Father’s Day is a day when too many ugly ties are wrapped up and given to a dad as an afterthought. Make the celebration better this year by finding a gift that will bring a smile to his face, not only because his is happy to be a dad but because it is the present he had been hoping for.
Photo Gallery: Father’s Day Gift Ideas
22501 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Many times, the joke on poor old dad is that he is, in fact, old. Luckily, this means he will remember record stores and the great memories they provided. This year for Father’s Day, get him an album from Dearborn Music, which still carries records and CDs, Blu-Rays and just about every other media. Dearborn Music offers over 50 thousand titles of music and can find just about anything or any type of music dad loves. So head over to this record store where you will find a selection of music in every new and old format you can think of.
Al Petrie & Sons Bicycle Shop
22720 Allen Road
Woodhaven, MI 48183
If dad is the type who likes to get out and ride a human-powered bike, head to Al Petrie & Sons in Woodhaven for a gift he’ll love. Whether you are looking for a new or used bike for dad or an accessory for his current ride, you will find it here. Make things a bit more comfortable for dad with a new saddle or add a bit of light to his evening rides with one of the state-of-the-art LED headlamps. Regardless of the style of riding, new bike gear will bring a smile to his face on Father’s Day.
2944 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Most dads can use a new tie and there will be many unwrapped on Father’s Day, but if you head to Chelsea Menswear in Wyandotte, it will be a tie that he wants to wear. If ties are not a fashion for your dad, check out the huge selection of shirts, pants or other accessories. You will find something for every father out there and each of the items will be up-to-the-minute fashions that will be seen on dad and not in the closet.
Lions Pro Shop
2000 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Any dad who is a fan of the Detroit Lions would love to have a gift from the Lions Pro Shop. The selection of officially sanctioned NFL apparel is huge along with accessories that run the gamut from funny to functional. There are Detroit Lions sideline t-shirts or players’ jerseys that will look good on any Lions fan. If you are looking for something that offers a bit of fun, how about a Ndamukong Suh bobblehead or a set of Lions golf balls? From t-shirts to tooth brushes, the Lions Pro Shop has just about every sort of gift a football fan dad will love.
The D Shop
2100 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Father’s Day takes place during baseball season and there is no better gift for a Tigers-loving dad than a gift from The D Shop at Comerica Park. As with other teams, bobbleheads are on the shelves at The D, but there is more, much more. There are home and away baseball caps, jerseys emblazoned with the name of the player dad loves along with autographed baseballs, player cards and autographed bats. This is the place to go if dad is a baseball fan.
Award winning freelance writer and photographer Lawrence DiVizio is based in Southeast Michigan and works to convey in words and images the world around us. His work can be found at Examiner.com.