Our combined gift guide for Mother’s and Father’s Day – Indianapolis Monthly

Our combined gift guide for Mother's and Father's Day - Indianapolis Monthly

Not that you forgot about toasting mom and dad on their official days, but a quick reminder: Mother’s Day is Sunday 9 May and Father’s Day is Sunday 20 June. To get the gift ideas flowing, here are 10 suggestions that would be right at home with one of the recipients.

For the fan of mystery boxes

If you’d prefer to give away multiple smaller gifts instead of a self-guided item, reach out to local businesses Something magnificent. Among his many curated boxes are the Tea Riffic with a mug, tea bags and other goodies; She is a wildflower with a voluspa candle and corkcicle mug. or Pizza My Heart, with a view of the night. Or you can Build your ownChoose from dozens of tokens (candles, bath bombs, gourmet snacks, notebooks – the list goes on). Everything is in a navy or ivory box, including a handwritten note. A new Father’s Day collection is coming soon. Heads up: Order by May 5th to ensure delivery is on time for Mother’s Day. The prices vary.

For the Indy Evangelist

Cleveland-based Belt Publishing has finally added Circle City to its list of Midwestern-focused titles. The Indianapolis Anthology, edited by Indian native Norman Minnick, includes contributions by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Dan Wakefield, Manon Voice, A’Lelia Bundles, and numerous other voices from an American city that the publisher describes as “deeply misunderstood”. Hmm $ 20. Pre-order from Indy Reads Books for a May 4th shipping date.

For the connoisseur of everyday life

Local favorite Leather spring stone has long, raised outfits with slim clutches (like the one pictured in metallic bronze, $ 68), shoulder bags, and bracelets. Now guys can get a piece of leather with a card holder ($ 34), keychain ($ 24), or glasses case ($ 38), all of which come in multiple colors. Or give Dad the vanilla leather collecting tray ($ 24 and $ 28) for his keys and other essentials.

Obsessed for the coffee

Keep them caffeinated with a subscription 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. However, your recipient will need a coffee grinder because the beans are whole. $ 17 and above.

For the outdoor entertainer

Summer nights around a fire pit or campfire after popcorn made the old-fashioned way. To grab Huckleberrys Popcorn MakerAdd oil and grains and set over the flames for a freshly popped snack. Enhance the gift with other outdoor necessities: perhaps a S’Mores kit or bottle of wine, a six-pack of your favorite brew, and an insulated mug. $ 18, silver in town

Cheers book

For the world traveler

IU grad Brandon Cook just released Bottom up! Around the world in 80 toasts (IU Press), partly dictionary and partly cultural guide through the lens 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, “I’m going to turn this car around” IPA by Bad Dad Brewing Co. and Peanut butter whiskey by Hard Truth Distilling. Book, $ 29, in stock at Viewpoint Books, Columbus, 812-376-0778, viewpointbooks.com. Alcohol, price varies; Find online branches.

Pickleball paddle

For the active elder

Your parents would love to kick your bum in a game of pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the United States and best described as mini tennis. The Indianapolis Racquet Club Pro Shop has the expertise and inventory to help you make a good beginner Pickleball paddle for under $ 100, like the Paddletech Phoenix ($ 65) or Prince Response ($ 75). You can also register for classes together. 8249 Dean Rd., 317-849-2531, indyracquet.com


For the culture lover

Give your parents a reason to dress up and re-enter town. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has resumed its personal appearances at the Hilbert Circle Theater, which limited the occupancy rate to about 25 percent and the participants had to wear a mask. That’s entertainment: Broadway and Hollywood blockbustersFrom 19 to 22 May, well-known Hollywood scores by John Williams as well as music from the Pearl Fishers opera and the Broadway hit Forever Tango will take place. $ 10 to $ 99, indianapolissymphony.org

Ballo chair

Ball stool from Humanscale

For the workaholic

Everyone at home has now made a dent in their desk chair. The Ballo stool by Humanscale is an ergonomic design that is intended for short-term “active” sitting to promote stabilization and that can be easily picked up and moved around the house. Houseworks sells them but may take two weeks to order. $ 329. Houseworks, 4905 E. 82nd St., 317-578-7000, Houseworks.biz

Summer crush hydrangea

‘Summer Crush’ hydrangea at Altum

For the green thumb

Covid piqued interest in gardening, and some popular plants are now in short supply. Altum’s, which comes from local producers, is brightly colored Hydrangeas ‘Summer Crush’ and ‘Firelight’ in stock and if you can find coral or red “Miracle on the Hudson” roses Grab them later this month or next. $ 50 to $ 60 each. Altums Garden Center, 11335 N. Michigan Rd., Zionsville, 317-733-4769, altums.com

Capri blue candle

Capri Blue ‘Volcano’ Jumbo Candle

For the candle addict

Those who know their diptyques from their Jo Malones always love an iconic candle and are quick to go through it. Capri Blaus ‘volcano’ Heralds the summer with the sweet scents of tropical fruits and sugared citrus fruits. Two Chick District Co. has different sizes in Aegean blue glass. $ 86 for the jumbo candle. 1531 S. East St., 317-426-3652, twochicksdistrictco.com