Father’s Day is just a few weeks away. Skip the annual tie and get him something really (cool). Here are a few of our favorite father’s day gift ideas — many of which come from Baltimore boutiques and stores. 
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Ballpark Blueprint. Dad probably has an assortment of tees from his fav baseball team — why not give him the architectural blueprints to his favorite park? Comes framed or as a canvas and looks sharp on a wall. Available from BallparkBlueprints.

Teak Swell Water Bottle. Two sizes — and the larger fits an entire bottle of wine. Keeps items cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Available at Becket Hitch.

SprezzaBox. Skip the tie this father’s day. Let SprezzaBox send him 4-5 curated accessories and personal care products every month. Style delivered. 

Garment Weekender Bag. Combines the functionality of a garment bag with the pack-it-up portability of a weekender or duffel bag. Business trips never looked (cool)er. Available from Quintessential Gentleman

Seafood Starter Kit. All you need to turn that fresh caught fish into a fabulous meal. Available from E.N. Olivier.

My Dad Book. A bit sentimental. Put all of those “late night chat” stories in one place. Beautifully bound, too. Available from Amazon.

Spikeball. Quite frankly, the most addicting game at the beach. Or backyard. Or anywhere really. Available at aMuse Toys.

Photo Memory Game. Way more fun to play guess who with your favorite photo memories — and a fun way to change up family game night! Added bonus? You finally get to put your 3.5 million instagram photos to use. Create your own at Pinhole Press.

Vintage Stripe Organic Golf Shirt. It’ll be his new favorite shirt. {And my husband gets particularly nutty over removable collar stays — so apparently that’s HUGE.} From Criquet.

Foodie Dice: For the dad who knows his way around the kitchen — or the one that’s always wondering what to make when it’s his turn to cook. Foodie Dice literally shake up meal time! Available from Uncommon Goods.

Zepp Gold Swing Analyzer: Doesn’t matter if he’s a novice or has an amazing handicap, the Zepp Golf Swing analyzer is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to swing a club. Sure, he’ll love improving his swing but he can also compare it to PGA pros. Sweet.  Available on Amazon.

Leather Folded Card Case: Baltimore-based Almanac Industries makes a gorgeous line of leather products — everything from iPad sleeves to card cases. Dad might like a their nautical knot letterpress notepad, too.


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