Celebrate Fathers: Welcome Magazine’s Gift Guide
Welcome Magazine put together a few gift ideas and deals for the dads in your life. Read on for Eclectic Gifts · Beer, Spirits and Craft Beverages · Farmers Market "Picks" · Dadly Adventures
Happy Father’s Day!
Gift Guide for the Cool Dads in Your Life
Santa. Coach. Mr. Fix-It. Dad.
Give the father in your life something special, whether it’s a beefy Porterhouse cooked to order, heavenly craft brews and spirits, or a hand-written note on 100 percent recycled paper.
Whatever the deal, Welcome Magazine’s got some nifty gift ideas for the dad in your life.
Be sure to check with individual businesses and vendors for gift cards and Father’s Day specials.
Unique, one-of-one, sustainably-sourced, hand-crafted head wear and apparel.
Local Knits, an Everett Makers Market favorite, covers men and women with “unique, one-of-one, sustainably-sourced, hand-crafted headwear and apparel” made in the USA. Owner and Creative Ethan Rollins makes dads look infinitely cool in wearable, stylish masks, caps and beanies, hand-cut and dyed leather Woodsman Great Grizzly Belts, neckies and infinity scarves, Ninja Hoodies, their best-sellers, and more.
“Everything online is made to order, so the sooner an order is placed, the sooner it gets made and shipped out to the customer,” Rollins says. Originated in Lake Tahoe, based in Spokane, Local Knits ships anywhere. Email: Localknits@gmail.com. Featured image c/o Local Knits.
Vertical Gardens Northwest
Vertical Gardens Northwest gives the dad with the green thumb plenty of space to grow. Kristen Boswell’s ceramic planters “are handmade” at her Lake Stevens studio, “and food safe,” as well as self-watering for indoors or outdoors. Free local delivery for Father’s Day. Info: 425-891-7183, email@example.com.
North Fork Soap
North Fork Soap is the ultimate in self-care, for women and men. Jodi Cooley’s Etsy shop offers “natural handmade soap featuring plant-based oils and butters, natural colorants and essential oils. North Fork Soap was born out of a desire to be of service to self-care, with Washington State as its muse. Many North Fork Soap products feature locally wild-harvested botanicals.
North Fork scents have been described as ‘earthy’ — we couldn’t be more thrilled with this description.” Some favorite “manly” soaps: The High Desert is Calling — Washington wild-crafted desert sage, sage and juniper essential oil; Willow and Fir — wild-crafted willow; Coffee and Cinnamon — exfoliating bar, local coffee; Ponderosa Pine Resin — locally wild-crafted ponderosa pine resin, patchouli, frankincense, and clove; and Charcoal and Clay — unscented black round.
Good Roots NW
Good Roots NW’s Father’s Day bundles for $29.99. Get ‘em while they’re hot. Inspired by the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors, brothers Mike, a barber, and Nate Feaster put together a nice, natural product line of skin and hair care for men, made in Seattle “with a blend of the finest essential oils.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meraki Studios by Kelley Hefflinger “specializes in stationery that has just the right mixture of sweet and salty humor. We carry greeting cards, stickers and more in our Etsy shop and wholesale to retailers.”
The Whidbey Island artist is offering 15 percent off Father’s Day orders (coupon code — LOVEDAD15) through June 21st, as well as the usual free shipping on orders over $35. “Giving one of our weatherproof stickers with a greeting card is a simple and fun way to tell someone you’re thinking of them,” she suggests.
Mukilteo Coffee Roasters
Consider going against the grain and ordering a bag or two of possibly the best coffee in the NW. Soulful. Slow-roasted. Sustainably-sourced. All-Natural. Full-Flavored. Creamy and Dreamy. Not at all bitter, like those other guys.
Mukilteo Coffee Roasters in Whidbey Island, with locations in Mukilteo and Everett, attracts a fierce following of coffee devotees. Open for curbside or outdoor service, Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The family-run coffee roaster is headed up by Gary Smith and wife Beth Korvin-Smith (Stewart Brothers/Seattle’s Best), and their uber-talented staff of master roasters.
One sip of a Gitano or Kona Extra Fancy, and you’ll never go back. Go for the Private Reserve Gift Set, featuring a Vienna roast “with hints of sweet chocolate, blueberry, and a Chardonnary finish,” in limited supply. Info: 360-321-5262 — Roaster.
