Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This Father’s Day, June 17, spend some quality time with Dad at Town Center of Virginia Beach, which is loaded with stores, restaurants, and services that will show Dad how much you care.

Here are 5 Town Center businesses that are great Father’s Day destinations.

1) Jones Art Gallery: Whether Dad’s taste runs toward stormy seascapes or pastoral landscapes, the Jones Art Gallery will have something to get his artistic juices flowing. The gallery, which has operated since the 1950s, features original paintings and limited edition prints created by the Jones family – married couple Louis and Susan Jones; their son, Ryan Jones; and the late patriarch Herb Jones. The family’s art has been shown in galleries and museums, and images of their work have appeared on the covers of bestsellers by John Grishman and Ian McEwan. The gallery/studio is a warm, creative space where, most days, one of the Jones is available to talk about art. Their motto: “If we paint things we love, others respond in the same spirit.”

2) Irving’s Detailing Salon: Remember when Dad made you wash his car before throwing you the keys on weekends? Now, you can pay Irving’s Detailing Salon to turn the years back on Dad’s car and make it look brand new. If you spring for the complete detailing package, Irving’s staff will hand-wash and wax the car inside and out. The crew on the ground floor parking deck will clean and dress vinyl; shampoo cloth seats’; treat leather or vinyl seats; clean door jams; and even detail the trunk.

3) Brooks Brothers: Here’s a fun fact: Brooks Brothers, known for their tailored navy blazers, opened in 1818 as the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in America. On Father’s Day, you and Dad can do a little BB shopping before BBQ’n steaks in the backyard. There’s a three-ply Italian cashmere sweater that’s dying to go home with Dad.

4) West Elm: We know you’ll never be able to pry Dad out of his favorite chair, but that doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade other furnishings. West Elm, a branch of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. focuses on “the intersection of modern design, affordability, and community.” The store carries indoor and outdoor furnishings, bedding, lighting, mirrors and wall art. The store boasts it designs 90% of everything it sells, and many of its products are sustainably sourced and Fair Trade Certified.

5) Funny Bone Comedy Club: Share a laugh with Dad at Funny Bone Comedy Club, where nationally known comics perform. You can also take a comedy class with your father – a great activity with the old man – and show the world how hilarious you are at the end-of-term performance.