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Between the barbecues, beach days, and happy hours, it's easy to let Father's Day creep up on your early summer to-do list. Dads can be difficult to shop for, especially because half the time they don't even know what they want. If you've procrastinated in picking up a gift, these five men's boutiques are well equipped to supply inherently cool Father's Day gifts that trump a gift card to Home Depot.

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1. OFFICINA 189

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189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113
(857) 233-4300
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If dad has a penchant for fine Italian wine, meaty lasagna, and The Sopranos, give him a different taste of Italy this Father's Day with a treat from Officina 189. Owner Fabrizio Di Rienzo hails from Milan and will gladly help you narrow down a niche cologne, select either a new or vintage Bello & Preciso watch, or walk you through shaving goods straight from the famous peninsula.

2. Ball and Buck

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144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-1776
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Should your old man focus more on the good ol' US of A rather than exotic locales abroad, Ball and Buck offers up American-made apparel and accessories, along with grooming goods, rugged pet gear, Randolph Engineering military-spec eyewear, and manly book titles on the outdoors, the well-stocked bar, and more.

3. Uniform

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511 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-2360
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Uniform definitely caters to a trendier dad, especially young urban-dwellers who might appreciate the portability of a Freitag or Will Leather Goods bag. Perhaps you can convince him to swap his Sperry footwear for something less ubiquitous like Tretorn. When it comes to apparel, liven up his look with shirts from Ben Sherman and Penguin, or add color to his sock drawer with Happy Socks.

4. Sault

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577 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 239-9434
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Sault's curated mix of goods speaks to a well-grounded New England man. Grab dad grooming elixirs from Mr. Natty, leather wallets from Tanner Goods, a canvas and leather tool kit, Jack Spade watches, and even select gourmet foodstuffs.

5. Bobby From Boston

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19 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-9299
Is dad the nostalgic type? Remind him of his glory days with a vintage purchase from Bobby's. Maybe a varsity jacket will encourage him to start jogging again, or perhaps a repurposed timepiece would remind him of the one his own father wore.

1. OFFICINA 189

189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113
If dad has a penchant for fine Italian wine, meaty lasagna, and The Sopranos, give him a different taste of Italy this Father's Day with a treat from Officina 189. Owner Fabrizio Di Rienzo hails from Milan and will gladly help you narrow down a niche cologne, select either a new or vintage Bello & Preciso watch, or walk you through shaving goods straight from the famous peninsula.
189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113

2. Ball and Buck

144 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Should your old man focus more on the good ol' US of A rather than exotic locales abroad, Ball and Buck offers up American-made apparel and accessories, along with grooming goods, rugged pet gear, Randolph Engineering military-spec eyewear, and manly book titles on the outdoors, the well-stocked bar, and more.
144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Uniform

511 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Uniform definitely caters to a trendier dad, especially young urban-dwellers who might appreciate the portability of a Freitag or Will Leather Goods bag. Perhaps you can convince him to swap his Sperry footwear for something less ubiquitous like Tretorn. When it comes to apparel, liven up his look with shirts from Ben Sherman and Penguin, or add color to his sock drawer with Happy Socks.
511 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Sault

577 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
Sault's curated mix of goods speaks to a well-grounded New England man. Grab dad grooming elixirs from Mr. Natty, leather wallets from Tanner Goods, a canvas and leather tool kit, Jack Spade watches, and even select gourmet foodstuffs.
577 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

5. Bobby From Boston

19 Thayer Street, Boston, MA 02118
Is dad the nostalgic type? Remind him of his glory days with a vintage purchase from Bobby's. Maybe a varsity jacket will encourage him to start jogging again, or perhaps a repurposed timepiece would remind him of the one his own father wore.
19 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118