Father’s Day is June 19 this year and, as always, it falls on a Sunday. Here are some ideas for gifts and experiences sure to make his day a special one.

Technology

Get thee to the Cayman Mac Store, FLOW, Digicel, or anywhere that sells the latest technology.

Is your father ruining his eyesight, trying to watch something on a 42-inch 720p screen? What are we in – the Dark Ages?

Flatscreen TVs have come down in price and gone up in quality for the last year, so if your father or husband is partial to watching sports or blockbuster films, now might be the time to surprise him with an upgraded telly.

Alternatively, get him an iPad, complete with cover and wireless speaker, or a new smartphone. Rip that 10 year-old Nokia from his hands and replace it with something that takes a decent picture.

Fishing trips

Do you see that water out there? It’s warm, it’s clear, and it’s home to lots and lots of fish, just waiting to be caught.

Charter a boat for a half- or full-day excursion that can either keep you within the reef’s border, or take you to the open sea. There are tuna, dolphin, wahoo and other speedy swimmers out there and some fantastic charter companies that will do all the dirty work while you sit back and enjoy the best part of a fishing trip – chatting and relaxing.

brand_cartierJewelry and timepieces

Why should women corner the jewelry market? If the father in your family is a hip kinda Dad, he might appreciate a piece of men’s jewelry from a designer like John Hardy or Stephen Webster.

However, if he isn’t one for adornments of this type, perhaps he’s in the market for a new watch.

ulysse-nardin-limited-edition-schooner-watchYou’ll find very competitive prices at the watch stores on the island, with everything from basic, yet quality, sports watches to heirloom timepieces with names like Rolex, Cartier, Ulysse Nardin and Cuervos Y Sobrinos.

Food, glorious food

They say that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, so a special dining experience may tick all the boxes on Father’s Day.

Luckily, Cayman is known for its fantastic restaurants, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

It doesn’t get much better than Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, but do note that this restaurant is not open on a Sunday. Maybe you can do dinner on one night and go fishing on another!

There is always brunch – don’t worry, there will be many celebrating Father’s Day – but don’t dismiss dinner.
Copper Falls is great for steak; Lobster Pot is always terrific for seafood; and Yoshi Sushi serves up some terrific (you guessed it) sushi.