Union Wharf residents: don’t forget that Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 20th, 2021.
Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration for the fathers and/or father figures in your life. We recognize and honor their sacrifices, devotions, and contributions to our lives through fatherhood, guardianship, and nurturing.
The first Father’s Day occurred after one of the worst mining accidents in West Virginia circa 1908. Grace Golden Clayton organized the memorialization for the 350+ fallen fathers. Sonora Smart Dodd, however, first popularized Father’s Day in 1910 in Spokane, Washington. She, too, had organized the day in honor of her late father, who had raised her on his own. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Father’s Day as a national holiday to be annually observed in the U.S. on the third Sunday in the month of June. Today, we still honor Father’s Day.
So, here is a comprehensive list of the best Father’s Day gifts in Baltimore. Shopping locally is important for our economy and community — and your Dad will appreciate it, too.
Does He Like a Cold Brew?
Gifts for the Beer Lover in Your Life
Monument City Brewing Company
Pick Dad up a 6-pack from one of Baltimore’s best brewing companies, Monument City. They’re conveniently located in Brewer’s Hill and reasonably priced — not to mention, delicious!
Make him hoppy with Hampden’s Nepenthe Homebrew, this year. All orders must be placed online for pick-up. If ordered before 2:00 p.m., items are available for same-day pick-up.
Nepenthe retails the best books on everything beer: IPAs, malts, recipes, and brews. We recommend picking up a book or two, for his own brewing or coffee table.
Additionally, Nepenthe has organic soaps on sale for $7.00. And, yes, they’re made with beer. Soaps available include Honey Pilsner, Belgian Witbier, Apricot Wheat, and Hard Cider.
You can’t go wrong with a gift card. Nepenthe has plenty of brews, equipment, and ingredients, so order him an e-gift card sent via email. Amounts range from $25, $50, $100, and $200.
Route One Apparel
Route One Apparel, known for its Maryland-themed gear, is in stores and retailers throughout Maryland. Conveniently, they also offer online shopping.
Beer & Crabs Tee
Route One is selling cotton tees with “Beer, Crabs, & Old Bay” in vintage black and gray. Sizes range from an S to a 5-XL. Besides, who doesn’t love beer, crabs, and old bay?
Natty Boh Pint Glass
Get him something he can pour his stout into. For only $12, Route One sells pint glasses with the classic Natty Boh logo. He’ll love it beer-y much.
Looking for Something for a Tee-rific Dad?
Gifts for the Active Dad
Under Armour Brand House
Visit the Under Armour Brand House in Harbor East for a gift for the active Dad in your life.
Is He a Fisher?
Holy mackerel! Dad’s going to love this.
Under Armour is currently selling a shore-break long sleeve with a game-changing cooling fabric design; it’s perfect for fishing and hot, summery days. For $40, this long sleeve is available in gray, blue, green, and red with sizes ranging from an S to a 3-XL. There’s no trout when it comes to buying this.
It’s a hole-in-one.
Under Armour’s medal golf glove is going to enhance his game and experience. For only $12, UA’s synthetic glove, with a textured palm, helps with grip and breathability.
Or, a Runner?
Get Dad Under Armour’s Infinite 2 Running Shoes. This shoe has the perfect design with cushion and bounce. It is not only comfortable, but durable and dependable. They come in an array of colors, with sizes ranging from a 7 to a 15.
I Love You Dad, Pho-Real
Gifts for the Foodie.
He’ll bee happy with this gift. Bee hoss is selling their delicious mix of sweet and spicy honey hot sauces. For 5 oz., it’s $7.99. 10 oz., it’s only $11.99. So, spice up his cabinet and recipes.
Charm City Chocolate
Make it a Father’s Day that’s choc-full of fun. For $30, make Dad his own chocolate bar with rich, delectable chocolate. After picking a base (dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or vegan chocolate), you can select 1-4 toppings: nuts, fruits, candies, chocolates, gummies, cookies, sprinkles, and/or salty delights.
Mobtown Meat Snacks
Mobtown offers a variety of jerky with the finest quality and curation. So, pick him up some Black Pepper, Bold Bay, Sriracha, Teriyaki, and/or Traditional jerky.
But the Best Gift of All? Spending time with Dad!
If you can, spend some time with Dad this Father’s Day.
Take him out to dinner at one of the best restaurants in Fells Point — Chilango’s. Besides their incredible menu, it’s steps away from your home at Union Wharf. For more information, check out our previous blog post, “Chilango’s: Modern Mexican-American Just Steps Away From Union Wharf.”
We hope you have a Happy Father’s Day!