Illinois Made Father's Day Gift Guide

What better way to appreciate your father or husband than with a unique, locally produced gift crafted by one of our talented Illinois Makers.


Shop small this Father’s Day with the help of the Illinois Made Father’s Day Gift Guide for a locally made gift for your Dad to enjoy all summer long!

Dearborn Denim in Chicago 

Washable Fabric Mask - $10

Covering your face is necessary right now, but so is looking cool all summer long. Dearborn Denim is a Chicago-based company that pivoted its business during the pandemic from making comfortable and affordable jeans hemmed to length for each and every order to creating unique and durable face masks. Show Dad you care and want him to stay safe with these custom-made cotton masks designed for daily use. Multiple colors available for delivery and pickup.

Dinger Bats in Ridgway

BYOB (Build Your Own Bat!) - Prices vary 

Dinger Bats specializes in producing baseball bats with superior craftsmanship for baseball players of all levels. In fact, Dinger Bats have been used by players on Major League Baseball teams including the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets and, perhaps most notably, the Chicago Cubs. Make Dad feel like a pro with a personalized bat built from scratch to fit his personality and taste. Learn more here.

Wild Cherry Spoon in Rock Island

Beer Flight, Carved Handle 4-Glass Holder - $40 

Wild Cherry Spoon Co. creates one-of-a-kind kitchen utensils from urban lumber. Treat Dad with a unique beer flight holder crafted from ethically harvested lumber, designed to perfectly fit to your grip. Shop products online here - speedy delivery available!

Old Bakery Beer Company in Alton

Old Bakery Beer Citrus Wheat - 4 pack for $10

Don’t show up empty handed to the Father’s Day BBQ empty-handed! Pick up a summery craft beer - like Old Bakery Beer’s Citrus Wheat - for a refreshing seasonal brew. Old Bakery Beer Company produces delicious craft beer in the original Colonial Bakery building in downtown Alton. Every beer is USDA certified organic, relying on local, sustainable ingredients from organic farms. Available for pickup and at select Binny’s locations.

Great American Popcorn Co. in Galena

Flavor of the Month Club Membership - $15 per month

No one can resist a good snack, especially when it arrives at your doorstep each month. This Father’s Day, give the gift that will keep on giving - a membership to Great American Popcorn Co.’s Flavor of the Month Club. Great American Popcorn Company – new to the Illinois Made program – is a family-owned business specializing in handcrafted confections for over 24 years using non-GMO corn. Subscribe and receive two bags of the store’s top flavors automatically delivered each month. This month’s mouthwatering flavor? Kentucky Salted Bourbon! Learn more and subscribe here.

Wurst Kitchen Sausage Co. in Aurora

Incredible Brats for the Grill Master - Flavors and Prices Vary

Wurst Kitchen offers a wide variety of all-natural handmade sausages and smoked meats using closely trimmed lean meats and spices for any King of the Grill to enjoy. Local bratwurst favorites include sweet Italian, cheddar & jalapeno pepper, onion & garlic and Hawaiian featuring pineapple and coconut. Available for pickup only.

Sangamon Reclaimed in Springfield

States - Flags for Heroes - $125 

For a unique Father’s Day gift, Sangamon Reclaimed dismantles 100 year old barns to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art gathered and made by local veterans and firefighters. Using reclaimed wood that pays homage to the American Spirit, you can pick up pieces of work like American flag state wall mounts and rustic dining-room tables. All products are available for online purchase and delivery - shop here.

Eli’s Cheesecake in Chicago

Father’s Day Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake - $33 

No sweet tooth can resist Eli’s Cheesecake’s new Father’s Day Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake, baked with tiny cubes of chocolate cake inside, topped with vanilla mousse, more chocolate cake cubes, and a bittersweet chocolate drizzle. Known for its signature Chicago-style cheesecake, Eli’s Cheesecake has been a Chicago food staple dating all the way back to its first debut at the first Taste of Chicago in 1980. Available to order online for pickup and delivery, shop all desserts here.

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