Shop Local in Baltimore this Father’s DayJune 15, 2021
Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the fathers and father figures in your life. However, dads are notoriously tricky to shop for. Have you already exhausted the typical tie and cufflinks? Allow our Baltimore gift guide to inspire you! We’ve pulled together a list of the best Father’s Day gifts in Baltimore, all not too far away from your home at Liberty Harbor East. The History of Father’s Day First, let’s explore the history of the holiday. The very first Father’s Day in the U.S. was noted on July 5th, 1908 in West Virginia. It grew in popularity throughout the century until it was signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1972. Now, each year on the third Sunday of June, we celebrate Father’s Day as a tribute to the men in our lives who care for us and support us. It’s a great day to spend some time together enjoying the warm summer weather. Our Father’s Day Gift Guide These local Baltimore retailers have some fantastic gifts your father will surely love. For The Beer Lover After a long day at work, nothing is more relaxing than a tasty IPA and a view of the sunset over the Harbor. Treat Dad to a gift that says “hoppy” Father’s Day! Based in Hampden, Nepenthe Brewing Co. is an excellent Baltimore brewery. You can take a visit to their brewery and explore their taproom, or pursue their online shop right from home. They have a wide array of beer-themed paraphernalia like books, magazines, and even beer-scented soap. Or, pick up a gift card so that your dad can pick out his favorite flavor! You can also pick up a 6 pack for dad at Monument City Brewing in Brewers Hill. This brewery was founded with a strong sense of family––it was started by two brothers who set out to bring world-class beer to the local Baltimore community. With everything from IPAs, to DIPAS, to NEIPAs, even the most discerning dad will find an ale that hits the spot. Then, you can pair a pack of beer with the perfect accessories from Route One Apparel. After all, that beer will need a glass! Their Natty Boh logo pint glass perfectly fits a 16 oz can. Or, shop this perfectly Maryland slogan t-shirt, “Beer, Crabs, and Old Bay.” What more could a dad want? Check out their retailer map to find a local shop that sells Route One gear. For The Active Dad If your dad loves spending weekends out on the bay or on the greens, we have some great sporty gifts to choose from, too. All you need to do is head to Harbor East to visit the Under Armour Brand House. Did you know that Under Armour was founded in Maryland? This special location has a huge selection of sports accessories, workout apparel, and much more. No matter which sport your dad is into, there’s truly something for everyone here. Pick Dad up a golf glove for his next trip to the fairways, or a new shirt for his next early morning fishing trip. You can never have too many pairs of shoes––so grab him another trusty pair of running shoes. For The Foodie Does your dad love to explore the newest restaurants around the city? Is he the star chef at home? Then you can’t go wrong with any of these foodie favorites. Try a jar of hot sauce from Be HOSS, a Baltimore-based honey hot sauce company. It’s the perfect topper for eggs at brunch, or the secret sauce to his next batch of homemade wings! It’s also a gift that gives back, as Be HOSS supports local Maryland farmers and apiaries, as well as donating proceeds to Bee Informed Partnership, a Maryland leader in the field of bee conservation. Another delicious option is jerky from Mobtown Meat Snacks. They have tons of flavors including Teriyaki Jerky, Sriracha Jerky, and even Bold Bay Jerky. If your dad has more of a sweet tooth, check out the chocolatey creations from Charm City Chocolate. You can even make the perfect personalized gift—a build-your-own chocolate bar with all of Dad’s favorite treats! Enjoy Time Together Of course, presents are always great, but the best gift of all is quality time together. Spend an evening together enjoying dinner at one of the many incredible restaurants here in Harbor East. We love Maximón, just down the street from Liberty Harbor East! Maximón brings Mexican cuisine here to Maryland with amazing dishes like Queso Fundido and carnitas. If Dad is a tequila fan, don’t miss the tequila tasting room. Happy Father’s Day We hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day with your loved ones, no matter how you spend it. If you take any of our Father’s Day suggestions, be sure to share photos of your day with us on social media, @LibertyHarborEast.