Kick off the summer by celebrating all things Dad! With Father's Day coming up on June 16, we've teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin to share some fun, festive, locally-made gifts that will make dad smile. Whether he's loves a great craft beverage, a hearty meal, or just wants to spend an afternoon out with the family, there's something for everyone on the list.
Pure Maple Syrup from The Maple Dude
Dad is the Sunday morning pancake-making master, so what better to get him than a delicious partner in crime. The Maple Dude's maple syrup is Wisconsin-made, 100% pure, and comes in both bottles or on-the-go shots perfect for camping, hiking, and biking.
Get Dad's home brew dreams started with Tenacious Badger Hops
Does Dad fancy himself a beer expert? Has he talked about brewing his own beer for as long as you can remember? Then there's no time like the present to order some premium hops from Tenacious Badger to get Dad brewing.
A sweet treat from Sassy Cow Creamery
For the Dad with a sweet tooth, there's no better way to spend the day than at Sassy Cow! Head out to their Creamery Store in Columbus to see the cows, shop for all of dad's favorite treats, and, of course, taste all their delicious ice cream flavors.
Some cranberry favorites from Lake Nokomis Cranberries
For the dad on the go, a delicious snack is always in order. Whether hiking, fishing, golfing, or relaxing around the campfire, these Lake Nokomis snack sticks are perfect for whatever adventure Dad's on.
Something truly unique from Antlers and Arrows
If Dad marches to the beat of his own drum, treat him to a unique, handcrafted item from Antlers and Arrows. These beautiful items such as knives, bottle openers, key chains, and jewelry are all handmade from deer antlers and are as beautiful as they are functional.
Sauces and spices from Mad Dog & Merill
Take Dad's grill game to the next level with Mad Dog & Merill's delicious signature spices and sauces. They're the perfect addition to steaks, burgers, brats, and all of Dad's other grilled specialties.
Bloody Mary Mix from Beepa's
Nothing like a delicious (and spicy) Bloody Mary to help Dad kick back and relax this Father's Day. Or if Dad's not a bloody fan, check out Beepa's BBQ sauce, salsa, spaghetti sauce or Chili Starter! Plus, everything is made and sourced in Wisconsin.
Enjoy a farm experience at Meuer Farm
Head to Chilton and spend the day doing what dad loves - spending time on the farm. Pick strawberries, take a hayride, and learn about the operations of Meuer at one of their educational presentations. And don't forget to stop by the Farm Stand to take home everything delicious Meuer has to offer.
Plant Food from Watch Us Grow
Give Dad's garden a helping hand with Watch Us Grow, an all-purpose, natural liquid plant food that can be used on all indoor and outdoor plants. He'll love the bigger blooms, better color, and more foliage his garden gets for the rest of the year!
Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.