For the Dad Who Dreams of Brewing
The Home Brewery, 1967 W. Boat St., Ozark
DIY dads don’t just enjoy drinking microbrewed beer—they also enjoy dreaming about doing it themselves, at home. You can be the person who gets him started on his tasty new hobby of home brewing by getting him starter equipment from The Home Brewery in Ozark. Bonus: He can pop back to the store later to expand his skill set and buy the gear to make wine or cheese too.
For the Dad Who Loves exploring the Great Outdoors
Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
The outdoorsy dad might not seem like a “stuff” kind of guy, but camping, hunting, fishing and hiking require a lot of gear. Help him stock up, so he can enjoy nature with updated goodies. Because the founded-in-Springfield Bass Pro Shop is so huge, there’s plenty to choose from, whether your old man heads down the river on a kayak or prefers to sleep under the stars.
For the Dad Who Has Tons of Local Pride
Five Pound Apparel, 412 South Ave., Springfield; 2144 E. Republic Road, Suite E104, Springfield
This is the place to shop for the individual who’s loyal to the Springfield Cardinals, graduated from Missouri State before its name change, thinks our cashew chicken is the only cashew chicken, and has Andy’s running through his veins. Five Pound Apparel has tons of T-shirts that show off that local pride, like the classic “Springfield, MO Where Dreams Come True” shirt and the “Visit for the Beauty, Stay for the Chinese Food” tee. There are non-shirt gifts too, like a Springfield flag koozie for local spirit at a backyard barbecue.
For the Dad Who Likes a Nice Cigar Every Once in a While
Vineyard Market, 1759 W State Hwy J, Ozark
Just for Him, 1334 Battlefield Road, Springfield
Ozark’s Vineyard Market is a smorgasbord for cigar aficionados. It features a walk-in humidor with numerous brands of cigars in stock. Get Dad a gift certificate, so he can browse the humidor himself—and then maybe sit down in the cigar lounge with a glass of whiskey in hand. And in Springfield, Just for Him is the go-to local cigar Mecca. It offers stylish hats and other great products in addition to the huge variety of cigars and pipe tobacco.
For the Dad Who Values Quality Sips
Brown Derby International Wine Center, 2023 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
Macadoodles, 1455 E. Independence, Springfield; 3050 N. Kentwood, Springfield
Sometimes the best thing to get the dad who’s impossible to shop for (he has everything already!) is a nice bottle of liquor, his favorite microbrew or a bottle of wine. It’s one of those “can’t go wrong” kind of gifts. Brown Derby International Wine Center and Macadoodles have some of the best local liquor selections, whether you’re looking for that beer from Colorado, that Scotch from across the Atlantic or a little Missouri-made moonshine.