Father’s Day Gift Giving – Shop Local for Wichita Dads

What do you buy for the dad who has everything? Doubly stressing about what to get my husband AND my father for Father’s Day can be overwhelming. My husband is an excellent gift giver. I, on the other hand, battle with want I want to give him, and what he really wants. I began keeping a note on my iPhone to catch those random, “I’d really like to have…” moments. Here are a few locally-sourced items I captured on his list–and my own father’s list– for this year’s Father’s Day:

All Things Barbecue Class
Weekly BBQing is a staple in our family. For your grill master or wanna-be, All Things Barbecue in Delano offers a variety of classes that will tempt any tastebud, and permit any skill level. Classes start at $50.00

ICT Socks
For your stylish hipster who can’t stand the thought of another neck tie, try these hometown diggs for dad this year. $18.00

Admirals Pennant Beard Oil
Always a welcome gift for those rough and rugged bearded dads.

The Work Room
Second Saturdays in Douglas Design District are a fun and exciting back drop to last minute father’s day gift hunting.  We love these Heartlandia Decals, and they aren’t just for your car’s bumper, put these on your water bottles to make a personal statement too. $3-6

Stearman Bar & Grill
A wonderful breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu with an atmosphere that will inspire all dad’s love for airplanes. Saturday, June 16 is a great opportunity to celebrate dad at Stearman’s annual fly-in and car show with live music.


Show your dad that he’s a Keeper with a tee from Lucinda’s.

The Arcade
Need something for the gamer in your life? The Arcade offers games from the 80’s and 90’s and classic pinball machine play. $10 unlimited all day free play.

Wingnuts Baseball Tickets
Our local team celebrates 11 years of tradition this year. Fireworks on Friday night following home games and the return of Dollar Days and Thirsty Thursdays is just one of the reasons why this is America’s favorite past time. Grab tickets for dad in advance at www.wichitawingnuts.com.

Journey/Def Leopard Concert at Intrust Bank Arena
Concert tickets are always a great idea, especially when it comes to classic rock. Tickets range from $49.50-179.50.

Beer Growler from Wichita Brewing Co.

Wichita is fortunate to have some amazing breweries (see WMB Guide to Breweries). For dads, there is nothing better after a hot afternoon of mowing the lawn than enjoying a craft beer. Check out specials that might be going on during the week and grab a growler for as a gift. 

These last three items may not be local, but they are very practical:

If you have a dad who is constantly misplacing things-err, I mean, finding things, help him out with these discreet finder tech supplies. (Bonus: these work wonders on misplaced lunch totes at a work site, and on kids items too.) $40 for a 4 pack.

Black Rifle Coffee Co.
This is a solid go-to for my husband who is an avid coffee drinker. This veteran owned coffee company provides a bold drink and a bolder image. True to their mission, Black Rifle stories and gear provides culture and coffee to people who love America. (Hint: if you are in a pinch and fresh out of coffee, check out Range 54 as local distributor.)


Fishing and hiking is a passion of my husband and it is hard to remember which memories go with what trail. When we were visiting the Grand Canyon (a gift to our family at Christmas) I bought him a durable pocket size journal with maps and of National Parks and Forests to begin documenting his favorite places, and we purchased a Lifetime National Park Pass for my father as he is a recent retiree.




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