Patch Picks: Great Gifts for Dads

Whether you are looking to give dad the basic or make his man-cave the envy of all his friends, we have some ideas for you from shops right here in O'Fallon.

Still trying to decide what to get dad for his big day? We have put together some great gift ideas that you can find without leaving O’Fallon.

For the Fashionable Dad:  department storeis selling over 65 colors of the St. John’s Bay Essential Polos for just $9.99 each.

For the Grill Master Dad:  has their entire stock of BBQ tools on sale from $6.79 to $67.99. Pick up some filets at  in O’Fallon to complete the gift.

For the Handy Dad:  is offering the Craftsman 255 piece mechanic’s tool set for $149.00 for a 50% savings. The Craftsman eight drawer basic tool chest is $139.98 for a 30 percent savings.

For the Baseball Dad: Pick up some tickets that promise dad a great night at the ballpark. Get tickets for a future River City Rascals home game at , so dad can look forward to a night out with the whole family. Ticket prices start at $5 each for lawn seats, $6 and $9 for bleachers or go all out and get box seats for $11 each. Wrap up the tickets with a maroon player style Rascals hat for $20 and give dad a night he won’t forget.

For the Fitness Dad: Get some strength training tubes for $13 at for the dad who travels but wants to keep fit. 2nd Wind also has a chin up station that hooks onto doorways with no screws for $40. Power Blocks, the trendy new way to have an entire weight set at your disposal in less than two square feet, is available at 2nd Wind. The beginning set starts at $379 and provides you with weights from five to 50 pounds in 2.5 pound increments.

For the Oenophile Dad:  has wine accessories, wine, tea accessories, and coffee accessories. Get dad the Vinturi wine aerator for $46 to help make every bottle the best it can be. Rendezvous also has wines ranging in price from $8 to $200 so there is something for every taste and price range.

For the Beer Loving Dad: has just about anything dad could want. Get a mixed six-pack of beer from around the country or around the world for $9.99. If dad wants to try his hand at home brewing, kits begin at $30 and the guys there will help you pick out what you need.

For the Man-Cave Dwelling Dad: ABC Billiards Company on West Terra Lane can help you out. Pool cues start at $19.95. Poker sets, including chips and carrying case, start at $169. If space is a concern, ABC Billiards has a Texas Hold-Em Table with six chairs that folds up and can be stored out of sight. The fold up table is $429 and keeps mom happy too.

Heather Kemper-Hussey June 17, 2011 at 02:17 PM
Great advice! And I never heard of Friar Tuck's... I'll have to swing by this weekend. Thank you!


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