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Shop Downtown for Dads & Grads!

Downtown Olympia has a Variety of Options for a Unique Gift or an Outing for your Grad or Dad!

Graduation season is in full swing, and Father’s Day is just around the corner. Downtown Olympia has a variety of options for a unique gift or an outing for your Grad or Dad! Skip the big box stores and find something unique and one-of-a-kind, or have a fabulous and fresh meal prepared from one of Olympia’s many delicious restaurants.

Drees has a selection of beautiful, high-quality gifts. Check their Facebook Page for Father's Day specialty selections or something perfect for a recent graduate. The Olympia Farmers Market has a variety of artisan and handcrafted items. Wood art by Howard and Robert's three-dimensional works of art are made from reclaimed cedar, alder, cherry, bamboo and hemlock! The Olympia Farmers Market is now open Thursday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Is Dad a bookworm? Browsers Books has an incredible selection for book lovers and Childhood's End Gallery has unique jewelry, gifts and art. The Popinjay offers an assortment of high-quality gifts and apparel and Archibald Sisters has a funny card or a gift that sure to make your dad or grad smile! Compass Rose has cookbooks, kitchen items and more, and Radiance Herbs & Massage offers a variety of health and wellness items.

Is dad a grillmaster? Visit Buck's Spice Shop for a custom blend. For the tea and/or chocolate aficionado, Encore Chocolates and Teas specializes in over 400+ unique and delicious chocolates from artisan chocolate companies in the Northwest and several states and countries. And Underhill Plants can help with the perfect gift for a green thumb.

Whether it's brunch out, something special to-go or just a toast to your dad or grad, downtown Olympia has the perfect spot to celebrate! Italian fare can be found at Basilico Ristorante, Pizzeria la Gitana and Mercato! Beers and burgers? Try Well 80 Brewhouse, Three Magnets Brewing Co. or Cascadia Grill! Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar and Budd Bay Cafe are perfect for seafood lovers or for a celebratory brunch. And for a sweet treat, make sure to stop by Sophie's Scoops Gelato or Juju's Iced Cream & Frozen Custard!

Congratulations, Graduates and Happy Father's Day, Dads! We'll see you downtown soon~                                                                         *Photo Courtesy Mercato    


*Photo Courtesy Compass Rose 

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