Local gift ideas for Dad to enjoy

This Father's Day don't buy your special man the same old gifts. While ties and shirts are a safe gift, this year treat him to something he will use and enjoy. No man can have enough tools or outdoor toys and those are the perfect gifts to treat Dad with. Several local businesses have just the items Dad's want with the prices just right for you.
Local business staple Conover Hardware, located at 101 2nd St. SW in Conover, has been in business since 1974 and is glad to help find any gift for Dad. Conover Hardware Owner Penny Corpening said over the past few days the store has been a buzz with phone calls concerning gift ideas. The store boasts several gift ideas including STIHL chainsaws, blowers and trimmers 10 percent off, 250 ft. Capacity Hose Reel Cart for $59.99, Zippo lighters are 50 percent off, 90 piece Drill/Driver Set $19.99 and 100 piece Screwdriver Set $26.99. Corpening said for those who can't decide, the perfect gift is a Conover Hardware gift card.
“If we don't have it in the store, we can get it for the customers,” Corpening said. “We love to help people get Father's Day gifts.”
Another local business that Dad would love a gift from is Killians at 3790 Springs Rd. NE in Hickory. This family owned store has been helping celebrate Father's Day now for 60 years and wants to help you this year as well. The store has several specials running in time for the Father's Day holiday and last until Monday, June 17. Owner Sharon Killian Radke said a lot of the father's day items are an investment for the family as well as good gifts. The store boats specials on handheld blowers, grills and case knives. The store also has hedge trimmers and all wheel driver mowers that come with a $20 VISA gift card. Other items around the store for Dad include car washing supplies, garage items and other power equipment. And for those Dads who seem to have everything, Killians also offers gift certificates. For last minute gifts and demonstrations, locals should travel to Killians Saturday, June 15 from 12-2 p.m. for free grill demonstrations.
“We are more competitive than chain stores,” Radke said. “We have a very knowledgeable staff to support our customers.”

Claremont Hardware, located at 4860 S. Depot St. in Claremont, is another great location to shop for Dad this holiday. Owner Christy Sigmon said the store is a great place to get Dad the big gifts like  blowers,trimmers and power tools, but also smaller items like knives and flashlights. Claremont Hardware is also has store items on sale. The sale ends on Saturday, June 15. Sigmon said Father’s Day shopping traffic has picked up in the last week, but she said for those last minute shoppers the store offers any money amount gift certificate.

“Gift certificates are the perfect gift for Dad because he can pick out what he wants,” Sigmon said.
For your special man, treat him right on his day and get him a gift he will enjoy. Conover Hardware, Killians and Claremont Hardware are happy to help this Father’s Day.