Father’s Day is approaching fast, and it’s time to treat good ol’ Dad to something special. Whether it be the fishing pole he’s been dying to try out or a tour of a local brewery, these gifts from the heart are sure to score you some brownie points.
For the Outdoorsy Dad
Whether he prefers to spend his time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, or camping, heads to the snow or water for a retreat, or is in need of lightweight summer gear for everyday adventures, Joe’s Sporting Goods in St. Paul has you covered. A playground for the outdoor enthusiast, this shop houses a huge range of potential gifts for a dad who likes to commune with nature.
For the Coffee-Drinking Dad
If your father can’t get through the day without his morning jolt, treat him to a bag of Minnesota-roasted beans. Peace Coffee has been roasting, pedaling, and brewing coffee in South Minneapolis for nearly 20 years, bringing beans from Africa, as well as the South and Central Americas, to the Midwest.
For the Old-School Dad
If your father eschews e-mail and still doesn’t know that his phone can send text messages, gifting a simpler form of communication may be key. Minneapolis’s Lunalux creates custom letterpress stationery in clean designs sure to inspire Dad to catch up on his correspondence.
For the Foodie Dad
Cooks of Crocus Hill, with three metro locations, is chock-full of cookware, gourmet kitchen tools, and grilling supplies worthy of a summer full of Minnesota backyard barbecues. If you want to share an experience with Dad, check out the shop’s bevy of cooking classes for an unforgettable day of culinary delights.
For the Beer-Loving Dad
Take Dad for a true taste of Minnesota’s best at Summit Brewing Co. in St. Paul, where full-bodied beers are crafted with care. Renowned nation-wide for their tasty brews, Summit offers free tours sure to please an interested dad. Stop by the taproom afterward to taste a flight.
DIY mavens, vintage-lovers, and brides, take note: it’s your weekend to shine!
Bold and Bright
Summer means time to break out your more vibrant décor, and bold prints are perfect for adding a little spunk to your home. Luckily, the Marimekko sale is in full force at FinnStyle this weekend, both in-store and online. All of the Finnish brand’s iconic patterned fabrics are 30 percent off, meaning you can finally breathe some new life into those throw pillows you’ve been dying to recover.
Thursday, June 13 – Monday, June 17
FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave, Mpls.
Old is New Again
There’s no denying that vintage is hot, and the Twin Cities Vintage Clothing, Jewelry, and Textile Show and Sale is a vintage-lover’s dream. A mecca for 45 vintage vendors from around the country, there will be shopping, a cocktail party, and a fashion show. Dress in vintage on Friday night and receive $1 off your admission—sounds like an excuse to pull out the bellbottoms.
Friday, June 14 (5–10 p.m.) and Saturday, June 15 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.)
State Fairgrounds, Fine Arts Building, St. Paul
In search of the perfect designer wedding dress but crossing your fingers that you can stay within your budget? Head to the Tara LaTour sample sale, where the Chaska designer’s detailed gowns will be up to 70 percent off. With the event also featuring jewelry designer realia by jen, you’ll be able to put together the perfect complete look for your big day.
Saturday, June 15 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.) and Sunday, June 16 (11 a.m.–3 p.m.)
Graves 601 Hotel, 601 First Ave. N., Mpls.