Dads are exceptionally tricky to shop for. They seem to have everything and their “needs” are often rather limited, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve an incredible Father’s Day gift. While most dads won’t go for the chocolates and flowers you got your mom last month, have no fear because these Boston-based boutiques have you covered!
Ball And Buck
144-B Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Ball and Buck is the place to go for menswear in Boston. The shop focuses on American-made, high quality menswear with a huntsman aesthetic. It also offers an onsite barber, so it’s a fun place to go with dad and get a hot shave. That way, he can pick out his own gift! Take a look at the accessories collection – there are plenty of products here that would make memorable gifts. From budget-friendly goodies like American flag beer coozies to more expensive items like 23K gold plated sunglasses, Ball and Buck has something for every Dad.
299 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115
Ministry of Supply is Boston’s hottest menswear startup. A shirt or slacks from Ministry will instantly make your dad a “cool dad.” Ministry of Supply embodies that perfect meeting between technology and fashion. The designs are made specifically for busy people on-the-go. In fact, the designers and founders of the company worked with NASA scientists to develop unique materials that stretch, manage heat, repel water, wick moisture, and prevent wrinkles. This makes Ministry of Supply’s clothes perfect for men that hate to do laundry!
65 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
By now, just about every makeup-loving Boston woman has heard about Follain – the eco-beauty startup that has taken the city by storm. Here is the good news for men, and people shopping for them: Follain just launched a selection of products specifically for guys! To browse the all natural shaving, fragrance, and skincare products for men, head to Follain’s brand new location in Beacon Hill. While you are there, make sure to check out the kid’s products, too!
126 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Since Father’s Day falls at the end of June, it is the perfect time to pick up some high quality summer gear for Dad. North River Outfitters, often known just as “NRO,” sells everything a preppy dad needs for the season: Boat shoes, Vineyard Vines swim trunks, sunglasses with croakies to match, and golf attire. Does your dad still have lots of work to do this summer? Give his meeting outfit a summer upgrade with a festive tie or seasonal cufflinks. NRO is a great place to go to shop for hard-to-please dads because all of the goods are high-end and impeccably curated.
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
If your dad really doesn’t need another shirt or tie, treat him to the ultimate Father’s Day gift: Red Sox tickets. There is really nothing in the world that beats a day at Fenway with dad. Plus, experiential gifts give you an excuse to spend time together, which beats a set of golf clubs any day. Just make sure to check his calendar for availability ahead of time!
Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.