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Michigan Gift Ideas for Dad

Not all dads are the same, and neither are all gifts. From super sportsman to super geek, every super dad deserves to be appreciated with a super gift.

As Father’s Day approaches on June 19, sons and daughters are looking for the perfect gift to brighten Dad’s Day. From fun outdoor activities to simple clothing and crafts, here are some of the best ideas for your Michigan dad this Father’s Day:

Father’s Day Jazz Show

The 4th Annual Jazz Spectacular will take place from 6-10 p.m. on June 19 at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater in Freedom Hill. The celebration will feature performances by Peabo Bryson, Taylor Dayne, David Sanborn, Rashaan Patterson, Pieces of a Dream and Kim & Kayla Waters.

If your father is a music lover, get tickets to see the show with him on the special day.

Joining Henry Ford

If your father is passionate about cars and history, give him a subscription to The Henry Ford Dearborn Museum. The pass also includes admission to Greenfield Village.

This gift from Michigan lets you experience the culture and history of not just Michigan, but the entire country – and it’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Unlimited car wash subscription

Want a more useful gift for car fanatics? Sign up your dad for unlimited washes for as little as $16 per month.

With over 10 locations across the state, Super Car Wash is Michigan’s #1 unlimited wash club membership program.

Favorite Sports Team Equipment

If your dad is a sports fan, there are tons of Michigan teams to support, from college to pro. Whether it’s the Tigers or the Lions, the University of Michigan or Michigan State, there’s a plethora of Michigan merchandise your dad would love.

If you’re a student yourself, get your dad some gear from your own college to rock and represent his kid.

Detroit Sports Trivia

Another idea for sports fans is this “You Gotta Know” Detroit Sports Triviaa great way to relive and reminisce about all that makes Detroit’s sporting history so memorable and unique.

With 500 questions, there’s something for everyone, from the casual fan to the sports-obsessed geek.

Lots of Metro Detroit”Paint with a twist“The venues host Father’s Day events, perfect for spending time with your dad. For creative parents, it’s an unusual experience, where patrons drink wine, paint and even walk away with a work of art.

The Washington Boulevard location in Detroit is hosting an event from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Father’s Day. Tickets are $39 per person.

For people with a little more cash to burn, get your dad a spot at Michigan International Speedway, where he’ll get a chance to drive a NASCAR racing vehicle driven by famous racers like Jeff Gordon and Dale Jr.

August 22, 2021;  Brooklyn, Michigan, USA;  NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman (48) and NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron (24) during the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.  Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

If the driving seems a bit too scary, you can purchase tickets for a three-lap ride in a race car instead. The experience is hosted by Virgin Gift Experiences and packages start at $460.

personalized dad book

Looking for something meaningful and affordable? Get a personalized Father’s Day book at Amazon to fill out, or even make your own at home.

It’s a perfect gift of love, especially from young children who can use the helpful prompts to write down fond memories with their dad for years to come.

Make a donation in their honor

Sometimes the best way to honor your father’s passion is to give the gift of support to a local organization. A donation made in honor of a loved one at Belle Isle Conservatory is a gift that protects the natural beauty of Belle Isle for generations to come.

Tour groups, residents of the Detroit metro area and beyond, came to witness the opening of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory in Belle Isle on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

After: Detroit Tigers fans embrace emotional and exciting return to Comerica Park

After: Mitch Albom: Dad, over time, inspire a rhyme

If your dad has his own favorite organization he’d like to support, donate in his name instead.