FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Finding it tough to find a gift for Father’s Day? Here are some ways you can celebrate Father’s Day while staying local.
Buy some craft beer
Sweets are never a bad option when it comes to presents. From classics like chocolate chip to iced cookies, there’s no wrong choice when selecting which cookies to get for your dad.
FIND THEM: 620 W. Washington Center Rd.
DeBrand Fine Chocolates
If your dad prefers chocolates instead, swing by a local DeBrand and pick out artisan chocolates, truffles and more!
FIND THEM: 878 S. Harrison St. in downtown Fort Wayne, 10105 Auburn Park Dr. in north Fort Wayne, or 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. in the Jefferson Pointe shopping center
Fort Wayne Outfitters
Does your dad like to explore the outdoors or trek one of many Fort Wayne trails? Fort Wayne Outfitters offers rentals for outdoor equipment like bikes, kayaks and rowboats and apparel.
FIND THEM: 838 S. Harrison St. near Promenade Park
The Executive Producer. The Original. Your dad goes by many names, and you can find the ultimate dad swag at KaAn’s Designs, a Fort Wayne-based apparel company.
The Olive Twist
Does your dad carry his own personalized apron? To please the chef in your father whip up some new recipes at The Olive Twist, which carries olive oils, vinegars and other specialty products.
FIND THEM: 6410 W Jefferson Blvd.
Take your dad downtown!
Is your dad the type of person who doesn’t want any gifts for Father’s Day? Take him on an adventure through downtown Fort Wayne instead! Here are some ways to explore downtown this weekend:
- Check out Fort Wayne FC’s match against the Flint City Bucks
- Devour some ribs at the 24th Annual BBQ Ribfest through Sunday
- Go fishing at places like Shoaff Lake and Guldin Park
Visit Fort Wayne has more ideas on where to go throughout downtown on Father’s Day weekend.