2 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02108
No matter what dad is into, there is probably a book written about it. Or maybe you just have a dad that’s into reading. Either way, books make great gifts and Commonwealth Books is a great place to buy books. The shop is small, a cozy little sanctuary that is perfect for browsing. But if you know exactly what you need, the helpful staff can point you in the right direction.
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407 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Some dads are a little different than the typical dad. They read comics, collect movie memorabilia or have fond memories of their favorite action figures from when they were a kid. And these dads will love Comicazi. The shop is chock full of every kind of comic, movie and TV show-related tchotchke you can imagine, old and new. Whether your dad is a “Walking Dead” fan or a long time “Dr. Who” aficionado, Comicazi will have something fun, off beat and sure to please for Father’s Day.
765 Centre St.
Boston, MA 02130
You might have a hip cool dad that wears hip cool hats. Or you might have an old fashioned dad who is not all that hip or cool and needs some updating. Enter Salmagundi with hats, hats and more hats. And best yet, this shop has a staff who is passionate and knowledgeable about everything dad might want to wear on his head. Along with the finest selection of hats in the city of Boston, you’ll also find all kinds of accessories for dad.
Cuffs & Collars
9 Water St.
Boston, MA 02109
Sometimes tried and true is the best way to go when it comes to gift buying. While buying a tie for dad might seem like a cliché, there’s nothing cookie cutter about the ties for sale at Cuffs & Collars. This spot has an amazing selection of ties, making it easy to find something special to suit dad’s tastes. And along with ties, it carries a vast array of cufflinks, briefcases and shirts all made in Italy that are just right for the working dad.
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The Red Sox Team Store
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
Speaking of tried and true, chances are good that your dad is a sports fan. If so, then the only place to go is the Red Sox Team Store located so close to Fenway that it might as well be inside the ballpark. The shop has absolutely everything Boston sports. T-shirts, ties, novelties and a bunch of other stuff you can’t even imagine is available, but as soon as you see it, you’ll know that dad just has to have it. And don’t be put off by the name. While you are sure to find a wide selection of Red Sox gear here, you can also find goods from every other Boston sports team.
Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.