Top gifts for Dad

Five go-to gifts for Father's Day

RETRO BREW Invented in 1941, Chemex was designed to make Dad’s morning coffee easy. RETRO BREW Invented in 1941, Chemex was designed to make Dad’s morning coffee easy.

Homemade paper necktie cards, coupons for yardwork, soap on a rope—-classic Father’s Day gifts, that just don’t fly anymore. This year, why not give back to the community and shop locally to spoil Dad at small businesses with our top five picks below:

Oofos Recovery Shoes: Whether Dad runs, walks, or just spends time on his feet, this gift will help his diligent dogs recover. Oofos shoes offer beneficial features including contoured footbeds engineered to absorb impact and cradle arches, relieving pressure on ankles, knees, hips, and the lower back.  

Take Dad to The Running Shop and Hops at 17500 Depot Street in Morgan Hill and ensure the best fit with their full fitting process. Once Dad finds the perfect pair, head to the tap room and treat him to one of the 86 beers on tap while he tries out his new kicks.

Chemex Drip Coffee Maker: Give Dad the perfect cup of coffee, every time he brews one. Invented in 1941 and unchanged for 70 years, the Chemex Drip Coffeemaker was designed to make brewing the best cup easy, in a beautiful vessel. Also great for iced coffee, Dad can brew his cup as strong as he wants without bitterness.

Head over to Vertigo Coffee at 81 Fourth Street in San Juan Bautista, pick up the Chemex and pair it with a pound or two of house roasted Vertigo coffee beans.

Davidoff Signature No. 2 Cigar: The dad that appreciates quality will relish the well-aged tobacco of the Davidoff Signature No. 2 cigar. Touted as “cigar of choice” for countless connoisseurs around the world, this premium cigar illustrates craftsmanship at its best.

Visit Morgan Hill Wine Shop and Cigar Company at 16375 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill and create the ultimate gift by pairing this cigar with a bottle of Creekview Chardonnay or Martin Ranch Cabernet—both excellent local wines.

Weber Go-Anywhere Grill: If dear ol’ Dad is an outdoorsman with a taste for grilled foods, this portable gift will hit the mark. The Weber Charcoal Go-Anywhere Grill features glass reinforced nylon carrying handles, a locking lid, and is compact enough to pack into the trunk for any recreational activities that Dad might find himself hungry at. For those averse to waiting for coals to cool down, Weber also offers a propane version of this “go-anywhere” grill.

Order the Weber Charcoal Go-Anywhere Grill on and have it delivered to Ace Hardware of Gilroy, Hollister or Morgan Hill.

Locally-Inspired Custom Basket: One-of-a-kind Dads need one-of-a-kind gifts; what can beat a personalized basket of local products and specialties from foodie gifts to shaving items? Everything needed for the perfect “create your own” basket is at San Benito Bene in Hollister at 615-B San Benito St. Those having difficulties articulating what they want to create can rest easy, the San Benito Bene team specializes in walking customers through the experience of finding perfect items for perfect gifts from their extensive selection of local goodies.

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