FATHER’S DAY: Gifts for Dad


June 1, 2020

While stay-at-home orders never kept Charlotte retailers from stocking the good stuff, shopkeepers will be more excited than ever to show you all the great things they have in store for Dad this year.  From classic button-down shirts to commissioned art, travel bags and belts, we’ve rounded up gift ideas suitable for every dad. 

 — compiled by Whitley Adkins Hamlin

Norse Projects hybrid backpack ($215); Common Projects Achilles low suede sneaker ($423); Alex Mill stripe long-sleeve T-shirt ($68); all from Tabor. taborclt.com

Become the at-home cooking grandmaster your wife always wanted you to be: Grizzly Cookware cast iron 10” skillet ($175); TSG customized belt ($80); both from The Sporting Gent. thesportinggent.com

An extraordinary portrait session for your extraordinary man. Perfect for individuals or with the whole family ($300 session fee includes online preview gallery, high-resolution images and re-touching of three images). Richard Israel Photography. richardisrael.com or email info@richardisrael.com.

Not just for tired runners’ legs, give the gift of the ultimate sports massage with Adrienne Blackwood of Carolina Sports Massage ($40/30 minutes, $75/60 minuts, $110/90 minutes). carolinasportsmassage.com

Locally made old soul tee by State of Funk ($32); gold-plated chains ($38-$45); Sneakers: Complete Guide to Limited Editions book ($35); all from CLTCH. 1512 Central Ave.; Instagram: @cltchit

For the beer lover: NoDa Brewing Company trucker hat ($16), combo four-packs (starting at $9.99) and gift cards in any amount. nodabrewing.com

Supersoft T-shirt ($30) and blue multi-plaid sport coat ($395), both from Ole Mason Jar. olemasonjar.com

Hagen blue shirt ($185); Fairclough & Co. private label shirt ($189);  Peter Millar blue tattersall shirt ($139). All at Fairclough & Co.

Linen shirts ($225); athleisure cotton lounge pants ($145); and colorful socks ($35). All by Ike Behar. ikebehar.com

Mywalit colorblock leather credit card holders ($25); locally made vinyl tee by State of Funk ($32); A Record of My Vinyl: A Collector’s Catalog ($18); Total Records: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover book ($30); all from CLTCH. 1512 Central Ave.; Instagram: @cltchit 

Fox Umbrellas umbrella with nickel dog handle ($175); DL1961 denim jean ($198); neck and bow ties (prices vary); all from Revolution Clothiers & Co.

Paintings by Beth Lee Art: Zee Big Bulldawg, 16×20 ($250); commissions of Dad’s favorite place or pet available upon request. Facebook and Instagram: Beth Lee Art

Ted Baker print washbag ($99); Jack Black skin-care products ($7.50-$100); Olivina Men concrete shave bowl ($30), premium shave chrome brush ($40) and safety bamboo razor with five blades ($60). All from Revolution Clothiers & Co. revolutionclothiers.com

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