It seems like all the pampering is reserved for Mother’s Day, but dads deserve to be spoiled a little bit, too—especially on Father’s Day. Minneapolis makes it easy to spoil the dads in our lives, with no shortage of high-quality boutiques and services available for men of discerning taste. Here are a few of the items on our shortlist for Father’s Day gift shopping this year:
Shirt from Hammer Made – This local menswear retailer creates high-quality dress shirts that compete with designer brands on style and fit, but beat them hands down when it comes to price. With each design available in a limited run of just 30 shirts, you’ll know you’re getting your dad something as unique and special as he is.
Duffel from Askov Finlayson – The Dayton brothers’ men’s boutique in the North Loop, Askov Finlayson carries timeless, high-quality products inspired by the dual traditions of adventure and artistry active in the Minneapolis community. The brothers partnered with Best American Duffel to create the last duffel your dad will ever need to buy (and you bought it for him—even better!). Whether your dad is heading into the great outdoors or jetting off from MSP, this duffel provides all the style, craftsmanship, and durability he needs.
Personal Styling Appointment at MartinPatrick3 – The gold standard in Minneapolis for menswear boutiques, MartinPatrick3’s inventory features clothing, accessories, furniture, and apothecary products—all embodying that quintessential polished MartinPatrick3 style. Help your dad look at feel his best this summer by making him an appointment with a personal style advisor at MartinPatrick3. The appointment is free, so go along and offer to treat him to one piece he picks out during his session.
Summer Read from Mager’s & Quinn Booksellers – Few gifts feel as personal as a book hand selected by a loved one to appeal to your tastes and interests. Grab a copy of the best book you’ve read recently, or talk to the knowledgeable booksellers at Mager’s & Quinn for help picking out something your dad will enjoy reading as he soaks up rays by the lake this summer. Don’t forget to transcribe the title page with the date and a short message describing why you chose the book, or why you loved it if it’s something you’ve already read.
Straight Razor Shave from Heimie’s Haberdashery – Your dad will feel like he stepped back in time when he sets foot in Heimie’s for a traditional straight razor shave. Straight razor shaves are great for your skin, leaving it smooth and moisturized—an experience that falls somewhere between a facial and a shave. Think of it like a spa visit with the environment geared toward men, with services tailored to address the specific skin issues and sensitivities that accompany a daily face shaving routine. It’s no-fuss, no-frills pampering, just like your dad deserves.
Image from MartinPatrick3.