Dad can be hard to shop for sometimes, but these 10 local ideas are sure to please.
1. Beer from Story Hill BKC
Story Hill BKC (stands for Bottle, Kitchen, Cocktail) has Bottle Shop in addition to its amazing restaurant. The shop offers approximately 270 varieties of beer and wine, which you can mix and match.
2. Old-school shave at Stag Barbershop
Treat Dad to a straight razor shave at Stag Barbershop, 3064 S. Delaware Ave., Milwaukee. A shave is $30. Haircuts are $35. If Dad wants both, it’s $60. They also will do trimming for the ears, beard and bows as well as neck waxing.
3. Miller Park tour
Dad can take a Walk-Up Tour of Miller Park for $12 this summer. Or he can get the MVP tour and visit the batting cages, media interview room and more for $15. Days and times vary throughout the season. (Kid tickets are $8 or $10 for the MVP.)
4. A Milwaukee T-shirt from Too Much Metal
Get a T-shirt that says 'Recombobulation Area' as seen at the Milwaukee Airport or a T-shirt that says '414 Ever' or 'MIL.' Prices around $25. They also have 414 hats, neighborhood-specific T-shirts, skyline shirts and much more. You can order online or visit at 207 E. Buffalo St. #318, Milwaukee.
5. Gift basket from Usinger’s
Choose among the many gift baskets of cheese, sausage and other goodies. For $35, Dad can get the Milwaukee Favorites basket, which has summer sausage, liver sausage, bratwurst, summer sausage sticks, cheddar and a sausage knife. For $40, they offer a basket of grilling favorites, including brats, knackwrust, wieners, polish sausage and frankfurters.
6. Pizza bus tour from Milwaukee Food Tours
Dad can sample the pizza from gourmet slices to old-school ones from some of Milwaukee’s best pizza places. The 3-hour bus tour is $55 and includes pizza, dessert and round-trip transportation. Milwaukee Food Tours offers several other tours, including Tacos & Tequila, Craft Breweries & Cocktails and Custard Capital of the World.
7. MBF Sauces
Named after dogs, each of Man's Best Friend sauces (there are 17), include Bloodhouse, a cajun inspired sauce with lots of garlic and Kentucky whiskey for $5.45. The heat level is mild to medium. There also is the Timber Wolf, which is labeled as extremely hot. It includes arbol peppers and habaneros as well as cinnamon and coffee. You can order the sauces online or they will be available to purchase at the Tosa Farmers Market, the Whitefish Bay Farmers Market and the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival.
8. Fern & Nettle PBR Soap
Yep, soap made with Pabst Blue Ribbon. $6.50 a bar. Owner Jenny Aicher also makes a host of other soaps, lotions, balms, salves, oils and a few products for babies.
9. Milwaukee Mustard Company
Using local ingredients, the Milwaukee Mustard Company makes Bronzeville Buzz Honey Mustard, Tomah Tang Cranbery Mustard, Spicy Stout Beer Mustard and Whiskonsin Whiskey Mustard. Subscribe to their mailing list to learn where to buy this tasty mustards.
10. Stone Creek Coffee of the Month
Each month, Dad can receive two pounds of coffee! You can pick a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription. Plus, you get two free mugs! Prices range between $80-$320.