Father’s Day in the Lou | STL Local Gift Guide 2020

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St. Louis stands on history, character, and charm. These same characteristics are the backbone of local shops and eateries in our city. Explore our Local Gift Guide to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for the Dads in your life.

Show Dads all over STL how loved they are this Father’s Day  while you show local businesses all over STL how valued they are. It’s a win-win!

A clothesline with a clothespin holding a Happy Father's Day sign with a blue heart, a blue tie, and a crown that says Dad against a wooden slat background

 

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

Aaron’s Birkenstock and Shoe Repair

4111 Mexico Rd.

St. Peters, MO 63376

An investment in footwear (come on, they last forever!), Birkenstocks have remained a comfortable choice for relaxing Dads everywhere.  You will find a solid selection at Aaron’s Birkenstock and Shoe Repair.

 

Arch Apparel

An African American man standing on a rooftop wearing a yellow STL T-shirt2335 S. Hanley

St. Louis, MO 63144

STL proud, Arch Apparel has everything you need to rep our city in comfort. In addition to creating streetwear inspired by our city, they also give back in a big way to help St. Louis prosper.

Their collection of STL tees has something for every Dad. Here’s a sample, check out their site for their entire collection:

Check out their Crossed Sticks Baseball Hat, ideal for the Dad who needs to hide his at-home haircut, or one who is celebrating the fact that the Blues are STILL the reigning champs!

 

 

d.I.power shirts

DIP Clothing LLC

Empowering people to pursue their dreams, and become active in the St. Louis community,

DIP Clothing, LLC offers a collection of positivity driven clothing perfect for Dad.

 

 

 

Happy Camper clothing lineHappy Camper Clothing

510 S. Main St.

St. Charles, MO 63301

A small print shop in the St. Charles area, Happy Camper Clothing makes fun shirts for outdoorsy Dads. While their website is under construction, visit their Etsy shop.

 

I AM Fashions

In local area boutiques, or you can reach out directly.

While I Am Fashions rocks the women’s fashion scene, they carry a line of Men’s Accessories, sure to elevate Dad’s style. But I AM Fashions is so much more than a brand that makes you look good. It’s about looking good, feeling good, being good, and believing in yourself. I Am Fashions also gives back through a scholarship program benefiting local kids in the St. Louis Public School system, so they, too, can learn to believe in what they are capable of becoming.

 

One Time Supply Co

4972 Eichelberger St.
St. Louis, Mo. 63109

Supplement Dad’s wardrobe with STL-wear with a purpose.  According to its website,  “Onetime Supply Co. is a unique “go-to” culture brand with an urban edge and conservative conscience.”

Like this Ope. shirt; if you’re from STL, you understand. $22

Show your support for local businesses with a Strong Towns shirt. $22

 

COCKTAILS

Chateau Maplewood

7326 Manchester

St. Louis, MO 63143

Is there a whiskey lover on your list? You will love browsing the selection at Chateau Maplewood for the ideal gift. In addition to helping you find the perfect bottle, they also offer customized gift baskets for Father’s Day with curbside pick-up available.  If you don’t know how to choose (because with the variety that they have, who does??) you can purchase an e-gift card for anyone on your list!

Here are some STLMB tested and approved recommendations to get you started:

 

three bottles of whiskey on a wooden countertop, perfect gift ideas for father's day

Union House Distilling Co. Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Union House Distilling Co. Reunion Rye Whiskey

Willet Whiskey

Left Bank Books

399 North Euclid Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63108

For the Dads who want to know what they’re putting into their bodies, Left Bank Books has got them covered.

The Whisky Dictionary   Everything you ever wanted to know about whiskey.

Wine for Normal People When all you know about wine is that you really like it, this book is for you.  

