Let's Make a Father's Day Deal

Clever and inexpensive are key in this economy

Father's Day is a week away. If you haven't come up with something to give your dad, check out these clever and inexpensive ways to spoil him a little.

Dad can be decadent for a day at Crimson Lounge in the Hotel Sax. He can learn how to roll his own cigar, get lessons on how to tie a tie perfectly from Nicholas Joseph, get a massage from Halo for Men and even a shoeshine. And he can share a father-son toast with Canadian Club liquor for 25 percent off. Call (312) 923-2473 for reservations.

"It doesn't cost anything to come in. We just ask that you enjoy and get some Canadian Club," said Matthew McCahill, the Crimson's GM.

And if your dad is one of those guys with a collection of ugly ties, bring out his worst. They hold an ugly tie contest, and the winner gets a two-night stay at Hotel Sax.

Halo Salon, which caters to men, is offering Father's Day deals at its five locations. Owner Bob Patrizi said if you buy a $50 coupon, you get $20 off service.

For the gastronomic dad, Shaw's Crab House (Phone 312-527-2722 in Chicago and 847-517-2722 in Schaumburg) has a brunch with everything from sushi to sweets for $49.99. Adults get a complimentary mimosa. Kids are $19.99, and those under 5 are free.

"Value and quality go hand-in-hand, and I think we hit both of them with our Sunday brunch," said Bill Nevruz, the GM of Shaw's.

To stretch your dollar and still have a great time, head to one of Chicago's two W Hotels. For $349, you get a room and two passes to Lakeview Rooftops for Sunday's Father's Day Cubs game, as well as complimentary parking.

After the game, head to Chen's in Wrigleyville, where dads eat free! (Just one father per table, please.)

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