Whether he taught you how to swing a baseball bat or checked for monsters under your bed, there's no denying that it takes an extraordinary man to be a dad. This Father's Day, show him how much you appreciate everything he does for you with something truly special. After all, great dads deserve nothing but the best. Here's where to score a fantastic Father's Day gift, especially if you're hitting the stores at the last minute.
3350 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
If your dad goes ga-ga for gadgets and gizmos, stop by Auto Addictions and hook him up with the best in iPod Integration. He won't have to tackle tangling FM radio connector wires or rock out to poor sound quality any longer thanks to Auto Addictions' newest technology. They can directly connect dad's MP3 player with his car audio deck, allowing him to access his favorite tunes more easily and with unmatched sound quality. Auto Addictions technicians will work with your dad to install an audio system based on his vehicle and listening style. Choose from wired and wireless models that will enhance his driving and listening experience.
Paul Lumber & Supply Co.
4072 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Is your dad a true Mr. Fix It? If so, he'll find everything he needs and more at Paul Lumber, a full-service commercial lumber yard with hardware and materials that extend well beyond lumber, drywall and nails. Whether you're looking for automotive accessories, lawn and garden equipment or durable work clothing, DIY dads are sure to find something to help them get the job done, whatever it may be. Check out the store's hot spring products like a Black & Decker GrassHog 14" electric string trimmer priced at around $50. And you can always buy him a gift card to the store if you are unsure of just what to get.
4037 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146
Do the words adventurous and athletic sum up your dad? If so, Exkursion Outfitters, a family-owned sporting goods store geared toward backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking and cross country skiing, has got you covered this Father's Day. Men's spring outerwear from leading brands like Outdoor Research and The North Face have just hit store shelves making this a great time to stock up on gear for the season's unpredictable weather conditions. Gift certificates are also available to ensure that your father gets the perfect fit and color for him.
Strip District Meats, Inc.
2123 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Foodie fathers and manly men alike will eat up the hundreds of traditional, specialty and exotic meats and poultry sold at Strip District Meats, Inc. For more than 50 years, this Strip District butcher shop has continued to provide the best in restaurant-quality meats cut to order. From antelope to venison and even ground kangaroo, there are countless unique cuts to suit even the most discerning palette. If your father is the adventurous type, why not give him a sample of alligator tail or python? They're store's newest exotic additions.
Mec – A Barber Spa for Men
659 Washington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Whether running the kids to sports practices, helping with homework or making dinner, there's nothing the stay-at-home dad can't do. But sometimes even the world's greatest Superdad could use a little rest and relaxation. That's where a gift card to Mec – A Barber Spa for Men comes in handy. With flat-screen TVs airing sports and wireless Internet connection, this low key, guy only barber spa breaks the stigma associated with traditional spas. He'll love the sports massage designed to improve athletic performance and indulgent hot lather shave.
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