Father’s day is almost here, but what do you get the greatest dad who has received far too many ties and funny t-shirts? Although your dad would likely be happy with a visit or call and maybe a card, getting someone something special can mean a lot too. Manhattan has something for every dad.


Your father is the outdoors type, he might enjoy activities like fishing, biking, boating, golfing or running. Grab a gift for dad you can wrap at Pathfinder, Manhattan Running Company or Boone’s Outdoors. At The Pathfinder find all the equipment needed for biking, backpacking, climbing, and paddling. While at Boone’s Outdoors you can find archery equipment. At the Manhattan Running Company find more than the perfect pair of shoes, discover the apparel needed for running. Looking for golf supplies check out Golf USA or take him to play a round at Colbert Hills. A gift that helps him pursue his passion is always well received.

Maybe your dad doesn’t need anything for his outdoor pursuits rather take him for a fun experience. Go zip lining at Wildwood Adventure Park or go fishing at Tuttle Creek Lake, but don’t forget to grab bait at Derick’s Bait n Tackle.  


Keep your dad styling with something from Pine & Plaid Clothing Co. If your dad could not imagine a day without wearing his boots check out Yee Haw Country Outfitters or Outpost Western Store. If you are making one last effort at getting your dad out of his classic White New Balance sneakers check out Brown’s Shoe Fit for some sleek styles. Don’t worry, if your dad isn’t budging you can still grab him a pair of his favorite shoes at Brown’s Shoe fit too.


The classic dad enjoys grilling out, cars, funny t-shirts and supporting his favorite team. Get your dad a Midwest Dream Car Collection membership so he can talk cars with someone who enjoys that… sorry dad. Make dad a custom t-shirt that perfectly describes him at Threads in Aggieville. Help him support his favorite team by grabbing gear at Rally House or K-State Super Store.


Your father enjoys the finer things in life like the arts. If he appreciates viewing unique art, take him to SNW Gallery & Custom Frames. If he listens to the classics on his record player grab him a new vinyl record at Sisters of Sound Records. Snag him a book at the Dusty Bookshelf if he is the intellectual type. If your dad prefers unique board games, check out Village Geek or Goblin Games for a fun gift.

It’s June 18 or 19 and you still haven’t decided what to get your dad, try a gift card. Grab your dad a gift card to his favorite eatery like Powercat Sports Grill or his favorite spot to grab a brewsky like Manhattan Brewing Company. Gift cards are always a great option especially if you can’t celebrate that day. However you celebrate your dad or that special mentor in your life, don’t forget they need to hear just how much they mean to you.