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Ask A Boston Expert: Best Gifts For Father's Day

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Finding the right gift for your dad this Father's Day is easy thanks to the helpful staff at Magpie. This cool, modern gift shop stocks a huge range of gifts, from housewares to books. Every product in the store is handpicked and curated from local and national creators. Among these items is a ton of gifts that would work for many dads, but here are five particularly great picks from the Magpie shelves that the team suggests for fathers.

MBTA Water Bottle By Liberty Bottleworks

This handy water bottle by Liberty Bottleworks is perfect for the dad on the go. It features a detailed MBTA map and comes in two different colors. This 24-oz. bottle is made in the USA from 100% recycled materials. The finish on the bottle is a BPA-free coating that will keep your dad's drink safe. He can refill it again and again, saving him money on bottled beverages and cutting down on needless waste. Fathers can really appreciate this rugged, useful, responsible and unique Father's Day gift.

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Go-Comb's Steel Comb/Bottle Opener

If your dad likes to keep himself neat and tidy no matter where he is, this sleek product by Go-Comb might be a good choice for Father's Day. The stainless steel body has a classic etched pattern and a subtle logo cutout at the edge. One side has short comb teeth that work for short hair, beards and mustaches. Another side has a bottle opener that is sure to be useful. The entire comb is a bit smaller than a credit card, so he can slip it in his wallet and take it anywhere.

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Native Union
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Wooden iPhone Case

Dads are getting abreast of new technology, but that doesn't mean they have to sacrifice their classic style along the way. Native Union makes a great case for the iPhone 6 made from American timber engraved with the Native Union logo. Yes, the case is made of wood, but it's not any thicker than your average case. Part of the case is made of soft material to cushion the phone. There are several colors from which to choose.

Reed Wilson Design
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East Coasters By Reed Wilson Design

Coasters may not sound like the most fun gift for Father's Day, but these shoreline coasters by Reed Wilson Design are classy and fun. They are made in America with Baltic birch. The wood is carved to take the shape of the northeast coast of the United States. The East Coasters are great for man caves, living rooms or even offices. They lend a modern touch and a local aesthetic to any space.

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Areaware's Fish Pocket Knife

Does your dad love to fish? If so, he will probably find this quirky fish pocketknife pretty helpful. The little tool fits easily into a pocket or tackle box and features a small folding knife. It also has a bottle opener for a tail. It will help him crack open bottles and cut line when he's out fishing. The knife is constructed of food grade metal, so he can use it to prepare food. Just make sure he doesn't stick it in the dishwasher.

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Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at

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