[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ometimes it can be hard to shop for dad, and with Father’s Day quickly approaching, you may find yourself fresh out of gift ideas. Whether you’re trying to find him a unique item, or need something specific to complement his hobbies, we’ve got the perfect shopping guide.
When you support local and surprise dad – everybody wins.
Moxy Modern Mercantile – For the dad who loves to be different.
Located on 1419 Main Street, Moxy is a mecca for unique items than span the gamut from classy, eclectic, and timeless to downright funny. Co-owner Jon Estelita gives us the low-down – “Moxy has tons of beard oils, shave creams, after shave splashes, razors, brushes & combs, tonics for fine fragrances, Father’s Day cards, beer flavored jelly beans, man books, vintage neck and bow ties for $2.00, plastic flat flasks, and vintage records.” The shop is open Tuesday – Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arkansas Record & CD Exchange – For the dad who loves to rock out.
Step into a different era when you open the Exchange’s door, on 4212 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock. Records? Check. Comics? Check. Basic, awesome memorabilia suitable for any dad? Check. Manager Reade Mitchell adds, “Anyone looking for unique music or pop culture gifts for dad on Father’s Day needs to check out Arkansas Record-CD Exchange. From vintage vinyl LPs both original and reissued, throwback cassettes, 8-track and even reel-to-reel tapes to nostalgic items like a Planet Of The Apes lunch box or Evil Knievel stunt bike toy set … there are hundreds of unique gift ideas that will make Father’s Day special.”
The store is open from Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Eggshells Kitchen Co. – For the dad who loves to cook.
You can spend hours in Eggshells, a staple located on 5501 Kavanaugh in the Heights neighborhood. If there’s a chance that dad likes anything in the culinary realm, let Eggshells be your gift destination. You can even sign him up for the next cooking class. Owner Lindsey Gray says, “I’d say whether your dad is king of the grill, awesome bartender, home chef extraordinaire or gourmet food connoisseur … we’ve got you covered. Plus we gift wrap, so it’s a one-stop shop!”
The shop is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Electric Ghost Screen Printing LLC – For the dad who loves plants. (And other cool things.)
Electric Ghost is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience located on 1218 Main Street. Based on many of the ideas that local screen printer Brooks Tipton has been curating for over a decade, the store offers screen printed shirts, original furniture and bolsters the local arts scene. The best part? The DIY plant lab. You can create an original hanging terrarium (with glass pieces made in-house by co-owner Shannon Shrum) for your dad, or better yet – bring him in to make one himself. Tipton says, “Dad’s love plants! A catci is a unique gift to give – they’re easy to keep alive, plus giving something living makes it extra special.”
The shop is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
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Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative – For the dad who loves local food.
Buying from Grass Roots is a great way to get local, free range meat from around Arkansas. You’re guaranteed that all beef is 100 percent grass fed and raised by small-scale local farmers. That means there aren’t any hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs. If dad likes steak, take advantage of a sale running from now until Father’s Day on 10 percent off this package, which includes free shipping.