Milwaukee Father’s Day Gift Guide


Father’s Day comes once a year to celebrate the amazing men in our lives. Being a father is no easy task and it’s important to show our appreciation for the men who aren’t scared of diaper changes, who can “fix” anything, and continually choose to show up day after day. Whether it’s your partner, dad, or someone you know who is an amazing father, this list will give you the ultimate Father’s Day gift ideas while supporting local area businesses.

For The Dad Who Needs A Cup Of Coffee Before They Become Superman | Stone Creek Coffee

Stone Creek Coffee is a Milwaukee-based coffee company with 10 area locations and has a Farm to Cup business model. Not only do they have amazing coffee, tea, and food – but they also host public classes like Home Brewing Methods, Espresso 101, Latte Art, and Factory Tours.

For The Dad Who’s Hair Is Always Looking Fresh | Groom For Men

Groom For Men is the coolest salon for men with that old-school feel. Groom’s services include hair cuts, manicures, facials, and shaves. They even have a stocked bar so they can enjoy a drink or two! Give your guy a Father’s Day gift card for a day of pampering and they can also check out a variety of cool men’s grooming products and tools.

For the Dad Who Only Wants Bacon | Carl’s Country Market

If bacon is the only love language the Dad in your life knows, then this meat market is a must! This is basically the holy grail of meat and will not disappoint! Bring home some award-winning bacon and fry it up in the morning for a breakfast fit for a king.

For the Dad Who Is Actually a Book Worm | Boswell Book Company

My dad loves reading and collecting books. I remember spending my childhood in the library and visiting local bookstores. Boswell Book Company has that comfortable old-school feel that I know he would love. Shop online or in stores for a great selection of new and secondhand books.

For the Dad Who’s Ready to Step Up Their Wardrobe | MILWORKS

MILWORKS is a men’s boutique located in the Third Ward. This store has the coolest vibe with everyday elevated style. They carry unique brands and specialize in clothing, footwear, and home goods. If you don’t feel comfortable shopping for a Father’s Day gift in person, they have an online shop with free shipping over $50.

For the Dad Who’s Always Up For A New Experience | Glassnote Candle Bar

Glassnote Candle Bar is the coolest experience ever! My husband and I did this for our anniversary and had so much fun. At this DIY candle bar, you choose and create a signature scent, mix and pour a candle while you enjoy a drink. Get out of the house and book your experience by reservation only. Make sure to check out their website for their Covid guidelines which include individual tables 6ft apart and a limit of only 10-12 people in the space.

For the Dad Who Is All About “That Lake Life” | Lake Effect Co.

Does the dad you’re shopping for live on the water during the summertime? Then this store is the one-stop-shop you’ve been looking for for his Father’s Day gift. Located in Hartland, they design and sell gear that embodies that summertime feel on the water. Lake Effect Co. produces with mostly WI-based manufacturers, does their “best to stock products made by Black, Indigenous and People of Color”, and offers a military discount so you can feel good about your purchase as well.

For the Dad Who Is Also A Plant Dad | Maranta Plant Shop

Does the Dad in your life not only do an amazing job keeping your kids alive but also the plants in your house? Give them the gift of more greenery while supporting this local Black & Brown-owned plant shop. Shop their selection online and order with easy curbside pick-up.

For the Dad Who Loves Their Beard Almost As Much As They Love Their Kids | Beard MKE

We all know that guy whose beard is their prized possession. Get a clean cut at Beard MKE and check out their amazing store with the coolest selection of fun grooming products, apparel, accessories, and more! Check out the online shop and order for easy at-home delivery!

For the Dad Who Is Actually a Kid At Heart |Riverfalls Family Fun Center

Some dads are just kids at heart and just want to have! Plan a fun outdoor family experience at River Falls Family Fun Center in Greenfield. This family recreation facility feature outdoor miniature golf, outdoor batting cages, and an arcade. Plan a day the family won’t forget.

For the Dad Who Knows His Way Around the Kitchen | Penzeys Spices

Some men are just naturally gifted in the kitchen or on the grill and that should be rewarded! I’m not a cook, but I’ve heard that spices make or break a meal which Penzeys Spices the perfect gift. They have themed gift boxes like Grill and Broil, Kitchen Classics, or Penzeys Best!

For the Dad Who Appreciates a Cold Brew |Good City Brewing

Good City Brewing a Milwaukee-based brewing company with taprooms for brews and food. Check out their website for their full offering which includes limited releases. Visit their taprooms or place beer orders online for curbside pickup at their Farewell location.

For the Dad Who Loves the Outdoors | WI State Park Pass

Give the ultimate adventure with a Wisconsin State Park Pass. For only $28, can you get an annual pass and support our State Parks. There are 66 state parks which means you can have the best year ever spending time together and enjoying nature.

For the Dad Who Lives and Breathes Sports | Burghardt Sporting Goods

Does the dad in your life have only have 3 seasons: Brewers season and Packers season and Bucks Season? Give the sports fanatic in your life all the gear to show their support for their favorite team. Burghardt’s is family-owned and has been doing business in the Milwaukee area since the 1800s.

For the Dad Who Only Wants Silence | West Allis Car Wash

I asked my husband what he wanted for Father’s Day and he said “silence.” LOL. It took me a day to figure out the best gift is for that and I realized it’s a car wash! A car ride by himself and a clean car – what more could a guy want. West Allis Car Wash offers a monthly unlimited pass starting at $19.95. Such an easy way to let him out of the house and have those 15 minutes of peace and quiet.

For the Dad Who Already Has Everything | Cranky Al’s

We all know that dad who has already everything. So what do you give this man who is so difficult to shop for… drumroll, please… DONUTS. Show your love and appreciation in the form of world-famous donuts.  Just make sure to place your online order by noon the day before you pick it up!


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