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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.