When it comes to Father’s Day there is no need to go for boring, old, standby gifts. While it may seem like boutiques and creative gifts are a “mom thing,” Lake County is home to so many great shops that there is a perfect options for any type of dad. Think outside of the big box this year and get dad a unique gift.
The well-groomed dad
Riche Organics is known for it’s lush bath bombs and beautiful soaps. They also carry German-made Mohle shaving kits. The stainless steel and wood kits are the Ferraris of shaving and come a brush and razor, plus a stand that holds the bowl.
If you prefer to pamper dad, send him to Roosters. He can sit back and relax with a facial, shave and haircut all in an exquisite, old fashioned barber shop.
The dad who cooks
Think beyond the barbeque tools and really help dad up his cooking game. Head to downtown Libertyville and check out Kitch’n & Spice and Oh Olive!. Both stores are owned and staffed by people who know and love cooking. They will help you find the perfect spice, oil or accessories to elevate the flavors of anything dad cooks. Bonus! You can sign dad up for cooking class!
Local Breweries are where it’s at on the beer scene. A newer one that is worth a visit and a growler for dad: Sidelot Brewery. I suggest going at lunchtime and getting a sandwich for dad; the kids will win “kids of the year” hands down.
If dad is more of a “shaken not stirred” than a brewed-at-home kind of guy, you will want to head to North Shore Distillery. The distillery makes handcrafted spirits and offers tours with their Master Distiller.
Kid at heart
If dad is really just a big kid then take him to play with other big kids! The biggest place by far is, of course, Six Flags Great America, but an evening at WhirlyBall or Dave & Busters will get everyone’s heart racing.
If dad is more into board games you will want to head to Unique Gifts & Games in Grayslake. You’ll find a wide variety of games and accessories for any type of game player. They also host game nights.
For the fashionable dad that wants to take his tie game to the next level, introduce him to TieMart. This online shop is actually housed in Mundelein and will allow you to pick up your purchase, rather than have it shipped. Follow them on Instagram to learn about all different kinds of knots and trending styles in ties.