Father’s Day 2022: 9 Gifts for Dads from Chicago and North Shore Stores

Father’s Day is approaching fast! If you are still searching for the perfect gift for your father or father figure, check out these eight great gifts that you can pick up from local shops in Chicago and the North Shore. 

Backyard BBQ Store

BBQ Rub and Spice Backyard Bundle, $89

Backyard BBQ - BBQ Rub and Spices

Help the dad in your life become the star at the next family cookout with this premium barbeque rubs and spices bundle. This collection comes with six versatile options, so he’ll have the perfect blend no matter what meat he cooks. It also comes with a container of truffle salt, the best finishing touch.

To make it even sweeter, sign him up for some grilling classes at the Backyard BBQ Store. Their upcoming schedule includes Butt/Brisket and Beef Ribs/Beef Tenderloin classes.

535 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette

Wheel & Sprocket

Topeak Ride Case, $59.95

Ride Case father day

Don’t let your father figure ride with one hand on his bike while using the other to navigate the GPS. This phone case keeps his iPhone safe while riding by securely attaching it to the handlebars of his bike. It is scratch-resistant, non-slip and constructed with a high-grade engineered exoskeleton to protect from shock and impact. Plus, its full-angle adjustable mount allows for landscape and portrait viewing. 

1027 Davis St, Evanston

Chalet Nursery

Ficus Ginseng Tree, $39.99

Chalet, Ficus Ginseng Tree

Consider gifting this beautiful ficus ginseng tree to a dad who loves plants. It’s the perfect addition to any indoor garden, or it even makes a great statement piece in a favorite room. This tree does require lots of sunlight and a bit of nurturing, so make sure he’s up for the challenge. 

3132 Lake Ave, Wilmette

Crate & Barrel

Ooni Karu 16 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven, $799

Ooni recently released their top-of-the-line Karu 16 model, which is the first and only pizza oven to be ‘Recommended for Domestic Use’ by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, the acclaimed international authority on true Neapolitan pizza. If you really your gift to impress, this is it.

Various Locations. Ooni is also sold at Ace Hardware & REI in the Chicago-area.

Curaleaf

Alexia of the Elements Pain Relief Lotion, $55

For dads in need of relief from muscle aches and pains, head to Curaleaf for Avexia’s Pain Relief Lotion, which is engineered with equal parts CBD and THC and blended with menthol, olive oil, cacao butter, vitamin E, ginger and rosemary. Any dad is sure to enjoy this extra boost of relaxation.

151 S Pfingsten Rd Suite V, Deerfield

Cowboys and Astronauts

Saturday Slim Fit Pant, $118

It’s called a Saturday Pant for a reason! These stylish pants look like a pair of 5-pocket jeans but have the comfort of a jogger and even an elastic waistband — perfect for laid-back weekends.

1478 W Summerdale Ave., Chicago

The Book Stall

The Book Stall Book Club, Price of books + $10 shipping

If the dad in your life loves getting lost in a good book, consider a book club subscription to The Book Stall. You or your dad can choose the frequency, either every month or every other month, and The Book Stall will send a curated book selection based on your interests and reading history. Plus, book club members save 10 percent on their book club choices. 

811 Elm St, Winnetka

Skin Care For Gents

Hydrofacial, $85

Dads deserve a bit of self-care, and nothing says self-care like a hydrofacial from Skin Care For Gents. A hydrofacial combines cleansing, exfoliation and hydration for clear skin in no time. Treatments take about 30 minutes and can help rejuvenate your dad’s skin for an extra boost of confidence. 

5642 N Clark St, Chicago

Forest Bootery

Birkenstock Oswego, $135

Birkenstock

These Birkenstock Oswego slip-on shoes are a great footwear gift if you’re shopping for a fashion-forward dad. They have extra padding for all-day comfort and have a smooth canvas and soft suede top for a chic look to bring together any outfit. 

284 Market Square, Lake Forest


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Jessica Braun Gervais is a Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in health, wellness, and fitness. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from Columbia College and has written content for various health and wellness institutions. Jessica Braun’s passion for wellness comes from her life as an elite athlete competing in Muay Thai kickboxing competitions across the country. In addition to sharing her expertise through writing, Jessica Braun also works as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. When she’s not writing or training, Jessica Braun enjoys reading historical fiction novels, discovering new coffee shops, and cuddling with her cattle dog, Brady.