What’s a better way to tell dad, “Thank you,” than getting him a gift catered to his one-of-a-kind personality? Here in Rowan County, we have an abundance of original shopping options available to make sure you find the perfect gift for the perfect dad. To make your shopping trip to Rowan County easy, we’ve compiled a gift guide for all the dads in our lives.




The Southern Dad

For the dads that stay true to their southern roots, check out some of our southern boutique shops like Sweet Country Style located in Salisbury, N.C.. Sweet Country Style offers a variety of designs inspired by simple, country charm that will fit any lifestyle. Their men’s section includes hats, tees, bottoms and accessories that the southern dad in your life will absolutely love.


The Coach Dad

These are the dad’s that have to check their team schedule before committing to anything, but somehow still manage to put their families first. This year, try checking out some of our local sporting goods stores like Dale’s Sporting Goods in China Grove, N.C. Dale's carries and represents a complete line of sporting goods for all your dad’s sport needs. They also handle uniform personalizations, letter jackets, team wear, and decals!


The Dog Dad

If you’re questioning whether or not dad’s pup has replaced you as the favorite child, we recommend shopping at some of the great dog-catered shops in our county like Hot Diggity Dog in Gold Hill, N.C.. Hot Diggity Dog carries quality products for dad’s best friend. Their shop features premium foods, treats, toys, accessories and more that any dog dad would appreciate.


The Geek Dad

The debate of all debates – D.C. or Marvel? No matter what dad’s answer is, he’s going to love whatever you pick up for him at any of our original comic stores. Collectivity – The Comic Shoppe is one of those shops that you’ll find during your visit to Salisbury, N.C.. The Comic Shoppe offers specialty and collector comic books, antiques, action figurines and much more that dad will totally geek-out over.


The Outdoorsman Dad

Hunting, fishing and hiking. If these sound like activities that your dad enjoys in his free time, then we recommend stopping by some of our outdoor sporting good shops in Rowan County. Hills Minnow Farm & Sporting Goods located in Salisbury, N.C. is one of the many. Specializing in fishing products such as jigs and sliders, as well as, bass lures, hunting supplies, clothing and Rocky Boots, Hill's Minnow Farm & Sporting Goods is a great place to find a gift for your outdoorsman dad.


The Hipster Dad

If you’re looking for original records and antiques, Rowan County has plenty to choose from. Among the many is Salisbury, N.C.’s Lost and Found. Tucked away in the heart of Downtown Salisbury, this unique shop caters to the eclectic. From fun & funky gifts to vintage home decor, they've got you covered for gifting your hipster dad this Father’s Day.


The History Buff Dad

Being a county rich with original history, we have a large selection of options available for any history buff. One of the many is The Backcountry Peddler located in Salisbury, N.C.. The Backcountry Peddler is a great source for living history information and supplies. Whether your dad is a historical reenactor or interpreter, or a history enthusiast, you are sure to find quality historical merchandise here at the crossroads of history.


Original Ideas Any Dad Would Love

Looking for something personal and from the heart? Original ideas always begin right here in Rowan County, and two places you should keep in mind during your shopping trip are The Fine Frame Gallery and Golden Pine Design Co.


  • The Fine Frame Gallery – Imagine... a professionally framed portrait of the whole family from you to dad. Nothing says, “I love you,” more than giving the gift of wonderful memories together. Located in Historic Downtown Salisbury, Fine Framing assists with quick and convenient framing solutions, as well as restoration, installation and design, and picture lighting.
  • Golden Pine Design Co. – From signs to key chains, knives, hats and much more, Golden Pine Design Co. offers personalized gift opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. Located in Gold Hill, N.C., Golden Pine Design Co. creates laser engraved and laser cut gifts that any dad would love.


No matter what type of dad you have, Rowan County offers a wide selection of original shops where you're sure to find the perfect gift. Check out our shopping page where you will find all our original stores all in one place for the next time you #VisitRowanCountyNC.