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WEB EXCLUSIVE Forget the basic tie and get dad a gift he’ll love from one of these local businesses this Father’s Day.
Struggling to find a gift for dad this Father’s Day (why are they always the hardest to shop for?!)? We’re here to save the (holi)day with the help of some of our favorite local shops and restaurants! Regardless of whether your pops is a foodie or a vintage lover, Raleigh’s home to a variety of shops guaranteed to have the perfect gift for dad. You’re welcome.
Channel your dad’s inner badass with Unlikely Professionals. A retail shop, dive bar and workshop all in one, Unlike Professionals offers a mixture of vintage, motorcycle, Americana and utilitarian vibes that will have your dad feeling cool as a cucumber. The space—a converted bike repair shop, complete with garage doors—is both grungy and inviting, and has a great selection of vintage clothes and shoes and self-care items—plus a full beer/wine bar. Grab a drink and browse the selection for something your dad is sure to love.
Did your dad become a mixologist during the pandemic? Fuel his new passion with a collection of bitters from North Carolina’s first cocktail bitters company—you’re sure to benefit from whatever he stirs up! Crude Bitters features a wide selection of unique bitters and shrubs perfect for adding a little spice to your cocktails. Try the “rizzo” bitters (rosemary, grapefruit, peppercorn) or the “bitterless marriage” (hibiscus, lavender, oak), or try the bitters sample set. Additionally, get dad inspired through Crude Bitters cocktail recipes.
DECO is one of our favorite local shops to hit up when we don’t have a clue what gift to get—the shop carries everything from artisanal food items to bath products and candles to stickers to baseball caps. Most of its merch is kept purposefully offline so that you can experience the treasure hunt in person. Come for a gift for dad, and leave with a little something for you too.
Wine and dine your food-loving dad at Barcelona Wine Bar, which is offering four exclusive experiences this Father’s Day. Choose from the charcuterìa, Spanish wine, wine and tapas, and paella experiences for a taste of the flavors of Spain and the Mediterranean. Buen provecho!
Keep dad caffeinated with Larry’s Coffee’s organic, fair trade and shade-grown beans sourced from all over the world. With Larry’s sustainable sourcing and environmental initiatives—think solar collectors, composting worm bins, rainwater harvesting tanks, zone heating and reflective flooring—the local roastery’s coffee is just as good for the farmers and the environment as it is for waking your dad (and you) up in the mornings.
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