 

Provisions STL An orange book with the title, Drink Like a Man, an essential cocktail guide for Father's Day

228 Euclid St.

St. Louis, MO 63108

 

For the Dads who take their drinks seriously,  Provisions STL offers Drink Like a Man , a comprehensive guide for making (and drinking!) cocktails 

Show Dad that he’s worth it – upgrade his happy hour and eliminate the need for him to drink out of plastic tumblers from restaurants visited years ago. Here are a few styles from Provisions STL:

a cocktail glass with an iron gate image printed on it

Iron Gate Glass Tumblers   Ornate barware to elevate your cocktail hour. 

a cocktail glass with a sprig of mint coming out the top

Partial Eclipse Glass Tumblers offer a fun twist on cocktail barware. 

 

Schlafly

7260 Southwest Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63143

Sign Dad up for a Schlafly Bottleworks tour! It’s a great way to pass a weekend afternoon.

They also have gift ideas such as this Drink MO Beer Tacker, a fun accessory for any man cave. And for the Dads whose man caves are just figments of their imaginations due to the siege of  Legos in their basements, Drink MO Beer comes in wearable form.

In addition, they sell a collapsible cooler, for those Dad’s who shouldn’t have to go inside to refresh their drinks. 

 

Still 630

1000 S. 4th Street

St. Louis, MO 63104

 

Double Barrel RallyPoint Whiskey at Still 630 Distillery

 

Sign Dad up for a tour of Still 630 where he can experience the distillery process up close from start to finish. The tour concludes with a tasting, and the opportunity to purchase some spirits of your own! 

Don’t miss their Double Barrel RallyPoint Whiskey, named Best in Class in Whiskey… twice! Doesn’t Dad deserve the best?

 

 

 

African american man drinking beer in pub and using tabletSt. Louis Hop Shop

2600 Cherokee St.

St. Louis, MO 63118

Summertime and beer go hand in hand. The selection of Craft Beers at St. Louis Hop Shop (and other thirst quenchers) means you’ll be able to quench Dad’s thirst all summer long.

 

CULINARY

Cornucopia

107 N. Kirkwood Rd.

Kirkwood, MO 63122

The music-loving, foodie Dads (yes, that’s a thing!) will love this funky bamboo Guitar cutting board  .

 

Father's Day charcuterie board filled with local favorites

For the Love of Grazing, LLC

Treat Dad to a custom made charcuterie board so he can graze his way through Father’s Day! The box is stocked with local favorites— don’t be surprised if you find yourself sneaking in an order every week for those nights you don’t want to cook, your family would surely thank you!

 

Penzey’s SpicesGrilled ribeye beef steak with red wine, herbs and spices

Two locations:

246 THF Blvd

Chesterfield, MO 63017

and

7338 Manchester Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63143

Take his grilling game up a notch with a grilling spices gift box. Celebrate Dad, but treat the whole family as you enjoy backyard barbecues this summer.

 

Schnarr’s Hardware

Two locations:

9800 Clayton Rd.

Ladue, MO 63124

and

40 East Lockwood Ave.

Webster Groves, MO 63119

man grilling while drinking a beer on father's day

Is Dad’s grill older than the favorite holey t-shirt in his closet? Maybe it’s time for a new one! Check out the selection of grills and grilling accessories at Schnarr’s Hardware!

logo for teatopia, a local st. louis area restaurant and tea shop

Teatopia

2606 Cherokee St.

St. Louis, MO 63118

For the Dads who like to relax with a warm cup of tea, locally owned Teatopia has what you’re looking for. From loose tea leaves to the tools needed to brew the perfect cup, Teatopia has what you’re looking for. Gift cards are also available.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

East and West

387 N. EUCLID AVE.

ST.LOUIS, MO 63108

Dads will love lighting these Boy Smells candles from East and West. Not everyone wants their living room to smell like Pumpkin Spice.

 

Left Bank Books

399 N. Euclid Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63108

 

African American man reading book

For the Dad who spends his free time with his nose in a book, locally owned Left Bank Books is the place to go. There’s nothing like browsing the aisles of a small, hometown bookstore to find a new treasure. And, if you happen to sneak in a few titles for yourself while you’re there, you’re just being practical and saving yourself a second trip out.

