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Father’s Day Shopping Guide: Downtown Chapel Hill


With Father’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, June 19) we’ve compiled a list of places to shop in downtown for the perfect gift! 


UNC Fan Fathers: 

Franklin Street is the perfect place to find Carolina Gear! Everything from Carolina hats, t-shirts, mugs, accessories and more! Check out: Shrunken Head Boutique, Chapel Hill Sportswear, Johnny T-shirt, and Underground Printing


Funny Fathers:

If your Dad loves a good laugh, take him to a movie at Varsity Theater or a comedy show at DSI Comedy Theater


Bookworm Fathers:

Franklin Street's Chapel Hill Comics has a huge collection of comic books, including older comics like Superman from the early 70’s. Stop by The Bookshop right next door for a great selection of current titles from the NY Times Bestseller’s List, as well as first editions of unique literature.


Stylin’ Fathers:

For the fashionable fathers stop by The Gentleman’s Corner and Julian’s for a great selection of clothing, hats and visors, socks and accessories.  


Food Loving Fathers:

The Mediterranean Deli offers a great selection of fresh, healthy foods and spices - perfect for Chef Dad. You can put together a unique gift basket full of spices, sauces, oils, and more to cook at home.  Also book a tour at the TOPO Distillery to enjoy tasting their full line of organic spirits.


Fit Fathers:

If your Dad loves to bike, check out The Bicycle Chain on Franklin Street. They offer a great selection of bicycle accessories like tire pumps, travel bags, bike mirrors, bells, baskets, grips and more. 




Click here for where to park when coming downtown!

By Liz Mainous

Liz Allen Mainous