Five Last-Minute Local Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

a father kissing his son

Time seems to be flying by since stay-at-home orders were placed in effect several months ago, and Father’s Day is already around the corner. Because of coronavirus precautions, celebrating holidays and special occasions looks a little different this year. If you’re unable to get out and embark on a shopping trip to purchase anything for this Sunday, June 21st, you might need to get a bit more creative to show your appreciation for the dad in your life. 

Phone calls, video chats, homemade cards, and baked goods are all great gift ideas, but we want to give you a few more options to give Dad a special treat while also supporting local businesses.

Local Beer Delivery

Stoup Brewing, a family-friendly and community-focused brewery in the heart of Ballard, is open for to-go and take out orders during this time. If you know a dad who loves beer, Stoup Brewing can also quench that thirst through beer delivery! Just jump on their website and choose a crowler (a 32-ounce can that’s filled and sealed on-site, similar to a growler) or four-pack option of one (or more!) of their 14 delicious brews and confirm the local delivery date. 

Records To-Go

Is there a father in your life who is all about music? Being stuck inside provides the perfect opportunity to discover new musical artists and revisit old favorites. West Seattle’s Easy Street Records is offering local King County delivery for their online orders during the pandemic. Complete your gift order and a van will pull up to the drop-off destination with a bag of records, CDs, t-shirts, or any other merch you feel would make a great Father’s Day gift for music-lovers.

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Hardware Store Gift Cards

Because of this quarantine, DIY projects and small in-home renovations are on the rise. Support your local hardware store by purchasing a gift card perfect for a stay-home handyman. South Seattle’s Stewart Lumber and Hardware Co., Pacific Supply Co. in Capitol Hill, and Hardwick and Sons in the University District are just a few of Seattle’s independent hardware stores that could use your support.

Pike Place Market Meal Kits

One big thing that a lot of people miss while staying home is going out to eat. Seattle’s restaurant and foodie scene is incredible, especially down in Pike Place Market. But you and your dad don’t have to miss out this Father’s Day. Many Pike Place Market restaurants are putting together meal kits that allow you to recreate their delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Box of Local Goodies

Can’t make up your mind, but still want to give a Father’s Day gift that supports Seattle-owned businesses? Keep Your City Smiling is a company that puts together and delivers surprise boxes filled with treats and small gifts from local businesses. They are even offering a special Father’s Day box, as well as city-specific boxes in case the father in question lives or grew up outside of Seattle.

No matter how you choose to celebrate or what you end up giving as a gift, the most important thing is to let the dads in your life know just how appreciated they are, especially during these tough times. Here’s to you dads!

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