We’ve searched far and wide for great FINDS this month and ended up with a fantastic list of locally sourced goodies, with an emphasis on treats for the No. 1 man in your life: Dad. Take a look at our ideas for Father’s Day, in addition to all of our other discoveries from some of our favorite shops and boutiques. This list may be a little longer than normal, but we couldn’t leave out any of these amazing products!
A good read and cold beer
All dads need to kick back and relax with a good book and a cold beer every once in a while. The problem is finding the perfect book and the perfect vessel for his favorite craft beer. Thankfully, Two Old Hippies has the solution for both. With The Ultimate Book of Beers, he can educate himself on more than 400 of the finest beers from Belgium to America. Once he has mastered the world of craft beer, he can head to Craft Brewed, The Filling Station or The Beer Pale to fill his Peace, Love, & Rock ‘n Roll growler with something delicious. Find both the book, $20, and the growler, $114, at Two Old Hippies.
There is something about a toothpick that just screams DAD! So this Father’s Day, cook him a nice steak dinner, then make his night with these Daneson northern white birch toothpicks. They are infused with natural flavors and essential oils, which give a subtle aroma and taste offering. Go to The Beveled Edge to find this unique gift for $6 to $8.
The outdoorsy dad is sure to love any gift from Cumberland Transit; we had a hard time picking just one. But with the summer sun settling in, your dad is sure to make good use of a new hat as he hits the trails, yard or pool. Head to Cumberland Transit and pick up one of these stylish Patagonia hats for $29.
For the sophisticated, hardworking Dad, stop by Flip Consignment and grab him one of these handsome Ghurka briefcases. The leather carriers are one-of-a-kind and are sure to make a statement for your Dad in the office and beyond. At a higher price tag ($1,998), you might want to split the cost of this gift with your siblings!
For the punctual and aviation-loving dad, pick up a wonderful Bremont pilot watch at Mednikow Jewelers. This 247 TI-GMT watch, priced at $6,895, is scratch resistant, antireflective and made with aviation-grade metals. The history behind these watches and the unique design will surely excite Dad and rival any other gift!
If your dad is a whisky lover, grab him a bottle of George Dickel sour mash whisky and invite him to sit down to share a cold one. This Tennessee sippin’ whisky is distilled right here in the Volunteer State and is sweetened with Tennessee sugar maple. This variety of whisky can be found at RED Spirits & Wine for $49.99.
The Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without some patriotic garb, and Dad will surely love these American flag socks as a Father’s Day gift. Even better, a portion of all proceeds are donated to support our U.S. veterans. Grab a pair, or two, at The Oxford Shop for $22 each.
A weekend duffel
This Moore Giles duffel bag is the perfect gift for all men — especially if they are always on the go. The interior space makes it ideal for holding all of Dad’s weekend needs and the leather and design make it a sleek accessory. We found this bag at Oak Hall for $860. On June 18, just in time for Father’s Day, you can shop this brand during the Moore Giles trunk show!
The perfect bow tie
Nothing ties together a man’s outfit like a fun bow tie! During these summer days, Dad needs something that is bright and fun, and Bird Dog Bay ties and bow ties are just that. Head to Epergne to pick one up one of these playful bow ties for $59.
We think Olive & Sinclair’s bean-to-bar chocolates ($7.50 each) are the perfect gift for Dad because they are sweet, but not too sweet. With variations including Mexican-style cinnamon chili, salt and pepper, and buttermilk white chocolate, there is something for every palate. If your Dad likes a bit of bourbon with his chocolate, opt for the Bourbon Nib Brittle ($14.99), but if chocolate isn’t his cup of tea, offer the duck fat caramels ($19.99). Shop these sweets and more at Olive & Sinclair.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
As you update your wardrobe for summer, treat yourself to a new pair of sunglasses that will block the rays and stand the test of time. A combination of trendy and traditional, the Roux sunglasses ($595) are the perfect summer accessory and are sure to add style to any outfit. Barton Perreira is known for its high-quality eye wear and these luxury shades are no exception.
The perfect sundress
Summer is the perfect time to add some beautiful dresses to our collection, and as we shop, our only requirements are light and comfortable! This dress from e.Allen fits the bill. The tassels and lace back will keep us on-trend for the season, and the lilac color is sure to bring out our tan! At $98, this is a dress that ensures we will get our money’s worth!
The school year is over, and we dare to bet that your kiddo’s glasses took a beating on the playground, the basketball court or at a sleepover in the past nine months. If it’s time to replace old, worn-out frames with a pair of new glasses from Visionary Eyeworks, then consider these Ray Ban frames, $90, which come in shades that guys and gals will both love. Plus their sturdy build can withstand summer activities. Find the pair that is right for your young’n at Visionary Eyeworks.
As soon as summer hits, we start to bring out our colored jeans and bid farewell to the dull tones of winterwear. And while we might have a few too many pairs, we like these because they are knit to look like classic denim but are made to offer the same comfort as a great pair of leggings. Head to J.McLaughlin to pick up these fun and comfy jeans for $165! You will never want to take them off, trust us.
A midi dress for all occasions
This is another sundress worthy of finding a place in your wardrobe! The off-the-shoulder neckline, denim material and flattering cut makes this a universally liked dress that can be worn during the day, at night and anytime in between. Swipe this dress off the racks at Finnleys Good Findings for $69.
FOR THE HOME
This chair would make a perfect addition to any room in your home, and its neutral color and wood finish allow it to fit with any piece while making a statement of its own. Brighten it up for summer with a few fun throw pillows, and adorn it with a blanket come fall. You can find this item for $795 at Merridian Home Furnishings (the accent pillows are sold separately!).
Summer is the perfect time to go to one of the many wonderful parks that Nashville has to offer, and a day in the park calls for a picnic. Trade in your brown paper bag for an elegant picnic basket, complete with wine glasses, silverware and enough space for all of your treats and drinks. If you aren’t in the market for a basket yourself, consider this for a wedding gift! The Vineyard picnic basket is available at The Registry for $120.
Bring a bit of fun to your outdoor entertaining with these playful melamine plates from Dish Dish Goose. Made to look like classic paper plates, they’re sturdy, long lasting and dishwasher safe! Available in many different designs, they come in a set of four for $20.
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