Father’s Day is June 21, just in time for the reopening of many stores and restaurants in New Jersey as the state thaws from the COVID19 lockdown. (Stay at home order is lifted as of June 9!) Here are a few ways to celebrate dad this year.

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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

Give Dad the gift of time to himself! The team at Zanya Spa Salon is looking forward to reopening on June 22, so it’s perfect timing. Purchase a a gift card  so that he can enjoy one of Zanya’s signature treatments. Massage, men’s manicure/pedicure, waxing, beard trims and more. They will be putting new guidelines, protocols, and safety measures into place for guests to feel safe and comfortable.

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!


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

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!

Witt Pilates

14 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley

Give the gift of fitness this Father’s Day! Witt Pilates has really stepped up during this time doing whatever they can for current and new clients and also donating a portion of proceeds to the Interfaith Food Alliance in Morrisville. Witt is offering Virtual, Live, Interactive and now OUTDOOR classes so you can have social interaction and plenty of fitness opportunities. Witt Pilates also has contacts for you to purchase or rent equipment such as Pilates Reformers, Towers & Chairs, as well as magic circles, rollers, mats & bands.  Witt has also established contacts at RealRyder, as they are also offering Virtual Spin Classes. So if you are interested, just login at www.wittpilates.com and click sign up for classes & get started!  To purchase or rent equipment or make appointments for Virtual Private Lessons contact patty@wittpilates.com or 267.391.9200.

La Chelé Medical Aesthetics

430 Union Square Drive, New Hope

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day Gift? Boost Dad’s self-confidence and give him the gift of CoolSculpting. There is no better way to beat the ‘Quarantine-15’! The CoolSculpting procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. After you and your physician select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, feel free to read, check email, or even take a nap. In the weeks and months to follow, your body naturally processes and eliminates the treated fat cells. Once the fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. Right now, if you purchase 6 cycles or more, CoolSculpting is offering $500 off. Click HERE for more information about this offer. Call La Chelé to purchase a gift card or book a consultation to form your customized treatment plan today!

ROG Orthodontics

900 Heritage Drive, Pottstown

Thanks for a lifetime of smiles, Dads!

From tickles and tag, to fond shared memories and those so-bad-they’re-good jokes, we have DADS to thank for teaching us how to smile and being responsible for so many smiles since! Dads put in so much hard work and effort into supporting their family and giving their kids every opportunity and tool to succeed in life.

At ROG Orthodontics, they appreciate everything Dads do and are here to help! A confident smile is a key that unlocks many personal and professional opportunities in life, and they are passionate about providing Fantastic Smiles for the whole family in the most convenient, cost-effective way possible.

This Father’s Day, get the gift that lasts a lifetime- beautiful smiles for those little people you love the most.

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.

More Ideas …

Need more gift ideas? Take a look at our 2020 Happening List! Here are a few suggestions to get your started:

Highrail Brewing Company (High Bridge) – 2020 Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Brewery

Offering beer to-go in 16-ounce cans, this week the brewery has New England IPA, TalorWort’n IPA, Keepin Local Summer Wheat, Power’s Out Pale Ale and Black Steel Stout. A four-pack flight of Pale Ale, IPA, Wheat and Stout is also available.

Shammy Shine (Flemington) – 2020 Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Car Wash

Make dad’s car shine with a trip to the car wash. Splurge on the Gold Supreme package, which includes a full wash, polish, wheel brightening, interior ultra clean and a bumper-to-bumper vacuuming.

Last Minute Care and Services (Whitehouse Station) – 2020 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) – 2019 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 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.

Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn

11 Bridge Street, Lamberville

In honor of Father’s Day, Lambertville Station Restaurant &Inn will have a special menu with no-contact curbside pickup. Place your order by 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 and pick it up on Sunday, June 21 between noon and 7 p.m. When you call, provide your name, credit card info, food order and time that you’d like to pickup.

If you’re itching to just get out and have someone else do the dishes, the Station has a wonderful outdoor patio alongside a former railroad bed that open June 15th.  Offerings include roasted half chicken in a honey mustard sauce, Chesapeake-style crab cakes with Old Bay remoulade, New Zealand Lamb Rack with almond mint pesto, and center-cut prime rib eye with horseradish sauce. Complete your meal with desserts such as carrot cake or cherry pie. And top it all off with a bottle of wine or beer, which is also available to-go.

More Food Suggestions …

Looking for more ideas to get some tasty food for the occasion? Take a look at our 2020 Happening List!

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

The Clean Plate Kitchen (Clinton) – 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) – Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Outdoor Dining

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.

Lovin Oven (Frenchtown) – Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining

Make your Father’s Day reservations early for this popular eatery known for its farm-to-table fare as the tables fill up fast.

Hamilton Grill Room (Lambertville) – Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Outdoor Dining

Featuring an ever-changing Mediterranean menu in an outdoor setting in a quaint, canal-side locale. Again, reservations are highly recommended.

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

Jimmy’s Ice Cream (Milford) – Hunterdon Happening Winner 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.

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

Forget the days of the ice cream truck driving down your street. This venture will deliver your order right to your door. Orders must be placed by noon the day before delivery. It’s specializing in pints as gifts for dad.

Gronsky’s Milk House (High Bridge) – 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) – 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

Oak Hill Golf Club (Milford) – Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Golf Course

A membership-only club that has no upfront initiation fee, it offers clubhouse facilities and a challenging course.

Pine Creek Miniature Golf (Ringoes) – Happening List Finalist for Best Golf Course

Featuring two award-winning miniature golf courses with par 4s, this popular course is perfect for a memorable family outing.

High Bridge Hills Golf Course (High Bridge) – Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Golf Course

A par-71 course that overlooks the Spruce Run River with pro-shop and bar offering light fare.

Take a Hike

Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve (Hillsborough) – Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Outdoor Recreation

Spend the day with dad hiking or biking the 5-plus mile Ridge Trail, a solid loop of interesting rock and coulder formations.

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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