We are all (hopefully) well aware that Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th. As we also know, sometimes shopping for Dad can be a challenge. But fret not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide, filled with items and experiences from around the Sandhills that Dad will be sure to love.
301 N Poplar St, Aberdeen
Located on the edge of Aberdeen’s historic district, The Bunker Military Surplus and Collectibles is Moore County’s only veteran-owned military surplus store. Owner and retired Army Soldier, Tom Flores, sells new and used military surplus as well as a nice selection of collectible antique militaria dating from WW1 thru the Vietnam War. In stock items include new or pre-owned field gear — ammo pouches, medical and first aid pouches, butt packs, pistol belts — as well as load bearing equipment, canteens, e-tools, shelter halves and tents, rucksacks and packs, camouflage uniforms, helmets, boonies, hats, berets, leather and desert boots, badge and patch insignia, inert ordnance, bayonets, maps and documents, wooden ammunition crates, footlockers, ammo cans, cold and wet weather jackets, and much more. The Bunker has helped many people build their favorite COSPLAY costumes, LARP outfits, reenacting, airsoft, paintball, and war-gaming impressions, kits, veteran uniforms and displays.
Burney True Value Hardware
11865 Hwy. 15-501-S, Aberdeen
270 N. Trade Street, Seven Lakes
Dad comes to Burney to knock off items on his honey-do list or brainstorm the next big home project he’s tackling. The original, flagship store in Aberdeen was established in downtown Aberdeen by Gus Burney in 1921, and later relocated to its current location on U.S. 15-501. The Seven Lakes store opened in early 2018. Featuring a diverse inventory of impossible-to-find-anywhere-else items, Burney Hardware has been selected as one of the country’s Top 13 True Value stores, earning a Best Hometown Hardware Store award. Caters to the “do-it-yourself” market. In addition to long shelves of traditional hardware and building materials, the store also features plants, farming and gardening supplies, Benjamin Moore Paint, and Stihl power tools. A repair shop and heavy equipment rentals are also available on-site. Dial a single phone number (910-944-1516) to reach either store, while customer account information is available at both locales.
DAPPER Barber & Shave Parlor
222 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines
Dad can upgrade his current hair and/or beard care situation for Father’s Day with a visit to this conveniently located spa experience for gentlemen. Fun and relaxing atmosphere. Top-shelf hair products, comfortable seating, last-minute appointments and walk-ins welcome. Not to mention the vintage vibe. Some of the professional barbers even wear vests and ties to complete that old-timey feel. Reasonably priced men and boy’s haircuts, hot steam towel, straight razor shaves, beard trims and more. Big-screen TV and old-school video games to enjoy, and a staff that is friendly, helpful and uber-talented. A perfect place for a father and son to make memories with a haircut together.
Dunrovin Country Store
5456 US Hwy 1, Vass
Dad and everyone else in the family will enjoy a visit to a truly unique roadside attraction that features an eclectic selection of novelty items. This little store has so many things for gift shoppers or souvenir hunters, from soaps to candies to preserves and jellies. There are a few oddities on exhibit inside, like a stuffed beaver, but for the most part the indoor section is retail space, devoted to T-shirts, bulk foods, baked goods, pet treats, knick-knacks and that sort of thing. Outside is an aviary with 25-plus exotic birds (parrots to cockatoos), a concrete statue collection and a koi pond for the amusement of visitors. They have a small menu available for lunch — and scrumptious ice cream, too!
Eloise Trading Company
111 West Main St., Aberdeen
This interior design studio in historic Aberdeen may be more well known as a woman’s store — with its painted furniture, unique gifts and home décor — but Eloise Trading Company (or “ETC” as it is known to locals) also features an impressive men’s section offering plenty of awesome gift ideas for Dad. For instance, a camo “corkcicle” is a perfect dude gift and ETC carries Reed & Barton — valet trays, frames and bar ware — even a leather recliner from which Dad can watch his favorite sport. One of the neatest new items is a one-time use grill by CasusGrill, which are eco-friendly, and perfect for tailgating and camping. ETC also has an outstanding selection of men’s skin products by Duke Cannon, a proud purveyor of goods that Dads like, who donates a portion of proceeds to the Veterans Association.
