Photo Gallery: Father’s Day Gift Ideas
South End Open Market
460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
There’s so much variety at the SoWa Open Market, chances are good that no matter what your dad is into, you’ll find a great gift for him here. The market features a revolving group of artists, crafts people, artisanal bakers and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for fresh foods, original art or artisanal items ranging from housewares to clothing, you can find it all in this one spot. On top of getting a great one-of-a-kind gift, you’ll also be supporting small local businesses and local artists — something both you and dad can take pride in.
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541 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
You know how dad is. Every year he tells you he has too much stuff and not to buy him anything. But you don’t want to let Father’s Day pass uncelebrated. So this year, instead of buying dad something, take him out. If you’re dad likes good food, good drinks and good music, The Beehive is a great spot. The award-winning venue serves brunch and dinner and offers many live music events.
Hilton’s Tent City
272 Friend St.
Boston, MA 02114
If dad is into sports or loves the great outdoors, Hilton’s Tent City is a great place to get a Father’s Day gift. Hilton’s Tent City has been a Boston landmark since 1947. Its wide selection of camping equipment, hiking gear and athletic apparel, as well as its very knowledgeable staff, has kept people coming back year after year. With four floors of merchandise to choose from, you’re sure to find something for Father’s Day.Related: Boston’s Best Athletic Wear Stores
The Wine Bottega
341 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
If dad loves wine, surprise him with a bottle to add to his collection — or to enjoy on Father’s Day. The Wine Bottega is Boston’s go-to place for wine shopping. Even if you know nothing about wine yourself, give the staff your price range and what you know of dad’s tastes and they can point you in the right direction. If you shop on a Friday night, you’ll get to enjoy a free wine tasting yourself and get some discounts on your purchase.
9 Spring Lane
Boston, MA 02109
Commonwealth Books is one of Boston’s hidden gems. It features an eclectic mix of books on almost every subject you can imagine. The store features the typical blow-out bestsellers sharing shelf space with obscure texts and rare books. Whether dad is a reader or you’re looking for something non-fiction on a subject he’s interested in, Commonwealth Books is the right place to start your search. And if dad lives out of town, you’ll be happy to know that Commonwealth can ship your gift to him for free.
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.