Straight up, dads can be difficult to shop for (sometimes even harder than moms). They are too busy with work meetings or doing the lawn to discuss any gift options, too macho to admit they actually need something or too frugal to have any extra funds spent on their happiness. Well, this Father’s Day tell dad “TOUGH!” Here are some thoughtful ideas and special items you can hand over to the most important man in your life (not just because you are sending him a subliminal message to manscape), but because you love him!
|A Statement Tie
Of course daddy knows how to work the chic professional look, but giving him one of these fun, creative ties will classify him as the office trendsetter. From sports to sailing to subtle stripes, he can collect ties for every type of occasion.
Where to shop: Vineyard Vines, Grove West, Shrewsbury
|A Six Pack
After he finishes his abs workout, let dad flex his other six pack. This cool beer tote is perfect for BYO’s, barbeques and bonfires at the beach.
Where to shop: The Papery of Shrewsbury, The Grove
| A Fully Loaded Truck
Drive this pint size F-150 RC Raptor up to dad’s driveway and watch him transform from disciplined adult to daring teen. This fast, performance truck has all the bells and whistles to keep dad entertained. Great News: He won’t get a ticket for speeding.
Where to shop: Hobbymasters, Red Bank
|A Relaxing Buzz
Shower him with a classic cut and a soothing shave at this popular upscale barbershop. From a beard trim to a Sweeney Todd, there is no doubt dad will look dapper for his special day.
Where to shop: Old World Shaving Parlor, Red Bank
| A Leisure Sport
Help pop maintain his dad bod by perfecting his swing on the tennis court or carve turns on the slopes. From rackets to snowboards to balls to goggles – this local sports shop has tons of gear to add to his athletic arsenal.
Where to shop: The Sport Spot, Shrewsbury
| A MANicure
Even though he may deny his nails need to be trimmed and his cuticles need to be cut, throw in the fact that his treatment includes soaking his hardworking hands in warm water and a light massage, he’ll be clawing for this generous gift certificate. Make Nails Plus papa’s go-to spot for well-earned pampering.
Where to shop: Nails Plus, Red Bank, Little Silver, Shrewsbury, Colts Neck
| A Trendy Hat
Whether he is doing the bills, walking the dog, or manning the grill, hand dad this trendy thinking cap to keep his head protected and stylin’. This ultra cool mesh trucker hat lets anyone know this boss means business.
Where to shop: Greenlines, Fair Haven
| A Day of Horsing Around
Show dad he is a winner. Enjoy time together at the track at Monmouth Park. All men receive a complimentary betting voucher with paid admission. The family can enjoy the races, lunch, live music and enter a local sports lottery to win tickets to see his favorite team.
Where to shop: Monmouth Park, Ocean Port
| A Classic Accessory
Let pops know this Father’s Day he’s “On the BALL” with this Trainmaster Officer Manual 44MM Gray Face BALL Watch with sapphire caseback, manual caliber on genuine alligator brown leather strap.
Where to shop: J. Vincent Jewelers, Colts Neck
Enjoy your stress-free shopping!
Hope Daniels is a Rumson, NJ resident and founder of A New Mom In Town blog – you can read all about her mommy adventures at www.anewmomintown.com. She is a contributing editor for Community Magazine (CM), with her monthly feature “The Parenthood Blog”.