It can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for the fathers in your life. If you do decide to purchase a tie for your dad, choose a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted tie that suits his personality and style. The way to your dad’s heart may be through his palate. Try a specialty chocolate shop or handmade cheese. Your dad probably would love just spending time with you. A brewery tour or a paragliding session would be a fun way to hang out with your pops.
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921 E. Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
This downtown Seattle store supports local craftspeople and is a terrific choice for one-of-a-kind gifts, from clothing to furniture. NuBe is into green, sustainable, hand-crafted products and items made from reclaimed materials. Dad might love the recycled innertube and steel bar stools, a water-resistant messenger bag or a bike cog belt buckle. All items sold in the store and online are made in the USA. The intent when opening NuBe Green in 2009 was to “focus on artisans working to preserve traditional craft and expand design in innovative ways.”
1527 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
If your dad is a chocolate lover, consider treating him to artisan chocolate made from high-quality cacaos from around the world. Upper Queen Anne’s Chocolopolis has chocolate tasting events for those who would enjoy learning about and tasting the intricacies, artisanship and flavor pairings that make these chocolate blends truly special. Of course, you can also purchase gifts in the store or online. Choose from drinking chocolate, bars, truffles, books and gift cards. Every Thursday night, the establishment offers a chocolate happy hour. Each week, a different theme, region or chocolate maker is featured.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
1600 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101
Make a trip to Pike Place Market to pick up a gift of handmade cheese or take your dad for a visit. While inside, view the cheesemakers as they work. A lunch menu is available and includes the “world’s best macaroni and cheese.” Beecher’s opened in Seattle in 2003 and is committed to creating products that are pure, natural and, of course, flavorful. Its cheeses win awards around the globe.
Road Dogs The Seattle Brewery Tour
1425 5th Ave. N. #308
Seattle, WA 98109
If you are of age, take your dad on a brewery tour. Washington is home to some 150 breweries, such as Mack and Jack’s, Pyramid and Georgetown. Select three breweries to visit per tour. Road Dogs t-shirts and hoodies are available for purchase. The address listed is simply a mailing address, but you can reach Road Dogs by telephone to ask questions and to set up your tour.
11206 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E.
Issaquah, WA 98027
Have a real adventure together for Father’s Day and go paragliding. Choosing this option on a sunny Seattle day would make for spectacular views. Located at the base of Tiger Mountain, Seattle Paragliding offers a paragliding school for those who want to go solo and tandem gliding for those just wanting a unique one-time experience. Expect to spend approximately 2.5 hours on this outing. If you love your tandem session and decide to become certified, you may deduct your expense from the price of the full certification course.
Jerri Lien has enjoyed working in the beauty industry for most of her adult life. As a Seattle examiner, she covers all things style, beauty and more. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.