Show your dad, grandpa or father-to-be some love. Whether he loves camping, fishing, clothes or cooking, these Traverse City Father’s Day gifts will be a hit.

Yeti Cooler, Backcountry North
227 E. Front St.,  231.846.1339

Backcountry is an ideal store for every outdoorsy father. On any long backpacking trip or day on the water, what you don’t want is a warm beverage—that’s where Yeti comes in. Prices vary depending on size. (Create a Yelp account and sign in when you enter the store to receive a 10 percent discount on all items!)

Long Sleeve Sports Shirts, Captain’s Quarters
151 E. Front St., 231.946.7066

Is your dad struggling to find an outfit to wear on date night with mom? Captain’s Quarters is running a 40 percent off sale on all long sleeve sports shirts with free gift wrapping (you won’t have to sneak down to the basement to wrap this gift!)

Rock’s Glasses (set of 4)The Shop Assembled by Hagerty
Available online, 844.500.3813

Is your dad a car guy? He can toast his friends in four languages with these old fashioned glasses. Each glass has a 13-ounce capacity ($55). And don’t worry, if your dad loves cars but not drinking, they have car apparel, accessories and other specialty products revved up online.

Orvis Access LineOrvis Streamside
223 E. Front St., 231.933.9300

Fishing season is upon us and with that comes the brand new models of rods, reels, lines and all the other equipment needed for a day on the water. Head to Orvis Streamside and grab last year’s Orvis access line marked down from $100 to $30.


Round of Golf, Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd., Acme, 231.534.6000

You can’t go wrong with a round of golf, and why not tee it up at one of North America’s Top 75 Golf Resorts (Ranked #48 by Golf Digest). Head to their website  to check available tee times on each separate course or, if you’re planning on staying the weekend, check out their great package deals for multiple day trips! (Prices will vary.)

Fishing Trip, Reel Fun Fishing Charters
313 E. Front St., 231.929.9272

Join Captain John VanDusen on the longest running fishing charter in Traverse City and spend the day reeling in the fun! Charters run any time of day for four-hour tours or a specified catch limit, all equipment is provided, and one-day fishing licenses are available aboard the ship. With rates starting at $325, you’re guaranteed to get some sun and catch some fish.


Sindicato Grab Bag, Nolan’s Tobacco & Cigar Bar
336 E. Front St., 231.946.2640

Nolan’s grab bag special is a perfect, and affordable, gift idea for any cigar lover. The “Buy 3 Get 1 Free” Sindicato deal costs $27.95, and with the helpful employees at Nolan’s don’t worry if you know absolutely nothing about cigars, they will walk you through it. In the words of Owen Wilson, “Stoggies! Why not?”


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Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski