2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide
Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 20! This year’s gift guide will help you get your dad, children’s dad, or the father figure in your life something special and a little more unique than the usual socks, tie, or #1 Dad shirt (not that he doesn’t love those gifts too!). Whether the person you are gifting to this year is into sweet treats, meat, feeling fresh, or looking great, this list of unique, and most importantly, local gifts will inspire you to give an extra personal and fun present and spend your dollars in the local Central Ohio economy. The business owners behind these brands use your funds to fuel their dreams and their families, as well as to invest in the local economy so you know your gift will keep on giving after June 20.
Happy Father’s Day to everyone celebrating!
Beer Brewing Kit ($28-$50) and Equipment Kit ($131-$161) from Buckeye BrewCraft. Columbus has dozens of local breweries and thousands of dads who love the local craft beer coming out of these breweries. If this sounds like the dad in your life, consider purchasing them a beer brewing equipment kit from Buckeye BrewCraft. The knowledgeable staff will help you source a kit featuring your dad’s favorite type of beer and set you up with all the equipment you need. If your dad is already a homebrewer, these folks can help you put together a fun new kit or upgrade equipment as a gift as well.
Watershed Old Fashioned ($34.99) from Watershed Distillery. Treat dad to the #1 selling bottled cocktail in Ohio for Father’s Day. All the deliciousness of an old fashioned without all the work. This cocktail is made from real bourbon in small batches right in Columbus and available in two different sizes – 750 ml and 1.75 L if you really like dad!
Bacon Rum Cake ($50) from Chacon’s Sweet Treats and Good Eats. Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide was full of sweet treats for moms, but they don’t get to have all the fun! Celebrate Father’s Day with the Bacon Rum Cake or Bacon Whisky Pound Cake from Chacon’s Sweet Treats and Good Eats. The owner promises these two cakes are hits with all the dads! She is offering a discount for Father’s Day too! Use the coupon code DAD21 for a 10% discount.
Keto Chocolate Bundt Cake ($4+) from Columbus Keto Treats. Is the dad in your life on the keto diet? Pick them up a special sweet treat that meets their macros and is delicious! Columbus Keto Treats offers keto chocolate bundt cakes and keto buckeyes! Check them out at the Westgate Farmers Market or online.
Deluxe Snacker 5-Pack Gift Box $27.99 from Krema Nut Company. Featuring some of the most popular treats for Father’s Day, this huge snack box will keep your dad happy and full while they are at work, their kids’ sports games, or hanging out. Other popular gifts for Father’s Day are the giant cashews, colossal pistachios, championship snack mix, and the crisp and crunch almonized peanuts.
Field of Dreams Charcuterie Kit ($50) from North Country Charcuterie. Want to hit a home run on Father’s Day? Need a snack at a T-ball game? Hosting the neighborhood softball team? North Country Charcuterie’s baseball-inspired kit features two salamis made with local beer from Wolf Ridge Brewing and Combustion Brewery & Taproom as well as cheese, Pepped Up mustard, and buckeye popcorn blend!
3-Day Whole Hog Butchering Workshop ($600) at Hand Hewn Farm. Does your dad enjoy pork? How about new experiences? If so, Hand Hewn Farm has an immersive, three-day whole-hog workshop for him. In these classes students are present for the entire process from taking a forest-raised heritage hog from the woods all the way to creating blood sausage, pâté, prosciutto, and everything in between. The course ends with a deluxe charcuterie spread that includes many items that are made during the class, along with cured meats that have been maturing three to four years. This is not your normal ‘How to butcher a pig’ class, but a three-day tour de force of porcine history, culture, cuisine, and more that will satisfy the dad that already has everything he needs.
Cast Iron Pan ($25+) with Local Meat and Eggs ($4+) at City Folk’s Farm Shop. Every great chef needs a cast iron pan whether it be to cook on the stove, grill, or fire. And this is especially true to whip up a delicious breakfast. Treat the dad in your life to a restored vintage cast iron pan and local meat and eggs for a breakfast feast from City Folk’s Farm Shop. And, if you are feeling generous, cook it for them and serve it in bed.
Superhero Vintage Toys and Collectibles ($10-$60) from Big Fun Columbus. If the dad in your life loves superheroes or collecting vintage toys, Big Fun Columbus has you covered! Help dad rediscover a favorite toy from their childhood or search for the coveted collectible they’ve been wanting for years. Either way, your dad will have fun celebrating with all the dads from every realm!
House Plants ($13+) from Yelo Aple. Does your dad have a green thumb or love of nature? If so, treat him to a few new house plants from Yelo Aple. Indoor plants add some beauty, peace, and calm to any room – including the stereotypical man cave. And Yelo Aple delivers just in case you need your gift brought straight to you or your dad.
Solid Cologne ($17+) from Glean. Glean offers luxurious and hand-crafted bath and body products made in Columbus. Available in a variety of scents, Glean’s solid cologne is a perfect gift or addition to a gift basket for any father who loves to travel as it is plane-friendly, or who is simply low-key in their self-care routine. Add a beard balm and soap to round it out to a gift set created just for the special dad in your life.
Filson duffels, totes, backpacks, and workbags ($80+) from Samson – A Men’s Emporium. These American-made bags will be an indulgent and cherished gift by the father figure in your life. Each bag comes with a lifetime guarantee, so your dad could lovingly pass this bag on to you one day. Whether they are taking their tote to the gym or on their next work trip, your kindness will be top of mind when they use their new Filson bag.
Shoes ($85+) from Sole Classics. Whether the dad in your life is in need of an upgrade from their basic weekend sneaker or loves collecting the latest drop, Sole Classics is ready with a new pair of shoes for dad this Father’s Day. Think about your dad’s style and then pick them up a new pair of Vans, Nikes, New Balances, or one of the other awesome pairs of shoes available in store or online.
Wallet ($38+) from zerOz. Does your dad have one of those fat wallets stuffed into a back pocket that leaves an imprint in all their pants? Designed and crafted in Columbus, the super skinny and super efficient wallets from zerOz will be an immediate upgrade for your dad. Available in a ton of styles, colors, and choices, zerOz makes selecting a special and unique gift easy for dad.
Beanie ($21.99), Performance Long-Sleeve Shirt ($32), or Canvas River Bag ($60) from Good River. Designed locally, Good River offers so many options for the dad in your life who loves Ohio and all the outdoor activities like fishing, skiing, hiking and boating. Pick up a shirt or hat to help your dad stay cool and look great while at the park or on the water this summer.