Father’s Day is fast approaching, if you haven’t found the perfect gift yet fear not, there are some great stores in Connecticut to get that ideal gift, no matter what dads into. Whether he’s a hobbyist, loves sports or the outdoors, dabbles in home-brewing, stamp collecting or gaming, one of these places is sure to put a smile on his face Sunday morning. It’s no cheesy tie or mega-coffee cup for dad this year.
112 Main St.
Putnam, CT 06260
Do your dad and his buddies still get together and play Dungeons & Dragons or lay out the Risk board and once again make their bid for world domination? Did he somehow manage to keep his mom from throwing out all those old Marvel and DC comic books while steadily adding to his collection over the years? Or is he a modern on-line gamer looking for the next great game? Well, Wonderland Comics in the Antique District of Putnam has it all. Wonderland lays claim to being the most complete toy, comics and collectibles store in Eastern Connecticut as well having the largest selection of board games available. Let the games begin.
Zoks Home Brewing & Wine Making Supplies
18 North St.
Willimantic, CT 06226
If the kitchen smells like burnt Wheaties for two days or you’ve wiped beer off the ceiling after an over-carbonated bottle blows its cap, then you’ve come to accept the fact that the dad in your life is a home brewer and you love him anyway. Surprise him on Father’s Day with the ingredients for his next great batch or get him that new five gallon carboy he’s been eyeing. Or better yet, help him refine is skills with one of the many classes offered by Zoks. Whether he brews beer, wine or mead, Zoks has everything for the first time brewer to the seasoned craftsman. There’s no better way to raise a glass and toast your dad on his special day then with a gift from Zoks.
Farrs Sporting Goods
2 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040
Does your dad see himself as a great outdoorsman? Or maybe he loves the serenity of a fishing pole in hand while standing in a quiet stream or kicking back under the stars by the camp fire. Whatever floats his boat, Farrs in Manchester has everything he needs from bikes to camping and fishing gear to a wide array of general sporting goods. Make him think of you while he’s enjoying the outdoors this summer with something from Farrs.
71 Hilliard St.
Central Manchester, CT 06042
Just about every dad has a hobby. If yours loves trains, building models or watching a radio controlled car whizzing around the driveway, then Time Machine in Manchester is just the place to get him that great last minute gift that he’ll cherish for years to come. Help him get one step closer to finishing that train layout in the basement, or completing the next scale model of the fleet he’s been amassing in his den. And while you’re at it, check out the full line of collectibles, dollhouses and games at Time Machine. Time Machine really is “Where hobbies and imagination meet.”
Miller’s Stamp Company
32 Upper Pattagansett Rd #31
East Lyme, CT 06333-1150
Has your dad been adding to that same stamp collection that was handed down from his dad and from his granddad before that, or has he collected stamps since he was a little kid? Maybe it’s a hobby he just recently picked up. Whether he’s an advanced collector or new to the philatelic community, there’s no better place than Miller’s for that one missing stamp to finish a prized set or get his new pursuit up and running. Miller’s Stamps has been in existence for over 40 years serving the collecting community. A visit to Millers is by appointment only, but your dad will know you made the effort to get him a gift from one the area’s most respected dealers.
Happy Father’s Day! What do you plan on getting dad this year?