June not only means the start of summer, but also the fast approach of Father’s Day. Father’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the father or father figure in your life. It’s a wonderful feeling to treat Dad to a great father’s day gift, though coming up with gift ideas for dads can be a challenge. The Montclair Girl has gathered up some local gift and experience ideas for you to treat the father in your life. Read on for some Father’s Day gift ideas in the Montclair area.
A Bro Mask from Luxurious Wellniss | 557 Nassau Street Suite 3, Orange
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Dad’s skin deserves the best — and with a Bro Mask from Luxurious Wellniss, he can kick back with a beer and improve his complexion. Luxurious Wellniss is a Black-owned, woman-owned business that started as an online brand. Since its conception, it’s launched an entire line made just for guys. It has everything from moisturizers to exfoliators, deodorants, cleansers, and more. There’s also a brick + mortar ‘skin lab’ where you can bring your dad to get a facial, if he’s up for it. It’s a great way to relax and unwind from the stress of daily life.
Welcome to Jersey Sweatshirt from Strong Hold Shop | 174 Broad Street, Bloomfield
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What better way for Dad to show off his NJ pride than through a ‘Welcome to Jersey’ sweatshirt from Strong Hold Shop? This is a great gift to keep all dads cozy, stylish, and an advocate of the greatest state of all. The brand also sells jewelry, jackets, polos, shorts, and more.
A Trip to Montclair Brewery | 101 Walnut Street, Montclair
For all the beer-loving fathers out there, a trip to Montclair Brewery is a great way to spend some quality time together while enjoying some cool beer. It’s open on Wednesdays from 3:30PM – 10PM, Thursdays 3:30PM – 10PM, Fridays 3PM –11PM, Saturday 12PM – 11PM, and Sundays 12PM – 9PM. Currently on tap is a Hava Guava IPA, Kingston Porter, Cherry O’Berry sour, and more.
Treetop Adventure Course at the Turtle Back Zoo | 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
If you’re looking for an exhilarating adventure to do with Dad, taking him zip lining at the Treetop Adventure Course is a great option. There’s also an adult ropes course that features 15 fun physical challenges for you and dads to try out. Located at the Turtle Back Zoo, there are options to book on the weekends between 10AM and 4PM. The Adult Course is $30 per person, the zip line is $15 per person, and there’s a discounted $35 ticket if you purchase both the Course and the zip line. Note that there’s a weight limit of 250 pounds for these activities. You can reserve your time slot here. After a fun day, you and Dad can grab a meal at McLoone’s Boathouse, which serves up American food + a raw bar and is right on the water.
Absolute Zero Ice Cream Gift Card | 410 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
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Absolute Zero Ice Cream in Montclair is a fantastic way to treat Dad if he has a sweet tooth. This ice cream spot specializes in rolled ice cream, which makes it both fun to look at and delicious. You can get Dad a gift card anywhere from $25 to $500 (we won’t judge), and you can even write a personalized note. For both the sweet and the fruitier palettes, Absolute Zero has fun flavors to try.
Men’s Seiko Essentials Black Leather Strap Watch from Walter Bauman Jewelers | 653 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange
For a classy and elegant gift, a Seiko watch from Walter Bauman is the way to go. Any father would look sharp with this watch on his wrist — plus, he’ll think of you every time he wears it. The current price is $139.
Axe Throwing at Bury the Hatchet | 672 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield
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The Canadian pastime of axe throwing has become a popular activity in the past few years, and it’s a great spot to bring Dad to. Bury the Hatchet has multiple locations around NJ and there’s one in Bloomfield as well. Make a reservation online or you can stop by from 4PM – 9PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12PM – 11:30PM Thursday – Saturday, or 12PM – 9:30PM on Sundays — the spot is closed on Mondays.
Soft Pretzel + Beer Cheese-Making Kit from Giftbar | 465 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
Giftbar in Montclair has an entire section dedicated to Father’s Day gifts, including a soft pretzel and beer cheese-making kit. For the dad who loves to cook or enjoys a do-it-yourself experience, this gift hits all the marks. The kit comes complete with baking mix, baking yeast, malt powder, pretzel salt, vegetable rennet, and a cheesecloth, and you can use whatever beer you want.
Assorted Ties From Pazzazed | 11 Midland Avenue, Montclair
It’s always a good idea to add to you dad’s collection of ties, and Pazzazed in Montclair has one for every personality. For the science-loving dad, we recommend the Periodic Table tie — but there’s also other pattern options including the U.S. Constitution tie for the history dad, the baseball stadiums tie for the sporty dad, and more.
Dad Jokes Book From [words] Bookstore Maplewood | 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood
The title of this book from [words] in Maplewood says it all — “Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes: The Best of the Worst Dad Jokes for the Painfully Punny Parent.” This hardcover collection of 301 jokes will give any dad a good laugh, from classic jokes to new ones.