Father’s Day always falls around the start of summer when the temperatures rise, and the days grow longer.

To help celebrate the men in our lives, we’ve put together a list of Tennessee-made products representing each area of our state. From practical to luxury, we have gifts that’ll fit everyone’s budget and ensure happiness among all dads.


1. Steak Seasoning

Jack Daniel’s, Lynchburg, TN

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For the dad that has mastered the grill, we have the perfect gift. Founded over 150 years ago in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Jack Daniel’s makes more than just Tennessee whiskey. Enhance your summer suppers this year by gifting dad Jack Daniel’s No. 7 Steak Seasoning.


2. Outdoor Power Equipment

Ariens Company, Fayetteville, TN

Earlier this month, we joined Ariens Company officials in Fayetteville, Tennessee, to announce the company’s significant investment in Lincoln County. What better way to support our state and the new manufacturing hub for AriensCo’s Gravely® brand than by surprising your dad with the ultimate Father’s Day gift: a riding lawnmower. Stop by your local independent power equipment dealer to find out more about this brand that will soon be manufactured in Tennessee.


3. Performance Powerboats

MasterCraft, Maryville, TN

If you’re looking for something that the whole family can enjoy, check out MasterCraft. Headquartered in Vonore, Tennessee, MasterCraft is an award-winning producer of wakesurf, inboard ski, wakeboard and luxury performance powerboats. What started in a two-stall barn more than 50 years ago, has become an internationally known name with boats sold worldwide.


4. Tennessee Tri-Star Apparel

Volunteer Traditions, Nashville, TN

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Since its founding in 2006, Volunteer Traditions has grown from a college apartment in Knoxville to many stores scattered across the state. Show your support for this small business and make the men in your life happy with apparel to represent the state.


5. Peanut Brittle

Brittle Brothers, Goodlettsville, TN

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John Spalding spent years in search of good peanut brittle. With no luck finding the right brittle, he dusted off his great-grandmother’s recipe. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Brittle Brothers provides its customers with the perfect snack: major protein with a little bit of sugar. What better summer treat for dad than this?


6. Dry Rub Ribs & Barbeque

Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, Memphis, TN

Photo: Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous 

Another staple to Tennessee, Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous has been serving its signature dry rub ribs in the basement of a Memphis downtown alley since 1948. If you can’t make the trip to the Home of the Blues, don’t fret, this well-known restaurant ships its barbeque nationwide, taking the stress out of meal prep this Father’s Day.


7. Hot Sauce

Hoff & Pepper, Chattanooga, TN

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Almost ten years ago, Aaron and Michelle Hoffman developed the perfect everyday hot sauce when the two magically concocted their first creation, which was handcrafted with farm fresh jalapeños and habaneros. Hoff Sauce ships anywhere within the U.S., so dad can try this Chattanooga-based hot sauce no matter where you live.


8. Cast Iron Cookware

Lodge Cast Iron, South Pittsburg, TN

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Whether you’re searing, sautéing, baking, broiling, braising, frying or grilling, Lodge Cast Iron makes all the essential cookware. Located and headquartered in Southeast Tennessee, Lodge has been crafting heirloom-quality cookware and accessories since 1896 with two foundries located in South Pittsburg. You can’t go wrong with a gift from Lodge when the company strives to create durable and versatile cookware that will last from generation to generation.


9. Marinade

Allegro Marinade, Paris, TN

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Created nearly 40 years ago after closing a successful Italian restaurant, Allegro Marinade was founded with the mission to make food better and bring people together. We can’t think of a better time to try this marinade than Father’s Day. This Paris, Tennessee-based company offers its customers a variety of marinades and sauces perfect for the family chef, a barbecue supper or jerky.


10. Bowties, Neckties & Pocket Squares

Mo’s Bows, Memphis, TN

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What started in his grandmother’s kitchen has become an internationally recognized brand. Founded in 2011, Mo’s Bows was created by Moziah Bridges in an effort to sharpen up his suit. Since its founding, the company has grown to offer distinctive pocket squares, bow ties and neckties. Check out the Mo’s Bows storefront next time you’re in Memphis or visit the online store.

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