It’s nearly time to celebrate the father figures of the world; however, it’s likely any loved one might appreciate these tokens of beauty and deliciousness. It also feels important to add that, in lieu of (or in addition to) material gifts, there’s never seemed a better time to make a donation to causes like Black Life Matters. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
To support local Black-owned businesses and artists, shop gift ideas online from Pacific Place’s Onyx Fine Arts Collective. This platform for African American fine artists and volunteer advocates is committed to the creation, promotion and appreciation of African American visual arts. Although the downtown space remains temporarily closed, customers can shop online for original works and prints from more than 300 local Black artists.
When it comes to sharing tasty new discoveries with the beer lover in your life, start off by supporting three Washington companies who have collaborated on a brand-new IPA featuring Yakima-bred experimental hops and Northwest malts. Single Hill Brewing, Zeeks Pizza and Sip Magazine have come together to create the Lateral A IPA, a nod to the road that leads to the region’s densest hop fields. There’s even better news: A portion of proceeds for this delicious beer benefit many of the families who work on these farms through La Casa Hogar.
The new IPA masterpiece is described as “a delicious daydream of tangerine and orange creamsicle experimental hop flavor, using 586 and 692 experimental varieties from Yakima’s Hop Breeding Co. and malts from Great Western Malting in Vancouver, Washington, and LINC Malt in Spokane.” Lateral A IPA is available on draft, in 32-ounce growlers ($8), 64-growlers ($12) and in 16-ounce 4-packs ($14) at Zeeks locations as well as other spots in the greater Seattle and Yakima areas.
If wine is more the preference of whomever you’re treating, check out Montinore Estate’s flavorful Father’s Day Tasting Tour—a bundle of three Oregon pinot noirs. The collection includes a pinot noir crafted with fruit from throughout the Willamette Valley, a reserve pinot noir made with the best on-site barrels and, finally, a Cataclysm Pinot Noir made from grapes from a special vineyard block that has the most mineral-rich soils on the estate, due to the Missoula Floods 12,000 years ago.
Theo Chocolate offers all kinds of treats aside from their traditional bars, and Seattle Chocolate + jcoco’s new Father’s Day Care Package is another sweet option for this upcoming holiday. This special collection ($55)—prime for the “exploratory epicurean”—includes: Seattle Chocolate’s Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffle Bar and truffles, Crunchy Peanut Butter Truffle Bar, Whole Milk Truffle Bar, jcoco’s Cayenne Veracruz Orange Bar Trio, Arabica Espresso Bar Trio and a Coro Agrumi 5oz Salami. (*Added bonus: For every 3oz of jcoco chocolate sold, one fresh serving of food is donated to Seattle Chocolate’s food security partners: The Food Bank for NYC, The Food Bank for SF-Marin and Northwest Harvest. For every purchase of the Father’s Day Care Package, two fresh servings of food are donated.)
Pair chocolate treats with java, thanks to a special Father’s Day Special gift package offered by Seattle Coffee Works. It features Emerald City Blend—their classic bold blend with dark chocolate notes, Seattle Strong—their darkest roast and a limited edition travel mug (that comes in jet black or electric blue).
Consider gifting a membership to Alo Moves, an extensive on-demand fitness platform headquartered here in Seattle. We’ve been impressed trying out some of the 3,000-plus classes for ourselves; they span the categories of yoga, fitness and mindfulness, and the welcoming and professional team is constantly innovating on the site too. Since March, they’ve released a feature that proactively recommends daily classes to users based on individual goals and preferences—and they’ve removed the financial barrier by offering a selection of free classes on their YouTube channel, too (where they’ve seen a 50% increase in watch time).
Looking to give a boost to the sunroom or patio of someone you love (or your own)? Check out these gorgeous accent pillows from Pillow Pops. The American-made pillows are crafted from designer fabrics and feature gorgeous patterns from bold and vibrant to crisp and clean.
At any time of year, find quirky cards and thoughtful trinkets at shops like Fremont’s Portage Bay Goods, which is now open during reduced days and hours. (You can also still arrange for pickup or delivery.)
This list is only the beginning, but we hope it provides inspiration on how to celebrate those you cherish.