Best Places To Buy Father’s Day Gifts In Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) – Mothers are wonderful, however, dads and their support often come in under the radar. Why not surprise him with more than a giant vat of caramel corn or another set of cheesy grilling tools? Doesnt he deserve more than a last-minute as seen on TV item from the nearest pharmacy? Show dad how much you love him with one of these great Fathers Day gifts from Chicago-area shops.
Dad has been attracted to cords since he cut yours in the delivery room
oh-so-many years ago. You may as well as get some new ones at the electronics
playground, Abt, one of the largest independent, single-store appliance
and electronics retailers in the country, with a 100,000-square-foot showroom
on 37 acres. Product categories include appliances/custom kitchens, gourmet
cooking, home comfort (HVAC, power generators and sump pumps),TV and A/V,
computers, watches, fitness, sunglasses and luggage. Hell also love
the consummate customer service in case he wants to exchange something
the store boasts a team of 1,100 expert staff members to help him
out. Green dads will like that Abt has its own 12,000-square-foot recycling
Who shoved you off on your first two-wheeler? Thats right, now
thank him with a gift certificate or actual gear from Performance Bicycle
in Lincoln Park. The sleek shop features over 3,000 cycling-related products
like bicycles, helmets, gear, apparel and other accessories. Perhaps Dad
already has a bike but its in need of a little fine tuning? Performance
Bicycle boasts a Spin Doctor service to fix and repair all bicycle models,
no matter where they were purchased. Dad will love how smart youve
gotten when you tell him that Performance Bicycle has a lifetime purchase
guarantee so if hes unhappy with your purchase, he can return it
at any time for any reason
Marcels Culinary Experience
If your father has admitted to staying in the office for lunch to watch
The Chew, you need to turn him on to better food shows and
buy him something fabulous from Marcels Culinary Experience. Marcels
retail side stocks a full line of specialty foods and cocktail mixers,
cooking gadgets, grilling accessories, bar ware and all other things culinary
at all price points. Perhaps he fancies himself as adept in the kitchen
as Batali. Marcels also sells gift certificates for a full schedule
of classes for cooks at all levels of experiences. He can choose from
Middle Eastern Mezze, French Country Summer Kitchen or A Night in Havana,
among many other classes. Just be sure you invite yourself over for when
he whips up the twice-fried plantains with Mojo sauce and rum custard
and banana tart in cashew crust.
Uncle Dans The Great Outdoor Store
Dad may have nosed around this shop in the late 1960s when he sported
hippie tresses and the store was known as Uncle Dans Army/Navy Surplus.
The bell bottoms and black light posters may be gone but this Chicago
stalwart still stocks the finest gear for camping, backpacking, hiking
and travel. If dad still dreams of a little adventure, help him out with
the proper outdoor clothing and gear, whether a new fleece for a neighborhood
stroll, anti-theft bags for his European foray or some rad board shorts
for a little body surfing this locally born and bred place has
him covered. Dads appreciate great customer service as much as quality
and the each of the three Chicagoland locations offers scads of both.
Club Champion Golf
If hes continually complaining about his golf score, tell him its not his fault. PGA Tour pros dont use off the rack clubs but rather clubs that were fit exactly for their idiosyncratic swings. That same technology and club-building ability is available for your dear old dad at any of three Chicagoland locations of Club Champion Golf (downtown/River North, Northfield & Willowbrook). In business for 15 years, Club Champion Golf has become the top club fitter and builder in Chicago, using cutting-edge technology for club fitting. His eyes will spin as he gazes upon the colossal selection of demo equipment with more than 15,000 clubs from which to choose. The companys fitters are highly experienced and every club is built from scratch.
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