10 Ways to Go Local for Father's Day

Every dad is different, so be sure to make your dad feel special with a unique gift from a local business! Here are 10 ways to go local for Father's Day:

1. Keep Dad Looking Sharp with Local Fashions

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Whether or not your dad needs help keeping up with the trends, he will love some new digs or accessories from a local clothing store or apparel shop.

2. Get Dad his Favorite Local Sweets


Does dad have a sweet tooth? Solve his sugar cravings with some delicious locally made candies and desserts.

3. Try a New Sport with Dad

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Help dad stay fit when you choose a local sporting goods or athletic wear store to try a new sport.

4. Celebrate Dad with Local Brews & Beverages

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Introduce dad to your favorite local brewery, or treat him to a six-pack of his favorite local brew. If he's not into beer, how about local wine, coffee, or tea?

5. Treat Dad to a Tasty Local Meal

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Take dad out for a delicious meal at his favorite local restaurant, or get him a gift card to use later. How about the Devour Phoenix gift card, good at over 25 local restaurants in the Phoenix metro?

6. Buy Tickets for a Local Performance

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Spend some quality time with dad and treat him to a local performance. There are tons of great local arts, theatre, and music acts across the state.

7. Treat Dad to a New Local Tool

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Is dad handy around the house, or does he have a green thumb? Head to your local home and garden store to get dad that new tool he's been wanting.

8. Have a Movie Night at a Local Theater 

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Treat papa to some popcorn and catch a cool flick at a locally movie theater like Harkins Theaters statewide, The Orpheum in Flagstaff, or The Loft Cinema in Tucson.

9. Visit a Local Arizona Monument

Plan a day hike to one of the natural beauties of Arizona such as The Grand Canyon, Mt. Lemon, or the Sedona red rocks. If guided tours are more his thing then plan a day trip to any of the educational gems around Arizona such as The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Presidio San Agustin Museum in Tucson, or the wild-west town of Tombstone, Arizona.

10. Find Him A Local Gift Online

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Did you know that there are over 200 options to shop locally from your computer? See the local online businesses that sell everything from body care products to trail mix to running shoes to wine. It's never been easier to shop locally from home.

Still stumped on what to get dad?

A lovely Localist family from Fall Fest 2015.

Give dad the gift of a Localist membership! It's the gift that keeps on giving, as this year-long membership is just $20 and will give dad access to all the cool local events and experiences that we plan just for Localists. Declare dad a Localist today.

Or does your dad have a unique hobby or taste? Check out our local business directory for 2,600 local businesses around the state to find a great gift for dad!