Your Father’s Day Gift Guide

If you’ve got a rad dad, show him what he means to you by getting him one of these great local gifts. 

1. Ultimate Wisconsin Snack Box


Whether your dad prefers salty or sweet treats, chances are he’ll find something he loves in the expertly curated gift box made by Milwaukee Food Tours. Each box comes chock full of locally made snacks, like hickory sticks from Usinger’s and popcorn from Lush. 

2. Pub Pass

$25 | PUB PASS

Bars and restaurants are still hurting right now. You can help support them, and delight your beer-loving pop, by picking up one of these bar-centric coupon books. If he brings it to any of the 20+ bars listed in the book (including local favorites like Mobcraft and The Explorium), he’ll be able to snag a free pint. 

3. Lithium Ion Cordless Drill


Sure, it might look like your dad has a ton of tools. But he wants more. Nicer ones, like this cordless drill from the Milwaukee Tool Company. It even comes with its own carrier bag and has the word “Milwaukee” emblazoned along its side. 

4. Men’s Diamond Cushion Comfort Crew Socks – 3-Pack

$20 | JOCKEY

It is a truth universally acknowledged that fathers everywhere choose to wear their socks until they’re full of holes. Make it a little harder for your dad to do that this year, by giving him a three-pack of crew socks from Wisconsin’s own Jockey. 

5. Father’s Day Brunch


Your mom’s not the only family member who enjoys a multi-course brunch. Chances are, your dad would appreciate one too. Fortunately, the Harbor House offers a great prix fixe option. It comes with a pastry basket, apps, entrées and dessert. 

6. Kids and Dads Mini Garden Workshop


Do you know a dad with a green thumb? Great! Sign him up for this workshop, and he’ll get a chance to create a miniature garden (full of flowers, moss and stones) with his kids. 



Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.