Let’s face it; not every dad is easy to shop for. When completing the annual chore of shopping for the “perfect” Father’s Day gift, it’s easy to turn to ties. This classic gift of neckwear never fails. After all, every dad needs a good tie. But what does the gift say about its recipient? Not much.

Nevertheless, many of us choose this safe route year after year to avoid the, “Oh… This is…Nice,” reaction that often follows the unwrapping of a flop gift. This year, Zapwater Communications is offering a safe alternative. We have compiled an assortment of quality Father’s Day gifts that are sure to draw a genuinely positive reaction. From fashion to fine dining, this gift guide offers everything a father could want…and nothing he’s had before.

TK MEN: Have a Dad who hates to shop? Chicago’s premier men’s boutique, TK Men, has a remedy. It recently unveiled a free stylist service offering for men; a one stop shop for wardrobe direction and fitting. The service is the perfect gift for fathers who are fashion conscious but dread a day at the mall. Lindsay McKay, TK Men owner and stylist to the stars, works with men to create outfits that are fashionable and functional. Dads can enjoy an ice-cold beer during their personal styling session!! The only cost associated is the price of the clothing. By taking personal taste and lifestyle into consideration, McKay has the ability to make over any man and provide impressive individual style in collaboration with one’s current wardrobe.

PRITZKER MILITARY LIBRARY: The Pritzker Military Library was first established to provide a greater understanding of military issues with a focus on the Citizen Soldier. Today, the library hosts weekly events with preceding complimentary wine and cheese receptions. All events are broadcast live and available online via Podcast. In addition, the library holds special exhibits and an extensive gallery of military artifacts and artwork. A membership to the Pritzker Military Library is the ultimate gift for history buff fathers. The Associate Member annual fee is $125 and includes research and borrowing privileges, discounts with the library’s book vendor, early notification of author and special events, access to guest and visiting authors through “members-only” receptions and access to research databases.

HOTEL SAX CHICAGO: The House of Blues Hotel Chicago is currently in the midst of a complete remodel. This June, it will open its doors as the new Hotel Sax Chicago, one of the most luxurious destinations in the city. Make your reservations today and treat both parents to a glamorous night on the town and a first-look stay at the newly renovated Hotel Sax Chicago. The hotel is the epicenter of Marina City, one square block of entertainment venues and award winning restaurants. A reservation for one of Chicago’s finest accommodations is the perfect gift for any father!

DR. PIELET: Chicago’s Dr. Pielet offers a range of non-surgical procedures that are the perfect rejuvenating gift to help your dad achieve a young, fresh look this Father’s Day. Portrait® treats sun-damaged skin, reduces wrinkles of all sizes and improves skin tone and texture with a revolutionary treatment. While some treatments lead to improved skin only at the surface, Portrait® alters the structures below the surface creating unique conditions for continuing regeneration and skin improvements. Dr. Pielet has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Oprah After the Show, Fox News, CBS2 News and NBC5 News.