Good morning, NOOGA. Intern Brianna here (two days in a row 🤩), and my dad is definitely one of the coolest out there (in high school, he climbed on top of the gym bleachers during our father-daughter dance to show off his moves).🕺
Having the coolest dad means getting him the coolest gift for Father’s Day, and that’s where I run into some trouble. So, I created this local Father’s Day Gift Guide to help people like me who need a little inspiration when shopping for their rad dad. 🤙
For the dad who always “wants nothing”
Always the hardest ones to shop for, these dads claim that all they want from you on Father’s Day is a hug. If you don’t know of anything that they want, though, you could always go for a little bit of everything with a Father’s Day gift box from Locals Only or MoonPie General Store. Try Locals Only’s #1 Dad Gift Box filled with Hoff Sauce, a Chattanooga whiskey glass, and Soberdough brew bread, or MoonPie General Store’s “Dude Box” with BBQ rub, Vermont beer bread, and steakhouse burger seasoning.
For the stressed-out dad
With everything that’s been going on the past few months, we’d be surprised if there is a dad out there who isn’t a little stressed + overwhelmed. Give dad a gift he (and quite honestly, all of us) could really use with an online Introduction to Mindfulness class taught by Mike Goins from the Center for Mindful Living or a virtual Community Class from Peace.Strength.Yoga in St. Elmo.
For the sports lover
For the dads who are really missing watching sports right now, get them something to keep their team pride strong. This Chattanooga Lookouts Father’s Day Package includes a t-shirt, coozie, cap, and clear stadium bag, or you could go for a Chattanooga Football Club player/schedule card set. (Bonus: 100% of the card set sales will go to the Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee to help those affected by recent tornadoes).
For the adventuring dad
For the dad who loves adventuring + getting outside, try getting them the gift of a fun experience. L2’s stand up paddle board rental is perfect for the summer weather, and you can get in on the fun, too, with this tandem kayak rental. If your dad is really up for something new, check out Adventure Sports Innovation’s Waterbike rentals or Swincar experiences.
For the dad with a sweet tooth
Noogarons — a local handcrafted macaroon business — teamed up with other local brands like Hoff Sauce, Chattanooga Whiskey + Main Street Meats to create special Father’s Day macaroons. You can preorder the dark chocolate chili, maple bacon, and bourbon cherry macaroons by messaging them on Instagram or Facebook.
Bonus Events for Father’s Day
The Chattanooga Market is hosting a “Father’s Day Brews and Blues” Father’s Day event on June 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The market will feature local blues music, local craft brews, food trucks + all of the fresh produce, meat + cheese you’ve come to love from the weekly market.
The Chattery + The Bitter Bottle are presenting a Father’s Day virtual whiskey tasting on June 21 from 5-6 p.m. Class participants will learn about three different types of whiskey and how to make two different cocktails (plus, you’ll receive a recipe card + instructions at the end to keep recreating the whiskey masterpieces).
Did we leave out any other fab Father’s Day gifts? Please let us know in the comments below. 👇