Your Wisconsin Father’s Day Gift Guide

Check out these local Father’s Day finds.

1. Taste of Wisconsin Gift Basket

FRUIT RANCH – WISCONSIN MADE ARTISAN COLLECTIVE | $118

This basket is overflowing with delicious Wisconsin foods, from Usinger’s summer sausage to Wisconsin State cheddar, Slack’s homemade jam, Sprecher root beer and more. And if your dad has a sweet tooth, he’ll appreciate the cookies, Kallas honey and pure maple syrup.

2. Wisconsin Whiskey Glass

MILWAUKEE BEER GEAR | $13

Milwaukee Beer Gear is a go-to gift stop for any brew-loving father. There are plenty of inexpensive, local options, like the Milwaukee flag coasters and Milwaukee map can glass, but we like classing it up a notch with the Wisconsin whiskey glass, our state emblazoned on the side.

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3. Celebrate Dad at America’s National Park of Speed

ELKHART LAKE’S ROAD AMERICA

Give Dad the gift of speed with race tickets to INDYCAR SERIES, June Sprints, NASCAR Cup Series and more races at Wisconsin’s legendary Road America this summer. Buy tickets now at roadamerica.com.

– SPONSORED

4. Green Bay Packers Regiment Woven Silk Tie

PACKER’S PRO SHOP | $24

You can’t go wrong with Packers gear for Father’s Day (Well, unless your dad’s a Bears fan, in which case we apologize for the pain we’ve caused him over the past few seasons). There’s an overwhelming amount of Packers gear for sale at the Pro Shop, but this Packers tie absolutely screams “dad gift.”

5. Beardsconsin Beard Balm

BEARD MKE | $17

If your dad is a proud cultivator of facial hair, then shop local for this beard balm. Each container has a charming (or slightly disturbing, depending on how you look at it) photo of a man with a Wisconsin-shaped head on it and the balm is available in unscented, “Backwood” and best of all, “Old Fashioned.”

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6. Gifts for Dads and Grads at Wingman

WINGMAN GIFTS & SUPPLY

Wingman Gifts & Supply has one of the most unique selections of legacy quality gifts for Father’s Day, graduations and more. Visit the story in downtown Delafield to discover your go-to store for guys. Check out their website at wingmangifts.com.

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7. Father’s Day at the Zoo

MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO | FREE (FOR DADS)

Dads get free admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo on June 19 this year. Bring the whole family for a day with the animals. The zoo’s new river otter pups have just started coming out into their enclosure for people to see, and this summer’s special exhibit, Dragon Kingdom, is opening May 28.

8. Visit the Juneteenth Street Festival

3045 N. MARTIN LUTHER KING DR. | FREE ADMISSION

This year, Father’s Day happens to coincide with our newest federal holiday, Juneteenth. Milwaukee will be holding its 51st annual Juneteenth celebration with a parade starting at 9 a.m., a street festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (this is where you’ll want to buy your dad some delicious Caribbean and soul food), and then a concert from 6-8 p.m.

9. Men’s Washed Colorblock 39THIRTY Cap

HARLEY-DAVIDSON | $35

This faded cap has the iconic Harley-Davidson logo right across the front. For a motorcycle enthusiast dad (or a wannabe one), this gift will let him rep Milwaukee’s hometown brand in style.

10. Wisconsin Sports Cornhole Set

CUSTOM CORNHOLE | $219

Picture this classic summer scene – dad standing in the backyard with a beer in one hand, a bag in the other, some burgers and hot dogs smoking on the grill. It almost brings a tear to your eye. Make that happen with this awesome custom cornhole set which reps all Wisconsin’s favorite teams along with a Milwaukee skyline.

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