11 last minute Father’s Day gifts to shop in NYC

Jun 18, 2021
11 last minute Father's Day gifts to shop in NYC

It’s time to think beyond the polo shirt!

From watches to camping gear, here are some Father’s Day gifts dad will really love — and actually use.

A bonus? They’re all available at New York City businesses this weekend as well as online.

Spice it up

Greene Grape's Rad Dad Rub
Spice up family BBQ night with Greene Grape’s Rad Dad Rub.
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Grill gurus will love this locally-mixed Rad Dad rub ($9.99), a do-it-all blend with cayenne, garlic and herbs like thyme that’ll amp up everything from roasted veggies to burgers.

Available at The Greene Grape, 767 Fulton St, Brooklyn, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and at GreeneGrape.com

Main squeeze

Nathan’s insulated handheld water bottle from REI
Pick up Nathan’s insulated handheld water bottle from REI, the perfect companion for the outdoorsy dad.
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Whether dad needs a sideline pick-me-up or a thirst quencher during a long run, Nathan’s SpeedDraw Plus insulated handheld water bottle ($37) with an expandable zippered pocket is the ultimate portable guzzler.

Available at REI, 303 Lafayette St., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and at Rei.com

Tock value

G-shock watch
This high tech G-Shock is water-resistant.

If your pops is the sporty, always on-the-go type then surprise him with this blazon blue resin G-SHOCK GA700-2A ($99) that’s fully equipped with an LED illuminating light, alarm and stopwatch. It’s water-resistant, too.

Available at G-Shock Soho, 454 W Broadway, Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at GShock.com

Hear and now

PowerBeats Pro wireless earphones
Bluetooth operated wireless earphones are a must for a modern dad.
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Whether he’s sitting through yet another zoom meeting, going for a run, or walking to work, these red PowerBeats Pro wireless earphones ($169.95) will keep him on the beat. They’re sweat and water resistant, get up to 9 hours on a full charge, and help keep his love of “Driver’s License” to himself.

Available at Apple SoHo, 103 Prince St., Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and at Apple.com

Treat up

Coffret Maison Dark 24-piece box
Surprise dad with a delicious box of gourmet French chocolates from Rockefeller Center’s MaisonDu Chocolat.

Why shouldn’t daddy-o be decadent? These pralines and ganaches in this Father’s Day Coffret Maison Dark 24-piece box ($65) are so indulgent that mom may even be tempted to steal a few.

Available at Maison Du Chocolat, Rockefeller Center, 51 West 49th St., Saturday, from 11 p.m. to 6 p.m., and at MaisonduChocolat.com

Give him the slip-on

Rothy’s loafers
These eco-friendly loafers are made from recycled materials.

These versatile driving loafers by Rothy’s ($185) are machine washable and sustainable: They’re made from recycled plastic bottles.

Available at Rothy’s, 407 Bleecker St., Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at Rothys.com

It’s a wrap

Rumpl puffy blanket
Forget the generic sleeping bag— this blanket is ideal for camping in rough weather.

Perfect for anchoring a picnic or curling up under post-campfire, this Rumpl puffy blanket ($99) deserves a spot in every dad’s day-out arsenal. Its weather- and stain-resistant and made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Bonus: It tucks into a small drawstring tote for easy transport.

Available at REI, 303 Lafayette St., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and at Rumpl.com

Made with love

A Book about Dad with Words and Pictures by Me
This do-it yourself book is a sweet journal of memories from the kids.

School-aged kids will get a kick out of creating this personalized keepsake, “A Book about Dad with Words and Pictures by Me” ($9.95). After filling out the sweet guided prompts for memories and stories, jazz up the cover with a DIY portrait of dad or a family pic.

Available at Barnes and Noble, 555 Fifth Ave., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and at BarnesandNoble.com

Rugged roadie

Yeti tumbler
Make sure dad hydrates on the go with this colorful tumbler.

This bold orange tumbler by Yeti ($29.99) will be dad’s standout accessory on his morning commute. Plus, it’s vacuum-sealed to keep that cup of joe fresh and hot.

Available at P.C. Richard & Son, 2372 Broadway, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and at PCRichard.com

Taste of sunshine

Olive oil and vinegars bottles
These cold-pressed olive oils and vinegars will bring out dad’s inner chef.

If his cooking skills go beyond barbecuing (and hopefully they do), treat him to some fancy oils and vinegars from Kosterina that will take anything he cooks up a notch. The oils (starting at $20.95 each). are cold-pressed from olives harvested in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece, while the vinegar is made from grapes from Modena, Italy.

Available at The Goods Mart, 189 Lafayette St., Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and at Kosterina.com

A better bev

Barcode drinks
Active dads will appreciate Barcode, a vitamin infused energy drink.

Whether dad is running marathons or just running after twins, hydration is key.  Drink Barcode ($3.99) is a plant-based energy drink that’s low in sugar, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and adaptogens purporting to reduce stress.
Available at Naked Retail, 224 Mulberry St., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and DrinkBarcode.com

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