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Phoenix With Kids Local Gift Guide: Father’s Day Edition

Our Mother's Day local gift guide was such a success, here we are again with a Father's Day edition. This list is a unique combination of local companies offering items the Dads in your life need. So many options to choose from!

Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

Phoenix With Kids Local Gift Guide: Father’s Day Edition

Our Mother’s Day local gift guide was such a success, here we are again with a Father’s Day edition. This list is a unique combination of local companies offering items the Dads in your life need.

Anyone else feel like Dads are hard to shop for? One year I got him new boxers, socks and shirts, just to slow him down opening presents till he got to the big one. He didn’t notice they were from me and the kids, and thought they were from his Mom. One year I hid a giant box in our garage and made up a story about it being for the kids. So when it came time to open he was so confused. I could easily have the kids make him some drawings and call it for the year. Especially this year when the kids can’t go shopping. However I like to try to be unique. Or practical. What does Dad NEED that he doesn’t get for himself. A new pair of work shoes may not be the fanciest gift, but when you know your husband’s feet hurt, why not?

Stem Swag – Forget all the rules of sending flowers and check out Stem Swag. You can request your favorite flower, color or theme to be sent to someone special. Their arrangements tell a story and are customizable. Birthdays, breakups, anniversaries, holidays, sympathy, weddings, baby showers, graduations and any special event you can imagine. Why not send a father in your life something special.  Use code “PWK10” for a discount on your order through July 1st For even more fun add a party popper full of confetti!

BBQ Island – With locations across the valley in Scottsdale, Tempe and Peoria, this location has everything Dad needs. BBQ, smokers, pizza ovens, fridges to outdoor living. Our favorite was the pellet of the month club. Each month Dad was able to pick out a new flavor for smoking on his new Traeger. They sell everything Dad needs to grill. They will also deliver and set it up for you.

PlayDate For Kids – Hand made cute items for Dad. From beer openers and cups to I Love Dad shirts for the kids, check them out on Instagram @playdate_forkids and Facebook.

Pop Up Photo –  Father’s Day Pop Up photos are 10 minute sessions  on June 13th between 9 – 11:30 and 3 – 6:30. Must DM popup and confirm time and pay via Venmo to hold your spot.


State 48 and Highjinx have the perfect Arizona Dad clothes and accessories. Or a good old fashioned shoe shine or bring in those old tired work shoes he always wears to Andy’s Shoe Shine and Repair.

Out & About

Altitude Phoenix – Buy a gift card or buy pass for Dad to jump with kids. What could be more fun than hours of playing with the people who made him a father?

Falcon Field Airport – Have a aviation lover in your life? Check out their calendar here for booking a unique flight experience.

Mavrix – Does Dad love bowling, games, good food and drinks? The whole family can have fun here, or take Dad out on a kid free evening.

D-Bat – With locations in Scottsdale, Mesa, Avondale and Peoria, the baseball loving father in your life will love to check this place out. Read our full review of the Scottsdale location here.

iFLY – Read our full review here.


Father’s Day is a great day to feed Dad all of his favorite meals. Ask him what his favorite resteraunts are and look up their take out, pick up, curbside or patio dining options. Here are a few locals we love:

Streets of New York


Desert Island Eatery

Los Sombreros

ATL Wings

Del Falco’s

Hop Doddy

La Fonda Del Sol

Huss Brewing

The Original Pancake House

Day Trips

Want to escape the heat? Plan a day trip or weekend getaway. Check out our blogs about visiting different locations such as Flagstaff, Payson and Southern Arizona.

Don’t forget to take advantage of your kids art skills and have them create something original for Dad. There is still time to send something to Grandpas, Uncles and the other Dads in your life.

Long Creations – The company who broke the internet with the COVID-19 time capsule has made a special Father’s Day edition you can print and have the kids fil out for Dad.

Take a look at our Pinterest board for more ideas.

  • Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

    Kim is a chef, dishwasher, dry cleaner, housekeeper, landscaper, snack fetcher, photographer and personal assistant to toddler twins. Curently homeschooling her three year olds and loving teaching preschool. She loves exploring everything with her kids and photographing every minute of it. Follow her on Instagram @phoenixwithtwins.

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