If you’ve already gotten your Father’s Day gifts for this weekend, you’re way ahead of a lot of us here in the ‘Burgh. And just because you’re last-minute shopping doesn’t mean you are bound to get a crappy gift for your Dad. Most of these gifts I will be suggesting can be bought online (and delivered a little late, if that fits in with your plan for this weekend) or at a store nearby. For the Pittsburgh Dad, who is hardworking, most likely a blue collar worker, nice but slightly surly, although always loving, I’ve got the best gift suggestions for your Father’s Day celebrations.
-Pittsburgh Dad stuff: The Pittsburgh Dad & Co. made a great list of Pittsburgh Dad merchandise that your Dad will cherish forever, found here. This list includes the new Big Ben and Pittsburgh Dad Hot Sauces, a collaboration of these two greats of Pittsburgh. I would also suggest the Pittsburgh Dad 3-2-1 Win Beer for all of those beer-loving dads out there.
-Sports Merchandise: What Pittsburgh Dad doesn’t want more Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins gear? They can never get enough, so check out Amazon.com or any local store for some Pittsburgh sports shirts, hats, and the like for Dad.
-For the outdoorsy Dad, check out this 50 cal Happy Father’s Day bullet I found on Etsy. What Dad wouldn’t want this little guy?
-Star Trek Polo: This one was found on ThinkGeek.com here. For the geeky Dad, this throwback shirt is the perfect gift that will show that you remember all of those Star Trek episodes you watched with him when you were younger. And he can even show up to church in this awesome dress shirt!
-For the disorganized Dad, a car valet organizer could be their potentially favorite gift of the year. He can throw his keys, coffee cups, phone, and everything in between in an organizer to keep everything straight while he’s on the way to work, or more likely, on his way to Lowe’s.
-Pit Mitt: For the Dad who grills out a lot, or for cooking inside, this Pit Mitt can take up 475 degrees of heat, and its tough exterior can take lots of wear for the Dad that has always wanted to be a chef.
-Some Yuengling ice cream could be priceless for your Pittsburgh Dad. It was out of production for about 20 years until recently. This ice cream seems to be a little rare still, but luckily the company has a Yuengling Ice Cream Locator on their site for the Dad with a sweet tooth.
-A nice folding chair is always in style. Saving parking spots for the whole family has always been a job for Dad. And the nicer the chair, the less likely it is to get stolen by some jagoff.
-And Speaking of jagoffs, a jagoff sticker is just what every Pittsburgh Dad needs in his life.
To all of you Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day, and let me know if you like these unique Pittsburgh selections!