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SoWa Open Market: Father's Day Gift Guide

Between birthdays + holidays, it's easy to be stumped on what to get your dad for Father's Day. There are always the safe go-to gift cards for when we are in a crunch. But this year, why not get your dad something a little more personal, a bit more local + a lot more meaningful! Check out some of the awesome gifts you can find for dad at the SoWa Open Market next Sunday, June 10, 10 am - 4pm. With something for everyone, these SoWa vendors have got you covered!

Alex's Ugly Sauce —Farmers Market

If your father is a foodie, get him some of this small batch hot sauce! With locally grown peppers and heat levels ranging from a 1-10 scale, you can find a sauce for anyone. But there's no reason to stop there. Grab your dad some dried pepper shakers or really surprise him with a Bloody Mary mix!

Alex's Ugly Sauce

Nine Five LTD— Arts Market

Why not find your dad the perfect gift while doing some good?  Nine Five donates 20% of each purchase to a cause of your choice. Their mantra is "Live This Day" encouraging you to live each day to the fullest and help the less fortunate to do the same. Browse their selection of hats, hoodies + t-shirts to find the perfect gift that keeps on giving for your dad. 

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Prospect Ciderworks— Farmers Market

That's right, the same cider you find in our beer barn is also sold in our farmers market! They offer three unique flavors made from local New England apples, making for a fun and tasty gift for dad!

 

Adelante Shoe Company— Arts Market

For the stylish dads out there, stop by Adelante Shoe Company for a new pair of kicks! At Adelante, you are getting high-quality footwear at a more affordable price.

Hubba Hubba— Farmers Market

For the cook of the family, get him some Hubba Hubba rub. Use the blends for anything from rubs to cooking spices, marinades or salad dressing mixes. You can even add olive oil to the mixes to make a tasty dipping sauce. Their website has plenty of recipes for your dad to try out! 

Fiber and Water— Arts Market

Give your dad a gift for home with this unique burlap art. Fiber and Water offer anything from city-related artwork to custom pieces. This thoughtful gift would make the perfect addition to any home!

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Speakeasy Travel Supply Co

It's officially summer which means one thing: VACATION!  And where better to stock up your carry-on and luggage than at the SoWa Open Market?

The lovely couple (and dog Chachy) behind , Speakeasy Travel Supply Co will change the way you travel forever.  And they should know, believe it or not, Beth and Randy were travel-bloggers before creating these fantastic travel accessories.  And it was that "day job" that lead them to create the Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Travel Scarves.  What's a hidden pocket scarf you ask? Well remember the last time you were abroad, you weren't sure whether to leave your passport and extra travel cash in the hotel safe or perhaps stick it somewhere in your purse?  Well with these scarves, the hidden pocket provides you a safe place to tuck your valuables no matter where you are in the world.

Beth says she was on the road when a light bulb went off, "I wished my scarf had a secret pocket in it. I could stash my important items in there and no one would ever know.... the perfect travel item"!

Since then, they've been featured on Buzzfeed, Mashable, Hello Giggles, Conde Nast, CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Airfare Watchdog, Eagle Creek, Smarter Travel and so much more.  Being travelers themselves, the trio know exactly what it's like to be on the road, on a boat, or in the jungle and say quality and love goes into each hand-made scarf. The pocket is truly hidden and accessible only by a zipper. Our zippers stay closed until they are opened so you will never have to worry about anything falling out. The pockets are also double stitched or serged for extra strength and are appx 9"x9". They fit a variety of items  from passports, phones, wallets, sunglasses, memory cards, camera filters, chapstick, money, maps, keys and notebooks making them perfect for your days sightseeing, nights out in the city or any time you need to keep your items safe, secure and easily accessible while you still look fantastic. They are also large enough to fit a flask in them - I call this the Prohibition Scarf - a scarf your grandparents would've loved. You might like it for sneaking items into festivals or other events.  

So really the only question left is, where will your Speakeasy Travel Scarf take you?

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