Top Places For Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

June 4, 2013 7:00 AM

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With Father’s Day fast approaching, find the ideal gift your dad will appreciate at these specialized stores in St. Louis. From the father who loves to hunt and build things to the tech dad or the one who enjoys a good brewsky, let this list be your guide to the best gift for that man you are proud to call your father.

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
3229 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 222-0143

Located near the Fox Theater, the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company offers a fine selection for beer-loving dads. A product of co-founders Florian Kuplent and David Wolfe, who hailed originally from Anheuser-Busch, the Urban Chestnut has some heavy-hitting brews to please any pop, such as the Bavarian IPA that comes included in the new Spring Sampler. Kuplent and Wolfe are not done yet; the Brewing Company is expanding still with a new brewery being built in the Tower Grove area. This $10 million-dollar project is a green-initiative design. Take part in Urban Chestnut’s goal to continue evolving St. Louis into a respected craft beer destination.

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New Market Hardware
4064 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 371-1720

New Market Hardware resides in the Central West End and has stood there since 1914. This family-owned business provides top-notch customer service and respects the age-old art of craftsmanship. Find the ideal gift for a handyman at this hardware store. Choose from many recognizable brands, such as Behr paints and Wooster brushes, for a home-improvement project dad’s been itching to work on. Better yet, introduce dad to this quintessential tool shop and buy the necessities to build something memorable together.

Science Toy Store
1805 Scherer Parkway, Unit E
St. Charles, MO 63303
(314) 754-8715

Find unique gizmos and gadgets sure to be appreciated by a tech dad at the Science Toy Store located in St. Charles. Select a Gearup Orange Hand Clock to serve as a precise yet artistic time display or a bright blue light for the kitchen sink to surprise and enhance an ordinary faucet. Help dad “go green” with solar-powered glow bricks for outdoor lighting. For the father whose into technological developments, snatch a one-of-a-kind gift from this science-minded shop.

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Denny Dennis Sporting Goods
#1 Gravois Road
Fenton, MO 63026
(636) 343-9447

The dedicated salespeople of Denny Dennis Sporting Goods have the expertise to help you reel in the perfect gift for your pop. If hunting is his preferred sport, stock up on specialized gear for his next outing. Buy a couple of rods and take your dad on a fishing trip. This family-owned business offers a wide selection of items at incredibly low prices, so find the proper equipment and make this gift about you spending time with your dad while he enjoys his favorite hobby.

St. Louis BBQ Store
12967 Maurer Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63127
(314) 200-5350

For the father who proves to be a grill master, recognize his talent with a gift meant to be devoured. Visit the St. Louis BBQ Store for the best in barbecue rubs and formidable injections. The owners first perfected these recipes through the barbecue competition circuit and ultimately decided to bring the delicious concoctions to everyone’s kitchens. Give dad the tools to perfect his beer-can chicken or secret kabob recipe. Then, sit back and enjoy the perfection.

Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at

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