Father’s Day is June 20, just in time for the reopening of many stores and restaurants in New Jersey as the state thaws from the COVID19 lockdown. Here are a few ways to celebrate dad this year.

Read on For: Gift Ideas, Local Eats & Things to Do


Gift Ideas

Dads might not think to pamper themselves, but they deserve it! Here’s a list of local businesses that provide a variety of products and services to make Dad feel appreciated.

Zanya Spa Salon

287 S Main Street, Lambertville
609-773-0770
zanyaspasalon.com

Give dad the gift of time to himself! At Zanya Spa Salon dad can receive a Haircut, Back Facial, Vitamin Therapy Facial or a Customized Massage with CBD Add-On. Not sure what to gift him? Purchase a Zanya Spa gift card and let him choose from his favorite products and services. If you purchase a Zanya Spa gift card in-house or online between June 4th – June 22nd of $150+, you will be automatically entered to win an outdoor pizza oven ($245 value).

Basil Bandwagon

Clinton- 38 Old Hwy 22 | 908-735-3822
Flemington- 276 US Hwy 202/31 | 908-788-5737
Lambertville- 239 N. Union St | 609-460-4500 NEW LOCATION NOW OPEN!

www.basilbandwagon.com

Basil Bandwagon Natural Market is your “go-to” destination for gifts to help spoil your dad this Father’s Day. On-the-go Hydro Flasks, IPA soaps and premium men’s body care, and specialty grilling items such as rubs and sauces. Plus, their staff is always ready to help you put together a unique gift. And, if you just can’t decide – consider a Basil Bandwagon Gift Card – they make great gifts too!

Beauty Releaf

www.beautyreleaf.com

This Father’s Day, give the gift of great skin with Beauty Releaf’s CBD infused Multi-Tasker! Most men like to keep their skin routine super simple and the Multi-Tasker is the perfect unisex skincare solution for the minimalist in your life. It is a “one and done” anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, face serum, and light moisturizer in one. It will help soothe, calm, reduce redness, hydrate, and protect the skin after shaving. The Multi-Tasker is an antioxidant “powerhouse” containing the “Best of the Best” non GMO full spectrum CBD infused with a blend of all natural globally and sustainably sourced ingredients. Give this Multi-Tasker to YOUR #1 multitasker! His skin will LOVE you for it! FREE shipping on all orders!

La Chelé Medical Aesthetics

430 Union Square Drive, New Hope
215-862-6100

2911 S. Eagle Road, Newtown
267-753-7676

www.lachelemedspa.com

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day Gift? Boost Dad’s self-confidence and give him the gift of The Men’s Toolbox for Hair & Skin.

BDESIGN’D

[email protected]
908-963-8299
www.bdesignd.com

Give Dad the room (or rooms) he has always wanted!

BDesign’D began in 2016 with a mission to create unique and beautiful homes that compliment your lifestyle. Homes need to be able to function on the level we are at, whether it’s a family with kids or empty nesters. BDesign’D provides clients with a personal, boutique style experience and every custom design is thoughtfully curated to reflect what is most important to you – your home. Services include residential home design, kitchen and bath design, virtual design, interior furnishing selection, construction finish selections, project management and more.

ROG Orthodontics

1830 E High St., Pottstown, PA 19464
610-374-4097
fantasticsmiles.com

Thanks for a lifetime of smiles, Dads!

Father’s Day is the special time of year when we acknowledge all the selfless Dads working every day to make the best life for those they love. So often taking care of everyone else first, it may be bout time Dads feel they can do something for themselves that improves their future health and ultimately improve their ability to continue caring for their families. Turns out there’s a lot of truth in the old saying “laughter is the best medicine”. Feeling confident about your smile re-enforces the smile more, stress less adage. Studies show that smiling and laughing boost immune systems and feeling confident about your smile raises the probability of smiling more. With today’s esthetic options of invisible clear aligners and lingual braces on the inside of the teeth available to straighten teeth , Dads have the opportunity to improve their overall health by improving their smiles and dental health without the concerns of wearing the conventional metal braces of the past to achieve their desired smile. Leaders in technology and innovative orthodontic options, ROG Orthodontics wants to celebrate Dads and suggest the gift of a FANTASTIC smile this year. Dads deserve the gift that lasts a lifetime.

ROG Orthodontics has been creating FANTASTIC SMILES for over 60 years.  TEXT or call 610-374-4097 today or visit www.fantasticsmiles.com to schedule an appointment and learn more about the ROG difference.

Exotic Cars USA

636 Frenchtown Road, Milford, NJ
908-996-4889
www.exoticars-usa.com

For the Dad’s who are car enthusiasts, this Father’s Day, give Dad the gift of Exoticars USA! Exoticars USA has served the exotic car community and provided Ferrari service since 1979. Our brand focus is Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Aston Martin, for all model years. Our team performs mechanical work, all services and diagnostics on most other European (BMW, Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, classic Jaguar), special interest, exotics and sports cars. Our restoration and auto body shop welcomes all luxury brand vehicles.

PupScouts of Hunterdon

www.PupScoutsOfHunterdon.com

Skip the tie and the cologne and give dad what he really wants… a calm house. Everyone was excited to get a new puppy, but who knew the turmoil that one little puppy could cause. It’s time to make potty accidents, biting, jumping up, chewing, and not listening a thing of the past. PupScouts of Hunterdon turns puppy chaos into calm- making life with your puppy easier. What Dad wouldn’t appreciate that?

(Don’t have your new puppy yet? Perfect! Get ahead of the chaos by starting training before you bring home your new four-legged family member—we’ll show you how.)

