Gift Guide for Kentucky Dads

The other day, my brother and I were joking about how easy it is to phone it in with Father's Day presents.   I figured that most Americans would opt for a new iPad loaded with the Weber Grill app -- done and done.  This got me thinking about truly unique, Kentucky-themed presents.  Here are a few ideas that I believe your father, husband, etc., will adore.
via Keeneland Gift Shop
If Dad loves racing, Keeneland-logo gear is always appreciated.  This Smathers & Branson needlepoint belt is just gorgeous, a Keeneland Tervis Tumbler is always appreciated, and the Keeneland twill baseball cap is a classic favorite.
via Pennington and Bailes


via BigTimeBats.
The Kentucky fan on your Father's Day list would love these seersucker shorts from Pennington and Bailes or a UK tie from Vineyard Vines.  And how awesome would this National Champs Louisville Slugger be for his office shelf?


Of course, Kentucky has so many local treasures to offer your dad.  My own daddy asked for a round at Lexington's Kearney Hills Golf Links. If Dad isn't a golfer, a trip to a local lake or state park would be fun.  A trip to see the Legends or the Bats is appreciated by the baseball-loving dad.

 
The foodie dad would appreciate a trip to one of Louisville's incredible restaurants.  I'd suggest Proof on Main for great food, cool atmosphere and fantastic cocktails.  Of course, you can never go wrong with a bottle of bourbon.  Pair dad's favorite bottle with a set of whiskey stones, and you're good to go.

Are there any Kentucky gifts on your Father's Day shopping list?