Boston’s Best Places For Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts

June 12, 2012 6:00 AM

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Waiting until the last minute to get a gift for Father’s Day? Dad can sometimes be the hardest person to shop for. If you’ve been struggling to find a great local place to get the perfect gift for dad, look no further. Here’s our guide to all kinds of gifts for all kinds of dads, including exactly where in Boston you can find these last minute presents.
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For the sports fan
The Red Sox Team Store
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(800) 336-9299
www.YawkeyWayStore.com

Conveniently located just 67 feet from Fenway, The Red Sox Team Store is the only place you’ll need to go if your dad is a Boston sports fan. The store features everything from sports jerseys to bobble heads to shot glasses to just about anything that can be branded with the logo of one of Boston’s beloved sports teams. While the majority of the items you’ll find in the store will be, of course, Rod Sox merchandise, it is carrying an increasing amount of other professional Boston sports teams, as well. The Red Sox Team Store carries a nice mix of classic sports designs and brand new merchandise that hasn’t hit other stores just yet.

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For the athlete 
South Boston Running Emporium
343 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 464-7273
www.runningemporium.com

If your dad is less about watching sports and more about playing them, South Boston Running Emporium is the place to go for last minute Father’s Day Gifts. The store offers exceptional service and equally extraordinary products. Along with a wide range of athletic apparel, the South Boston Running Emporium also carries a wide selection of Brooks Running gear. If your athletic dad is also an earth-friendly one, you’ll definitely want to check out Brooks Green Silence running shoe, a high performance sneaker made from recycled and sustainable materials inside and out.

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For the businessman
Bromfield Pen Shop
5 Bromfield St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 482-9053
www.bromfieldpenshop.com

Yes, its an entire shop filled with pens. Oh, but what pens it is filled with! The Bromfield Pen Shop has everything your business-minded dad needs to fill his briefcase or cover his desk with-–the best designer pens, high quality stationary, desk sets, and even fancy pen holding statuettes. A popular choice among dads is the Mercedes-Benz line of pens, but this store offers a wide range of products from many top-name brands. With merchandise ranging from $25 handmade glass pens to $2,600 limited edition sterling silver pens it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the choices offered. Luckily, if you have trouble deciding if your dad is a fountain pen sort of guy or more of a ballpoint fellow, The Bromfield Pen Shop offers gift certificates so he can pick one out for himself.

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For the foodie
Truffles Fine Confections
Prudential Center
Copley Place
Burlington Mall
(617) 536-2663
www.trufflesboston.com

If you’ve got a dad who enjoys the finer foods in life, Truffles Fine Confections is your stop for a last minute Father’s Day gift. With three Boston locations, one in Copley Place, one at the Pru, and their new Burlington Mall location, it is always easy to stop in at Truffles. This family-owned confectioner has been creating the finest in handmade craft chocolates, dipped fruits, candy coated nuts, homemade fudge, and of course, truffles for more than 35 years. All of their offerings are made fresh from the finest ingredients and will be sure to please dad’s sweet tooth. And if your dad has been told to cut down on the candy, you’ll be amazed at the wide selection of sugar-free goodies this confectioner offers.

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For the golfer
CityGolf Boston
38 Bromfield St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 357-4653
www.citygolfboston.com

Whether your dad is in the mood for taking a few swings at an indoor driving range, needs a little golf refresher course, wants a custom club fitting, or needs the latest golf apparel, CityGolf Boston offers all of these and more. The golf instruction offered here is among the best in the city, but if dad would take the gift of a golf class as a critique on his game, you’ll find the CityGolf retail store has a full selection of golf equipment and apparel you can give him instead. Even better, you can buy your dad a gift certificate or membership to CityGolf Boston online and have it emailed to you––no trip to the store needed. 

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.


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