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Twelve Hip, Local Gift Ideas for the Rad Dad in Your Life

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Father’s Day is Sunday —yes, this Sunday— so you have a limited amount of time to find the perfect gift for the dude who gave you the gift of life and such. But selecting stuff for dads? Nearly impossible. To help dig you out of that parental shopping rut, we found 12 gift ideas from local businesses to give you a little inspo. Prices range from "ask me about my startup" to "ask me about my IPO," which means there’s a little something for everyone.

  1. Heliotrope

    Birch, spruce, and juniper shave lotion
    Encourage your dad to up his shaving game with locally-made products that smell incredible; his skin will look and feel better than he ever knew possible


  2. Libation Lab

    Drinker's Dictionary decanter
    This hand-etched glass decanter is an educational way to store alcohol. Decorated with phrases that describe drunkenness, you might learn something while kicking back the contents.


  3. Chubbies

    The Bushwoods classic seersucker shorts
    Okay, so he has a slight case of Dad Bod. No worries! Chubbies were made with the anti-Adonis crowd in mind. Sky's out, thighs out!


  4. Timbuk2

    Classic medium messenger bag in tweed
    If he has to tote a bag between home and the office, make it an attractive bag that will practically last forever.


  5. Convert Man

    Sperry x Band of Outsiders Topsiders
    Does your dad sail? Pretend to sail? Then he needs a trust pair of boat shoes. And this collab style between Sperry and Band of Outsiders is easily the coolest pair he'll see all year.


  6. Lumio

    Book lamp in dark walnut
    Whether for camping trips or late night reading, Lumio's bookish exterior makes it equal parts form and function. All the cool design kids are raving about it.


  7. Wearhaus

    Arc wireless headphones with LED lights
    Silent disco anyone? If your dad likes gadgets and things that light up, you need to introduce him to Wearhaus. Plug 'em in, wear 'em wireless; you have options.


  8. Goorin Bros.

    Ted Goorin's Cut & Sew Amalfi Coast hat
    Shield his eyes from the sun (or son?) with a dapper chapeau from the local hatmaker. He'll both look cool and stay cool.


  9. Trumaker

    Devon 7-gauge cashmere sweater
    A soft, luxurious cashmere, this sweater is everything he wants cashmere to be. Available in three colors. If your dad has been extra-nice this year, you could even buy them all.


  10. Touch of Modern

    Ghost aerial plus drone
    Family photos are about to get a lot more artistic with an aerial drone. Fly it over a cookout, wait for the squeals of delight, and capture an unforgettable moment. This is so much better than a selfie stick.


  11. Heath Ceramics

    Garza Marfa canvas lounge chair
    Every dad needs a relaxing spot, and this lounge chair is a stylish place for him to kick back.


  12. Public Bikes

    M8 electric bikes
    San Francisco hills are notoriously brutal. Give your dad a boost of power on an electric bike. It's on sale right now for $1999, so save a little money while you save him a little effort.