Best Places For Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts In Minnesota

June 4, 2013 7:00 AM

Father’s Day is a very special day for those of you who have a father figure. You may remember all of the hugs, that big, broad shoulder to cry on when you were upset and the smiles and support that you have received throughout the years. Show your appreciation for all of the fatherly nurturing you have received with a heartfelt gift for your dad from one of these spots. 

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Sugar Lake Lodge
37584 Otis Lane
Cohasset, MN 55721
(218) 327-1462
www.sugarlakelodge.comGenerally, men are always into the great outdoors. If your dad loves water sports, there is much fun to be had at Sugar Lake Lodge. Maybe your dad is an avid golfer. Set him up with a tee time at the golf course. Sometimes, dad just needs to get out of town for a couple of days to enjoy a different part of the state. Whatever the reason, give your dad a weekend getaway to Sugar Lake Lodge in Cohasset. Northern Minnesota is a beautiful area and nearby Grand Rapids has much to offer. This will be one gift he’ll remember forever.

Runner’s Gate
Lakeville Crossing
7676 160th St.
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 997-2353

If your dad loves to stay in shape and either runs or jogs in the wee hours of the morning before work, you can always get him some new running shoes. Runner’s Gate specializes in all age groups and its running shoes range from beginning runners to elite racers. The store is located in Lakeville, Minnesota and if you don’t have time to visit the store directly, you can always just order the sneakers online. Runner’s Gate has a lot of accessories and also sponsors some group runs. Get your dad involved, he will love you for it.

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(credit: Stacey Zorn)

Bearz Sport
5051 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 653-1326
www.bearzsport.comBearz Sport services many anglers in the White Bear and Bald Eagle Lake areas. It has more bait for your buck for Father’s Day with no bag fees. Fill up on crappie minnows, fathead minnows, shiners, suckers, euros, nightcrawlers, wax worms, big red worms and leeches. It also has multiple fishing rods, tackle boxes and other bait and materials. So if you dad loves to fish and you haven’t purchased a unique present yet, please visit and Bearz Sport will assist you in finding the perfect gift. Your father will be grinning from ear to ear.

A. Johnson and Sons Florist
1738 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 698-6000

This particular florist has been in business for a very long time in the St. Paul region. It comes highly recommended. If you want to send your dad some roses or another type of plant life to show him your relationship blossoms with each passing day, this florist can definitely help you with this unique form of expression.  

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Photo Credit: ThinkStock

Joe’s Sporting Goods-Ski Shop Inc.
33 E. County Road B

St. Paul, MN 55117
(888) 468-6563
www.joessportinggoods.comSometimes you may get a very diversified and hard-to-buy-for dad. If this is the case, you can always check out Joe’s. It has almost everything your father could ever wish for. Joe’s sells clothing, fishing equipment, athletic and beach items, snow sports attire and equipment, luggage and bags, hunting and camping attire and equipment and even gift cards. Some of the hot gift items are the St. Croix rods or the Born shoes selections.  

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Misty Wesley is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. Her work can be found on

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