The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and finding the perfect gift can be a delightful challenge. Whether the dad in your life is an adventure enthusiast, a food lover, a fan of local treasures, someone who enjoys the finer things in life, or appreciates luxury, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a curated gift guide showcasing the best local businesses and unique items in Arizona to make this Father’s Day unforgettable.

The Adventure Dad: For the dad who thrives in the great outdoors:

  • Trail Maps & Outdoor Gear: Equip Dad with detailed trail maps from REI to help him discover new hiking routes, like the Arizona Atlas Gazetteer. For all his outdoor gear needs, Arizona Hiking Shack offers great options, like this hiking & hydration backpack.
  • Water Bottles: Keep him hydrated with stylish and durable water bottles from HydroFlask, such as a customizable 32 oz Wide Mouth Bottle, or the CamelBak Chute Mag 32 oz from CamelBak.
  • Sunscreen & Snacks: Ensure he stays protected with high-quality sunscreen from Sun Bum, like the Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion, or Arizona Sun, such as the SPF 30 Sunscreen. Pick up healthy snacks from local health food stores like Whole Foods or Sprouts Farmers Market to make sure he is nourished and ready to tackle his next big adventure!

The Foodie Dad: For the dad who loves to cook and eat:

  • BBQ Sauces & Rubs: Delight his taste buds with flavorful BBQ sauces and rubs from Pork on a Fork, like its Original BBQ Sauce, Little Miss BBQ, such as its Brisket Rub, or Naked Q, which offers a variety of options in their sauce and rubs section (must purchase in store).
  • Grilling Tools & Cookbooks: Upgrade his grilling game with high-quality tools from Home Depot, like the Cuisinart Deluxe Grilling Tool Set. Pair this with a cookbook from Changing Hands Bookstore, like “Big Moe’s Big Book of BBQ,” and he’ll be a pro in no time!

The Local Dad: Celebrate the dad who loves local flavors:

  • Craft Beers & Gourmet Snacks: Treat him to a variety pack of local craft beers from Wren House Brewing Co., like the Spellbinder IPA, and gourmet snacks like the Arizona Gift Basket from Sphinx Date Co. Palm & Pantry.
  • Artisanal Chocolates & Heritage Grains: Indulge his sweet tooth with artisanal chocolates from Zak’s Chocolate, like their All Day Local Love Zak Pak. For a unique breakfast idea, check out the build-your-own Breakfast Bundle from Hayden Flour Mills to capitalize on quality time together in the kitchen.

The Luxurious Dad: For the dad who enjoys luxury and relaxation:

  • Spa Day: Give Dad the gift of relaxation with a serene spa day at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, where he can enjoy personalized treatments and luxurious amenities. Check out their spa packages.
  • Delicious Bites: Celebrate Father’s Day in style at Phoenix City Grille with a mouthwatering special menu crafted to honor the dads in your life. Indulge in delectable dishes like the perfectly grilled ribeye steak, accompanied by seasonal vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes, or treat Dad to the decadent bourbon pecan pie, topped with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

The Executive Dad: For the dad who appreciates luxury and high-end accessories:

No matter your dad’s interests, this Father’s Day gift guide offers something special for every type of dad. By choosing gifts from local Arizona businesses, you’re making Dad’s day extra special and supporting the local community. Happy Father’s Day!

About Phoebe Glawe-Sergent

Phoebe holds a degree in strategic communications from Northern Arizona University and a Master's in education from Arizona State University. Formerly a Teach For America Corps Member, she now works in nonprofit and marketing, balancing her career with family time with her husband and two dogs.
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