What a guy! Show your love and gratitude this Father's Day with these incredible Bay Area gifts. Ranging from East Bay wine to Mission District shirting, these local treasures are sure to bring smiles to every dad and father figure in your life.
Another Chronicle hit -- affordable and sure to bring out a good laugh.
2. Philz Coffee Specialty Beans, $13.95-$120
Wake dad up this Father's Day with a cup of Philz's Specialty roasts. If he's serious about his coffee, go big with the Jamaican Blue Mountain -- rich flavors, full body and smooth finish at a fancy $120/lb.
If dad needs a bike, here's a great place to start. What you're really giving him is a way to go on rides together.
4. Germain-Robin Select Barrel XO Brandy, $119.98
I can't think of a better way to say cheers to dad than with a bottle of Germain-Robin.
This cleverly designed, limited edition case is timely, practical and great for dads near and far.
For this pick I turned to my friend and trusted wino, Chad Lesausky, The Wine Sherpa of Notebook Wines. Located in a 40,000 sq. ft. former airplane hanger in Alameda, Rock Wall is run by a rad father-daughter team who focus on limited-production wine. As Chad puts it, "One of the things I love about this wine is that it has amazing DNA--not only from the vineyard, but also from the winemakers."
7. Taylor Stitch Custom Tailored Shirt, Prices vary
Taylor Stitch quality with a custom fit -- this one's a very classy no-brainer that works for every dad.
Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and also works as a freelance stylist and apparel designer.