Our Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Combo Gift Guide – Indianapolis Monthly
Not that you would have forgotten about toast mum and dad on their official days, but a little reminder: Mother’s Day is Sunday May 9 and Father’s Day is Sunday June 20. at home with either recipient.
For the fan of mystery boxes
If you prefer to give several small gifts instead of one item at home, opt for local products Something splendid. Among its many organized boxes are the Tea-Riffic with a mug, tea bags and other treats; She is a wildflower featuring a Voluspa candle and a Corkcicle mug; or Pizza My Heart, with ‘za night in mind. Where you can build yours, choosing from dozens of tokens (candles, bath bombs, gourmet snacks, notebooks – the list goes on). Everything is tucked away in a navy blue or ivory box, including a handwritten note. A new collection for Father’s Day is coming out soon. Please note: order before May 5th for Mother’s Day delivery. The prices vary.
For Evangelist Indy
Cleveland-based Belt Publishing has finally added Circle City to its list of Midwestern-focused titles. The Indianapolis Anthology, edited by Norman Minnick, a native of Indy, features contributions from Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Dan Wakefield, Manon Voice, A’Lelia Bundles and many other voices from what the publisher calls a “deeply misunderstood American city.” Hmm. $ 20. Pre-order from Indy reads books for a May 4 shipping date.
For the connoisseur of everyday products
Local favorite Leather feather stone has long, raised outfits with its sleek pouches (like metal bronze one in the photo, $ 68), shoulder bags and bracelets. Now guys can get a piece of the leathery goodness with a card holder ($ 34), key ring ($ 24), or a glasses case ($ 38), all available in multiple colors. Or, give Dad the Vanilla Leather Tote Tray ($ 24 and $ 28) for their keys and other essentials.
For the coffee obsessed
Keep them caffeinated with a membership Indy coffee box. Choose from one, two, or three 12-ounce bags per month from local vendors such as Indie Coffee Roasters, Blue Mind Roasting, Circadian Coffee, and Tinker Coffee Co. Your recipient needs a coffee grinder because the beans are whole . $ 17 and more.
For the outdoor artist
Summer nights around a fire pit or campfire call for old-fashioned popcorn. Grab Huckleberry Popcorn Maker, add oil and grains, and place it on the flames for a freshly sautéed snack. Complete the gift with other outdoor necessities: a s’mores kit, maybe, or a bottle of wine, a six-pack of their favorite beer, and an insulated mug. $ 18 Money in the city
For the world traveler
Brandon Cook, graduate of IU, just released Cheers! Around the world in 80 toasts (IU Press), partly dictionary and partly cultural guide through the prism of the drinking culture of each country. Make sure he or she has a drink in hand to practice the new vocabulary. Recommended local options: Bourbon Cream Soda canned cocktail from Cardinal Spirits, IPA “I’m going to run this car” by Bad Dad Brewing Co., and Peanut Butter Whiskey by Hard Truth Distilling. Book, $ 29, in stock at Viewpoint Books in Columbus, 812-376-0778, viewpointbooks.com. Liqueur, the price varies; find online stores.
For the active elder
Your parents would love to kick your ass in a game of pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the United States and better described as mini tennis. Indianapolis Racquet Club pro shop has the expertise and inventory to help you mark a good beginner pickleball pallet for under $ 100, like the Paddletech Phoenix ($ 65) or Prince Response ($ 75). Also sign up for classes together. 8249, chemin Dean, 317-849-2531, indyracquet.com
For culture lovers
Give your parents a reason to make dolls and come back to town. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra resumed in-person performances at the Hilbert Circle Theater, limiting occupancy to around 25% and requiring attendees to wear masks. It’s entertainment: Broadway and Hollywood blockbusters, May 19-22, features familiar Hollywood sheet music by John Williams and music by the Pearl Fishers the opera and the Broadway hit Tango forever, among others. $ 10 to $ 99, indianapolissymphony.org
For the workaholic
Everyone’s put a dent in their office chair at home now. the Ballo stool Humanscale is an ergonomic design designed for short-term “active” sitting, to aid stabilization, and is easy to pick up and move around the house. Houseworks sells them but it might take two weeks to order one. $ 329. Housework, 4905 E. 82nd St., 317-578-7000, housework.biz
For the green thumb
Covid has sparked interest in gardening and some popular plants are now rare. Altum’s, which sources from local producers, has bright colors Hydrangeas ‘Summer Crush’ and ‘Firelight’ in stock, and if you can find coral or red Roses ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ later this month or next take them. $ 50 to $ 60 each. Altum Garden Center, 11335 N. Michigan Rd., Zionsville, 317-733-4769, altums.com
For the candle addict
Those who know their Diptychs from their Jo Malones always love an iconic candle and quickly browse through them. The “ volcano ” of Capri Blue announces summer with sweet scents of tropical fruits and sweet citrus. Two Chick District Co. stocks a variety of sizes in the Aegean Blue Jar. $ 86 for the giant candle. 1531 S. East St., 317-426-3652, twochicksdistrictco.com