Grand Haven Area Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father’s Day coming up, it can be hard to come up with new and unique gifts for your dad. But don’t worry, we’re here to help with out of the box gifts you can purchase for your father in the Grand Haven Area! 

#1 Charter Fishing
Spend the day out on the water with your dad by taking advantage of all of the charter fishing opportunities in the Grand Haven. Our area offers one of the largest charter boat fishing fleets on Lake Michigan, offering many perks to each person who comes aboard. Check out our website to find a charter that works for you!

Charter Fishing Photo Courtesy Brian Fett

#2 Golf
There’s no denying that golf is a sport many dads love to play, so why not treat your dad to a round of golf? It’s a perfect, relaxing way to spend time with your dad, or for him to have some alone time out on the course. There are several golf courses to pick from in the area that are sure to be a great spot!

Hole 18 photo courtesy Spring Lake Country Club

#3 Mini Golf
If you want to spend time as a family, but there are little ones too – a few rounds of mini golf at Chinook Pier Min golf is the perfect activity! For a cost friendly and fun activity, mini golf is the perfect gift for dad!

#4 Glassware
For more unique gifts that your father will love, checking in shops for glassware is always a great option. At MacKite, all of these specialty, hand crafted glasses are available for purchase. You can also find some hidden treasures in the shops around downtown.

Mac Kite Glasses

#5 Brewery Visits
Breweries in the Grand Haven offer almost limitless amounts of creative brews to try. Take dad to a brewery (or a few) this Fathers Day to taste some unique, locally made beer. The top places to check out are  Grand Armory Brewing Co., Odd Side Ales, Trail Point Brewing Company, Vander Mill Spring Lake and Old Boys’ Brewing.

Photo Courtesy Marci Cisneros

#6 Kayak/Canoe Trip
If your father likes to be out on the water and in nature, then a kayak or canoe trip would be perfect. Taking time with dad t explore the area’s best waterways can lead to an unforgettable day. Don’t have a kayak or canoe? No worries, you can rent at places like Lakeshore Kayak Rental or Suns Sports Rentals.

Kayaking photo via Marci Cisneros

#7 Games
If you’re looking to keep it simple, small games are a great route. Not only can your father play some games by himself, but it can turn into a whole family event! Check out Mackite to find some unique games that your father (and the whole family) will love!

Mac Kite Game

#8 Fun Clothes
Several place around town offer some awesome shirts that your dad is sure to love. Check out HarborwearMackite, Michigan Rag, and many other places to find your dad the perfect “dad shirt.”


#9 Rent a Boat or Charter a Sailboat
What better way to spend time with your dad on Father’s Day on the West side then by renting a boat! Enjoy your day out on the water, soaking up the sun!

photo courtesy via

#10 Kite Boarding Lessons
If your dad is a little more adventurous, or maybe is trying to be, Kite boarding lessons could be a great gift for him! Mackite offers kiteboarding lessons for those who are interested in giving it a try. Talk about really thinking out of the box!

Kite boarding photo courtesy Mac Kite

#11 Take dad out to lunch or dinner
Spend some quality time with your dad over some quality food and drinks by taking him to one of the many lunch and dinner hot spots that the Grand Haven area has to offer!

Photo Courtesy via Marci Cisneros

#12 Beach Trip
Pack up your towels, chairs, and coolers and head to the beach! Spending your day with dad at one of the many Grand Haven area beaches is always a memory maker.

Photo courtesy via Bob Peskorse

#13 Go for a hike
The Grand Haven Area is known for having great hiking trails! Whether you’re taking a morning hike or an evening one to watch the sunset, this is the perfect way to spend time with your dad surrounded by nature.

Photo courtesy Bob Peskorse

What other Grand Haven area gifts and things to do would you recommend for Father’s day? Leave your suggestions in the comments below! 

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