So Father’s Day rolls around and, chances are, you might get Dad the same old, same old: a tie, golf balls, a mug that says “#1 Dad.” All great gifts! But we’ve done the research to find some fun, local items that Dad might not already have. So this might be the year you get to actually surprise him!
Yeti Rambler Tumblers
These tumblers defy nature, vowing to keep a drink “as cold as science allows.” Works for hot beverages too. Perfect for the Dad who lovingly sits at the ball field all day cheering you on. Available at Henry & Pearl in Milton, Kinnucan’s at Avalon, and Rak Outfitters in Woodstock.
Smooth Operator Aftershave Balm
Dads are tough, but they still enjoy a little pampering. Indigo Bath & Body, made locally in Marietta, has a line of men’s products including aftershave, beard oil and shampoo bars. Pair it with a membership to Dollarshave Club, and Dad won’t have to worry about razors for the whole year!
Handcrafted, locally made sausage
It’s a proven fact that 99.9% of all Dads love meat. Why not surprise Dad with some sausage for the big cook out? Frankfurt Doner and Meats in Ballground sells a variety of sausage, pork chops, jerky and other accompaniments to make for a perfect dinner for Dad.
Does he love to play games? This Lifesize Jenga is made locally in Canton by Sassy Sisters Décor. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her business on Facebook. Or maybe Dad would enjoy a customized Cornhole game from Woodstock Cornhole Games found at Woodstock Market. They also have attachable lights so you can keep the competition going past dark!
Get out of the heat and take dad to the lake or the river with a variety of fun rentals from Go With the Flow in Roswell. Grab a tandem Kayak to create a fun parent-child experience. For the water-loving dad, grab a new hat or some croakies too!
Last but not least… MAN CAVE STUFF
Local artisan & Woodstock resident Bronze Denison has launched Red Beard Labs that features handmade décor from reclaimed wood that is sure to look great in any Man Cave! Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to the March of Dimes, so you can feel extra good about purchasing a gift from them.
At the end of the day, we know Dad will be just as happy to simply spend some quality time together. Take a hike, cook a meal, watch a ball game, or whatever it is that he likes to do — it is his day after all!
Check out Scoop’s previous Father’s Day gift guide — you may enjoy some of those suggestions too!