On Father’s Day, celebrate those men who have played a positive role in making you content, safe, inspired and loved. Whether they be a father, grandpa, uncle, neighbor or friend, June 16 is the opportunity to thank them for everything they do. Celebrate your favorite father figure by giving him something more interesting and exceptional than a tie this Father’s Day.
Photo Gallery: Father’s Day Gift Ideas
California Automobile Museum
2200 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Give dad tickets for the whole family to visit the museum or pick out something fun just for him in the CAM gift shop. The museum has new exhibits and events all the time, and the selection of vehicles on display are fascinating. A high-wheel bicycle from the 1800s, classic farming and mail trucks, a snowmobile, motor home and military jeep are but a few of the gems on display. Other favorites include a 1911 Pierce-Arrow touring car, racy Shelby Cobra from 1966 and a March Indy car from Michael Andretti.
Hope Harris Photography
www.hopeimages.comGive him a gift that becomes even more precious as time goes by: a portrait of his favorite little ones. These are not bland, run-of-the-mill shots taken by a bored big-box store employee; Harris is a true artist. Her work reflects the inner spark, wit, joy and mischief that makes each child unique and dad will be proud to show off this gift for years to come. Hope Harris also creates striking fine art photographs, as well as lush, lyrical and clever works featuring animals and nature.
Kiene’s Fly Shop
2654 Marconi Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
www.kiene.comIf “A River Runs Through It” is one of his favorite movies, your father will love a gift from Kiene’s. Wade right in to the huge selection of fishing rods, reels and other tackle, clothing, books and videos; Kiene’s can even help you plan an amazing fishing vacation for dad. It offers workshops for every level of angler and hosts community and travel events. The shop is renowned for its experienced and friendly staff. All employees love what they do and will do everything they can to help you find the perfect Father’s Day gift.
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1401 E St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Treat your pop to a gift certificate from Barber Blues, where the atmosphere is a combination of a hipster’s man-cave and a small-town barbershop from the days of black and white television. This unpretentious shop has music, a pool table and flat screen, and customers can hang out and play dominoes or cards while having a beer. Haircuts and coloring are available for men of every age and style and dad will love the indulgence of a hot towel straight-razor shave treatment. He can even pick out his favorite shaving soap from choices like blood orange, vanilla bourbon and West Indies bay rum. The employees are welcoming, talented and genuinely glad that you came.
R/C Country Hobbies
6011 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819
www.rccountryhobbies.comGet his motor running with a gift from R/C Country. The store features everything imaginable for beginner or advanced radio-control fans. If aviation is his thing, Dad will love the WW11 Corsair, Navy trainer plane or a T-Rex helicopter. Or choose one of the off-road trucks, nitro race cars, catamarans, locomotives, rockets or digital slot car racers. For a great project that dad can do with older kids, pick up the award-winning visible V-8 engine kit.
Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
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