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Father's Day Gift Guide

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 HALFSTACK MAGAZINE

Father's Day is this sunday! Now, if you're still looking for that perfect gift for that special guy or mama who is a papa  in your life, then look no further. Halfstack has a round up of ideas that are sure to be enjoyed by dad. We know how hard it can be to get a gift for good ole' dad, the one who always has his poker face on and who seems to always have everything he needs. This gift guide is all about function and fun. Remember, though, it's always the thought that counts! We are sure dad will enjoy anything you put some thought into!

An Experience He Won't Forget - 
Everyone can experience the exhilarating excitement of an aerial free-fall at iFLY, an indoor skydiving experience. iFLY’s two Chicago area venues opened in the summer of 2014: the Rosemont location in MB Financial Park at Rosemont at 5520 Park Place opened on May 23, and a second iFLY officially opened at 1752 Freedom Drive in Naperville on July 4.

Anyone who has ever wanted to feel the singular rush of skydiving, from age three to 103, can make their dream a reality at iFLY. The experience perfectly replicates the adrenaline-charged sensation of a skydiving free-fall while eliminating the daunting leap out of an airplane. Following a brief training session, all fliers are outfitted in a flight suit, helmet and goggles before entering the wind tunnel. To begin their flight, patrons simply lean forward onto a cushion of air (toward their friendly, certified iFLY instructor) and the rushing air allows them to float. First-time flyers are given the opportunity to learn basic belly flying. Like any skilled sport, with additional training, flyers can progress to advanced aerial gymnastic maneuvers.

To Help Dad Relax: Pick up some tobacco scented candles from Paddywax. The scent is relaxing yet masculine and is perfect for dads office or den. The candles also feature notes of vanilla and patchouli. Each hand poured soy wax candle comes in a reusable glass jar or tin that retails between $18-$37. Choose from the following styles:

Apothecary: Great for adding an old world touch to your den, these deep amber apothecary bottles are filled with the perfect remedy of fragrance- tobacco and patchouli.

Foundry: Rich earthy scents like tobacco and vanilla fill this sleek gunmetal vessel. Topped off with a raw wooden lid, this candle is ideal for accenting spaces with a contemporary feel.
Library: Perfect for the book worm, the candles from the Library collection feature a charcoal glass vessel and a famous literary quote. Signature soy wax is hand-poured in scents like tobacco flower and vanilla.

To Keep Dad Looking Fresh: Pacific Shaving Company, a leading manufacturer of innovative shaving essentials that use safe, natural, and eco-friendly ingredients, has launched a breakthrough product -- the first line of Caffeinated Shaving Cream and Aftershave, retailing for $7.99 each or $15.99 for the set.

Caffeine is an effective vasoconstrictor and antioxidant that can help reduce the appearance of redness and keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy. That's fancy speak for - it doesn't leave you with that nasty razor rash! Pacific Shaving Company's products utilize the many benefits of naturally-derived caffeine from coffee beans to help liven up your dad's morning shave routine. The caffeine adds a little zest to your skin and the fresh scent adds a energizing boost to get your morning going in the right direction.

For the Athlete:  Help dad improve his golf game with the 2XU Elite Compression Golf Top. Designed with golfers in mind, this high performance top utilizes contrasting PWX FLEX and PWX WEIGHT fabric panels, designed to stimulate the muscles involved in the golf swing.

The Elite Compression Golf Top also provides support to the key muscle regions to reduce muscle damage and vibration to minimize fatigue and soreness that can impede overall performance and reduce playing time. $149.95 / Available online via

Something to do: Oakbrook Center and the Greater Illinois Region of the Classic Car Club of America are hosting the 47th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show on Sunday June 21, 2015 from 11AM-6PM. The outdoor shopping destination will once again transform into a classic car lover’s paradise for one of the largest open-air car shows of its kind in the Midwest. More than 75,000 visitors are expected to attend this one-day-only event where more than 100 antique, classic and vintage automobiles will be on display throughout the Center’s newly designed spaces. Admission is free.

Show visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite vehicles in the Wheels of Choice contest and be entered to win a Father’s Day prize package valued at more than $1,000 from retailers at Oakbrook Center. The vehicle that receives the most votes will be presented with a special commemorative plaque.

Cheers to dads this weekend!
Jen Lezan
Editor in chief

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