Portland Buy Local Father’s Day Gift Guide
This outside of the Big Box this year for Father’s Day and get your dad something as cool and unique as our fine city! For more gift ideas, check out our directory at www.portlandbuylocal.org.
Maine Potters Market has some fabulous tumblers perfect for Dad to drink his favorite hot or cold drink out of. They’re created by Laurel MacDuffie of Parsonsfield, Maine and come in a range of sizes. Priced from $25-$35 each.
Located at 376 Fore Street, Portland,
Summer’s here and your dad wants to sit out on his freshly mowed lawn and enjoy a beverage or two without feeling the pain the next day. Well, Sebago Brewing Company has just the answer with its latest Simmer Down Summer Session Ale.
Pick some up for dad at many local markets – or at the Sebago Brewup at 211 Fore Street, Portland, (207) 775-2337.
Upgrade your dad’s current shave bag to this gorgeous one from Rogue Industries. This essential travel item is lightweight and durable. With an antique brass zipper and water-resistant lining, this thing can take a beating, whether it’s from the TSA or a charging rhino. Made in Maine, satisfaction guaranteed.
Order online or see nearby vendors at www.rogue-industries.com
Gentleman’s Shave Kit – $40
Create some supreme bonding time with your dad and fight the power at the same time with a gift certificate to Videoport. Let your dad pick out the movies (with help from the friendly, knowledgeable staff), and you pop the popcorn! Not only will you spend some QT with pops but you also avoid Netflix guilt (and will have a much, MUCH better selection of movies we should add). Get out of your house you hermit!
151 Middle St. at Pearl St., Portland
Your poor dad’s eyes are going so bad he can barely see the tattoo on Mike Napoli’s arm anymore! Help him out with a new TV from David Munster’s TV. You won’t find better TV experts than these guys – they’ve been in business for 39 years. You can get Pops a 39″ flat screen, high definition LED/LCD Panasonic for only $499. And what’s more? They offer free delivery, free set up, and they’ll take your old TV away for you too!
373 Forest Avenue, Portland
You want Dad to be around for a while, right? Then give him the gift of a healthy body with a membership to the Bay Club at One City Center. He can choose from a variety of fitness classes – or just work out in the gym. Memberships start at $95 for one month.
One City Center
Right in time for summer, get your dad the Mason Shaker from Angela Adams for $29. Throw in a few mixers and a bottle of Maine-made gin, rum, or vodka from Maine Craft Distilleries and you have a very happy dad!
Angela Adams is located at 273 Congress Street, Portland, 207- 774-3523
Maine Craft Distilleries is located at 101 Fox Street, Portland, 207-798-2528
Let your dad be the king of lawn games with his very own Maine-made cornhole game complete with water resistant bean bags from Skillful Home Recreation. The set costs $225 (or $200 if you mention Buy Local!) Looking for something a bit more? They have a Transformers Pinball machine for $3,495. Get that for dad and you officially win Father’s Day. 137 Preble Street. 207-775-3000.
Beer, pretzels, and burgers – what else could your dad want? Besides maybe a waterside perch to enjoy it all! Bring your dad down to Infiniti Fermentation and Distillation. Your dad can ogle the gorgeous brewing equipment behind the bar while he sucks down some of the best fries this side of Belgium! 250 Commercial Street, Portland, 207-221-8889.
Teach your dad about good beers with the Bier of the Month club from the Bier Cellar starting at $34.99. The goal of the Beer of the Month Club is to give members access to some hard to find beers, as well as some seasonal beers that are classics. With each package they include tasting notes and information about each beer. You can choose the number of months and the types of beers included (session level or imperial level). 299 Forest Avenue, Portland, 207-200-MALT.
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