Thank your dad for all of his love, support and encouragement over the years with a thoughtful gift this Father’s Day. From a gentlemen’s brunch for the foodie to sharp accessories for the business man, there’s something for every type of dad to say “I love you” in New York City. By Sarah Shaker.
Badichi Customized Belts
For a personalized Father’s Day gift, stop by one of Badichi’s 5 Manhattan locations and walk out with a made-for-dad accessory that suits his style. Choose from various colors and textures of leather, select a unique buckle to complete the look, then allow a specialist to cut the belt to his exact specifications, which can be done in less than two minutes! Whether dad’s into traditional brass or a bit of bling, there’s something for every guy’s wardrobe at Badichi.
Scotch, Steak & Cigars, Courgette Restaurant
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It’s all about strong drinks, red meat and a few cigar puffs this Father’s Day during “Scotch, Steak and Cigars Night” at Courgette Restaurant in Midtown. Make reservations now for Saturday, June 15 to treat dad to a special Father’s Day entree, such as Grilled 14-oz. Rib Eye with truffle-scented French fries and Béarnaise sauce or Maine Lobster with sugar snap peas, mashed potatoes and bisque sauce and he’ll receive a complimentary glass of scotch – or wine – and a cigar to cap off his special meal.
The Shake Men's Tote
Chef Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef and Next Iron Chef fame has invented something pretty cool outside of the kitchen – a beach tote that leaves the sand at the beach. “The Shake” has a hidden compartment on the bottom that can be opened to unveil a mesh lining allowing sand and dirt to pass through. For dad’s who spend their summers in the Hamptons or on the Jersey Shore, The Shake is the perfect Father’s Day gift that he’ll use all season long.
Pasta Making Class, Spina Restaurant
If your dad doesn’t even know how to boil water, send him to the capable Chef Joe Marcus at Spina for a professional introduction to pasta making. Dad can snack on meats and cheeses and sip a glass of wine before pulling up a seat at the pasta bar to roll out dough. Chef Marcus will explain how to make Spina’s signature pastas, such as Black Pepper Pappardelle and Spaghetti with Homemade Roma Tomato Sauce. Guests will finish class by sampling their results with a pasta-tasting dinner. Better yet, Dad can take home his dough to share his newfound skill with the whole family. Classes take place every Sunday from 4pm-5:30pm and cost $75 per person.
Champagne Cufflinks, Laura Lobdell
From the celebratory pop of a Champagne bottle to the edge of a cuff, these cool cufflinks are a wonderful way to say you celebrate your father every day. Laura Lobdell has created champagne-cork cufflinks for bubbly-loving dads with style. You can even personalize the cufflinks with his initials, family crests or anniversary dates. For the man who loves the ocean, Laura also have surf bracelets marking the longitude and latitude points of the best places to surf in NY. The cufflinks and surf bracelets are available online, or at Laura’s shop in the West Village.
Royal Shave, The Art of Shaving
Give Dad the ultimate indulgence in men’s facial care with a Royal Shave at one of The Art of Shaving’s 7 NYC locations. This 45 minute service will prep his skin with Pre-Shave Oil before a master barbor uses a straight razor and a hot lather of shaving cream for a seriously close shave. He’ll then be treated to an After Shave Mask, Hydrating Toner and After Shave Balm. Women shouldn’t be the only one’s gifted a spa service for relaxation!
Wine Awesomeness & WattsUp Rosé, Sole East
For the wine-loving dad, order him a three-month subscription to Club Awesomeness by Wine Awesomeness. Choose from their package deals including $40/month for 3 bottles of wine or $75/month for 6 bottles of wine delivered directly to your door. The Wine Awesomeness Membership is a fun way for him to learn more about wine and experience a bottle of wine from around the world that you can’t find at just any old grocery store. Their recently produced WattsUp Rosé is also available at The James Hotel rooftop, Coles and The Lambs Club. In the Hamptons, you can treat dad to this wine at Sole East, Navy Beach and Montauk Yacht Club.
DECLEOR Men’s Collection, Clyde's On Madison
Whether dad follows a strict grooming ritual or gets by with deodorant and cologne, there’s a great gift for him at the UES neighborhood apothecary, Clyde’s On Madison. This Father’s Day, kick up his at-home routine with DECLEOR Men’s Collection, a unique collection of men’s product that’ll help him master the art of shaving on his own, available at Clyde’s. This easy three-step ritual will give him the perfect shave every time without the expense of frequent visits to a pricey salon or barbershop.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.