Father’s Day gift guide


Looking for guidance on what to buy dad for Father’s Day? Look no further. The Recorder has compiled a Father’s Day gift guide with ideas for any personality type: from aspiring train operators and golfers to football enthusiasts, spa fanatics or philanthropists. There’s even the old standby – ties.

Whatever you decide to give dad, make plans soon as gift packages and offers sell out fast! Father’s Day is June 19.

At the Throttle Experience

Give dad the gift of being at the helm of a real locomotive. With the St. Mary’s Railroad At the Throttle Experience, individuals get the chance to run a real locomotive.

Openings for the At the Throttle Experience are July 2 and July 4. The cost is $149.95. Tickets may be purchased by calling (912) 729-1103 or visiting www.stmarysrailroad.com. All excursions depart from Theatre by The Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Georgia.

TPC Sawgrass Father’s Day gift package

TPC Sawgrass Father’s Day packages are available good for one round of golf on Dye’s Valley Course (green and cart fees included), one dozen Bridgestone golf balls and an Oxford golf shirt.

Packages start at $149; additional guests are $99 each. Packages are valid June 15 – Sept. 30. For more information, call (904) 273-3430 or visit www.tpc.com/sawgrass-special-offers.

The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Treat Dad to a day at the spa – including lunch! Purchase any full-priced service over $100 and Dad will receive a complimentary spa lunch. The offer is available Sunday, June 19 only.

The spa has a line of “Just for Him” men’s spa treatments including gentleman’s facial, therapeutic sports massage, restorative massage, haircut, manicure and pedicure.

Early reservations are strongly recommended. The Spa is located at 302 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 273-7700 or visit www.pvspa.com.

Father’s Day Workshop: Football Toss

Home Depot stores will hold a Father’s Day workshop to learn how to build an outdoor football toss game Saturday, June 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Workshop attendees will learn how to properly measure and accurately cut wood, safely operate both a circular and reciprocating saws, and a drill, and the proper technique to paint or stain the project, complete with grid lines. Register online at www.homedepot.com/workshops.

‘Give a Good Night’ Father’s Day card

For a $15 donation to the Sulzbacher Center – Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children – Dad will receive a “Give a Good Night” Father’s Day card acknowledging the gift in his honor. A personalized message can also be included. The Give a Good Night greeting cards feature original artwork created by children living at the Sulzbacher Center. Order online at www.sulzbachercenter.org or by calling Linda Hemphill at (904) 394-8051.

Underwood’s Jewelers

Underwood Jewelers’ Ponte Vedra location is a one-stop shop for Father’s Day gifts such as ties from Bird Dog Bay, a Chicago-based company that features 100 percent silk hand-printed and handmade ties in colors such as hot pink, salmon, muted yellow, bright red, and purple with whimsical patterns such as Lacrosse Bones, Tortoise and Hare, Croquet Sunday or Golf Buddy featuring man’s best friend.

Underwood’s also carries a wide selection of Rolex watches and other gifts for Father’s Day, including a William Henry knife, Barrington credit card holder and cell phone holder, and an array of Jan Leslie cufflinks including chicken and egg, agate, octopus, alligators, an insert-your-own photo pair of cufflinks and more.

Underwood’s Jewelers is in the Shoppes of Ponte Vedra at 330 A1A N., Suite 204, Ponte Vedra Beach.