Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day gift guide gulf coast momLocal Finds for Father’s Day

When I wrote this post last year I went digging for options that offered contactless pickup and stocked hand sanitizer or free shipping. It’s like a deep exhale to reread and know that we are not in the same place we were at this time last year. While a lot of things have changed since this time last year, some things haven’t changed a bit, such as having the same great local businesses offering incredible goods and willing to meet you wherever your need is.

When I went to college at the University of Southern Mississippi I remember I kept hearing the word “Coastie” in reference to people from the MS Gulf Coast. As a Louisiana girl, I had never heard that before: flash forward a semester and I met my husband-to-be and the definition of a total Coastie, y’all.

He loves this place, this way of life, and I’ve found that so many of the men here do. There are such few places like this: the outdoors, the people, the businesses, they all make me so proud to live and thrive here on the Coast.

Pouring into our Community

Community is such a big piece of what makes the Gulf Coast an incredible place to live and unfortunately, so many small businesses have been impacted in the last several months. Whether you’re purchasing on behalf of your children for your husband, for your father, or father-in-law, this Father’s Day is such a great opportunity to pour back into our local community that so many of our guys love dearly.

I realize that while we live here, our fathers may not so I have also included special items that can be shipped and some non-coastal living items, too!

FOR THE TOTAL COASTIE

Father’s Day gift guide Coastal city Goods tee
Photo credit: Coastal City Goods

Coastal Pride or Coastal Collage tee from our friends at Coastal City Goods

FOR THE FISHING DAD

Toadfish gulf coast mom Father’s Day gift guide
Photo credit:Toadfish

If your husband loves to be outside and doesn’t have any Toadfish gear, it’s time to set him up! This brand has become popular for its non-tipping can cooler (which is a must have) but their magnetic stowaway board for fileting fish and kitchen collection are also super functional. This brand also gets bonus points for being conservationists first by replanting oyster beds with a portion of each purchase.

You can find Toadfish products at S.F. Alman, Sea 2 Swamp, and Academy.

FOR THE OUTDOORSY DAD 

Tethered skiff shirt
Photo credit: Tethered Skiff

Set him up with some fun gear and then head out for an outdoor activity he loves! We have mom-recommended hiking trails all along the Coast or maybe you hit the beach or his favorite fishing spot with the family!

We highly recommend the Tethered Skiff performance shirts. This line is perfect for those all-day hikes or fishing trips on the boat. It holds up to sun, sweat and saltwater… and has built in UPF 50+ UV protection.

FOR THE INDOORSY DAD 

His favorite movie and takeout from his favorite local restaurant.

FOR THE BREW MASTER

Grabbing brews from Chandeleur Island Brewing Companyor Fly Llama Brewing and play tourist! Both breweries have great atmospheres for you to grab brews on tap to-go and walk down Fishbone Alley in Gulfport or take it for a sunset stroll along the beach in Biloxi!

FOR THE BOOK LOVERS

Grab a fresh read from a local bookstore and a to-go coffee for Father’s Day morning.

FOR THE SPORTS FANATIC

Fly llama brewing gulf coast mom Father’s Day gift guide
Photo credit: Fly Llama Brewing

How fun would it be to pick up a few Brews from Flying Llama and head to a Shucker’s game? The Shucker’s aren’t playing locally on Father’s Day but they do have a game the Sunday before and Tuesday after! Check out their page for tickets.

On Sunday, June 27, they are hosting Family Fun Day. Fun Day ticket packages, with a four-ticket minimum, include a Reserved Level seat and a voucher for a hot dog, chips, and a soda or water for $15 per person. Plus, catch on the field after the game. Fun Day tickets must be purchased at the box office.

FOR THE PROUD TRUCK OWNER

Southern Pro Truck in Gulfport can not only upgrade your guy’s ride, they also have a wide variety of accessories and gear. 

FOR THE DAD THAT LOVES THOUGHTFUL GIFTS

Zealous Goods key fob gulf coast mom Father’s Day gift guide
Photo credit: zealousgoods

This gorgeous leather personalized Gaines key fob has a secret compartment for cash! The zealousgoods products are all handcrafted in Hattiesburg by a dad. 

Here are a few gifts available online:

FOR THE CONSCIENCE CONSUMER

FOR THE GRILL MASTER

FOR THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

FOR THE FUNNY FATHER

If you’re wanting to keep it simple this year or you don’t know what to buy for the special guys in your life, you can never go wrong with gift cards and a very thoughtful handwritten note.

I always try to use this as a day to show my husband and Dad a little extra love and tell them the role they’ve had in my life in the last year.

Happy Father’s Day to all our #228dads.