Beer, Spirits and Craft Beverages
5 Rights Brewing Company
Located in the historic Carr’s Hardware Building on 1514 3rd St., the family-owned, biblically-based, award-winning craft brewery and taproom puts care, whimsy, and creativity into a “full range of” thirst-quenching, over-the-counter “staple remedy beers,” like Carr’s Cream Ale, Mr. O. Don’t Regret Coffee Stout, and Nellie’s Nectar, Bavarian Hefeweizen. Also available are seasonal or occasional remedies.
The taproom serves root beer, kombucha, 2 hard ciders, and 24 specialty beers, along with food on the menu from partner Wander Coffee & Eatery. Info: 425-334-1026.
James Bay Distillers
James Bay Distillers Ltd. President/CEO Ernie Troth is excited to make available to Welcome Magazine readers “gold-medal award-winning craft whisky and gin” for Father’s Day: 88-proof Canadian Galloping Goose (“makes a terrific whisky Old Fashioned or our favorite, the ‘whisky root-beer float!’”) and Summer Gin No. 5 (“…for our ‘Mukilteo Mule,’ with ginger ale and lime”).
The Everett distillery is located at the south end of Paine Field, between the runways, for pickup/curbside service. Info: 425-212-9135.
Toggle Bottle Shop
If dad loves beer, solidify your spot as his favorite child at Toggle’s Bottle Shop on 1420 Hewitt Ave. in downtown Everett. This craft beer mecca offers 22 rotating taps and 750+ unique bottles and cans of craft beer and hard cider to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. Their expert staff can guide you through the extensive cooler selection to fit your budget ($1.75 and up selections) and impress dad.
Peruse the classics, like Georgetown’s Bodhizafa or an imported Paulaner Hefeweizen, or try out something new from local brewers that you can’t find at the corner store. Think: Standard Brewing’s “Enemy of the Sun” whiskey and oak barrel-aged imperial stout, or Fort George Brewing’s “Skies of Wonder: Future” IPA brewed on peach and passionfruit puree with a unique hop blend. “Our beer experts can help you put together a unique tasting adventure, customized to fit dad’s preferences,” says Danielle Lothrop, co-owner with husband Colin.
Not sure what dad likes to drink? Pick up a gift card in person or online at https://www.giftfly.com/shop/toggles-bottle-shop- “We suggest pairing it with a shiny Toggle’s Teku glass (read: extra fancy beer glass) ($15), or a brand new growler ($8.99), so he can think of you every time he relaxes with a cold one.”
If gift wrapping is not your forte, no need to fret. Just decorate a complimentary custom six-pack holder or purchase a charming reusable tote bag ($6) with individual sleeves to keep up to six bottles safe and sound while on the go.
You can also make dad’s day by taking him out to the taproom, which is open for dine-in (drink-in?) seating and share in the beerventure. No need to rush, gift cards are always available online at TogglesBottleShop.com and the taproom and bottle shop are open on Father’s Day from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Hours: Closed Mon., Tues.-Thurs. 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 2 p.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Info: 425-303-9999.
Dad’s Day Bourbon Tasting
If the Dad in your life loves bourbon, we have the perfect gift. Bring Kelnero’s unique spirit tasting experience home with you this Father’s Day with this complete tasting kit. Includes 2 oz each with detailed tasting notes:
- Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB
- Four Roses Small Batch Select
- Cream of Kentucky 13 Year
Add a very special 2 oz taste of Barrell 15 Year Cask Strength for the dad that has it all! Put down that tie and order here.
Benedict Brunch Saturday & Sunday 12 to 4
Everett’s Farmers Market “Picks”
Everett Farmers Market’s Virtual Marketplace is a great one-stop resource for Father’s Day gift ideas. Tin Dog Brewery and Bubba’s Salsa are good places to start. The market went from pre-order drive-thru to walk-in, with Phase 2 in place, allowing for six-feet-social distancing, sanitizing, limited number of people, etc. Hours are shorter, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, May-Oct. Market opens a half-hour earlier for high-risk seniors and special needs shoppers, like expectant moms. Pre-orders are highly recommended, especially for Father’s Day Weekend.