Ten Sure-to-Please Father's Day Gifts

Celebrate dear old Dad with presents from local stores.

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No need to scramble for Father’s Day presents this year — we did all the heavy lifting for you. Shop these local Boston stores to find the perfect gift for stylish dads of all stripes. (And make some plans while you’re at it, would ya?)

Pops can channel Don Draper with the 75th anniversary edition of this favorite drink-mixing guide, which features 1,500 recipes, equipment info, tips, and an updated glossary of obscure spirits. Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide, $14.99, SAULT New England, 577 Tremont St., Boston, 857-239-9434, saultne.com

A man’s wallet should represent him. This hand-cut and sewn billfold is made in the United States for the dad who loves the outdoors and appreciates products that are made to last. Ball and Buck wallet, $118, Ball and Buck, 144B Newbury Street, Boston, 617-262-1776, ballandbuck.com

More than just a watch, the multi-sport 910 XT will act as a triathlon training partner to get Dad in tip-top shape. Garmin Forerunner 910 XT training watch, $399 ($449 with heart rate monitor), Marathon Sports, 1654 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4161; and other locations; marathonsports.com

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Made in Portland, Maine, these custom Boston Harbor cuff links will be a reminder of home for the jet-setting old man. Chart Metalworks “Wear Your World” cuff links, $175 (sterling silver) or $110 (bronze), Good, 88 Charles St., Boston, 617-722-9200, shopatgood.com

Chances are, your dad is a fan of creature comforts, like worn-in denim. This straight-leg pair has a vintage, naturally aged feel right out of the gift box. AG Denim “Protégé” jeans, $185, Uncle Pete’s, 119 Charles Street, Boston, 617-391-0895, unclepetesshop.com

On his special day, let daddy-o have complete control of the remote. This model’s color LCD screen only shows the buttons you need for the device you’re using at the time, simplifying the home entertainment experience. Universal Remote Control MX-980, starting at $599, Audio Concepts, 870 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-734-1800; 980 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro, 508-699-8819, audioconcepts.com

Take your seafood-loving father right to the source with a visit to Island Creek Oysters farm. Learn about the early stages of an oyster seed, tour the processing float, and sail in the bay where workers harvest the bivalves. And of course, a sampling of freshly shucked oysters is included. Farm tour, $400 for 4 people, $500 for 6 people, Island Creek Oysters, 457 Washington St, Duxbury, 781-934-2028, islandcreekoysters.com

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Pamper pop with an old-fashioned shave (including a hot towel and cleansing facial massage) and haircut at Roosters. He’ll leave with an Aveda sample gift box, too. Gentlemen’s Choice package, $89, Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, 180 Linden St. #101, Wellesley, 781-772-1068, roostersmgc.com

Hollywood celebrity. Espionage. History. Your bookworm father is sure to be enthralled by New York Times best-selling author Alan Furst’s spy novel. Mission to Paris, $27, Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-1515, harvard.com

If you’re near Providence this weekend, pick up this basket for the beloved beer geek in your life to share with his friends. A craft IPA will go perfectly with the artisan cheeses, charcuterie, “Baboo’s” mustard (we’re told that it’s a secret family recipe), sweet and salty oatcakes, and more. “Brewmaster’s Choice” basket, $75, Farmstead, 186 Wayland Ave., Providence, 401-274-7177, farmsteadinc.com

— Alyssa DeGeorge

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