Patch Picks Father's Day Guide
Need a place to go or a gift idea? We've got you covered.
If you haven't yet planned your Father's Day celebrations with dad, don't fret. Whether you want to take him out, or pick him up a present you'll love, Patch has put together great local options.
What To Buy:
Want to impress Dad with a great cigar, but have no idea what to buy? At The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood, the helpful and courteous staff suggest Patron Anniversary, Davidoff Millenium Blend
What golf-loving Dad wouldn't love a GPS to guide him on the greens? Workers at Golfsmith in Paramus told us the SG5 SkyCaddie is flying off the shelves this week. The device costs about $200, and comes with a $100 dining giftcard and a complementary cart mount. Also popular, the one click cart, on sale for $130.
Rods & Reels
For the fisherman in your family, Ramsey Outdoors in Ramsey and Paramus, has everything Dad would want and more. One dad at the store showed us his wish list: Shimano Trinidad 12A reel for offshore fishing, at $460.
What man doesn't love fire? How about a firepit? Ski Barn in Paramus has a wide assortment of backyard ideas for dads. Of course, most men, when asked what they want for Father's Day, told us they just want to relax. Is there any better Dad gift than a hammock?
For dads who love new duds, gray, purple and magenta are hot colors in mens fashion this season. Another trend: bow ties and pocket circles—a round version of the traditional handkerchief that you twirl into a floret and tuck into your pocket. Sal Lauretta for Men. For more classic dads, you can never go wrong with a Something Sophisticated golf shirt. The cannon logo is showing up everywhere.
Meats & Sweets
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Serve up a feast fit for a king for Father's Day. The perfect dish for your dad is sure to be had at Market Basket, Corrado's or Nicholas Market. To hot too cook but still want a great cut of beef? There is always the Brick House.
Where To Go:
Where/When: The Mason Jar, 219 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah; Seatings Sunday, June 19, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call (201) 529-2302 for reservations.
Why Go: Whether dad likes brick oven pizza or homemade BBQ, this brunch geared towards dads on their special day is a great way to enjoy time as a family.
Pricing: Adults: $25.95; Children 12 and under: $15.95; Kids under 5 years old free.
Where/When: Darlington County Park, Mahwah; Swimming is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Park closes at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Got an outdoorsy dad? Try swimming, hiking and a picnic at Darlington this Father’s Day.
Pricing: For Bergen County residents, entrance fee into the park is $10 per adult, $6 per child, and $2 for senior citizens.
Where/When: Saddle River County Park; Sunday, June 19, 8:30 a.m.
Why Go: If you have an activist dad, join this charity venture to help “preserve and revitalize” low income housing.