Rusty Richardson at Bernard’s Store for Men said that beach and summer wear had been a top seller this year, from linen shirts to swimsuits.
Richardson said they also have seen an increase in sales of wrinkle-free sports shirts and other sportswear lines, as well as seersucker shorts or pants.
And, if all else fails, there is one traditional gift that hasn’t waned in popularity.
“Dad always gets a tie,” Richardson said with a laugh. Bernard’s carries a large variety of ties and bowties. They also offer free gift wrapping, and they will deliver your gift for free, if needed.
Bull Building Supply said they have a number of tools or other items dad would enjoy, including a Coleman portable air compressor with wheels, a 32-gallon University of Alabama Storage Container.
They also said they have the ever-popular Big Green Egg charcoal grill.
4 Seasons Garden Center said grills and grill accessories are also popular items for Father’s Day in their store.
They stock Komodo Joe and Primo charcoal grills, as well as Green Mountain and Smokin Brothers pellet grills and Broilmaster gas grills.
They also sell a full line of grill accessories and patio furniture and swings made in Alabama.
For the sporting dad, Pat’s Archery is ready to help with picking out the perfect fishing rod, gun or bow for the dad in your life.
They also have items like Yeti Coolers, which are one of this year’s hottest items for dad. Costa Sunglasses and pocket knives are also sure to be a hit with any dad who loves the outdoors.
If you still aren’t sure what the perfect gift would be, many stores offer gift cards so dad can pick his own perfect gift.