Father’s Day Ideas from GLAMoms | Greater Lansing Area Moms

As we plan for Father’s Day we checked in with the GLAM-Dads for some input on some things they thought may make fun treats for Dads this Father’s Day!    And what a list!  Also – thanks guys, you made getting some Dad’s Day treats super simple this year! 🙂

A special thank you to Michigrain Distillery for sponsoring this list of area things for dad.  We are thrilled that for the month of June, Michigrain is the drink of the month at Mission Point Resort on Mackinaw Island – a photo of this delicious seasonal treat is here and it is made with Michigrain Vodka and lilac infused lemonade!

Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books is the first of its kind, A book and gift shop dedicated to true crime, features many Michigan (some local) authors and has an impressive assortment of must-reads!

Grand River Bait and Tackle is a one of a kind bait and tackle store located in Lansing, you go for rods, reels, tackle boxes and much more!

Gilberts Hardware is located in DeWitt, this locally owned hardware store has an incredible selection of gifts and grills and always seems to have what the last minute items we need for weekend projects around the house.

The Good Life Shaving Company is located in Central Park Plaza in Okemos, this barber shop is much more than a haircut every few weeks. They provide a “Lifestyle” to the determined man with the drive to achieve success. Always looking your best… Always ready to capture the moment.

Goodfellas Bagel Deli is located in Lansing not far from Jackson Field and a second location to be open soon in Downtown East Lansing.  Goodfellas Bagel Deli is second to none.  Delicious, fresh ingredients and locally owned and operated. 

Sparty at High Caliber Karting and Entertainment, image from their Facebook page.

High Caliber Karting & Entertainment is located in the Meridian Mall, Two indoor tracks for electric go-kart racing, with axe throwing, rage rooms, an arcade, nerf arena, archery tag, Throwbowling, pocket soccer, and two bars.

Howell Nature Center Explore the wonders of wildlife in Livingston County’s only teaching zoo, the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park beautiful trails hands-on activities in their Nature Centers.  Many upcoming special events – more info here.

Lansing Lugnuts  is Greater Lansing’s only professional baseball team and Oakland Athletic affiliate. A day at the ballpark is a great gift, whether it be Paws and Claws Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, themed Friday and Saturday games or Kids Day on Sunday – always a hit!

Leading Edge is located in Okemos, Leading Edge is Mid-Michigan’s premier golf shop, custom club fitters and simulation indoor golf venue.

Little Hawk Putting Course is located at Hawk Hollow in Bath – No windmills, clowns or concrete hills –  At Little Hawk, miniature golf meets real grass for 18 holes, par 54 of a challenging, and entertaining round of putting.

Meat BBQ is located in Old Town, Lansing – their tag line says it best, IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A SALAD, YOU CAME TO THE WRONG PLACE. Meat BBQ is a true down-home, barbecue restaurant with large portions and was featured on both Triple D and Campus Eats on the Big10 Network.

Michigrain Distillery is located in Lansing and is within walking distance to Lansing Lugnuts, Riverfront Park, Downtown Lansing and more!  Also located along one of Lansing’s Social Districts and a to-go cocktail from Michigrain Distillery is perfect for a walk around town.  Enjoy drinks, light food or bottle sales at Michigrain Distillery.

Mr. Mocks Hammocks is a Greater Lansing based, online retailer.  Mr. Mocks Hammocks are the result of recently graduated college who wanted to make hammocking available for everyone.  Mr. Mocks Hammocks are perfect for gazing out under the stars, a nap or a spot for a good read on Father’s day afternoon.

On the Rocks is located in East Lansing on Lake Lansing road near Hagedorn., On the Rocks boasts they have liquor prices at state minimum. “Best selection of beer, craft beer, bourbon, imports and finest wines from all over the planet.”

Playmakers gift cards make the best Father’s Day gift.  They can go in and pick out just what they need and maybe dad will take the kids to check out the train while he spends his gift card!

Eastern bongo at Potter Park Zoo, Potter Park Zoo image

Potter Park Zoo is  the Greater Lansing area’s only Zoo that is home to more than 160 species of animals and is the perfect destination for a dad’s day out with the kids!

The Record Lounge is located in Reo Town, the only female owned record shop in Michigan. Specializes in new and used vinyl as well as vintage audio.

River Town Adventures offers canoe, bike, paddleboard and kayak rentals in Lansing. Whether you’re in the mood for a high-energy escapade or a relaxing time floating down the river, your perfect adventure awaits you at River Town Adventures.

Saddleback BBQ is located in REO Town, Lansing and Okemos, Saddleback specializes in hand-crafted, award-winning Southern BBQ with a unique Midwestern flair. YUM!

SPIN Bike Shop is locally owned and operated bike shop in Old Town, Lansing. You will find all of your biking needs for adults and children alike.

Twisted Craft Cocktails is located in Downtown DeWitt – this little gem has all you need for the perfect cocktail!  “Infuse, Enhance, Enjoy!”  You add your spirits a couple days before, put in the frig and wait patiently – the perfect go-to for dads who enjoy a craft cocktail.

X Golf is located in the Okemos Target Plaza, Greater Lansing’s leading indoor golf and entertainment venue, with state of the art golf simulators designed for golfers at all stages.

And a few things to do around the Greater Lansing area this Father’s Day weekend – or all summer!

  • Hike at The Ledges
  • Golf at many area courses – list of Greater Lansing area courses HERE.
  • Foot Golf at Royal Scot
  • Father’s Day In Nature, Howell Nature Center
  • Ice Cream around the Greater Lansing area!  Get your  ice cream HERE.
  • Donuts for breakfast!  HERE is a list of where to get them!

Lansing Lugnuts Facebook Image

Happy Father’s Day!


A bit about our sponsor, Michigrain Distillery.

“Go from farm to fantastic from your very first sip with Michigrain.”

Michigrain is a one-of-a-kind distillery. Their spirits are distilled with an obsessive attention to quality and detail. They  utilize techniques that have been used for 650 years combined with cutting-edge science to deliver spirits that leave an impression. All ingredients are sourced within a sixty miles of our location, making us a Michigan company through and through.

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