Our Local Gifts Father’s Day Guide

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Father’s Day is coming up on June 20, and it’s time to start thinking about what to give Dad this year to show how much you love and appreciate him. This year, we’ve curated a list of the best locally started Charlotte shops to help you find a fantastic Father’s Day giftwhile supporting local, too.

The Sporting Gent

For: The Outdoorsman 
Spend: Under $100

The dad that spends all his free time in nature will appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of The Sporting Gent’s curated selection of items. From rugged and warm outerwear to cast iron pans, you can finally equip your dad with everything he needs to take on the world.

Sporting Gent
The Sporting Gent


For: The dad who is practical yet stylish
Spend: Over $100

Established in the Queen City, Colsenkeane creates handcrafted leather goods and provisions. This local leather shop aims to create pieces that are head turning, yet highly practical. Colsenkeane offers simple, clean cut and timeless products that exemplify the value of American craftsmanship. 

Berry Brook Farms

For: The Health Nut
Spend: Under $100

You’ve most likely passed the iconic red wagon that stands out front of BerryBrook farms, Charlotte oldest health food store. Founded in 1972, Berry Brook is a Charlotte institution, still family owned and operated. The store’s shelves are packed with every extract, superfood, and naturally sourced product that your dad could imagine in his healthiest dreams.

Charlotte Running Co. 

For the Athlete
Spend: Over $100

Founded in 2000, The Charlotte Running company has multiple locations in the Queen City. Started by two avid runners with a passion for fitness, the store sells running shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as some local IPA’s at their in-house “running bar.” Whether your father is an aspiring or avid runner, quality items to give him a leg up can be found at The Charlotte Running Co. 

Reid Fine Foods

For: the Culinary King
Spend: Under $100

In Charlotte, the clean-cut green and white sign is a signal of the quality food and meats found inside. At Reid’s you can peruse a selection of fresh ingredients to whip up a delicious father’s day dinner. For the finest in culinary ingredients and accoutrements, visit Reid’s Fine Foods to find your father a bottle of wine that can be shared over a memorable night of grilling, all while supporting local business.

Artisanal Lab

Prices: Over $100
For: The Bespoke Accessories Dad

An online shop offering artisanal, handcrafted leather goods, Artisanal Lab hails from the Ballantyne neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. Whether you’re looking for something custom-made, or simply wanting to personalize a ready-to-order product, these supple goods are perfect for the dad looking to add some luxe leather feel to his life.

Great Wagon Road

For: The Highcountry Moonshiner
Price: Under $100

In its brand new, 15,000 square foot location in NoDa, Great Wagon Road is the perfect destination for the dad looking for a whiskey tasting to go along with his day of fun and games. In addition to sipping whiskey distilled from Blue Ridge sourced waters, you can also choose from a variety of bar foods and view the distilling room while you eat and drink. If going out isn’t your thing, you can also order a bottle online.

Seven Jars Distillery

For: The Historical Drinker
Price: Under $100

Seven Jars Distillery, located off of Brookshire Boulevard is a distillery steeped in history. The original recipes for its liquors come from the seven jars its prohibition-era founder buried in the ground, which were later dug up by his wife and son. For a glass of Pickelback Vodka or Seven Jars Rye, make sure to schedule a tour with Seven Jars Distillery.

Pour Olive

For: Expert-level Salad Makers
Price: Under $100

Pour Olive is an artisanal olive oil and vinegar shoppe located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte that offers a vast array of infused oils, dark balsamic vinegars, and much, much more. If you’ve got a dad that’s way into cooking, dipped breads, or just great salad dressing, Pour Olive will have something for him. While many of their oils are flavored, they do offer premium and unflavored oils that are free from adulterants as well.

Orman’s Cheese Shop

For: The “I put cheese on everything” Dad
Price: Under $100

Located in Center City, Orman’s Cheese Shop offers both a cheese club as well as Raclette nights. Raclette is cheese melted over stone and scraped onto potatoes and accompanied with meats and pickles. Their cheese club ships every 3 months, and can be picked up at their store, as well. With every cheese club shipment, you receive pairing recommendations as well as information on the cheese.