WORCESTER – Father’s Day is quickly approaching. You’re on the hunt for the perfect gift that will show your dad just how much you appreciate him. But, let’s be honest – dads can be pretty difficult to shop for.
Below you can find 12 gifts that every kind of dad – the sporty, the stylish, the outdoorsman, the cook – is guaranteed to love. You can even find them right here in Worcester!
For the sporty dad:
For the reader:
Is there a book you’ve seen Dad eyeing recently? Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at 65 James Street is a full-service bookstore that will be sure to charm the avid reader. They have a collection of Father’s Day children’s books if you are looking for a gift that a father and child can enjoy together.
For the collector:
The Crompton Collective at 138 Green St. offers a variety of creative antiques, furniture, collectibles, home décor, art, handmade gifts, and more. Head into the store and check out what they are offering today! You are guaranteed to find something original and fun that Dad will not be expecting.
For the gardener:
Head over to Seed to Stem, a lifestyle and plant boutique that offers plants, home décor, accessories, mugs, jewelry, terrariums, crystals, and handmade goods. Purchase a succulent or find the accessories that your dad needs to spice up his garden. The store is located in Crompton Place at 138 Green Street, Suite 3.
For the builder:
Do you want something that you and Dad can build and enjoy? Check out this detailed guide for how to construct a regulation cornhole set. Head over to Barrows Hardware or Grafton Square True Value Hardware in Worcester to pick up the supplies.
For the outdoorsman:
Does your dad enjoy camping, watersports, skiing, or climbing? Head over to New England Backpacker Inc. at 6 Mountain St. E in Worcester to stock up on gear your dad is missing. They sell clothing, footwear, camping gear, canoes and kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more!
For the comedian:
Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Purchase tickets here for an upcoming comedy show at the WooHaHa! Comedy Club at 50 Franklin St. in Worcester. If you’re looking for a laugh and some quality family time, this could be a great gift.
For the cook:
Are you looking to treat your dad this Father’s Day? Check out the grills and home gifts at Enchanted Fireside at 728 W Boylston St. A grill is the perfect gift for a dad who loves to cook and wants to take advantage of the next few months of summer weather.
For the music lover:
Head over to Joe’s Albums to check out vinyl records, record players, and musical accessories such as keychains of your dad’s favorite band. The store is located at 317 Main Street in Worcester.
For the technology-obsessed:
Are you looking to splurge this Father’s Day? Best Buy at 7 Neponset St. in Worcester has an entire section dedicated to Father’s Day gift ideas that might interest the more technology-inclined dad. We recommend a pair of wireless earbuds or a portable charger.
For the academic:
Check out the hand-turned wood pens sold at the Prints and the Potter Gallery at 142 Highland St. It is sure to be a unique gift that Dad will use! The Gallery also has a variety of other gifts and pottery that you could explore.
For the food fanatic:
Surprise your dad with specialty cupcakes from The Queen’s Cups! They are guaranteed to be a decadent and delicious way to celebrate the day. A single cupcake is $3.50, a four-pack is $13, a half-dozen is $18, and a dozen is $35.
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