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Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2021

June 1, 2021

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Here are our ideas for showing dad how much you love him and care, not only on his special day but every day!  


With every pair of these awesome NOLA-inspired Crawfish Bonfolk Socks sold, a pair will be donated to a local shelter or individual in need in New Orleans. Unisex, $19.99. Dirty Coast, 5631 Magazine St.,


Treat dad and mom to a date night out with tickets to a Sazerac House 90-minute complimentary cocktail tour and tasting, and a gift certificate for dinner to follow at their favorite romantic restaurant. 


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Or purchase a pick-up tasting kit for dad to enjoy one of Sazerac House’s remote special cocktail seminars. Monthly options are on their website, 


Multiple breweries and microbreweries are located both in and just outside the city. Schedule a tour at Faubourg (aka Dixie), Port Orleans or Nola Brewing – to name a few – and finish with a delicious meal onsite. See brewery websites for information. 


Every dad loves homemade brownies! Grab a mix from the store to bake some fresh first thing in the morning, while he’s still asleep. 


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Bass, catfish, perch, and other fish can be found in the park’s 11+ miles of lagoons. Get the Inside Guide to City Park Fishing at


Whether in City Park or off Shell Beach, a recreational fishing license is required for anglers ages 16+. Purchase your license online at 


Make dad a custom-made coffee or travel mug, decorated with original artwork or photo. Multiple DIY options with instructions are available online, and kits are available at retailers, including Walgreens. 


Take a day trip to Abita Springs for an Abita Brewery tasting, or Hammond to Gnarly Barley and their taproom.


Explore the Bywater with dad, including a stroll in Crescent Park that runs alongside the river. Start out with brunch at any number of spots like Elizabeth’s Restaurant. 601 Gallier St., 504.944.9272,


Set a regular walking calendar with dad to discover 33 different neighborhoods with the help of Barri Bronston’s Walking New Orleans (Wilderness Press), now out in its expanded 2nd edition. $16.95 at your favorite bookseller.

What are you doing for your dad this Father’s Day? Let us know and we will add it to our list! 

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