8 Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day

Here are some of our picks from Ace Hardware, The Dirt Label, and Bakehouse46

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, it’s time to pick out a gift that shows just how much you care. For the dad who’s a master griller, a wannabe golf pro, or the hardest worker you know, these gifts are fun, functional, and sure to put a smile on his face.

Big Green Egg - father's day gifts
Big Green Egg, $948 for grill and smoker, at Ace Hardware; multiple locations; acehardware.com

What’s Cookin? For the dad who’s always cooking, mastering the grill, or just starting his culinary journey, the Big Green Egg from Ace Hardware is a great gift to kick off the summer. Marketed as one of the most versatile outdoor cookers, it’s easy to use, compact, and great for steaks, burgers, snacks, and whatever else dad is whipping up.

bakehouse46 - father's day gifts
Father’s Day Pack, $30, at Bakehouse46 Birmingham, 136 Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-593-1903; and Bakehouse46 Rochester, 205 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-651-5401; bakehouse46.com  

Sweet Treats: Available for pickup June 17-20 in-store and online, Bakehouse46’s Father’s Day Pack is full of freshly made goodies dad is sure to love. The box comes with two chocolate lover cupcakes, two chocolate chip cookies, and two whiskeyed-bacon Rice Krispie treats.

the dirt label - father's day gifts
Tiger Bear Tee, $39, at The Dirt Label, 319 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak; dirtthelabel.com

Tee Him Up: Deck dad out in The Dirt Label this Father’s Day. Pick up the local brand’s Tiger Bear Tee, a play on the legendary golf career of Tiger Woods, for your golf enthusiast father. Whether he’s wearing it on the course or sporting it to the gym, he’ll be sure to be the best dressed.

populace coffee - father's day gifts
Colombia/Narinño, $17, at Populace Coffee; populace.coffee

Cup of Joe: Keep dad caffeinated this Father’s Day with a bag of grounds from Populace Coffee. Order online or shop in-store to find the perfect flavor profile. The Colombia/ Nariño blend is sweet but strong with flavor notes of cherry, milk chocolate, and lemon.

moonglow - father's day gifts
Moonglow by Michael Chabon, $17, at Literati, 124 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-585-5567; literatibookstore.com

An Open Book: Support a local, independently owned bookstore while shopping for dad this year. Literati owner Mike Gustafson recommends Moonglow by Michael Chabon. It’s “a journey down memory lane, told from the author’s point of view during an interview with his dying grandfather,” Gustafson says. “Chabon has a knack for the slow unveil, and I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir-disguised-as-a-novel.” Pick up this heartwarming story or browse Literati’s countless other novels.

All Day IPA - father's day gifts
All Day IPA, pricing varies, at Founders Brewing Co., 456 Charlotte St., Detroit; 313-335-3440; foundersbrewing.com to order pickup and find other retailers

Warm Heart, Cold Beer: Crack open a cold one with an All Day IPA from Founders. Whether dad’s a beer connoisseur or just a casual sipper, this IPA is sure to be a hit. Made from complex malts, hops, and grains, All Day IPA is one of the top-rated beers from this Michigan brewery and a great Father’s Day gift.

blisswood resort
Accommodation pricing varies, at Blisswood, 2841 N. Lake Shore Dr., Harbor Springs; blisswoodmichigan.com

A Weekend Getaway: Give dad a “Get Out of Town Free” card by booking him a stay at the Blisswood resort in Harbor Springs. The resort’s handcrafted cabins, surrounded by beautiful scenery and wooded trails, make for the perfect weekend getaway. With nearby hiking trails, wineries, golf courses, and beaches, this resort has something for every dad.

Fluresh - father's day gifts
Be Well Soft Gels, $25-40 each, at Fluresh; order at weedmaps.com

Relax and Recover: Help dad unwind this Father’s Day with Fluresh’s Be Well Soft Gels. These CBD and THC products from the Michigan brand are gluten-free and dairy-free. Gift the Rest and Calm soft gels to the dad who’s always on the go and needs some help relaxing, or give the gift of muscle relief with the Recover gels.

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