The Best Father's Day Gifts in Southwest MO

Visit these five local shops to find the perfect Father’s Day Gift for whatever kind of dad you’ve got.

By Katie Pollock Estes & Chloe Sierks

Jun 2020

Father and son fishing
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For the Dad Who's a Grill Master

Pits N Grills, 1920 E. Sunshine St., Springfield
Whether your dad is an expert griller or aspires to be one, he will love his Green Mountain Pellet grill (starting at $699). The convenience and smartphone-controlled technology, along with the flavor-packed wood pellets, make it one of the most popular grills. The variation in sizes offered at Pits N Grills lets you customize your gift to his needs. Plus, he can revisit the store to stock up on quality grilling accessories.

For the Dad who Loves to Travel

Five Pound Apparel, 412 South Ave., Springfield; 2144 E. Republic Road, Suite E104, Springfield
5 Pound Apparel is one of the few merchandisers to carry Solid State Cologne ($38 for .35 oz.), sold in four different scents. The waxy alternative to classic cologne comes in a small and compact container perfect for traveling and lasts much longer than traditional bottles. While on the go, he won’t have to worry about stashing this cologne in his carry-on bag or a leaky bottle that ruins a trip, and you don’t have to worry about gifting something he already has. Even better, he’ll smell great all the time.

For the Dad Who Stays Well-Groomed

Hudson Hawk, several 417 locations
Beard care is essential, no matter if the beard is trimmed or kept rugged, and Hudson Hawk carries a line of products it trusts enough to use on all of its shaving services. The Proraso Green Line ($9–16) features pre-shave creams, shaving soap and foam, aftershave products and a natural bristle shaving brush. Each product features those classic barber shop smells of fresh eucalyptus and crisp menthol, which give any beard a clean finish that smells as good as it looks. Add a hand-crafted Swiss comb ($18–20) to complete a grooming kit that even your dad’s barber would be impressed with.

For the Dad who's the Keeper of Time

Maxon Fine Jewelry, 2850 Battlefield Rd., Springfield
Mitchum Jewelers, 2431 W. Jackson St., Ozark
A watch can be worn as a subtle accessory or it can be a treasured, lifetime possession, which is why Maxon Fine Jewelry and Mitchum Jewelers offer an array of watches. Maxon is the only authorized Rolex dealer in southern Missouri, and the Datejust 41 (starting at $9,650) is the perfect match for the dad who likes the finer things in life. With its subtle oyster bracelet and touch of green on the numerals, this watch combines a classic look with a bit of flash. Shinola watches (starting at $550) carried by Mitchum Jewelers are for the sporty and subtle dad. The sleek leather bands paired with a wide array of watch face options allow for versatility, so you can find a style that matches your dad’s preference. 

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.

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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.