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Best Places To Buy Father’s Day Gifts In Charlotte

June 4, 2013 8:00 AM

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Being a dad is hard work: in addition to the responsibilities of career and marriage that many men face, dads shape the courses of their kids’ lives. There are no clear-cut instructions for such a weighty job, but Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day, and it is clear that dads are worth celebrating. Have fun with these gift ideas:

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Coach Hendel at CrossFit Charlotte (Credit, Catherine Lash)

CrossFit Charlotte
9535 Monroe Road, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 519-6693
www.crossfitcharlotte.comCrossFit Charlotte owner Andy Hendel says it’s never too late to start getting in shape Get the CrossFit 101 package for dad  and keep the decrepidness outside the door! Coach A has decades of coaching experience in college and high school. The NC State grad played professional ball for Jacksonville and the Miami Dolphins. He has over 25 years of strength and conditioning experience. The package includes a two-hour private session with the coach and two weeks of unlimited fitness classes. Learn the mechanics of body movement while becoming part of an active, encouraging community. Add $100 to get the nutrition consultation package, including ultra-sound body fat analysis, zone block prescription, daily food log advice and paleo diet suggestions. This is a great gift for a dad of any age!

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Renfrow Hardware (Credit, Catherine Lash)

Renfrow Hardware
188 N. Trade St.
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 847-4088
www.renfrowhardware.comAt Renfrow Hardware, shopping for a Father’s Day gift with the kids will be an adventure in itself. The place is buzzing with customers, many on a first-name basis with the shopkeepers. Start dad off with a cane fishing pole and a container of worms. Next to the refrigerator of worms are three pens of baby chicks. The crickets, singing in the background, are penned up a few feet away. If dad enjoys gardening, there’s a huge selection of supplies, as well as seeds and plants. It is a hardware store, so you’ll find many tools, as well. Hats for sun protection, work clothing, local honey — there’s something for any dad. Plus, let the kids pick out a few treats from the old-fashioned, glass-container candy jars. It’s just fun to be in the store!

Carolina Panthers
Bank of America Stadium
800 S. Mint St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 358-7000
Price: $39 to $97The Panthers’ first home game is Sept. 8 against the Seattle Seahawks. Early season means injuries will be at a minimum. Don’t wait to purchase tickets for dad because only a limited number are available for each home game. A drop-off zone and seating are available for fans with disabilities. For a fee, there’s plenty of parking surrounding the stadium. The New York Giants will be in Charlotte for Sept. 22 and the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 20.Related: Best Used And Discount Sporting Good Stores In Charlotte

Carolinas Natural Health Center
1126 Sam Newell Road
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 708-4404
Price: $80 per hour for massageThe Carolinas Natural Health Center is a holistic healthcare center that specializes in promoting the body’s natural healing process. Services include massage, nutrition, homeopathy and botanical medicine. Co-founder Debbie Smith is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist. She graduated with honors from the New York Institute of Massage. She is a trusted expert in a variety of massage techniques, such as Swedish, therapeutic, prenatal, Shiatsu, deep tissue and acupressure. Do not expect a canned massage; it will be individualized to each client. A variety of techniques will be applied to trouble areas. She works with each client’s level of comfort. Very modest draping is always applied. It will be a healthful and mind-clearing experience for dad!
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Sam Dixon at Bruce Julian Clothiers (Credit, Catherine Lash)

Bruce Julian Clothier
8128 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 364-8686
www.brucejulian.comThis shopping experience will be a breath of fresh air! Bruce Julian Clothier is located at the Arboretum in South Charlotte. As client Sam Dixon says, don’t expect any of his ties to be shoved to the back of the closet! Julian has a trenchant taste for clothing, from the latest rage to the timeless. He offers a colorful collection of shirts by designer Jared Lang. The vibrant colors — orange, green and purple — will put a spring in dad’s step and supercharge his day. The button-down shirt runs for $137.50. If that exceeds the budget, Julian or his staff will help you pick the perfect tie. Julian recommends solid, cobalt blue for the corporate guy or politician. Looking for something more audacious? Julian suggests a large, paisley-patterned tie.

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Lang shirt at Bruce Julian Clothier (Credit, Catherine Lash)

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Catherine Lash engagingly connects with people. She has learned that interested listening and thoughtful questioning are the means through which collaboration creates a story. She grew up traveling the world and learning military life in an Air Force family of seven. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and three kids. Her work can be found at

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