Father’s Day is just a few weeks away and let’s face it – Dad is probably tired of socks and ties. If you’re willing to splurge on something a little more unique, how about gifting an exclusive local experience that gives back?
IfOnly is a unique marketplace filled with incredible experiences. From unique everyday offerings with local experts to once-in-a-lifetime connections with lauded luminaries, it provides access to a curated selection of extraordinary experiences that benefit worthy causes around the world. There is an experience for anyone – from thrill seekers to fashionistas, music lovers to foodies. IfOnly supports dozens of amazing causes at the local and global level including The American Red Cross, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Dress for Success, Ronald McDonald House and more.
Bypass the gift card kiosk this year and check out some luxurious Arizona based experiences for the dad who has everything.
For the golf loving dad – How about a full-day group golf clinic with world-class instructors in Scottsdale? The green doesn’t stand a chance after your dad finishes an incredible day-long clinic with world-class instructors Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott. Individually ranked as Top 50 Instructors by Golf Digest, Lynn and Pia have created VISION54, a teaching philosophy that transcends physical technique. They are unique in their belief that the technical side of the game is just one of six essential elements that must be integrated to allow for peak performance. Available for up to eight people, this experience costs $14,500 per person and includes a range lesson, a short game lesson, and an 18-hole playing lesson at Talking Stick Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Khan Academy, a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
For the music loving dad – Jennifer Lopez is in Phoenix on Father’s Day! She’s turning 50 and your dad is invited her party. IfOnly unlocks special access to J.Lo with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a photo with the singer herself. This experience includes 2 premium reserved tickets with some of the best views in the venue followed by a meet and greet with the movie star and media mogul. Price tag for this once in lifetime experience is $7,353 per person. Funds from this experience will benefit Musicians on Call, a charity organization dedicated to bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities around the country.
For the adventurous dad – A hot air balloon ride over the Grand Canyon will offer an unbelievable experience. Veteran pilot Chris Dewhirst guides the balloon to 12,000 feet (so high you will temporarily don an oxygen mask) so dad will get the best views of the canyon. After landing, Chris will join him for dinner to talk about the journey and tell of his stories from an incredible ballooning career including flights over Mount Everest in the Himalayas and Mount Blanc in the Alps. This experience costs $18,500 per person and benefits the Australian Childhood Foundation, a Foundation dedicated to safeguarding children from abuse and neglect.
Written by: Jessica Klimczak, VP Consumer Marketplace IfOnly
Jessica Klimczak currently serves as Vice President of Consumer Marketplace for IfOnly, focusing on the consumer experience, content and merchandising. Previous to IfOnly, Jessica led the marketing and product teams at an industry leading food start-up. She also led the brand marketing team for Blurb, developing the strategy for cross channel integration, marketing communication efforts, brand data and analysis as well as strategy and execution for community, social and brand teams.