Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Charlotteans
Find men’s apparel and accessories, home goods, and outdoor gear like hunting garb and fly fishing equipment. Even less-sporty dads will enjoy the luggage, bar accessories, and leather goods. Visit the store or shop online. 2848 Selwyn Ave. thesportinggent.com.
If Dad can take the heat, wrap up a gift pack from PuckerButt Pepper Company, which made global headlines when its Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper earned the Guinness World Record for the World’s Hottest Chili. Gift packs range from $20-$55 and include a variety of hot sauces—but don’t worry, not all packs include the reaper varieties. Shop the Fort Mill store, or order online. 237 Main St., Fort Mill. puckerbuttpeppercompany.com.
An All-Access Pass covers whitewater rafting, ziplines, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, climbing, deep water solo, trail access, jumps, and ropes courses. An All-Access Pass costs $64 per adult and $54 per child ages 9 and under, but Single-Activity Passes can be purchased online as well. 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. whitewater.org.
Treat your old man to something brand new from 704 Shop, “Charlotte’s original lifestyle and apparel brand.” Queen City locals and Queen City lovers will appreciate a selection from the City of Charlotte Official Crown Series, which features Charlotte’s iconic crown symbol on a variety of products. 704shop.com.
Babe & Butcher creates stunning charcuterie boards and grazing tables for any special occasion. We recommend ordering dad the Pimiento Box, an individual box of pimiento cheese, pretzel bites, cheddar, pickles, salami, prosciutto, and fresh fruit for $25. Order boards, tables, or boxes online for delivery. babeandbutcher.com.
Give Dad the gift of fresh, local beer with an OMB gift card. He can relax with a cold Copper while the kids play in the biergarten’s Family Zone, then feast on fries and brats off the Brauhaus menu. 4150 Yancey Rd. oldemeckbrew.com.
Stop by Charlotte’s “original sneaker shop” to get Dad with a pair of kicks. Any sneaker head will appreciate the selection, and SoleStation allows for customers to buy, sell, or trade shoes, making it easier for Dad to level up his personal collection. See the shop’s Instagram Story for the latest updates. 9510 University City Blvd., #204. solestationshop.com.
Find fly fishing gear and apparel for the family fisherman in this quaint Cornelius shop. Experienced anglers and those new to fishing can find name-brand items, and if Dad wants to test his new gift, he can register for one of Madison River’s guided fishing trips or casting lessons. 20910 Torrence Chapel Rd., Ste. D5, Cornelius. carolinaflyfishing.com.
Slip a gift card to TopGolf into his Father’s Day card, and if you’re lucky, he might even bring you along too! TopGolf Charlotte Southwest is open for business, and TopGolf Charlotte University is expected to open soon. TopGolf Charlotte Southwest, 8024 Savoy Corporate Dr. topgolf.com.
Gift Dad a kayak, paddle board, jet ski, or boating experience on Lake Norman with What’s Up Watersports. Prices for kayaking start at $25 per hour. Ages 8-17 can captain their own kayak with an adult on the water with them, and children ages 7 and under can ride with an adult in a tandem kayak. Make it a family affair, or let Dad bring a buddy for some rejuvenating time on water. Long Island Marina, 8400 Long Island Rd., Catawba. whatsuplakenorman.com.
Treat Dad to something sweet from Amelie’s. The 12-pack Father’s Day Collection gift box is $33.95 and includes favorite brunch flavors like cup o’ joe, cinnamon coffee cake, and maple bacon. Gift boxes are available in store or shipped nationwide. Orders are shipped on Mondays if placed before Saturday. Multiple locations. ameliesfrenchbakery.com