewelry isn’t what you’re looking for Jules also offers engravable cufflinks, money clips and tie clips.

A Mighty Pen
No man should ever be without a fine writing tool. And the Vangas Majestic Jr. Fountain Pen ($350) fits the bill—and then some. The smooth amboyna burl casing is all class and the clip is embedded with an attention-grabbing Swarovski crystal. Shrine Haberdashers, 47 E. Oak St.

Manly Sweets
Ties, tie clips and tie racks are all fine gifts for dad but there’s just one little problem—they’re inedible. For the man with a sweet tooth, Vosges has the perfect fix. Not only do they push sinful chocolate, they lace it with every man’s weakness—bacon. Pick up the shop’s Bacon and Chocolate Gift Box ($69), which features an assortment of Mo’s Bacon bars and a bacon and chocolate pancake mix. 2211 N. Elston Ave., St. 203

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