There’s something so special about a designated day to celebrate Dad, but Father’s Day tends to sneak up every year. If you’re left scrambling for the perfect gift or activities to do, you’re in luck! Our simple guide to Father’s Day is packed full of fun ways you and your kids can celebrate the special guy in your life.
6 Gift Ideas for Colorado Dads
These unique items from local businesses make the perfect, last minute gifts.
1. Cooking Class
Whether the special guy in your life already loves to cook or you’d like to send him a hint, there’s no doubt that he will love taking a cooking class at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts. Classes range from specific skills—like learning how to cook with beer or honing knife skills—to specific courses focused on a particular cuisine. Classes start at $45. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, Denver.
2. Locally-Made Gift Set
Roasted and bottled right here in Colorado, the Hot Damn Daddio Gift Set ($55) from The Perfect Petal is filled with flavorful candied jalapeños and four different types of sriracha sauces. They all pair well with cream cheese and crackers or bread.
The Perfect Petal, Denver.
3. Beer from a Colorado Brewery
Colorado is home to numerous craft breweries, and many of them have growlers available for pickup. Some great options include: New Belgium in Fort Collins, Avery Brewing Co in Boulder, Wynkoop in Denver, and 105 West Brewing Company in Castle Rock.
Denver Beer Co. is also offering a special Father’s Day gift complete with a crowler of Dad Bod IPA, a 6-pack of Dad’s choice, and a cooler for just $50.
4. Cool Graphic Tee
A comfortable T-shirt is a must-have in every dad’s closet. The Willy Wagon Tee ($25) from Feral, a local adventure gear store, is ideal for the dad who is always on the go. Feral also sells other men’s apparel, like hoodies, hats, and shorts, as well as hiking and camping gear.
5. A Round of Golf
A classic gift that almost all dads will love: 18 holes of golf. Many local golf courses are open and have gift certificates available for purchase online.
6. Stranahan’s Whiskey Gift Box
Stranahan’s Whiskey is delivering a special Father’s Day box ($180) packed full with a gourmet breakfast (think cinnamon rolls, eggs, sausage, and a cheddar frittata), a cocktail flight, woodworking craft kit, and a Yeti tumbler. Order the box online and it will be delivered between 9 and 11 a.m. on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21. Delivery available in the Denver metro area.
Make Dad a Hand-Crafted Gift
Whenever time is of the essence, a quick fix is to bust out your art supplies and make something. These three crafts are easy to make, but feel much more special than a regular card.
This statement-making pennant is perfect for a sports fanatic. Use it to decorate the table for a memorable Father’s Day brunch at home.
Amp up your favorite golfer’s game with paint-dipped golf tees. Package a handful of them in a baggie tied with ribbon and a special note.
Make things personal by asking your kids to write down what they love most about their Dad. Save it and pull it back out on Father’s Day each year.
Fun Ways to Spend the Day Together
Most dads really just want to spend quiet time with their kids, and summer means it’s the perfect time to go outside. The weather is supposed to be a balmy 87 degrees on Father’s Day Sunday, making biking, hiking, and swimming all fair game.
To make the day feel a little less ordinary, consider doing a family activity that’s not part of your usual routine. Some ideas we love:
- Fly a kite together at the park
- Go rollerblading around your neighborhood
- Run through the sprinklers
- Set up a backyard obstacle course
Plan on beating the heat by spending the day inside? Make the day extra special by treating Dad like a king. Need some ideas? Give these a try!
- Before he wakes up, send your little ones into his room to bring him coffee in bed.
- Help your kids create homemade coupons that say things like “Good for one free movie night” or “Good for one free car wash.”
- Organize his car or junk drawer.
- Set up a movie night complete with his favorite snacks for him to enjoy all by himself.
5 Places to Enjoy a Special Father’s Day Meal
This Father’s Day, head to these local restaurants for a delicious way to celebrate. Don’t forget your masks!
On Father’s Day, Acova is treating dads to a complimentary Bloody Mary and sidecar draft beer with the purchase of a brunch entrée. Brunch options include seasonal avocado toast, Italian benedict, fried chicken, and bread pudding French toast. Walk-ins are welcome, but Acova recommends making a reservation.
Postino Winecafe is offering a special dine-in brunch on their large patios and in their open air spaces. Some dishes you can expect to see on the menu include ricotta fritters, cast iron sticky bread, and meatball shakshuka. Be sure to head over before 5 p.m. so you can enjoy any glass of wine or a pitcher of beer for just $5!
If you’d rather keep the celebration at home—or take it to the park—Postino’s full menu is available for curbside carryout.
Treat Dad to a Parisian-inspired brunch at Le French. With tasty meals like steak and eggs, avocado toast, and crepes, you can’t go wrong. Order him a special cocktail, like the Chemin de Meaux, which features cognac, Grand Marnier, absinthe, and sweet vermouth, to make things feel extra special.
Le French is currently accepting reservations for dine-in or online ordering for takeaway. Make reservations or place a to-go order online.
Located within Cherry Creek’s popular Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood, Blue Tide Tacos opened just a couple of weeks ago. The restaurant offers daily lunch and dinner takeaway, and delivery from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The coastal menu features fish tacos and burritos, sliders, cocktails, and more.
Enjoy the classics, like sloppy joes, steak, or pasta at the popular West Highlands spot, FNG. Grab a spot on the patio and enjoy the warm summer sun as you sip on a refreshing cocktail. The laid-back atmosphere makes it the perfect place to hang out on Father’s Day. Order the mac n’ cheese dish, a local favorite, for your kids.