Local Goods + Gifts: Guys Edition


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While you can certainly use this guide to help get your Father’s Day gifts locally, you can also use it for any guy in your life who you might need a gift for!

Does your guy love tech and always buys the newest gadgets? Is he the biggest, season-ticket-holding, game-day-partying sports fan you know? Is he most at home outdoors among the woodland flora and fauna? 

Read on for our best ideas found locally in the greater Peoria area. 

Black Band Distillery {Peoria}  //  BLACK BAND Distillery is a small batch, craft distillery located in the heart of Peoria's Warehouse District. The perfect place for an amazing meal, beverage or tour of the distillery. Purchase a bottle of award winning whiskey for the guy who loves an exceptional cocktail. 

Branded Country Wear  {Peoria}   //  Giddy’up! All things Western lifestyle inspired. From trucker hats and boots to graphic tees and belt buckles, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the cowboy in your life. 

Bushwhacker  {Peoria}   //   Shopping for someone who loves the great outdoors? Bushwacker has everything needed for all types of recreational adventures: biking gear, boating necessities, camping accessories, apparel, footwear, snowsport gear, and so much more. Locally-owned and stocked with a knowledgeable staff, we highly recommend checking out Bushwhacker.

CS Menswear  {Peoria}  //  From their appointment-optional showroom inside the Shoppes at Grand Prairie to their ready-to-wear haberdashery next door, the brand combines a central Illinois sensibility with hand-made Neapolitan tailoring and shirting. Gift your guy with an experience he won’t soon forget.

Presleys Outdoors  {Bartonville}  //  Paired with top-notch customer service, this 35,000 square foot building provides an incredible selection of hunting and fishing gear along with an indoor archery range. 

That Guy’s Secret  {Peoria}  //  A luxury men’s clothing store located in Northwoods Mall.  From hats, ties and other accessories to casual wear and rentable suits + tuxedos, they have everything your guy needs to elevate his style and boost his confidence. 

The Putt Club  {East Peoria}  //  Newly opened,  this is a must on your list! Boasting two 18-hole putting courses, one indoor and one outdoor, but not your typical mini-golf feel. These courses offer challenges similar to a real course with varying hills, fake sand pits and mini creeks. They also have a restaurant and full bar. 

Rambler {Peoria}   //  This is the perfect spot to shop for those hard-to-buy-for men in your life. Rambler is a moto-outdoors inspired men’s specialty shop with a focus on quality, American-made, adventure-ready goods. This boutique is worth a stop to explore the ever-changing gear. Ask about the organized group rides they have for your motorcycle enthusiast.

RC Outfitters  {Peoria}  //  Not sure what to get the active guy in your life? RC Outfitters is more than a running store, you’ll find cool + curated finds like the latest in sports apparel, gadgets, and hydration. 

For the sports loving guy, tickets make a great gift! June is the ideal time to plan a family outing to Dozer Park and catch a Peoria Chiefs game or have a guys night out to watch Peoria City Soccer at Shea Stadium. Thinking ahead, Season tickets to the Peoria Rivermen.

Hobbyist Haven  //  Does your guy love the idea of a day perusing rare and elusive sports cards, comic books and games? Peoria is home to a wealth of small mom and pop-owned collectibles and hobby stores, operated by knowledgeable hobbyists and gamers. 

Greater Peoria Breweries  //  Peoria may be the Whiskey City, but it’s also a great place for a beer! While they all offer that tasty, sudsy brew, each brewery has its own unique personality. Check out these beloved breweries and take a growler home with you. And don’t forget, drink responsibly

Survival Skills  {Hanna City}   //   The “Being Prepared” survival class will teach you a number of memory tools to help enhance your ability to recall necessary information while dealing with stress and trauma. The class will also cover a number of ways to train, enhance and develop skills and abilities to maximize your chance of survival and so much more.

Fathers day at Tres Rojas   {Washington}   //   Music by David Berchtold brings blues, folk, roots, and rock! A great day to enjoy wine on the patio. No cover change for this event! 

Fly + Drive: Father's Day Breakfast   {Lacon}   //   Explore the Marshall County Airport, watch aircraft takeoff + land and enjoy the thrill of aviation in a picturesque setting. Bring your appetite as delicious options for breakfast will be served! 

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