Ten Unique Ways To Celebrate DAD: The Melrose Avenue Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ten Unique Ways To Celebrate DAD: The Melrose Avenue Father’s Day Gift Guide

Sunday is Father’s Day, and you can count on Melrose Avenue to have the most unique gifts for your special Dad. Whether he’s is a gearhead or a fashionista, a nerd or a jock, we’ve got gift ideas to make this holiday one of his most memorable.

IF YOUR DAD LIKES ADULT BEVERAGES

Give pops the gift of whimsical whisky-drinking with rare silver-plated spirit jiggers from Object. These circa 1920s cups by Napier will make a charming addition to any bar, even when they aren’t being functional.

OBJECT
6910 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.936.0021

 

IF YOUR DAD LIKES ARCADE GAMES

Take your Dad to Sunday Brunch at Sandbox featuring two-for-one drinks all day, a menu that includes waffles, brisket hash, and breakfast pizza. BREAKFAST PIZZA! If Sunday sports isn’t enough entertainment, challenge him to some skee ball or jenga.

SANDBOX
7174 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.964.9494
sandboxmelrose.com

IF YOUR DAD HAD OLYMPIC DREAMS

How ‘bout the once-in-a-lifetime chance to train with an Olympian! Dad can do that on Melrose at Tiger Boxing Gym. Young Dick Tiger will give him the thrill of sparring with a champion boxer AND pictures to prove it.

TIGER BOXING GYM
708 No. Gardner Street, Los Angeles 90046
323.951.9679
tiger-boxing-gym.com

IF YOUR DAD THINKS HE’S FUNNY

Let Dad harness his hilarity with the pros. The Groundlings offers a one-day, three-hour improv class for adults. Dad will learn the fundamentals and get a chance to work on them with classmates and instructors.

GROUNDLINGS
7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.4747
groundlings.com

 

IF YOUR DAD NEEDS A MAKEOVER

When it comes to precision cuts and shaves, Debonair is one of the best in the city. Dad will be in good hands here, whether he needs a fresh look or a decent clean-up. A little pampering at the barbershop is a perfect gift for Dad.

DEBONAIR BARBER AND SHAVE PARLOR
7364 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
213.880.7641

IF YOUR DAD’S INTO INK

Dad deserves some new body art. Dave Hatton (a proud dad himself) and his exceptional crew of artists will create a beautiful, personal piece and execute it with skill and safety in mind. Dad will never forget this incredible gift!

GENERATION8 TATTOO
7216 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.591.0808
generation8tattoo.com

 

IF YOUR DAD WAS BORN TO BE WILD

If a custom chopper is in your price range, there is NO other place to go for meticulously and beautifully built bikes. If you’re on a budget, Yaniv Evan’s creativity extends to a badass branded line of gear – jackets to patches – for the coolest of all dads.

POWERPLANT MOTORCYCLE CO.
7416 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.658.6711
powerplantchoppers.com

 

IF YOUR DAD’S A LITTLE TWISTED

The place to go if your pop is kind of quirky is, of course, New Profanity. Paintable zombie gnomes, ball jokes, music icon candles, questionable award ribbons, butt pillows – where’s the line for your Dad? Cross it here!

NEW PROFANITY
7418 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.420.7779
newprofanity.com

 

IF YOUR DAD DIGS RETRO

Just keep saying “I’m here for Dad’s gift” because you WILL start shopping for yourself. Round Two has a most incredible selection of retro streetwear, featuring the best of ‘90s gear. Excellent quality, great choices, and so many hard-to-finds.

ROUND TWO
7320 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
roundtwostore.com

 

IF YOUR DAD SMOKES IN THE BASEMENT WITH THE DOOR LOCKED

Don’t ask too many questions. Just head over to Necromance and pick up what will likely be the most unexpected gift ever: an opium water pipe. I mean, you can always pick up a manly mounted stag head, but the pipe will be easier to carry.

NECROMANCE
7222 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.8684
necromance.com

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.