Father’s Day Finds

By Carol Tisch June 1, 2010

1 Green Energy The Solio universal hybrid solar charger kit ($199.99) powers up your handheld electronics via sunshine or electric socket. Just one of the eco-friendly lifestyle gifts at Juno & Jove, 100 Central Ave., (941) 953-0000. 2 Pen Pals Encourage Dad to write often with the Perfect Pencil, replete with replaceable eraser and cap that doubles as a sharpener ($40) from Germany’s renowned Graf Von Faber Castell at Write-on Sarasota, 1423 First St., (941) 953-2800. 3 Holy Grail When it comes to gifts, the grail is anything Patek Philippe, including gold Calatrava Cross cufflinks ($4,750). It’s Patek’s logo, and symbol of the Templar Order of Calatrava dating back to 12th-century Spain. McCarver & Moser, 482 John Ringling Blvd., (941) 388-3666. 4 Global Power Solar-powered MOVA globes come alive when exposed to light, rotating continuously while living on the energy and force fields that surround us ($135). The Paper Tree, 1931 S. Osprey Ave., (941) 343-2688. 5 Modern Aviator This Tsovet watch takes inspiration from retro aerospace design with oversized case with rose gold accents ($450). The Met Fashion House Day Spa & Salon, 35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, (941) 388-1772. 6 Skullduggery Call it Goth, biker, or Yale secret society chic, skull jewelry is now upscale with Scott Kay’s UnKaged collection, which recently hit the shelves at Saks (bracelet, $1,075). Saks Fifth Avenue, 100 Southgate Plaza, (941) 364-5381. 7 Wine Enthusiasts will savor every precious drop with beautiful bottle stoppers from L’Objet, each with a distinctive adornment on top ($80). Envie Home Decor, 1411 First St., (941) 366-7027.

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