So, the day to do it up for Dad is upon us, and, as we all know, no two Dads are alike. Which is why it’s a good thing The Market Common in Myrtle Beach offers a colorful assortment of shops with gift ideas to please any Dad for Father’s Day this Sunday, June 17. Here are a handful of our gift ideas you can pick up while you’re here that we know he’s going to love:
Tech to a T
There’s always the traditional watch, but skip traditional and head for the future with an iWatch from CityMac. It not only keeps time, but tracks your daily activity, measures your workouts, monitors your health and connects you to the world with just a tap and a voice command to Siri for texts, news, calendar, music and more. CityMac even offers 90-minute tutorial classes in their Learning Center conference area of the store, if Dad needs to brush up on iCloud, photo storage and more.
CityMac, 4005 Howard Ave., www.citymac.com.
Walk This Way
It takes a lot to walk in Dad’s shoes, and The Walking Company provides just the right comfort fit for his feet. For any of the Abeo products, using their digital 3D Foot Analysis system, they can scan Dad’s feet to determine which of three arch types he owns, which then is paired with one of the Abeo’s customized sneaks, sandals and flops. We recommend for the summer, the Egan and Jerome subtypes, which are water-friendly, sewn with durable treated leather and boast a channeled rubber outsole for maximum traction in the water (there’s even a microbe shield footbed for odor control).
The Walking Company, 3077 Howard Ave., www.thewalkingcompany.com
If your father is often gone fishin’, stop by Orvis, the oldest fly fishing rod company in the world, to make sure he’s properly geared up for his next fishing trip. On the high end of your budget, any of the Orvis fly rods and reels will be the perfect catch. On the low end, pick up one of the tumblers or mugs by Yeti to make sure Dad’s drink is kept cold all day on deck. If he’s a rookie fly fisherman, Orvis offers fishing demos just across the street in the lake.
Orvis, 1150 Farrow Parkway, www.orvis.com.
Does Dad need a great summer read for the beach or pool? Barnes & Noble is the place to find a full library of books and more. While you know his taste best, may we suggest one that’s appropriate for Father’s Day, “Promise Me, Dad,” by former Vice President Joe Biden. And, to continue in the political arena, there’s the bestseller fiction novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson: “The President is Missing.” Or how about a how-to, like “How to Grill Everything,” by Mark Bittman? But B&N has more than just books, from nooks and gadgets, to attaches, games, music and more.
Barnes & Noble, 3346 Reed St., www.barnesandnoble.com
Flicks for Father!
The Grand 14 Cinema is hosting a brilliant series, “Flashback Cinema,” on Sundays and Wednesdays and Father’s Day calls for the epic adventure classic, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in the Indiana Jones series at 2 and 7 p.m. Buy a couple of tickets, grab some popcorn and let Dad relive his youth.
Grand 14 Cinema, 4002 Deville St., www.stonetheatres.com
For more information on our stores, restaurants, entertainment venues and more, visit us at www.marketcommonmb.com.
Blog written by Ashley Daniels.