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Shop SEEN Marketplace: Father’s Day Gifts 2021

June 2, 2021

Surprise dad with a creative gift this Father’s Day from this month’s SEEN Marketplace picks

Forget the bottle of booze or new tie — this Father’s Day, dads deserve something a little more creative. Check out these gift ideas, which range from adrenaline-pumping experiences to cool accessories to a new spin on a day at the golf course

Hot Sams Detroit

Help keep the UV rays away with the perfect summer accessory from one of Detroit’s oldest hat stores. Tan straw hat, $65, hotsamsdetroit.com

Storm Trooper Ice Mold from Rail and Anchor

May the force be with him — especially during cocktail hour. Storm Trooper Ice Mold, $14, railandanchor.com

Whisker Dam from Untied On Woodward

Does dad like to keep his mustache dry while sipping his favorite beverage? There’s a product for that. The pocket-sized Whisker Dam fi ts over pint glasses, highballs, and more and keeps those pesky drink droplets at bay. Whisker Dam, $20, untiedonwoodward.com 

Men’s Rollerblade Macroblade 80

Rollerblades: Not just for the 1990s. They’re back and sleeker than ever. Men’s Rollerblade Macroblade 80, $149.99, thepeakskiandsports.com

Top Golf in Auburn Hills

Too cold to hit the golf course? (Hey, it’s Michigan. Anything is possible.) Dad can practice his swing at Top Golf in Auburn Hills, where there are 100+ temperature-controlled hitting bays, plus more than 200 HDTVs, a full-service restaurant and bar, and a rooftop firepit. Pricing varies by date and time, topgolf.com

Experience Cooking

Hopefully dad knows his way around the kitchen, but if not, a cooking class with Chef Jessica may be the push he needs. Based out of the pro chef’s Farmington Hills kitchen, Experience Cooking offers classes on everything from perfecting Beef Wellington to exploring Cuban cuisine. Come hungry: You get to eat whatever you cook. Pricing ranges from $130-$168 for two and includes all ingredients, experiencecooking.com

big mitten linocuts

Nature lovers need this linoprint (a technique that involves linoleum and woodcarving tools) of a Northern Saw-whet owl made by local artist Betsy Stecker. Framed linoprint, $70, bigmittenlinocuts.com

Kart 2 Kart in Sterling Heights

Make dad feel like he’s a kid again with an afternoon of Go-Karting and axe-throwing at Kart 2 Kart in Sterling Heights, where he can whiz around the track at up to 40 mph, then hit the axe-throwing arena for an arm workout. Two-hour “Adrenaline Pass,” $55, kart2kart.com

Jay Stevens at Comedy Castle

Treat your pops to a night of much-needed laughs at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. The June lineup includes veteran comic Jay Stevens (above) and Mike Eshaq, who’s appeared on Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and Netfl x’s “Grace and Frankie.” Ticket price varies, comedycastle.com

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