Dote on Dad With These Easy Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day


The countdown is on to summer, but before you get lost in the end-of-year shuffle, start planning your Father's Day celebrations now. Whether you want to make the day extra special for your significant other, your own father, or just a dad you think is great, you don't have to look far to find meaningful father's day gifts and experiences. 


Gift Ideas

Help him step up his fashion game with a gift card to Westwood men's style spot, Society Men. If you know the looks he likes, choose from casual Tees and baseball caps to more sophisticated button downs – perfect for a night out. REFORMEN Style in Cresskill offers chic and laid back looks for him, from polos to hoodies, with knowledgeable sales associates who can help with your style files. Or, make it easy and let him to the shopping with a gift card.


Give him the chance to unwind with a day at the spa. The Fountain Spa is offering a Super Dad Spa Package, which includes a 50-minute Deep Tissue Massage plus stress-relieving pedicure, so he'll leave refreshed and grateful. Spavia in Ridgewood is offering men's treatments, so Dad can enjoy self-care specifically tailored to his needs. This includes men's massages, men's salt stone therapy, men's skin fix facial and many more luxurious offerings for your guy.


For the sweets-enthusiast, get your hands on locally made treats, from candy too cookies and everything in between. Kara Cakes in Franklin Lakes offers delicious alcohol-infused cupcakes to step your dessert game up a notch, with flavors such as the Spiked Arnold Palmer, Bailey's Irish Cream and White Sangria. Order the flavor or your choice in advance or get their select flavor day of. Pop into Westwood Candy Co., recently opened in downtown Westwood, which offers a huge selection of unique and classic treats, plus charming food- and home-related gift ideas. 


Fun Outings

Let him bond with the kids at a fun daddy-daughter/son cooking and baking outing, where both dad and kid can have a good time. Check out the Crafty Kitchen Father's Day Workshop on June 18th, at their new space in Emerson, where kids and their dads, grandpas, uncles – any special guy in their life – spend time in the morning or afternoon baking and decorating a construction-themed cake and customized topping pizza. At The Flavor Labs in Norwood, kids and their adult can give their cooking skills a boost making and decorating pizza from scratch plus stuffed cupcakes at the Cooking Together class on June 18th. Have a little one that isn't quite ready to hone their chef skills? The Village Edgewater is hosting a Daddy & Me Father's Day Sensory Pop Up on June 19th, where littles and their bigs can enjoy Father's Day-themed sensory play and activities centered around a story. Or, get physical and enjoy nature at Tenafly Nature Center's Father's Day Walk, where families can slow down and explore the outdoors.


For a full-family outing, head to one of Bergen's restaurants serving up Father's Day specials and big eats for the big guy. Visit a family-friendly sports bar around Bergen County, from our picks of best spots to watch sports, so the whole fam can eat, drink and be merry (and watch a game or two!) Does your special guy have a taste for beer? At Five Dimes Brewery, recently opened in Westwood, families can enjoy their extensive space inside or on their rooftop. Visitors can bring food in from a number of local Westwood spots and enjoy alongside a fresh IPA or stout. Or, go all-out for the special dad in your life and hit up Sofia in Englewood for lunch or dinner, where Father's Day is front and center. Enjoy items off their delish menu, then top off the meal with their world-class cocktails and a cigar in their cigar bar & lounge.


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