  • A Mystery/ Thriller that Dad will stay up late to read (he likely won’t be able to sleep afterwards, either): Steven King’s If It Bleeds

 

  • An iconic Sports book that will leave Dad contemplating so much more than basketball: Kobe Bryant’s The Mamba Mentality

 

 

RF Home Co 

11022 Manchester Rd.

Kirkwood, MO 63122

When you think of St. Louis, you think of sports. For the sports lover on your list, a framed Cardinals or Blues wall hanging is the perfect gift idea. RF Home Co also carries a selection of other gifts from cutting boards to coffee mugs.

 

OUTDOOR FUN

 

Large backyard with beautiful landscape and fire pit.

Schnarr’s Hardware

Two locations:

9800 Clayton Rd.

Ladue, MO 63124

and

40 East Lockwood Ave.

Webster Groves, MO 63119

For those family evenings spent outdoors, fire pits are the perfect addition! They make a perfect Father’s Day gift that Dad will use yearround.

 

Bike Stop Outposta father and son riding bikes on a trail

610 S. Main Street

St. Charles, MO 63301

Whether Dad enjoys racking up miles on solo expeditions. or the whole family likes to ride together, you can find the fun gifts and bike accessories at the Bike Stop Outpost. They also have bike rentals for family rides on the Katy Trail, and two Bike Stop Cafe locations to fuel up before or after your ride! 

 

Civil Alchemy

8154 Big Bend Blvd.

Webster Groves, MO 63119

For the Dad who loves hiking and being in the great outdoors, Civil Alchemy has a unique assortment of practical and fun gift ideas to take his explorations to the next level.

a father taking a hike, gazing out at the horizon

 

SELF CARE

Iconic Male Grooming Spaa man getting a shave at a barber shop

13831 Manchester Rd.

Ballwin, MO 63011

Men enjoy being pampered (who doesn’t?). Iconic Male Grooming Spa has a wide selection of products and services for Dad. They also offer gift cards so Dad can pick and choose the grooming package that fits him best! 

 

Kim’s Herbs and Detox

9634 Olive Blvd.

Olivette, MO. 63132

A healthy Dad is a happy Dad. Kim’s Herbs and Detox embraces a holistic approach to wellness, offering herbs, supplements, and so much more. Check out their products and services! Show Dad the love and keep him healthy on Father’s Day, and everyday.

 

SWEET TREATS

Cake Pop STL

198 Tecumseh St.

St. Charles, MO 63301

From cake pops to chocolate-dipped Oreos, celebrate dad with a sweet treat from STL Cakepops.

 

Patty’s Cheesecakes

67 Forum Shopping Center

Chesterfield, MO 63017

 

a variety of cheesecake flavored treats with Patty's Cheesecakes logo

Patty’s Cheesecakes takes this sweet treat where it has never gone before.  Take a look at the picture above— need we say more? Whether the Dad on your list is a traditional cheesecake lover, or has more of an adventurous foodie spirit, Pat’s got you covered.

 

Sweet Be’s 

12027 Manchester Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63131

Sweet Be’s is a fun shop for the whole family! For Dad’s with a sweet tooth, kids will enjoy choosing from a variety of flavored Jelly Belly’s for him (and maybe a few for themselves), and Dad’s will love the selection of gourmet chocolates offered. You will want every day to be Father’s Day just so you can keep going back for more!

a sample of sweet treats you can get at Sweet Be's

 

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Diana Waldman
A native St. Louisan, Diana lives in Creve Coeur with her husband, young son and daughter, and two dogs. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, which she uses as an excuse to be nosy regarding other people’s lives. She recently left a career in legal marketing to work part-time from home and focus on her babies (furry and otherwise). Her current parenting mantras are: “I can do it all, just not all at once,” and “It will probably be fine?” Diana gets her kicks by going for long runs, reading a mix of high-brow and low-brow literature, and seeking out activities her whole family (including the puppies!) can enjoy around town.

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