Gift Local, Father’s Day Edition

It’s hard to believe it’s almost Father’s Day, which means summer officially begins in just a few short days! We are so lucky to have such an amazing father. Since Laura and I live in the same city as our parents, we often choose to show our love with food and togetherness – a dinner party, a picnic, or an evening with dessert and drinks! – but sometimes it is nice to give something tangible. We rounded up a few of our favorite local gift ideas with dad in mind.

boston potter - shop-local-boston

We love everything that Jeremy Ogusky, the Boston Potter creates. How cool is this liquor set?


Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Our dad loves ice cream (in fact, father-daughter date nights at Friendly’s were a thing) and we love Scoopsies for unique flavor combinations and their monthly ice cream scoopscription! If dad is dairy-free (delicious even for dairy lovers), we love love love Scoop Sights.


Nothing beats warm summer evenings with a gin + tonic in hand. We love the unique Boston map etched glasses from theUncommonGreen. Bonus: add a bottle of local gin.

olives & grace

Although Jojo’s Sriracha comes from Brooklyn, the wonderfully curated Olives & Grace is a great place to find it locally. In addition to a number of New England-based makers, Sofi carries brands from across the US.

Randolph Engineering

A pair of classic sunglasses from Randolph Engineering can come in handy.


If you’re looking to collect moments not things, then perhaps a surprise day trip is in order? Check out our favorite day trip destinations (and itineraries!) here.

lee & company

Vanessa Hobbs of Gloucester-based Lee & Company creates really neat gifts out of wood — from cutting boards to coasters and paddle knives.

Image credit: 1 / Catrine Kelty, 2 / Scoopsies, 3/ Natalie Chassaigne Kurtzman, 4/ Olives & Grace 5/ Randolph Engineering / Ball & Buck, 6/ Jaime Ganson, 7/ Travelin’ Chicks

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