He’s the fixer, the handyman, and yes, he loves to embarrass you. We’re talking about your dear old dad. He does so much for you throughout the year (including trying to be “cool”), so isn’t it time you showed him how much you appreciate him? Ditch the tie or the cheesy mugs for something more unique. Granted, there is nothing wrong with a tie, but a man can only have so many.
15 Father’s Day Ideas that Are Better Than A “World’s Best Dad” Mug
Farquhar & Sons
Woodworking is a true art form, and the guys at Farquhar & Sons are elevating this art to new levels. Your dad will feel like the World’s Best Dad when they see a gift from Farquhar and Sons. From exquisite cutting boards, to custom beer carriers, or other wooden items tailor made to impress your dad, they certainly have something for every type of dad. Want to try to beat your dad at checkers? Try on one of Farquhar & Sons’ gorgeous wooden checkerboards. You really can’t go wrong with any of their items. Find out more about their incredible creations here.
The Brass Beard Barbershop
Does your dad like to look dapper? Then make it easier for him by getting him an appointment at an old school barbershop. The Brass Beard Barbershop is located in downtown Greer and will give your dad a fresh cut and a close shave. Because, let’s face it, sometimes guys like to feel pampered too. So whether your dad needs a trim, or wants to try out a fade, you’ll know he’s in good hands at The Brass Beard Barbershop. Check out their website here.
Give Him a Local Brew
There are a plethora of local breweries in the Upstate, so if your dad is a beer lover, your gifting just got a whole lot easier. Create a beer gift pack and take your dad on a tour of the Upstate. Fill the pack with beer from local breweries along with gift certificates, and if you want to go all out, you can even book your dad a brewery tour. We’ll make things easy and give you some links so you can get a head start. If you want to up his beer consumption, get him the Craft Beer Passport! Check them all out!:
Grab your Upstate Craft Beer Passport here!
Distill Some Love
Maybe your dad prefers a stiff drink to beer. If that’s the case, then it’s good that there are also plenty of Upstate distilleries for you to get (your dad’s) drink on. There are distilleries specializing in moonshine, whiskey, tequila, and more moonshine. You’ll be the life of your dad’s party with spirits from any one (or more) of these distilleries. Not sure where to start? Take a look at the links.
Go For a DRIVE
Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, and it is possible your dad is as American as apple pie. That’s why we are sure he’d love tickets to one (or more) Greenville Drive game(s). Yes, the games themselves are incredible, but the whole experience is a great chance for you to bond with your old man. From the cheering of the crowd, to the sudsy beer, and the crack of the bat, the atmosphere is electric. Trust us when we say this gift will be a home run. Find out more here.
If your dad has a yard, then you’ve probably seen him out there on the lawnmower, in the heat, working to make his yard THE best on the street. For Father’s Day, take care of the work for him. There are plenty of local yard services that can take some of that stress off your dad. These guys are professionals, and they will make sure that your dad’s yard looks as good as if he spent all afternoon landscaping. Curb Appeal Lawn Services is one such business that does more than mowing. They mow, edge, weed-eat, blow, mulch, pine needle, aerate, seed, and much more. Your dad can have a whole yard makeover! Find out more here.
Give The Gift of Reading
John Grisham, James Patterson, and Greg Iles. These are just a few authors that dads LOVE. That being said, there are still so many more great books out there for him to explore. There are also so many local bookstores for dad to while away the hours finding his next read. There’s nothing quite like the smell of books, but there is also nothing quite like the feeling you get when you give the perfect gift. So whether they are a fan of the classics, a chilling thriller, or an action adventure, you can give the gift of reading. Find out more at these sites:
The Saltz Medical Spa
Your Dad deserves a day at the spa, even if he doesn’t know it. The Saltz Medical Spa in Greer is offering a Father’s Day package that includes an uber-relaxing 60-minute Swedish massage, plus a session in the Himalayan Salt Cave or the Himalayan Salt Sauna. Himalayan salt therapy, known as halotherapy, is recognized as a scientifically proven way to help treat many ailments such as asthma, psoriasis, sleep apnea, stress, and more. In fact, it’s even covered by insurance in some European countries. The Saltz Spa knows the benefits and seriously brings the salt – even their massage room walls are lined with it! For more information about The Saltz Medical Spa, click here.
Okay, this is a bucket list item for most, but if you want to spend some bucks on dad, this is the way to go. Not only will he have a blast, but he’ll also have serious bragging rights as he goes from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds in a high-end performance BMW. Full, half-day and 2-hr packages are available and include one-on-one instruction, racing exercises, and a hot lap to push the pedal to the floor and get the adrenaline going. Call ahead to grab a gift certificate and book a session that will leave dad smiling for days. For more information about BMW Experience, click here.
All dads want to be cool dads, that’s just science. You can help your dad be the coolest by getting him something from the iStore in Downtown Greenville. The iStore is a premier Apple partner, so you know you are getting the highest quality products. From iPads to iMacs and everything in-between, you can keep your dad outfitted with the most cutting-edge technology. The iStore also sells accessories for any device your dad may already own. They also perform maintenance on Apple products to keep them running without a hitch…or glitch. Find out more about the iStore here.
Get Him A Tie
Yes, we know we were pretty down on ties in our intro, but for some dads, a tie IS the best gift. So if you are going to get him a tie, get him a stylish tie. Empire LTD. is your one-stop-shop for not only ties, but other dapper menswear as well. The selection is astounding, and James (the owner) is infinitely helpful. With so many colors and patterns to choose from, you might even get two ties for dad! Find out more about Empire LTD. here.
Detail On Demand
Got a car lover on your hands? One that will spend hours sweating in the summer heat washing his baby (car) to perfection? Then Detail on Demand’s mobile car detailing service is your ticket. Not only do they come to you, they even bring their own water and power. From simple exterior washes to a full-blown detail, they’ll do it all. Grab a gift certificate online and give the gift of a clean-as-new car this year. For more information about Detail On Demand, click here.
For the dads that love the outdoors and guns, we have the perfect gift! Riverbend is a 550-acre private preserve in Inman, complete with hunting, clay shooting, paintball, and pistol/rifle range. They also offer lessons from qualified instructors to help Dad improve his shot. Plus, lodging is available for a full weekend of manliness. If you want to splurge a bit, Private memberships include exclusive access to golf courses and more. For more information about Riverbend, click here.
Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em
There is something so satisfying about smoking a quality cigar. Cigar aficionados know this, and they also know not to accept an inferior cigar. Cameroon Lounge in Greer is here to keep your dad in the know about all of the best cigars. Your dad can come see Cameroon’s large humidor that features unique technology to maintain the best possible smoking experience. Cameroon also offers a large selection of craft beers to enjoy with your cigar. Find out more about Cameroon here.
Give The Gift Of Movies
While this gift isn’t TRULY local, you can enjoy it locally again…and again…and again… We’re talking about MoviePass. If your dad loves going to the movies, then this gift is perfect. MoviePass offers two different plans, depending on how many movies he wants to see. This can also make it even easier for him to take that special someone on date night. Want to make a gift basket out of it? Include a gift card to a theater so he can get popcorn and drink with his movie (that stuff gets expensive). Find out more about MoviePass here.
BONUS: The Ultimate Father’s Day Bundle
If Dad is the manliest of men, then you are going to want to check out the awesome gift bundles put together by Greenville Jerky Company. These Brew ‘n Chew gift sets include delicious Greenville Jerky for munchin’ and a variety of local brews from Quest and Brewery 85. Stop by Greenville Jerky Company to pick up your dad’s new favorite gift today!
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