This Father’s Day, let’s go beyond the usual funny t-shirt or tie and support some local Bay Area businesses. We’ve got gift for foodie dads, rad dads and dads who just want to relax (we hear you). Scroll through to find the perfect gift!

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Grilling Essentials from Golden Gate Meat Company—San Francisco

Let Dad celebrate Father's Day with one of his favorite activities, grilling. Golden Gate Meat Company in San Francisco's Ferry Building has all the BBQ essentials you'll need like natural and organic burgers, sausages and ribs. Golden Gate Meat Company is a family-owned business that was founded in San Francisco in 1977 by the Offenbach family, whose company motto is “Service with quality, the old-fashioned way.” 

Find out more here

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Local Love Gift Box

Local Love Gift Boxes provide a taste of the Oakland and East Bay food tours and experiences that are usually offered this time of year by Local Food Adventures. They are the perfect way to send your love anywhere in the world while also celebrating and supporting our local small business community. The box includes Black Mission Fig balsamic vinegar from Amphora Nueva, 1/2 cup jar of Oaktown Sweet Heat BBQ Rub from Oaktown Spice Shop and more. $99, shipping included.

Order yours here by June 15 for Father's Day delivery. 

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For the Dad Who Is Always in the Kitchen: Proclamation Goods

Proclamation Goods founded by Chris Burrage, former GM at Casper, and Tony Leo, former head designer at Pottery Barn, is a San Francisco-based start-up that creates intelligently designed kitchen essentials with conscience. 

Proclamation Goods’ flagship product—The Proclamation Duo, a versatile and streamlined three-piece cookware “anti-set”—was developed in response to the excessive and toxic cookware found in so many of our homes. The Proclamation Duo encompasses the 7-quart stainless steel Hybrid Pot, the 12-inch Sidekick Skillet available in stainless or carbon steel to best suit your needs and style and a Lid that fits both. Each piece can be used on its own or hinged together to create a modern Dutch oven for a vast variety of cooking options. 

Get your set here

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San Francisco Woodchart from Aldea Home

Our friends over at Aldea Home have a thoughtfully-curated list of dad-approved gifts and we especially love this San Francisco woodchart for all Bay Area dads. Display it in your office and show off your SF pride! 

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Recchiuti Confections's Whiskey Paring Collection—San Francisco

For the whiskey-sipping Dad, order Recchiuti Confections’ Whiskey Pairing Collection ($28 for 9 pieces). Like whiskey, chocolate is linked to the location where the beans are grown, creating diverse flavors that result in a balanced union. Each truffle in the collection has been selected to lead you through the tasting experience. When tasting, look for parallels in flavor and where the spirit and chocolate balance each other. The collection includes three pieces each of Kona Coffee, Honeycomb Malt, Fleur de Sel Caramel and pairing notes.

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Tropical Sparkale from 21st Amendment Brewery

Treat Dad to this seasonal ale from local, Bay Area brewery 21st Amendment. A refreshing pop of island fruit and fizz with a crisp, tart pineapple flavor and sweet coconut finish, Tropical Sparkale brings a sense of relief and a reminder that we can still enjoy a "getaway" while at home.

Pick up your beer to go from their San Leandro location or search for your nearest supplier here

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Cheesemaking Kit from The Cheese School

The Cheese School has all you need to start a cheesemaking hobby from DIY Kits to wraps & cloths and apparel (for when you really want to get cheesy). Kits and more can be ordered on their website and ship via USPS. Support this Ghirardelli Square. 

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Brigadeiros from TinyB Chocolates

San Francisco-based chocolate company, TinyB Chocolate, and their famous Brigadeiros are an awesome option for Father's Day gifts. They offer 20+ Brigadeiro flavors and make for the perfect gift for special occasions as they come in boxes with 4-30 truffles ranging from $12-60. They also offer their gluten-free Brigadeiros as a chocolate spread ($13/8.5oz jar), perfect for topping with fruit or ice cream. Bonus: if you are a last-minute shopper, they guarantee two-day shipping!

—Kate Loweth

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