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There are all sorts of fathers out there, from dog dads to uncles, husbands and grandfathers, this is the month we celebrate all the dads in our lives. They tied our shoes and took us fishing, warmed our cars on cold mornings, and said yes when mom said no. So how do you show how much you appreciate all that they do? We have a few suggestions, and you can find them all in The Umstead Gift Shop.

Jason Van Duyn Wooden Bowls – These incredible sculpted bowls from local artist Jason Van Duyn are perfect for a dad who appreciates anything handcrafted. The turned woodworks have been made from reclaimed southern hardwoods at the end of their life cycle. Each item is unique and unexpected.

Cutting boards by Edward Wohl – For those chef dads out there, or ones who love to grill, the new maple cutting boards from Edward Wohl will go a long way. This master woodworker and designer creates pieces with structural integrity and utility, allowing the wood to do the work.

Peter Millar button downs and polos – These comfortable and relaxed button downs and polo shirts are great for golfing fathers everywhere. With classic styles made in the finest quality materials, each piece is versatile and can be worn to work or play.

Marble trays from Pigeon and Poodle – If your father is anything like mine he comes home with change, keys, sunglasses, cash, his wallet, phone, and anything else he can fit in his pockets. So why not get him somewhere to put it all? These marble trays from Pigeon and Poodle are perfect to hold everything they might need. Whether they are a minimalist dad with only a house key, have more than they can carry, these trays are here to help them stay organized.

Still at a loss? The Gift Shop also carries an array of cufflinks, ties and of course, Umstead Gift Cards. The Gift Shop is open daily from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm, kindly call 919-447-4065 for more details.


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