Father's Day is a very celebratory event in our house- as I am sure it is with all of our staff here at the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce. Reflecting on this upcoming holiday, I am extremely lucky to have my Dad in my life- he is kind, generous to a fault, outgoing, hard-working, and would do anything for his family. He set the precedent for what a "Father" is and should be, and I completely recognize my privilege for having him as my Dad. However, there are MANY forms of "Fathers" in this world. Whether it's a step-father who's raised you, a single mother who plays BOTH roles (to which we applaud whole-heartedly), the man who's CHOSEN to be a dad through adoption or fostering, a grandfather who fills the role of "Dad" to his grandchildren- each and every one of these people deserve to be celebrated on Father's Day. And sometimes, we might have a hard time showing our appreciation for these wonderful Fathers in our lives. While a simple card or recognition with "Happy Father's Day" goes a long way, we have put together a list of ideas for presents, experiences, or adventures you can gift your Dad! As always, we invite you to SHOP LOCAL and support the makers in our community. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, Grandpas, and special men & women out there- and a special "Happy Father's Day" to Papa Aldo Angoletta for being my biggest supporter. You can bet I'll be finding my gift for him somewhere in the guide below:
Craft Beer Loving Dads
Dads Who Grill
Family Recreation Dads
Family Photos for Dad
Golf Loving Dads
Home & Garden Items for Dad
Lunch & Dinner with Dad
Another opportunity to shop for Dad is at our Lodi Certified Farmers Market this Thursday evening. We have wonderful vendors who would be happy to guide you in your quest for the perfect gift.
Stop by and say hi to these vendors:
Golden Acorn Farms- local, small family farm that produces delicious meats varying from pork to chicken to turkeys. All are raised hormone and anti-biotic free. Perfect addition to your Sunday BBQ.
Dashing Dogs Boutique OR Pawzly - for the dog loving Dad in your life! Visit either of these vendors for the best in pet accessories.
Lodi CDJR or Lodi Toyota - how much do you REALLY love your Dad? Swing by and talk to the CDJR & Lodi Toyota teams about their new inventory!
Discover RV- we all know a Dad who LOVES the outdoors. Visit Discover RV, not just for their trailers, fifth wheels, or motorhomes, but current camping accessories in their showroom.
EBL Metal- These personalized works of art are on display near the beer garden each week. Swing by their tent to view metal decor.
The Local Collective- Vendor Her Pretty Things is always available on the street during Farmers Market. But at her brick & mortar location, The Local Collective on Sacramento St., she has plenty of gifts for dad right when you walk in.