Shop ‘Til You Drop: Gifts for Dad On His Special Day

Can you believe it’s already mid-June? This beautiful month goes by all too fast—between weddings, graduations and benefits, our weekends are filled to the brim with festivities. In the midst everything, don’t forget to thank Dad! In case you haven’t picked up something special for Father’s Day, I’m about to toss some ideas your way.

Judging by the card aisle, it would appear that dads love golf, beer, Canadian geese, rowboats, grilling and fly-fishing. I wracked my brain trying to determine what these things have in common, other than escaping the company of women, and was led to a useful tool Father’s Day shopping: Ask yourself, would a caveman like this? Which brings me to my first gift idea: Numanthia Termanthia, a rich and complex wine, the treasure of the Toro region and one of only nine Spanish wines to have been awarded a perfect 100 points by The Wine Advocate. Pairing well with steak, a caveman would most certainly enjoy this wine. Termanthia is made from vines that are over 120 years old, grown at an altitude of 2,625 feet. Find out more at numanthia.com.

While Dad is outside firing up the grill, help prevent him from being eaten alive by mosquitos with the ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern. It creates a 15 x 15 foot area of outdoor protection in minutes and lasts for hours. Silent, odorless and portable, Dad can carry this lantern along on trips camping or fishing too. Providing soft light, it’s perfect for extending those picnics by the bay beyond the moment when the sun goes down and the bugs start biting. To find one near you, call 1-8-NO-SKEETERS or go online to thermacell.com.

Perhaps Dad is already well-equipped with outdoorsy stuff, or just maybe he’d prefer something from Crabtree & Evelyn Men’s Shaving Collection. Would my question still result in an affirmative? Certainly. We all know grooming exists even in the animal kingdom. The newest fragrance in the Crabtree & Evelyn line is West Indian Lime. With notes of vetiver and lime, it’s masculine yet light and fresh­­, perfect for summer. Using raw materials like almond oil, it helps soothe, calm and protect the skin for the perfect shave. Choose one or pick up all three: shave soap, shave cream and aftershave balm. Browse the collection at crabtree-evelyn.com.

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Keep your kitchen stocked and ready for those impromptu summer cookouts with local produce from Farm to Front Door, your Hampton’s Online Market. Order local fruit, vegetables, chicken, eggs, pies, bread, fish and gift baskets too. Delivered to your front door, from Quogue to Montauk! Give them a ring at 888-688-1170 or visit FarmToFrontDoor.com.

And for those special occasions, get some professional assistance with Spuntino Caterers; specialists in authentic Tuscan and Sicilian cuisine. Using fresh local produce and fish, Spuntino lets you choose from a wide variety of dishes for your events. Ready for the best part? All types of events are organized at short notice anywhere in Eastern Long Island. The owners of Spuntino are always personally involved. Put this in your speed dial: 917-754-2543 or 516-423-6377.

Special event: Shop and celebrate the season at Calypso St. Barth on Saturday, June 15, from 3–5 p.m. 24 Jobs Lane, Southampton.

After all your shopping, treat yourself to some pampering at Geomare Wellness Center. The Center offers a combination of the most sought-after beneficial treatments, therapies and methods to balance the mind-body, restore skin to its natural radiance and revitalize the body’s ability to heal. Acupuncture, body massage, specialized facials, nutritional counseling and more are available. 80 White Street in Southampton. 631-287-9352 geomarewellnesscenter.com

One more exciting opening: Organic Avenue Pop-Ups are coming to Theory in East Hampton and Southampton! While your shopping for sleek and stylish wardrobe essentials, purify your inner self with organic cold pressed fruit and vegetable juices, including cult favorites like Green Love and Royal Red. The new partnership makes total sense­ as both companies strive to provide customers with products that enhance their modern, active lifestyle. Theory East Hampton is located at 46 Newtown Lane and Theory Southampton is at 98-100 Main Street. Check out theory.com and organicavenue.com.

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