1 Chinquapin Rd, Pinehurst
Turn Dad into a sharp-dressed man … who appreciates the smartest fashion trends from the finest manufacturers. Visitors to Gentleman’s Corner are immediately inspired by the array of color—lavender and purple mixed with black; indigo blue setting off a cream linen jacket; “Palm Beach colors” like tangerine, purple and hot pink striped across a golf shirt or in gingham checks on long-sleeve woven shirts. For more than 30 years, Gentlemen’s Corner has provided its customers the best in men’s fashion to its customers through its tailored clothing, sportswear and the snazziest accessories. The best of taste — with a unique flair.
The Heritage Flag Company
230 S Bennett St. Southern Pines
Want to give Dad a uniquely patriotic gift this Father’s Day? Try a handcrafted Heritage Flag and enjoy the amazing level of detail in each product. This retail store is more like an art gallery for one-of-a-kind works of art than any shop you’ve ever stepped visited. Ring the old doorbell and enter a door that was originally hung in 1891. You will find most of the flags on display that are ready for immediate purchase, as well as several specialty items that are only available for purchase in the store. As an added bonus, the Heritage Flag Company has constructed works of art that have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes all over the country.
80 Carolina Vista, Pinehurst
The renowned Pinehurst Resort is playing host to its own Father’s Day Weekend. From June 14-17, dad and his posse can enjoy accommodations for three nights, a round on Pinehurst No. 2 with a caddie and the new Gil Hanse No. 4 course, which Golf Magazine named “The Best New Course You Can Play.” Dad and the crew will also be entertained with stories from best-selling author James Dodson at a private group dinner, and more. Dodson is the best-selling author of “Final Rounds” and “American Triumvirate” and a two-time winner of the USGA’s Herbert Warren Wind Award for best golf book of the year. If you can’t make it for Father’s Day, the resort is also offering a “Summer Tee” package – with an extra day and round of golf for free.
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
1005 Midland Rd, Southern Pines
Treat Dad to a particularly special and timely round of golf at the venue that played host to the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open less than a month ago. Designed in 1927 by the legendary Donald Ross and meticulously restored by Kyle Franz in 2017, Pine Needles’ award-winning golf course is the first in the nation to be awarded four U.S. Women’s Open Championships. Just across the street, Pine Needles’ sister property, Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, offers another spectacular layout, masterfully preserved just as Ross created it in 1921. This summer, couples can book a Saturday night stay at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Course and enjoy bottomless brunch for two on Sunday morning, or come for brunch and stay until Monday.
Talamore Golf Resort
48 Talamore Drive, Southern Pines
Enjoy “Unlimited Golf with Dad” at the Talamore Golf Resort from June 13-June 17. For $329 per person, guests will be treated to two nights at the Talamore Villas, three days of unlimited golf on The New Course at Talamore Resort and The King’s Course at Mid South Club, breakfast each morning, $50 per person credit to use in the pro shops or grills, unlimited range balls and a welcome basket upon arrival. In 2016 — a quarter century after Talamore Golf Resort first opened — the green complexes on The New Course were restored to their original 1991 Rees Jones design and have received rave reviews. Not to be outdone, Talamore’s partner property across the street, the Arnold Palmer-designed King’s Course at Mid South, underwent a similar golf course restoration and greens conversion along with numerous other club enhancements.
Visit Dad’s Favorite Local Brewery
Aberdeen, Carthage, Pinehurst and Southern Pines
The Sandhills region features a wide array of outstanding watering holes where you can toast the Dads, Grandads and otherwise important father figures in your life. Click here for our earlier blog about “Our 19 Favorite 19th Holes in the Home of American Golf.”
Celebrate the Father in your life around the Sandhills on June 16th — and every day!