Looking for a great way to celebrate a good dad in your life? Bellingham Alive Magazine has some gift ideas that come with a little extra fun—places to take him for brunch, browsing, or belly laughs! Gifts, memories together, and more.  Whether the Dad in your life is near or far, you’re sure to find the perfect gift this Father’s Day.


Art Lover

If your dad enjoys the beauty of fine art, we have the perfect idea to make him smile this Father’s Day. Well worth the short drive out to Custer, Whimsy is a little glass art studio hidden away. You’re sure to find a beautiful locally crafted piece for any dad at Whimsy.

For the DIY Dad, Whimsy offers a gift certificates for fused glass art classes. Get a class for two and go along with him for the perfect bonding session.


Whimsy Glass Art Studio

2911 Main St., Custer

360.510.3256 | whimsyglass.campcuster.com


Say It With Tickets

Upfront Theatre has plenty of shows and events for all types of dads. Try Cage Match! Tickets. Two improv teams go head-to-head in hilarity with the audience members selecting each round’s winner, making this a great event for sending dad, or going as a group.

Looking for something to keep dad on his toes? Try Mount Baker Theatre’s The Price Is Right—live tickets, on sale now for December’s Live Studio Audience show. Dad will be looking forward to the possibilities for the rest of the year!


UpFront Theatre                                                                                                            

1208 Bay St., Bellingham                                                  

360.733.8855 | theupfront.com           


Mt Baker Theatre              

104 N Commercial St., Bellingham                                                

360.734.6080 | mountbakertheatre.com

Darn Fine Farm Fun

Treat dad to a day on the farm with a car show, rockin’ music, and country cookin’ at it’s finest. With farm and distillery tours, a 14,000-square-foot market, and an art gallery upstairs, Bellewood Acres hosts this celebration to honor dad from 9-3 on Sunday.  If you haven’t made it out to Bellewood yet, there’s no better time!

Busy dad? Bellewood Acres has a vast shop with hand-crafted merchandise, kitchen tools, gadgets, fresh fruit, spirits, and much more to choose from. If your dad lives far away like mine, try creating a basket of treats to send him. With selections like dried apple rings, honey-roasted peanut butter, caramel & caramel apples, and handmade spirits like honeycrisp apple vodka, and their newest edition Bruce: an apple brandy blend. That is what my dad will be getting in his basket this year!  fathers-day4

Bellewood Acres

6140 Guide Meridian Rd., Lynden

360.318.7720 | bellewoodfarms.com

Pa Spa

Pamper your pop this Father’s Day with a trip to Sport Clips. Use code 2203 for $10.00 off their MVP Haircut Experience for new clients. The MVP offers a precision cut, legendary (spoken in my best Doug Wilson voice) hot steamed towel, massaging shampoo and relaxing 7 point scalp treatment, all while enjoying large screen televisions playing sports. Grab a Five Guys burger next door for a great father-son outing. Returning customers use code 2204 to receive $3.00 the MVP.

Already have plans? Get dad a season ticket. If you buy four standard haircuts, you’ll get an upgrade to the MVP experience for free. A great way to give a gift that keeps on giving!


Sports Clips

1301 W Bakerview Rd., Bellingham

360.656.5249 | haircutmenbakerviewbellinghamwa.com

Foodie Fathers

We’ve got the food lovers covered! Chuckanut Manor Seafood & Grill boasts the best Father’s Day brunch buffet in Whatcom. This Father’s Day from 9 – 4 head out to scenic Chuckanut Drive and enjoy a historic culinary roadhouse buffet with dad. Make sure to call and grab a reservation as they fill up fast!

Would your father rather be cooking the meal? We’ve got the perfect gift for Chef Dad. Acme Farms + Kitchen has carefully curated send out crates that turn this region’s bounty into dinner for the whole family. With several different options, you can do one or even weekly crates with all the recipes, tips, tricks, and local farm fresh ingredients you need to create Acme Farms creations. A great gift for any food-loving father!


Chuckanut Manor Seafood & Grill                                                                       

3056 Chuckanut Dr., Bow                                                                                    

360.766.6191 | chuckanutmanor.com                                                                 


Acme Farms + Kitchen


360.325.1903 | acmefarmsandkitchen.com

Wine & Spirits

Perfectly Paired is a great way to give Dad the gift of great wine perfectly paired with his favorite cheeses. This beautiful gourmet shop boasts unique wines you won’t find anywhere else in Bellingham.

Did someone say spirits? If my dad were local this would be a no-brainer! Give your dad the gift of seasonal sipping at Bellingham Alive’s Summer Sensations Sips Of The Season mixology event hosted by Poppe’s 360 in the stunning Four Points by Sheraton on Lakeway! The July 9th event will be our largest Sips yet! Learn to create and taste four summer cocktails paired with delicious small plates from Poppe’s brand new menu. With raffles and swag bags stuffed to the hilt with products and samples from local business partners, this event is sure to be a blast.


Sips Of The Season by Bellingham Alive!


Perfectly Paired                                                                                      

1143 11th St., Bellingham  360.483.4576 Ext 4                     

360.671.0203 | perfectlypairedgourmet.com                                                     

Literary Lover

Grab up the perfect Father’s Day card from the lovers of the written word over at Bison Bookbinding. They have their Things People Said: Fathers Day cards available now. There are also other great gift ideas in their quaint shop for the literary lover in your life. From journals and sketch pads, to stationary set, art prints, calendars, and more you can’t go wrong at Bison Bookbinding.

This year Huffington Post released their list: Father’s Day 2016 10 books your dad will love. Pick up one or ten of these great book ideas at Barnes & Noble or Village Books to get your Dad in gear for his summer reading list.  

Hey, don’t forget, for the dad who loves to read you can purchase a gift subscription to Bellingham Alive! Magazine for 2 years for just $25.00 at northsoundlife.com!


Bison Bookbinding                                                                                                       

112 Grand Ave., Bellingham

360.734.0481 | bisonbookbinding.com                                                                   


For a fun afternoon bonding time, take dad for a delicious lunch to 9 restaurant on North Bellingham Golf Course and hit a bucket of balls on the range. Executive Chef Nick Moss is a Bellingham Alive favorite, his entire menu is made from scratch, with some ingredients grown right in his kitchen garden! Breads from Avenue Bread and soups and specials daily make for a lovely lunch.

Does dad need some time without the kids? Giving the gift of a round of golf is a great way to let dad enjoy some down time. North Bellingham Golf Course has gift certificates for golf rounds, range balls, pro shop, 9 restaurant, and more.


North Bellingham Golf Course

205 W Smith Rd., Bellingham

360.398.8300 | northbellinghamgolf.com