The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide in Hoboken + Jersey City 2021

Father’s Day is right around the corner which means that the often-daunting task of looking for a gift is likely still unchecked on the to-do list. Whether it is a gift for dad, grandpa, hubby, uncle, brother, or another special man in your life, we’ve found the best gifts in the area to help. Read on to learn more about some of the more unique gift ideas in Hoboken and Jersey City.

Gifts

A Candle from Wicked Scents | 163 2nd Street, Hoboken

Wicked Scents

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Give dad the gift of self-care with a candle from Wicked Scents. One of Hoboken’s most recently opened businesses, Wicked Scents is home to dozens of aroma options ranging from candles to essential oils and soap bars. Candles come in different scents including Lit Lab Co’s Saffron + Tobacco and Bridgewater’s Afternoon Retreat Collection.

Whiskey Stones from UNJUMBOLD | 257 1st Street, Hoboken

UNJUMBOLD

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If dad likes whiskey, look no further. Whiskey Stones from Unjumbold will give dad’s evening spirits a chill without diluting it for the perfect taste. Using cold stones to cool drinks is an ancient, Scandinavian technique enjoyed around the world for generations. Now, dad can enjoy a tipple with natural soapstone made right here in the USA.

Stationery Set from Word Bookstore | 123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

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Keep dad organized with a planner or stationery set from Word Bookstore in Jersey City. In addition to hundreds of books, Word has a wide selection of gifts including notebooks, datebooks, pens, and calendars. Head to Newark Avenue to check out the full collection.

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BBQ Grill Set from Washington General Store | 509 Washington Street, Hoboken

Washington General

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For the grill-master in your life. Make sure dad has all the necessary tools to throw down on the grill this season. This Picnic Time set may make you call him chef instead of dad. Complete with items like a spatula with a built-in bottle opener, shish kabob skewers, basting brush, and more, dad will be able to treat himself and the whole family to BBQ anytime.

Watch from W. Kodak Jewelers | 60 Newark Street + 1123 Hudson Street, Hoboken

W. Kodak Jewelers

Spoil dad with a watch this Father’s Day. Head to either location of W. Kodak Jewelers and choose from more than a dozen designers to make sure dad can tell the time in style. Whether it’s Cartier or Movado, dad will certainly be the most stylish man in the room for years to come.

“The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes” from Paper Source | 501 Washington Street, Hoboken

Paper Source

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As if dad wasn’t already armed with the cringiest jokes at the most inconvenient times, this book will give him even more to work with. Pick up a copy of “The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes” by Thomas Nowak at Paper Source for the punniest of parents. Check out the full collection of father’s day gifts while in-store as well.

Hoboken Eddie’s Sauces from Empire Coffee & Tea | 338 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken

Empire Coffee Tea

Keep things spicy this Father’s Day with a collection of Hoboken Eddie’s Sauces. Empire Coffee & Tea offers a full line of sauces ranging in heat and flavor. Try variations like Apple Brandy, Mean Green, or Jamaican BBQ. Empire Coffee & Tea also offers other lines of gourmet foods as well as gift baskets.

Wine from Wine Dads | 1330 Willow Avenue, Hoboken

Wine Dads

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Using the philosophy “Dad just knows,” wine from Wine Dads is the perfect option for a dad who enjoys a good time. Wine Dads is filled with over one hundred variations of wine, beer, and spirits for a truly unique gift that dad will love. Stop by and chat with the staff to find the perfect option.

Jersey City Apparel from Kanibal + Co | 197 Montgomery Street, Jersey City

Kanibal + Co

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Dad can show his Jersey City Pride in style with the collection from Kanibal + Co in Jersey City. Hats, hoodies, t-shirts, and more—dad will be able to share his love of Hudson County for all to see. Be sure to check out all the fun gifts Kanibal + Co has to offer including unique men’s jewelry and greeting cards. 

A Legacy Journal from Legacy Journal Co. | Online Shop

Legacy Journal Co. 

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Give the gift of history this Father’s Day with a customizable legacy journal. Hoboken-based entrepreneur, Sarah, was inspired to start this company after an in-depth conversation with her grandfather about his past that she wanted to document for generations to come. Do the same with dad and learn more about his past with the 162-page, guided journal. Crafted questions will help guide the ongoing conversation to document family history and legacies. 

A Red Leather Side Bag from Sloan Square | 150 Bay Street, Jersey City

Sloan Square

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This lifestyle boutique is full of unique and stylish home decor items, clothing accessories, art, and more. The red leather side bag with black accents, in particular, could make the perfect gift for the fashionable man in your life!

Experiences

Breakfast from Hudson Coffee |1100 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken

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They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And, even though we know dad’s heart already belongs to you, still treat him to the most important meal of the day. Head to Hudson Coffee and choose from twelve different coffee drinks, a wide selection of muffins and pastries, or the more than fifteen tea variations. 

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Book a Class at The DIY Joint | 51 Harrison Street, Hoboken

The DIY Joint

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Spend quality time together while brushing off your and dad’s shop skills at The DIY Joint. Book one of the many classes offered such as Intro to Furniture Making or Milling Lumber: Cutting Boards. Most classes are BYOB, but be sure to check the schedule ahead of time to confirm. Head to the site to learn more about what’s available and make memories for a lifetime.

Spesh Salon Gift Certificate | 932 Washington Street, Hoboken

spesh

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After a year of at-home haircuts, let the professionals handle it. Give dad a gift card from Spesh Salon on Washington Street for a  makeover. Services include cut, wash and style, hot towel head shaves, blow-dry, and more. 

Beer Delivery from 902 Brewing Company | 101 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City

902 Brewing Company

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Give dad the gift of a cold one delivered right to his door this Father’s Day. 902 Brewing Co. offers home delivery on select products within the store’s delivery area. Choose from local favorites like Juicy City and Welcome to Jersey City along with Heroes Work There and Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken. Delivery is just $6.99.

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Jordan and Joelle, contributors and volunteer coordinators to HobokenGirl are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found baking cookies, reading the latest books, or walking their yorkie-poo Chica. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town