More Ideas …

Need more gift ideas? Take a look at our 2021 Happening List! Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Conclave Brewing (Flemington) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Brewery

At Conclave Brewing you’ll find quality flavors and live music in the beer garden. Check the website for event dates and details.

Precision Care Detailing (Frenchtown) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Car Wash

Make dad’s car shine with a trip to the car wash. Choose a detailing package listed on their Facebook page.

Last Minute Care and Services (Whitehouse Station) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Organization and Personal Assistance

We can all use a little more organization in our lives, even if it’s just to free us up for some me time. Consider getting dad a gift certificate from this local business which will do everything from walk your dog to pick up dry cleaning and groceries.

The Junto Emporium (Frenchtown) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Men’s Clothing

Give dad the gift of style this Father’s Day with a shopping spree at this fashionable men’s consignment shop. Gift certificates are also available.


Father’s Day Local Eats

Whether you opt for curbside, delivery or dining al fresco, the holiday is a great excuse to leave the cooking to the pros and enjoy a meal from a local restaurant.

Frenchtown Cafe

44 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ
908-996-0663
www.thefrenchtowncafe.com 

Located in the heart of beautiful Frenchtown, New Jersey, the Frenchtown Cafe offers casual dining for both breakfast and lunch. The Frenchtown Cafe was the 2021 Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Brunch.

More Food Suggestions …

Looking for more ideas to get some tasty food for the occasion? Take a look at our 2021 Happening List!

Note: Please check with individual restaurants to confirm if they are open on Father’s Day.

The Clean Plate Kitchen (Clinton) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Outdoor Restaurant

Open for takeout and outdoor seating (starting June 15),  this eatery also known for its farm-to-table offerings served in an idyllic, waterside setting. Reservations are suggested, as it will have to comply with the state’s 50% capacity restrictions. Heat and eat prepared meals and grocery items are available for curbside pickup.

Harper’s Table (Annandale) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Kid-Friendly Restaurant & Best Outdoor Restaurant

This is sure to be a Father’s Day favorit with its daily cocktail specials, which are also available to-go, including adult slushies, pina coladas and watermelon margaritas. It also offers curbside food pickup with some fun new additions, such as grilled peach salad or Tuscan chicken.

The Clinton House (Clinton) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Steak

Treat dad to a steak at Happening List Winner of Best Steak, The Clinton House. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.

Bamboo House (Frenchtown) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Sushi

The Bamboo House is a Japanese and Thai restaurant located in Frenchtown, NJ. The chefs are Manhattan-trained and bring big city cuisine to rural Hunterdon County.


Things to Do

Make the day special with some activities you can do at home, nearby or even virtually if you don’t live nearby (or you’re still practicing social distancing.)

Get a Cool Treat Together

Scoops on Wheels (Whitehouse Station) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Ice Cream

This ice cream truck serves hard ice cream and travels around to events! Text “ICECREAM” to (833) 921-0631 for updates on events and ice cream news.

Jimmy’s Ice Cream (Milford) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Ice Cream

This popular stand offers takeout food and drive up service. Lines get long, particularly after local sporting events, but it’s worth the wait.

Gronsky’s Milk House (High Bridge) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Ice Cream

Currently offering takeout only, this eatery serves breakfast and lunch on weekends only, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Owowcow Creamery (Lambertville) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Ice Cream

Everything produced by the ice cream store is made from scratch using local organic and natural ingredients.

Spend a Day on the Greens

Beaver Brook Country Club (Clinton) – 2021 Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Golf Course

Just an hour west of New York City, Beaver Brook Country Club was named a “must play” course by Golfing Magazine.

Heron Glen Golf & Country Club (Ringoes) – Happening List Finalist for Best Golf Course

This golf course, transformed from the famed Kuster Farm is cut through the rolling hills of Hunterdon County and offers five sets of tee boxes that accommodate all levels of play.

Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club (Whitehouse Station) – Happening List Finalist for Best Golf Course

A privately-owned country club that offers an aesthetically pleasing, yet challenging experience.

Take a Hike

Cold Brook Reserve (Oldwick) – Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Outdoor Recreation

Hike farm roads and field edges, mountain bike or traverse on horseback this 180-acre park that was once a peach and apple orchard and dairy farm.

Hoffman Park Trail (Hampton) – Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Outdoor Recreation

Grab a pair of binoculars and go out for a bird watching hike with dad at this park which features a lake and 2.3 mile trail loop. Or grab a rod and while away the day fishing.

And here are some more ideas …

  • Breakfast in bed. (This isn’t just for Moms!)
  • Have a picnic in your backyard.
  • Have the kids make a special Father’s Day craft. (Pinterest is FULL of ideas!)
  • If you’re still social distancing from Dads/Grandpops, set up a video chat date.
  • The day before, secretly give everyone in the house small pieces of paper or sticky notes. Ask them to write down things they love about Dad. Before he wakes up on Father’s Day, display them in a place that’s prominent in the house.
  • Chalk the walk! Get creative with special Father’s Day chalk drawings or messages. (This is a great one if you live near your dad, but you’re keeping a safe distance.)
  • Plan a scavenger hunt that will take Dad around the house before he finds his gift. Here’s a link to a free printable for one from the website thedatingdivas.com.
  • Do a puzzle or play a game as a family.
  • Watch a movie – either one of Dad’s favorites or something he’s been wanting to see. Or you could even go with the Dad theme and pick a movie that celebrates the lengths Dads will go for their kids. (Think Mrs. Doubtfire, Finding Nemo, Father of the Bride, Mr. Mom, Daddy’s Home, etc.) This could also be an activity to do from afar if you make use of a tool like the new Netflix Party extension on Google Chrome.

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