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Local Gifts for Dads

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We know we are not alone when we say dads are seriously the hardest ones to shop for! As we approach Father’s Day, we’ve turned to some of our favorite locally-owned stores and made-in-the-metro products for dad inspo. For everyone’s favorite punny, lovable dad, we’ve highlighted some of the best men’s gifts that really think outside the grill set.

Kicked up coffee from EOTE

EOTE goes to the ends of the earth to source the best coffee beans, and it shows. Tees, hats, coffee packages and tumblers can be combined into the perfect brew package for Pops.

OKC in a box from City Box

From the time he wakes up until the time he winds down, dad will be taken care of with The Brew Box. Created to support local business during the COVID-19 pandemic, this package includes
Elemental Coffee, Woodshed tea, Stonecloud beer and a mug from Shop Good. What more could a dad need?!

Ben’s book recs from Commonplace Books

Owner and dad Ben Nockles had four recommendations for dads right off the top of his head, and TBH, we are in love. Find Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon and The Second Mountain by David Brooks, plus lots more options at this Midtown bookstore. Mention that your purchase is a gift for Father’s Day and Ben will knock 15% off your purchase!

Wilde Moon Leather wallets

What dad wouldn’t love the smell and feel of genuine leather at his fingertips? Wilde Moon Leather carries practical and luxury products that we are drooling over! Make dad’s day with a one-of-a-kind, slim-fit cardholder wallet.

Amber Lager Beer Soap from Trade Menswear

The Natural Hops & Goats Milk Soaps are to die for both in smell and texture. Our favorite is the Amber Lager Beer Soap sourced from repurposed Vanessa House Brewery hops with goat’s milk from a local farm.

Eco-Friendly Lawn Care from Apple Valley Eco Landscapes

Does your dad refer to his lawn as his “pride and joy?” If so, this is the gift for him. Encourage dad to kick back and support eco-friendly products and practices while he’s at it. From lawn care and maintenance to landscapes and irrigation, Apple Valley Eco Landscapes provides sustainable, responsible impact on the environment as well as top-notch design.


Birdseed House from Plenty Mercantile

The birds will thank you for this one, and so will your favorite birdwatching dad! This birdhouse is made entirely from seeds and will attract sparrows, doves, chickadees, cardinals, titmice, finches, jays and many more kinds of birds. Hang it outside a window
and cuddle up for some quality time together.

Gift Card to Republic Gastropub

With more than 100 beers on tap and nearly 250 additional bottles from around the world, plus a family-friendly atmosphere and TVs always tuned to “the big game,” this contemporary ale house is a dream for any dad. Bonus: like all Good Egg Dining Group concept restaurants, Republic uses corn-made straws that are biodegradable to reduce plastic waste.


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