4 Father's Day Gifts From Boston's Favorites

Abby Bielagus | June 18, 2020 | Lifestyle

This month, you might not be able to hang with Dad in person but you can still celebrate Father’s Day and support local businesses with gifts from these Boston favorites.

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TASTE
You can’t treat him to a dinner out, but you can spoil him with a gourmet surf and turfdinner. Begin with a caviar flightfrom Island Creek Oysters that includes three 30-gram tins of osetra, white sturgeon and paddlefish ($175, shop.islandcreekoysters.com). And the main event, a cowboy steak, comes courtesy of Savenor’s Market, selected and cut by him the premixed Old-Fashioned cocktail made with its American straight whiskey, angostura bitters and raw muddled sugar ($30,bridgeliquors.com). And while you’re at it, you might as well throw in the Hub Punch ($30), a recreation of an early 1900s recipe featuring Boston rum and infused with orange, raspberry, lemon and a special combination of botanicals. Check out Bully Boy’s website forserving suggestions.

DRESS
Make an appointment for Dad at Cambridge clothier Drinkwater’s (drinkwaterscambridge.com). Proprietor Gary Drinkwater, whose taste is tremendous, will meet you at the store or online to help youchoose a suit or snazzy-casual outfit. His selection ranges from the finestsuits to classic threads from cool designers like Engineered Garments and Universal Works.

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SIP
Boston’s first craftdistillery, Bully Boy Distillers (bullyboydistillers.com), is now delivering its spirits to the New England area care of BridgeLiquors in Newport, R.I. Send him the premixed Old-Fashioned cocktail made with its American straight whiskey, angostura bitters and raw muddled sugar ($30,bridgeliquors.com). And whileyou’re at it, you might as well throw in the Hub Punch ($30), a recreation of an early 1900s recipe featuring Boston rum and infused with orange, raspberry, lemon and a special combination of botanicals. Check out Bully Boy’s website forserving suggestions.

DISCOVER
Give Dad a key to unlock his family history with a membership to New England Historic Genealogical Society. No matter which level you choose, your pops will have access to more than 1 billion searchable names in the American Ancestors database (americanancestors.org), discounts on researchers and online consultations, and free admission to the stately library on Newbury Street.



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