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The Ephrata Father’s Day Gift Guide

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The Ephrata Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on June 14, 2021 by Lisa Willwerth

Celebrate your dad while supporting Ephrata’s local businesses!

With Father’s Day just a few days away, you may be feeling the pressure to find your dad a last-minute gift that shows him how much you care.

To help you find the perfect gift, we’ve compiled a list of ideas that any father would love! Best part? You can purchase them all right here in the Borough! So celebrate your dad while supporting your local business community with these six gift suggestions.

1. A Watch or Timepiece

Time is precious, especially when spent with family. As a token of your love and appreciation, consider purchasing a new watch for your dad. Gehman Jewelers and Parkhill Jewelry carry a fine selection of high-quality watches and accessories from brands like Citizen and Seiko. For an extra special touch, request a quote to get it engraved with a personal message by Micheners Engraving.

Image courtesy of Pour Man’s Brewing Company.

2. Beer or Brewery Merch

Admit it—for putting up with your antics throughout the years, your dad deserves a beer. So buy him some of his favorite local brews! St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company, Pour Man’s Brewing Company, and Black Forest Brewery offer great gift options, including growlers, cans, merch, and gift cards. Cheers to being his favorite offspring—if only for the day!

3. A Barbershop Gift Card

Most dads have a mile-long to-do list between working, parenting, home projects, and hobbies, and getting a haircut often isn’t at the top. So give your dad some time to unwind and freshen up by purchasing a gift certificate from one of Ephrata’s barbershops! A few local favorites include Sepi’s Sharp Styles, Rio’s Final Touch, Creator Barber Shop, and Sports Barber.

4. A Landscaping Service

If there’s one thing that any dad can appreciate, it’s not having to do yard work. Similar to doing the laundry and dishes, yard work is a never-ending battle. If you really want to bring a big smile to your father’s face, book him a one-time or recurring landscaping service from Total Package Landscaping or B&B Lawn Service. If that’s not in your budget, though, you can always do the work yourself! A few hours of getting your hands dirty is worth it for your old man.

5. Recreational Equipment

Is your dad an outdoorsman? Get him something to support his hobbies! Located just outside of Ephrata Borough, Musser’s Outdoors carries a wide range of hunting, fishing, camping, and archery supplies from trusted outdoor brands. Their friendly staff is happy to help you find the best items aligned with your dad’s interests. If you’re not completely sure what he’d like, though, Musser’s offers gift certificates so that he can stop by on his own terms to pick out what he wants.

Image courtesy of Gameseum: Mega-Arcade and Museum.

6. An Ephrata Experience

Sharing an experience is sometimes the best gift of all. So this Father’s Day, plan a special day with your dad! First, treat him to lunch or dinner at his favorite local restaurant. Then, head to Gameseum to play some arcade games like old times. If he enjoys watching movies, grab some tickets to see a flick at The New Main or even a live show at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. There are many fun things to do in Ephrata, but whatever you choose, we’re certain that he’ll enjoy spending time with you.

Still not sure what to get? The Ephrata Local eGift Card is always a safe bet! With 19 participating merchants, this one gift card can be used at several of your dad’s favorite local businesses—making it a simple and convenient Father’s Day gift. Plus, it boosts Ephrata’s economy! Now that’s a win-win.