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Celebrate Dads and Grads: Find the Perfect Gift in Downtown Highland Park

Celebrate dads and grads in Downtown Highland Park!

Celebrate dads and grads in Downtown Highland Park!

Finding the right gift for dads and grads is easy in Downtown Highland Park. Whether it’s for graduation or Father’s Day, Downtown Highland Park is a one-stop-shop with countless stores, restaurants, and amenities sure to satisfy!

1. For the High School Grad – Graduating from high school marks a significant transition into adulthood. Commemorate this momentous occasion with gifts from Downtown Highland Park. Campus Colors offers university apparel that assures graduates will arrive in style; Highland Pop features a gift basket that can be sent to graduates three times a year to remind them of home; and Ross Cosmetics has everything from clothing to toiletries that will help graduates prepare for college.

2. For the College Grad – Every new graduate needs a little help setting up his or her first apartment! Find the perfect item to help furnish it with furniture and accessories from Adesso, Jolie Maison, Pieces Gallery, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Table Compliments, or Z Gallerie.

3. For the Girly Grad – For girls who love fashion, jewelry, or beauty products, Downtown Highland Park offers countless gift options. Surprise stylish grads with clothing from E Street Denim or Enaz. Adorn graduates with jewelry from Allura Fine Jewelers, Razny Jewelers or Port Clinton Jewelers. For the grad who loves to be pampered, buy a gift certificate to Gordon, M Salon, The Nail Bar, or Olga’s Day Spa.

4. For the Manly Grad – Downtown Highland Park offers gift options that will please graduates interested in the outdoors, sports, or business. With presents from Bergies Sport Card Dugout, Uncle Dan’s, or JoS. A. Bank Clothiers all grads’ hobbies and new business attire needs are covered.

5. For the Grad with Eclectic Style – If you’re having a hard time finding a special gift for the unique grad in your life, Downtown Highland Park has an array of shops that will surely help you discover the ultimate present. Blue Rose Gift Gallery, Citywoods, Francesca’s Collections, Kenzy Gifts and Décor, and Style Shack all have distinctive items that are sure to impress.

6. For the Active Dad – If your dad loves running, biking, or exercising, Downtown Highland Park has the facilities and shops suitable for him. Gift certificates to Equinox, Flywheel, and Strength Time are the perfect way to keep your dad active. If he needs new gear or active wear stop by New Balance or Running Right.

7. For the Dad who Loves the Thrill of the Grill – This Father’s Day treat your dad to some of the best BBQ on the North Shore. Downtown Highland Park is home to The BBQ Pit, City Park Grill, and Real Urban BBQ – all serving delicious BBQ. If your dad loves to BBQ himself stop by Williams-Sonoma for grills, grilling tools, and sauces.

8. For the Sentimental Dad – Celebrate dad by choosing from a great selection of picture frames from Princeton Frame & Art, supplies for a your little one’s special art project from Hi-Land Art and Frame or a favorite photo made into a pillow, printed on a t-shirt, or printed on a phone case from HP Tops.

9. For the Dapper Dad – Make sure your dad arrives to work in style with professional apparel from Downtown Highland Park. Buy him some snazzy new clothing from Avant for Men or a new leather briefcase or an ipad case from Kaehler World Traveler.

10. For the Dad who Works From Home – This dad does double duty doing business and having fun with the kids. He might enjoy a cool new pair of shades from Spex, a great pair of casual footwear from The Bootery or a bike tune up from the Higher Gear for the bike ride he enjoys when the boss isn’t watching.

The Downtown Highland Park Alliance is a public-private partnership of the Highland Park CBD Property Owners Association, the City of Highland Park and the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. The Alliance was founded in 2008 to enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Highland Park. The operations and promotions of the Alliance are funded by a Special Service Area commercial property tax currently authorized through 2013.

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