Detroit Mom-Approved Father’s Day Gift Guide

Summer is underway and that means it’s time to celebrate all of the dads in our lives! Here at Detroit Mom, we love celebrating those special guys who go above and beyond every day. We know dads aren’t always the easiest people to shop for so we created the Detroit Mom-Approved Father’s Day Gift Guide. All of these local businesses have wonderful and unique gifts for every type of dad. You’ll be coming back to these year after year for the perfect gift to show your appreciation.


Founded by native Detroiter and The White Stripes frontman, Jack White, Third Man Records started as a record label and quickly expanded to include a store. They sell records, cassettes, and CDs from their artists and others as well as apparel, music gear, and books.

Detroit Mom recommends a gift card so dad can pick out exactly what he wants. 

If you’re looking for that hard-to-find album on a hard-to-find musical format, there’s a good chance Found Sound might have it. They are an independent record store committed to keeping music alive in every format.

Detroit Mom recommends browsing their store to find that rare record your guy has been looking for.

For the guy who likes to nerd out a little bit and still enjoys reading comic books, Vault of Midnight is sure to have something he hasn’t read before. With locations in Ann Arbor and Detroit, you’ll be able to find the book, game, or accessory he’s been looking for. 

Detroit Mom recommends getting a gift card for dad to pick his own books and games.

If the dad in your life is into video games of all kinds, they have what he’s looking for at Retro Taku. They buy and sell every type of video game out there plus all the accessories and consoles he could ever want.

Detroit Mom recommends checking out their Instagram for their most current inventory.

Nerd Out is the perfect place to find a gift for the dad who loves action figures, games, and toys. Their huge selection of new and used items is sure to have something for every dad on your list. 

Detroit Mom recommends checking out their selection on their Ebay storefront.

Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy has everything your guy needs to start or expand his model train collection. They specialize in various sizes and styles of model trains as well as all the tiny town accessories to build the perfect train town. You can also find other toys, models, and things that go inside their store.

Detroit Mom recommends grabbing a gift card so dad can pick out all the train pieces he needs.


For the dad that has a sneaker or hat obsession, head to Bob’s Classic Kicks and find that perfect vintage piece. They are an authorized dealer for popular brands like Nike and Adidas and have a wide selection of previously-loved and hard-to-find products. 

Detroit Mom recommends a gift card so dad can choose his favorite pair of sneakers from their selection. 

One of the most recognizable pieces of clothing in the city right now is Detroit vs. Everybody. From tees to hoodies, they have tons of styles to choose from.

Detroit Mom recommends the DVE Classic Tee for every Detroit dad. 

The mission of Good Neighbor Detroit is to sell brands that have a positive impact on the community and to be a good neighbor while doing so. They have everything dad needs to stay fashionable and comfortable all year long.

Detroit Mom recommends a gift card for dad to get a shopping spree of his favorite things. 

Hot Sam’s is the top destination in Detroit for high-quality, fashionable clothing for men. They have something for special occasions, dressy work clothes, and unique pieces for every man’s closet.

Detroit Mom recommends a gift card to pick the pieces he’ll love for a long time.

One of our favorite high-quality watch and accessory stores is Shinola. If you have a guy who loves watches of all styles, you can easily find the perfect timepiece here.

Detroit Mom recommends the Detrola Watch with the silicone strap that’s perfect for summer.

Did you know everything Pingree makes is crafted from leather that was reclaimed from the Detroit auto industry? Their high quality leather goods are sure to have dad smiling every time he uses it. 

Detroit Mom recommends the Slim 3-Card Wallet for the guy who loves to carry his wallet in his back pocket but hates bulky folded ones.


If your guy loves a bearded face but hates the itchy skin that comes with it, you have to get him something from Detroit Grooming Co. They are committed to offering the best products to help every man grow and maintain their beard.

Detroit Mom recommends the Beard Butter Sampler in a variety of Detroit-inspired scents. 

Every man needs a great barber, and Detroit Barbers are some of the best in the area. They’ve created a line of grooming products to help every guy stay fresh on a daily basis. 

Detroit Mom recommends the Bro Box Grooming Kit with a sampling of their daily-use products. 

Founded by a former Detroit Lion, Herman Moore quickly realized that grooming products for Black men were few and far between. When Golden Grooming Co. was born, he set out to make products that would allow every man of color to feel their best.

Detroit Mom recommends the Ultimate Beard Bundle to kickoff a great beard-growing journey. 


For the guys who love tech gadgets and fun things in their home, look no further than Hugh Detroit. They have a rotating selection of home goods, personal accessories, and other home essentials like furniture and lighting.

Detroit Mom recommends selecting pieces from their Barware collection and creating your own bar kit. 

There’s always something unique printing at Signal Return. Committed to continuing the art of letterpress printing, they work with local nonprofit organizations to print and distribute things they need, as well as create unique prints, cards, and posters for their retail shop.

Detroit Mom recommends picking out one of the local prints that speaks to the things your guy loves.

Woodward Throwbacks is all about using what’s reclaimed in the city of Detroit. The team finds reusable pieces and turns them into something new and unique.

Detroit Mom recommends one of their vintage signs to help decorate any man cave with some Detroit style.


If your guy likes experiences, consider getting tickets to a Detroit Tigers game or a Detroit FC game. Gift cards to his favorite golf course or a growler from his favorite brewery are always great ideas, too!


If you’re still stumped and need to do some browsing, check out one of our other favorite local shops + businesses. And don’t forget a card!

City Bird Detroit

Dandy Detroit

Detroit Life

Eldorado General Store

George Gregory

Jenny’s Noodle

Leon & Lulu 

Marksmen Barber Co.

Motor City Barrels


Rail & Anchor

Rock Paper Scissors

The Rocket


We hope you love these businesses as much as we do! They are truly some of the best gems in Detroit. You’re sure to find something special for every dad on your list and he will feel so loved receiving your gift!

Happy Father’s Day!


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