Daddy Dearest


You know he deserves the absolute best. He trots off to work every day and returns home only to be confronted with your endless chatter about the kids, the house and all the other details we discuss ad nauseam… best of all, he actually feigns interest. So how about getting your guy something fabulous for Daddy’s day (we both know he deserves it).

For the 80s Rocker Dad
Does his affection for Bon Jovi border on obsessive?  Does he still think a bi-level haircut is “sorta-cool”? If you have answered yes to either of these questions, you’ve got an 80s rocker on your hands. Order up 2 tickets to “Rock of Ages” on Broadway for an evening of singing along to classic rock cover tunes complete with lots of laughs. They even let you drink bottles of beer during the show. If you have seen Rock of Ages, pick up tickets to “American Idiot”, also on Broadway. The show the New York Times calls “thrillingly raucous and gorgeously wrought” was adapted from the blockbuster pop-punk album by Green Day, so your man can still rock out.

For the Bon Vivant Dad
He used to love to party. Now he just enjoys a good glass of scotch and a nice cigar every once in a while. Stop by Englewood Wine Merchants and pick up a special bottle of Balvenie 21year scotch ($159) or Oban 14 year ($84). They also have the standard Macallan brews up to 30 year. More of a foodie? He will be happily surprised when you have Joe’s Stone Crabs overnighted from their Miami outpost. Order Friday for Saturday delivery and you will receive a Fedex packed with Joe’s yummy claws fresh for Sunday dinner. Oh, and need dessert? They will even throw in one of Joe’s famous Key Lime Pies.

Englewood Wine Merchants
3 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood

Joe’s Stone Crab
Select size crab claws for 2, $142.95 plus shipping

For the Metrosexual Dad
You can be ready for a night out in twenty minutes flat. Your guy, on the other hand, is a different story. Why is he so intent on using all those creams? You prefer shopping on-line, he loves to hit Riverside Square in a big way. Okay, you’ve got a metrosexual dad on your hands. Get your man a gift certificate to The Art of Shaving in Garden State Plaza. He can stop in to the Barber Spa for their renowned Royal Shave, scissor haircut or skin treatment performed by their expertly trained master barbers. Or visit Neiman Marcus also at Garden State Plaza and pick up a pair of Vilebrequin bathing trunks in a super-cute pattern. We love “Marine-Print Moorea” and “Bora Bora”. He will be the hippest dad at the pool this summer, natch!

Art of Shaving
Garden State Plaza Mall

Neiman Marcus
Garden State Plaza Mall

For the Sporty Dad
Give him a ball, something with wheels, or any type of glove and your man will be happy. Make his day by giving him a gift certificate for Metro Golf and Fitness’s David Glenz Golf Academy, a new, state of the art golf and fitness center featuring golf simulations, a 200 sq ft. putting green, 3-D motion analysis and golf specific performance training. Send your guy in and presto- he leaves with an improved swing and a smile. Is he a cyclist? Escort your man to Cyclesport in Park Ridge and have him custom fit for a new bicycle. At Cyclesport, they have over 40 years fitting cyclists and carry top brands like Serotta, Cannondale and Trek; dad will leave with the perfect bike and fit so he can ride like the wind.

Metro Golf and Fitness
David Glenz Golf Academy
145 Piermont Road, Tenafly

1 Hawthorne Ave, Park Ridge

For the Handy Dad
He loves to tinker and you love him for it. Head over to Lowe’s and pick up Dewalt’s 18-Volt Compact Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit, now on sale for $299. The kit includes a compact drill and driver, cordless saw, and pivoting head flashlight all contained in a nifty bright yellow compact carrying case. Be careful, you may never get him out of the garage now.

150 Route 17 North, E. Rutherford

So hurry up! Father’s Day is right around the corner. And when Daddy opens that gift and gives you a sincere smile, rest assured it’s because Mama knows best.

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