Local Father’s Day Finds

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed into law the proclamation of Father’s Day as the third Sunday in June. Ever since, children of all ages have clamored around department store tie racks, decorated coffee mugs, and bought untold quantities of grill tools in attempts to show dad that they love him. This year, if those ideas don’t fit the bill for your father, check out the construction progress in town, support our merchants, and pick up one of these great local gifts that dad is sure to love.

The “Beer Lover” Dad:

Bring a cooler along, and pack it up with any of Rochester Mills Beer Co’s bottles to go. Or, pick him up a 64 oz. growler that he can return and refill as he pleases for years to come with any of their many brews on tap.

The  “Coffee (or Tea) Lover” Dad:

Bean and Leaf has a wonderful selection of fair trade and organic coffees and teas to choose from. Or, buy him a new mug to keep his drink toasty warm or chilly cool.

The “Backyard” Dad:

For years, @Home furniture has carried these great weatherproof Adirondack chairs set out along Main Street that I’ve always adored. Give dad one so he can relax and not worry about painting his outside sitting spot ever again.

The “Sweet” Dad:

Stop in at any of our amazing sweet shops, like Home Bakery, Give Thanks Bakery, Sanders, Holy Cannoli’s or Capie’s Candies, and give dad a treat to savor.

The “Foodie” Dad:

Most dads love food, so you really can’t go wrong here. Get dad a gift card to his favorite downtown eatery, or give him a new culinary experience by getting a gift card to one of the many brand new places that has popped up lately. Try Smackwater Jack’s, Penny Black or Hibachi House.

The “Hard-to-Buy-For” Dad:

I’m always amazed at the interesting items at Catching Fireflies. They have the most unimaginable and creative gifts that will definitely bring a chuckle and a smile to his day.

The “Art-Appreciator” Dad:

Firebrick Gallery and Pottery Studio has a huge selection of intricate and one-of-a-kind creations. Not only can you support a local artist through your gift, but you can also show dad that you think he’s a unique piece of work himself!

The “Sporty” Dad:

Splurge this year with some tech gear from The Ski Company for dad, or buy him a cool bike helmet from the Rochester Bike Shop to keep his noggin safe on those trips down the Paint Creek Trail.

The “Smelly” Dad:

The new Moon River Soap company has a wide selection of soaps and accessories to keep dad fresh and clean. Cedarwood shave soap and the Apricot Foot Scrub bar are perfect for a guy to stay smelly in a good manly way.

The “Classy” Dad:

Treat dad to a stay at the Royal Park Hotel, or at least take him there for a fancy dinner. He will appreciate the architecture and the ambiance just strolling the grounds, and also while diving into the gourmet cuisine served on the terrace by the gentle creek.

Father’s Day is June 17th, and this year it is time to give dad a gift to show you love him, and the great town we live in. Shop on!

About Heidi Morris

Rochester Hills mom of three. Loves life, loves family, loves to share new and interesting things with everyone. Contact her today at heidikmorris@yahoo.com

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