Best Gifts from New York for Father’s Day: Hip, Tech and Trendy

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Tandem kayak, spend some time in the great outdoors with your Dad

What kind of Dad do you have? Cool, techy, artsy, funny, devoted to you and your family? All dads deserve their special day. Let’s surprise Dad with something totally unexpected on Father’s Day; a unique gift from New York. You know he’s going to love it.

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Does your Dad love cooking and grilling outdoors? Then he will be proud to sign his masterpieces with the Williams Sonoma Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand.

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This Ooni Kods portable oven cooks pizzas in 60 seconds. Perfect for impatient Dads who are wild about pizza. Available at Williams Sonoma.

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Cool fashion forward Dads will enjoy this designer color block leather backpack by Givenchy, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Do you have a world traveler kind of Dad? These TATEOSSIAN blue lapis globe sterling silver cuff links can circle the planet with him. (As long as he’s wearing French cuffs.) Bergdorf Goodman.

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New York Shaving Company is an old school barber shop in Manhattan where they hand make their own shaving cream using natural ingredients. Doesn’t Dad deserve the best?

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Does your Dad love listening to his music, even while playing football? Then these JBL Endurance Peak True Wireless Sports Earphones might his favorite gift ever. Available at Audio46.

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Or maybe Dad likes to bring his tunes along while he’s at the beach? No problem, the JBL Xtreme 2 is a waterproof, Bluetooth speaker. Available at Harman Audio.

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Artisan dyed jacket at John Varvatos

Hand dyed modern jacket, crafted in Italy for hipster Dads.

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Bacon and eggs plate, Gagosian art gallery shop

Dad’s cholesterol getting a bit high? The doctor already suggested cutting back on some of dad’s favorite foods? You love Dad and you want him to stay hale and hearty, so this is the perfect gift! An artsy porcelain plate with the bacon and eggs nailed down. No danger of too much cholesterol here. Good healthy fun. Designed by Maurizo Cattelan and Pierpaola Ferrari. Made in Italy and available at the Gagosian art gallery gift shop.

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Do you have a funky Dad who likes to stand out from the crowd? Enjoys clothes that make a statement? Then this ultra cool gathered crew neck jacket by Needles will be a sure winner. Available through Nepenthes, a shop that sells the lesser known designer brands.

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Is your dad a night owl? Does he stay up late after everyone else is off to dreamland? Then he will certainly want to do something fun during those hours. Maybe search around the galaxy with this stunning telescope? Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm, available at B&H Video and Photo.

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New York City is big on baseball. And I’m all about transparency, so I admit it, your New York Correspondent is a Mets fan. But in the name of fair play I will also include a Yankees gift. Both are from MLB Shop. Stylin’ NY Mets socks are sure to turn heads.

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NY Yankees flip flops. Will there be another Dad on the beach with these on?

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture, Bus and Walking Tour

Is your Dad a foodie? Does he love experiencing new cultures, sampling new foods? Here’s a food and culture tour of Brooklyn that he will love. Explore four trendy Brooklyn neighborhoods, eat at the ethnic culinary hot spots, savor authentic kielbasa and pierogi, Neapolitan pizza and other Brooklyn delicacies.

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Take me home to your Dad. Manhattan Puppies+Kittens

Here is the one gift that your Dad secretly wants but will never ask for. A puppy. You know he’d love a little pup hanging out with him in his man cave, guarding his tool box, sleeping curled up on an old work shirt. Manhattan Puppies has a great assortment of cuddly little puppies and kittens just waiting for the right Dad to come along. And since this is Manhattan, they have designer breeds as well.

Father’s Day is the one day out of the year that we focus on and celebrate Dad. But what if we could make every day like that? To honor, love and appreciate our friends and family and perhaps people in our neighborhood and across the other side of the world? Spreading the love, the best gift of all.

Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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