Father's Day in June 17, 2012. What are you going to get Dad? Are you looking for an original Father's Day gift? Or a unique Father's Day gift? Or a Father's Day gift that's locally made and special? Here's some ideas for Father's Day gifts you can get in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Father's Day Gifts from Minneapolis and St. PaulWhy not make something for dad? It's unique, special, and he's likely to appreciate it more than another tie. Here are some workshops about Minneapolis and St. Paul where the supplies are provided, and all you need to do is bring your creativity.
Creative Kidstuff has a fish printing workshop on Saturday June 16 at all their Twin Cities stores. Kids can make a custom fish-printed shirt for dad, using a real fish. You bring the shirt, they supply the fish. 10 am - 2 pm at all Creative Kidstuff locations.
Suitable for kids and adults: Paint Your Plate has a vast selection of plain plates, ceramics and tiles to decorate for Dad. Make an appointment to come in and create your artwork, or you can walk in and start work if there is space.
Simply Jane Studios in South Minneapolis is a similar concept to Paint your Plate, but focus on younger artists. Simply Jane offers canvases, gardening tools, office supplies and many more items which children can decorate and customize with paint. Drop in any time during their opening hours to create Dad a masterpiece. Simply Jane is open every day except Monday, and they'll be open including Saturday and Sunday of Father's Day weekend.
Does Dad like art, but you don't know one end of a paintbrush from the other? Or you are slightly too old for fish prints? Try the Walker Art Center Shop, full of man-friendly gadgets and cool, artist designed clothes and objects. Dad will love the sleek, stainless steel barbecue wares, gadgets, beautiful books, the most stylish office supplies, t-shirts, and travel gear.
For a Dad who likes craft beer - why not get Dad tickets to a local beer festival? The Beer Dabbler has two festivals coming up, the Pride Festival on June 22, and the Highland Festival on July 21. Both festivals promise a huge selection of local and regional beers, plus food trucks serving up great food to go with that lovely beer. Tickets are available at the Beer Dabbler's website.
Card and gift stores like Patina, Paper Patisserie, Luna Lux, and Bibelot sell interesting and unusual Father's Day cards. Make your card for Dad even more special with a Father's Day quote written in it, or print out a Father's Day coupon - perhaps for "one big hug" - to go inside.
More inspiration: here's some more ideas from other guides at About.com....
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- June is peak wedding season in Minnesota, so there are lots of new father-in-laws this Father's Day. Here's some gifts and ideas for newlyweds to bond with their new in-laws.