Father’s Day is right around the corner and you want to show how much you appreciate the hard work, love, and dedication your dad gives for his family…and his city. We’re not talking another tie, a gift card to Menard’s or bottle of his favorite bourbon (though there is nothing wrong with any of these things). No, you want to give dad something a little more personal this year. Use this list as an inspiration for Chicago-themed Father’s Day gifts perfect for your dad, father-figure, or most important man in your life.
Wolfpoint is the boutique Chicago-based watch brand built for the modern Chicago dad. On his off days from screaming DA BEARS! and downing copious deep dish pizza, dad likes to clean up a little. He works hard and you want to show him how much you appreciate those 7am Metra commutes to the Loop to earn for the family and there is no better way to do that than with a brand new timepiece from Wolfpoint Watches.
But wait! UrbanMatter Chicago has teamed up with Wolfpoint to give your dad a Father’s Day to remember. Together, we are giving one (1) Chicago dad a brand new Wolfpoint timepiece and two (2) tickets to the Chicago Cubs game against the Atlanta Braves on June 19th!
Even though the NFL season might be in jeopardy, fans will continue to support the Chicago Bears no matter what. This personalized decanter set is the perfect way for your dad to show off his support for his hometown team.
With the new series, “The Last Dance,” Michael Jordan is back in mainstream media again. Remind your father of the good-ole-days with this MJ-themed t-shirt.
Shop local and buy your dad some coffee beans from Dark Matter Coffee. You can also sign him up from a coffee subscription, for the gift that keeps on giving.
Refill your father’s liquor cabinet with a bottle (or two) of whiskey from Koval Distillery. If your dad isn’t a whiskey fan, they also sell gin and liqueurs like coffee or ginger liqueur.
Reckless Records is one of the most iconic record stores in Chicago. The Wicker Park store is filled with old and new treasures alike, ensuring you’ll find something that your father-figure will love.
The wall hanging is decorated with roughly 20 Chicago Bears authentic cards that have been placed behind the Bear’s logo. The cards vary, but ten to range from the 80’s to the present day. You can even request specific players if your dad has a favorite!
This phone case is available in multiple sizes and for multiple types of phones—perfect for a Cubs fan that wants to keep his phone safe.
For the fathers who are fans of White Sox and grilling, this toolset will be a welcome addition this summer.
If your dad is a brewer, get him a Chicago-themed tap handle to round out his collection. Add his favorite six-pack to make it an unforgettable gift.
These coasters are for serious Blackhawks fans only and are filled with the greatest Blackhawks plays ever, including the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 goal in overtime.
Add a little flavor to your dad’s life with fresh spices from this Lincoln Square boutique shop. You can choose between dips and dressings, bbq and grilling spices, world flavors, and chiles.
The Book Cellar has tons of options available for you to peruse. If you can’t decide what book to get your dad, you can sign him up for their subscription program, and the Book Cellar staff will do the hard work for you and send your dad a book a month.
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Do you have a sports dad? Book the “Chicago Fire’d Up” package that includes luxury accommodations with a view of Lake Michigan, two match tickets to watch Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field, two team jerseys and a food and beverage credit to savor bites and libations at Mercat a la Planxa. Guests will also receive access to The Midway, which provides an exclusive game day experience with the players and coaches.
For dads obsessed with histories, book the “Soulful Chicago” package and experience the city like a modern-day mobster. The package features a 2-3 hour tour with Private Tours Chicago where guests will visit live music venues, iconic locations that attracted racketeers and gangsters from around the country and hear stories filled with corruption, gin, and organized crime.
This year, skip the steaks and instead gather the family for a one-of-a-kind adventure on the Chicago River. Whether dad dreams of living out his James Bond fantasy on a 1950s Retro Boat, casually captaining a classic all-weather Duffy boat, or taking in the sights on a round 360-degree view Donut boat, Chicago Electric Boat Company has got him covered. Each boat can fit parties of four to 12, so they’re perfect for intimate family gatherings out on the water, and you can even bring dad’s favorite drinks and snacks with their BYOB set-up, plus blast his favorite bands through the on-board Bluetooth sound system.
Navy Veterans, Captains, and fellow Dads Erich & Ray have the best Father’s Day experience for the #1 guy in your life…a ride on a piece of floating Chicago history! On Sunday, June 19, enjoy Historical & Architectural Tours (12 & 3 pm) or a Sunset Cruise (7:30 pm) with your Dad’s favorite libation…what a great way to spend the day! Please let me know if you’re interested in including in any Father’s Day round-up stories about Things to Do for Father’s Day or Gift Guides…what Dad wouldn’t want a ticket to ride on a 1937 fire boat filled with artifacts, historical photos and more?!
Is your dad a wine lover? Get him tickets to theWit’s monthly wine dinner: Taste of theWit. This exclusive event pairs signature, seasonal fare by Executive Chef Michael Taus alongside unique and intriguing bottles from some of the country’s best vineyards. For $125 per person, each dinner includes five courses with select pairings giving guests the chance to experience the season’s most exciting flavors. This month’s Taste of theWit 5-course dinner will feature wines from Terlato Wines and Feudi di San Gregorio in Campania.