Still stumped in your hunt for the perfect present for your one-of-a-kind dad? Check out these five terrific local shops that cater to the testosterone set:
1. The Outdoorsy Dude
Black Squirrel Outfitters
15 Fifth Ave, Pelham; 914-813-8767
Anne Ainslie launched this local shop specializing in outfitting active guys when she couldn’t find clothing for her own sports-loving husband and sons. Choose from apparel by Ibex, Cloudveil, and QuikSilver Edition for anything from hanging out to hiking, with plenty of personal service.
2. Daddy The Denim Head
Z Life Denim Lounge
138B S Ridge St, Rye Brook; 914-937-5433
Forget “dad jeans”—the latest denim styles are the big deal here at this über-stylish men’s boutique. You’ll find jeans by PRPF made from distressed Japanese denim, plus styles by Seven for All Mankind and Adriano Goldschmied, and upstarts Union and Superdry. Also look for Retro Brand vintage college Ts and a cool collection of vintage Rolex watches.
3. The Cigar-Loving Duffer Dad
Doc James Cigar & Golf
43 Katonah Ave, Katonah; 914-962-9388
154 E Boston Post Rd,â€¨Mamaroneck; 914-630-7333
3703 Old Yorktown Rd,â€¨Shrub Oak; 914-962-9388
Stogies and bogeys—it doesn’t get better than this for great manly gifts ideas. Cigar brands include Acid One, Ashton, Cohiba, Hoyo, Partagas, Te-Amo, and Zino, among others, plus pipe tobacco, pipes, and accessories by Davidoff and Peterson. For lovers of the links, you’ll find apparel, clubs, accessories, and balls from all the big names in golf.
4. The Sporty Sweet Tooth Pop
104 S Ridge St, Rye Brook; 914-315-6687
1076 Wilmot Rd,â€¨Scarsdale; 914-725-5932
395 Main St, Armonk; 914-273-3551
Sports memorabilia, ice cream, and candy: this cool sports/sweets [DN/LY—changed “BAR”—it’s not a sports bar, which most people SHOULD know, but just in case…] shop has it all. Choose from pennants of his fave teams and jerseys for his fave players, team apparel, and more (a Derek Jeter-used bat anyone?). Personally autographed items are available.
5. Father Fix-It
Katonah Architectural Hardware
143 Katonah Ave, Katonah; 914-232-7796
If your father’s idea of a fun fix-up is restoring his castle to its architecturally correct splendor, head here for the doorknobs, hinges, hardware, and cabinet pulls that help give a home real character. Not sure which items will work best? Treat him to a gift certificate—and make a date to help him pick out his present.