• The Ultimate Local Father’s Day 2019 Gift Guide {in Hoboken + Jersey City}

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    Selecting the perfect gift for the men in your life is difficult, especially when it’s the most important man: your dad. Forget the chocolates from your local drug store or baseball cap from your alma mater for the third year in a row. These locally sold souvenirs will make this Father’s Day the best yet. We’re personalizing this gift guide to fit every type of guy so you’re sure to find something that sticks. Read on to find out the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide in Hoboken + Jersey City for 2019.

    For the Foodie Dad

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    Perfect for the dad that’s handy in the kitchen, rustic home goods brands Twine and Gentlemen’s Hardware are sold at Washington General Store {509 Washington Street, Hoboken}. Check out their wine charms, cutting boards, and cheese board accessories. Every individual gift is under $40. Twine and Gentlemen’s Hardware also offer hundreds of products online if you can’t find the culinary tool you’re looking for in person.

    For the Sporty Dad

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    Vintage on First {257 1st Street, Hoboken} is stocked with basketball, baseball, and football gear perfect for any sports-obsessed dad. Not only does the shop carry New Jersey and New York team clothing complete with the original tags, but almost all national teams are represented.

    At Vintage, you can find jackets, jerseys, five-panel hats, and more, all ranging from $20 to under $100 depending on the rarity of the item.

    See More: Your Guide to Thrifting {+ Vintage} in Hudson County

    For the Wine Dad

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    No Father’s Day gift guide is complete without a trip to Wine Dad’s {1330 Willow Avenue, Hoboken} in uptown Hoboken. The shop’s vino collection is extensive and they’ll even chill your bottle while you look around. Wine Dad’s periodically offers a variety of wine tastings inside the store, just in case you want to try before you buy.

    Whether you’re looking for an expensive or well-priced bottle, stop by this local gem next to Trader Joe’s and pick up a drink you know dad will love.

    For the Whiskey Drinking Dad

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    If the dad you’re shopping for is a huge whiskey guy, look no further than the domestic section at Gianonne’s Liquor Store {305 River Street, Hoboken}. The shop carries a variety of New York-made whiskey and of course the most popular brands. Let dad show off one of these local bottles and enjoy a drink while thinking of you.

    The Hudson New York Corn Whiskey is a moonshine whiskey and the brand also carries a Baby Bourbon Whiskey. The 375mL bottle is $40 and the 750mL is $65. Cask + Crew, another NY brand sold at Gianonne’s, has a 375mL gift set with three types of whiskey — rye, ginger spice, and walnut toffee.

    For the Sentimental Dad

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    If dad isn’t into material gifts, a personalized card could be the option for you. Kanibal + Co. {197 Montgomery Street, Jersey City} sells these fun Father’s Day cards for every type of dad from Mr. Fix-It to a huge Game of Thrones fan.

    Each one is only $5 and the inside is blank so you can fill it with a special message, throwback photos, and whatever else dad will love.

    For the Well-Groomed Dad

    Washington General Store {509 Washington Street, Hoboken} sells a huge variety of shaving products from Olivina, a grooming essentials brand based in Nashville, Tennessee. From after shave, to face scrubs, to actual five-blade razors, you can find all the shaving products dad needs.

    Individual products range from $10 to $50 and kits range are all under $100. FYI  — Kanibal + Co. also sells Olivina products for the Jersey City residents.

    For the Coffee-Loving Dad

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    Lackawanna Coffee {140 Bay Street, Jersey City} in downtown Jersey City makes delicious espresso and its stylish logo is well-known about town. Caffeine-obsessed dads will love a 20 oz. bag of the Lackawanna blend from Intellegentsia Coffee or a branded coffee mug from the Jersey City spot. Both $20, you’re sure to strike a chord with dad if he loves local brews.

    Check out Lackawanna Coffee for more fun gifts like Kilogram Tea, spicy Thai peanut butter, and locally made jams.

    Read More: A Guide to the Coffee Shops of Hoboken

    For the Fit Dad

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    {Photo credit: @cko_hoboken}

    CKO Kickboxing has locations all over the U.S. so you can’t go wrong giving dad a gift card to get his workout in. The studio offers a variety of classes from beginner kickboxing to group fitness cardio. CKO has an uptown Hoboken location {900 Madison Street, Suite 2} and a Jersey City location {150 Bay Street}. Or you can buy online through Yelp, GiftRocket, or Giftly.

    During Father’s Day weekend, CKO is also offering three classes plus gloves deal for any dad who has never been there before {or hasn’t within the last 12 months}. Even better, if dad mentions Hoboken Girl, CKO will throw in a fourth class for free.

    For the Stressed Out Dad 

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    Give Dad the ultimate relaxation and recovery gift at om.life Wellness Spa {18 Park View Avenue, Jersey City} in downtown Jersey City with their “Day Getaway Package.” After a few hours at om.life, his stress will wash away and his muscles will loosen as he experiences a 90-minute Zero-Gravity Floatation Therapy, Whole Body Cryotherapy, and a 30-minute Normatec Recovery Massage.

    Named “Best Breakout Business in Jersey City” for its immediate impact on revitalizing the health of our community, om.life is a holistic sanctuary. Its features unique recovery modalities designed to bring the mind, body, and spirit into optimal harmony. Check them out on Instagram @omlifewellness and book at www.om.life.

    For the Hoboken Dad 

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    For Hoboken-obsessed dads, head over to Washington General Store {509 Washington Street, Hoboken} {or online at Etsy} for mugs, signs, prints, and coasters with a local twist. Gifts range from $5 to $40, but our favorites include the oversized mugs and throw pillows with Hoboken’s geographic coordinates.

    For the Jersey City Dad

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    If your dad is all about Jersey City, look no further than Kanibal + Co. {197 Montgomery Street, Jersey City}. The shop sells drinking glasses {$8}, mugs {$15-$19}, hats {$28), and more to satisfy your local needs.

    Right in the heart of the city, Kanibal’s Father’s Day gift collection is extensive and you’re sure to find something from a shoe shining kit to flasks with hilarious sayings on them. A real JC novelty, the store won’t disappoint {especially if you’re looking for something for yourself too}.

    For the Dad Who Needs to Relax

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    Health in Hands {1321 Washington Street, Hoboken} in Hoboken offers a variety of massages that range from Swedish and deep tissue to hot stone + foot reflexology massage to keep dad as relaxed as he can be. They’re also offering a discounted deal for Father’s Day when you use the “HOBOKENGIRL”!

    What are you getting for dad this Father’s Day?

    Let us know in the comments!


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    Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Megan is a Jersey Girl at heart with a passion for writing and content creation. She is an alumna of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and currently works at a publishing company in downtown Hoboken. In her free time, you can find her at Crunch Fitness or exploring new brunch spots, dive bars, and local boutiques with her friends. Megan covers human-interest stories and lifestyle news geared toward young professionals and the every day Hoboken Girl.


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