5 Top Philly Shops for Guys’ Gifts in Honor of Father’s Day
United By Blue // 144 North 2nd Street, Old City, 215-278-7746.
If dad loves the outdoors, this place’s camping gear selection is top notch in both style and function. This Sunday, don’t just give him this sleek wood-handled pocket knife ($26) or this elevated camping backpack ($128) to take on his solo woodland ventures — try to set aside a weekend where you can go camping (glamping?) together. Ah, family bonding in the great outdoors.
Art in the Age // 116 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-922-2600.
For the boozy dad (hey, no judgements) trying to curate his at-home drink options, this shop has all the upgraded barware you could ever want. Pick up a bottle of sweet tea cocktail syrup ($20) for the perfect grown-up Arnold Palmer recipe, or go big and spring for the complete bar tool kit ($75), featuring a gorgeous wood muddler, twisty mixing spoon, mint julep strainer and wine opener, all encased in a beautiful AITA waxed canvas roll bag.
Waltzing Matilda // 21 West Avenue, Wayne, 215-688-1500.
Warning: You might want to buy everything in this store, so try to keep that laser-focus on dad gifts when you go in. Waltzing Matilda repurposes leather to craft handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces in the USA that add a touch of sophistication to everyday items. We’re currently obsessed with elevated tech accessories, like this iPad sleeve with a collar button closure ($225) or this stamped leather phone case ($48). Need more convincing? Right now, select Father’s Day gift items are up to 40 percent off.
Tobox Shoes // 25 South 19th Street, Rittenhouse, 215-644-9435.
This man cave is definitely where Don Draper would pop in for a shoeshine between meetings if ‘Madmen’ was real life (and set in Philly). Stop in here for cool men’s accessories that harken back to a time when whiskey decanters in the office were a regular thing. We’re loving Drake’s vibrant, eastern-inspired pocket squares ($85) or these elegant shoehorns made from elk antlers (starting at $30) for the seasoned dad who’s got that dapper swagger going on.
Stars and Stripes // 2129 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-587-2129.
Stop into this historic property (not to be mistaken for a church!) for a few upgrades to dad’s everyday essentials, like Owen & Fred metal collar-stays ($32), which come in a glass apothecary jar for cool dresser storage, or American Trench socks in subtle, sophisticated patterns to add a layer of texture and tone to his business casual (starting at $18).
We hope you find something for pops in one of these great Philly shops for guys’ gifts. And Happy Father’s Day to all the Philly dads out there, both young and old!