Summer is upon us, and with it comes all the holidays that can (thankfully) be spent outside: Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and of course, Father’s Day! If you’re like us, getting a gift for anyone can be stressful, let alone your dad, whom you’re supposed to know almost everything about. Take the guesswork out of gift planning this year, and opt for local shopping. Chicago is filled with tons of unique experiences, gifts, and places to shop that’ll “wow” your dad and make your siblings jealous that they didn’t think of it first. From sporting events to liquor, make 2023 your best year of gift-giving.

Cubs or Sox Tickets

1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613
333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616

Take your dad to the ballgame this summer, and treat him to the best Father’s Day gift you can give. Whether you want to head to Wrigley or Guaranteed Rate (or US Cellular or Comisky or what do you call it?), a day spent in the sun with some beers, hot dogs, and America’s favorite is an incredible gift for your dad. More than likely, your dad will just be happy to spend some time with you. If you can’t decide or don’t care to choose a favorite team, look for tickets for the Crosstown classic happening July 25-26 and August 15-16!


Chicago Sport and Novelty

332 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601


If you decide to treat your dad to a Chicago sporting event, you’ll want to ensure he’s dressed the part. Whether it’s the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls, or Fire, help him dress the part! With a whopping three floors of gear, deck your dad out head to toe before you head to the game. Chicago Sport and Novelty also carries a line of Chicago souvenirs if your dad lives out of town and needs a piece of (your) home to complete his collection.

Dark Matter Coffee

738 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

For the coffee-loving dads, try something different than the big brands he usually opts for. Chicago has independent coffee shops, including one of our favorites: Dark Matter Coffee. With seasonal roasts and speciality blends, Dark Matter is the perfect place to stop for a few bags of beans that he can’t get everyday. If you find your dad constantly craving caffeine, he’ll be thankful to sip on something new, remembering his favorite child through every steaming sip.

Goose Island Beer

1800 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612

For the dad who loves a cold beer after a long day of… doing whatever dads do, give him a Chicago classic. Instead of his typical light pilsner, grab some Goose Island beers to help your dad sip the many tastes of Chicago. Whether you choose a classic like the 312, or a seasonal favorite like the Tropical Beer Hug or the Summer Time, a “livin easy” German style kolsch, dad is going to be impressed that you didn’t just randomly stop at the Jewel on your way over for the day.

606 Records

1808 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608

If your dad has been trying to get you interested in his generation’s music forever, plan a day to take him to 606 Records. Located in Pilsen, 606 Records has every genre you can imagine. Dad loves stadium rock? They got it. Blues? Yep. Electronic? You bet. 606 Records has everything you can imagine and more. This Father’s Day, spend some time listening to your dad recall his childhood stories and the soundtrack of his life so far. Like we said before, the time you spend together here will mean everything to him.

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Tito’s X William Murray Golf Collection

Tito’s Handmade Vodka and William Murray Golf, which was created on the notion that life and golf don’t have to be so serious, are once again teaming up to expand the ‘Tito’s x William Murray Golf Collection,’ a limited-edition collaborative golf apparel line with 100% of net proceeds going to the customer’s choice of nonprofit that Tito’s supports. If you’re looking for Father’s Day gifts for a golf-loving dad, this is the best option.

The moisture-wicking lineup of premium quality products all feature Tito’s-inspired illustrations and colorways depicting the brand’s backstory and the many ways you can enjoy Tito’s on and off the course, along with Texas-themed symbols and even a few Easter eggs. In celebration of the fan-favorite golf-inspired Tito’s Transfusion Cocktail, the six-piece collection will feature a ‘Tito’s x William Murray Transfusion Golf Polo’ in both men’s and women’s fit.

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