We love dad, but honestly, he can be pretty hard to shop for. So if you’re still struggling to find him the perfect present, we put together a last-minute gift guide for every type of Cleveland dad.
For The Golfing Dad
Golf season might be in full-swing, so make sure dad is getting the biggest bang for his buck by signing him up for the Cleveland Metroparks Bonus Rounds Program ($30). For every $1 spent on greens fees at Cleveland Metroparks Golf Courses, members earn $.20 in Bonus Dollars to be used on future visits, plus a free nine-hole greens fee coupon and $5 off any merchandise product from the pro shop. Plus, send him to the links in style with this Nike Cleveland Browns Performance Polo ($54.99) from the Cleveland Browns team shop and a six-pack of Market Garden Brewery Pin High Pilsner, which supports access to golf and golf-education programming through a partnership with Metroparks golf courses.
For The Working Dad
After a few months of working from home, soften the blow of heading back to work with some office goodies. Start with a subscription from downtown coffee company Pour Cleveland ($47.99 monthly), which delivers two bags of coffee from two international specialty coffee roasters each month. Dad’s also probably going to need a face mask, so snag one of these cozy, T-shirt material masks from Homage ($9 each) in the colors of his favorite team. Finally, because we honestly don’t know how dad ever found the time, hook him up with a lawn cut from Eden, which bills itself as the Uber of landscaping and is offering $1 mows in June for dads when you use the code “LOVEDAD.”
For The Sports Fan Dad
Let’s be honest, no matter how old dad gets, he’s really just a kid at heart. And what kid wouldn’t want to hear a personal message from their sports heroes. Cameo, a service where thousands of celebrities offer personal messages, features dozens of Cleveland sports greats, from Jim Brown ($320), Joe Thomas ($173) and Bernie Kosar ($219) to Terry Francona ($100) and Omar Vizquel ($25). If you go with a message from Omar, pair the gift with this Cleveland Summer of ‘95 T-shirt from GV Artwork, which lists probably the greatest batting order in Cleveland Indians history. Or like one fan, you can ask Hue Jackson ($55) for his take on the Browns 0-16 Perfect Season Parade.
For The Music Loving Dad
Owned and operated by Brittany Benton, aka DJ Red-I, Brittany’s Record Shop is the go-to spot for hip-hop, jazz and reggae vinyl. Snag a gift card starting at $25 and bring your dad to the Fleet Avenue shop to dig through the crates, which currently feature must-haves such as Bill Withers’ Still Bill, Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On and 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me. Then, get the whole family together for Coda’s new semimonthly socially distant outdoor concert series ($350 for 10 tickets), which starts on July 5. Box-seat tickets for the parking lot concert include 10 drink tickets, three pizzas and more.