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Gift Ideas for Dads

dad gifts pic of sam and son at City Sports mediumSports Apparel and Equipment from City Sports
No matter what sport your dad is into, he probably could use a new pair of golf, tennis, or running shoes, shorts, sweats, or socks. City Sports has a great range of clothing, accessories and gear from which to choose. (You may recognize Sam Korkmaz from Roman Boutique & Tailoring with his son Benjamin in the photo above.) 151 E. Broad St., 908.264.7993.

Bathing Suits, Ties and Wallets at Lord & Taylor
Perfect for the season, get dad a new bathing suit.... or a new tie. Maybe he needs a new wallet for his pocket. Lord & Taylor has a great selection of gifts for dad, also including pajamas, polos and cologne. 609 North Ave. W., 908.233.6600.

Books from The Town Book Store
Dads love books! They have a great selection of books for the special man in your life. Owner Anne Laird and her staff would be happy to help you pick out the perfect choice. If you can't decide, pick up a gift certificate and he can pick out something for himself. 270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535.

BBQ Essentials from Williams-Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma always has a great variety of gifts for dads who love to grill. Nonstick steel grill pans feature a roaster, a griddle and a fry pan ($49.95 each or $124.95 for the set). A Le Creuset lobster pot in white enamel is on sale for $160. New BBQ sauces ($12.95 each) include Burger Bomb, Chipotle and Teryaki. Rubs, aprons, cedar planks, Himalayan salt plates and BBQ tools are plentiful. 127 Central Ave., 908.301.0075.

Car Wash Gift Certificates at Westfield Auto Wash
Perfect for dads, grads and teacher gifts, Westfield Auto Wash has 5 and 10 pack coupon books available to keep dad happy and his car clean. Experience over 30 years of friendly service. 339 W. Broad St. 908.232.4114.

Flasks, Barware and Golf Accessories from The Farmhouse Store
The Farmhouse Store has soaps and shave cream from Duke Cannon, golfing items, flasks and barware, BBQ books, handcrafted cutting boards, coffee mugs and more. Their sales staff is always available to help with suggestions and gift wrapping is included. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444.

Golf Pants and Shorts from Jos. A. Bank
Jos. A. Bank is featuring performance golf pants, shorts and shirts from their David Leadbetter collection, which are lightweight and breathable. 121 Quimby St., 908.928.9363.

Polos and Sunglasses from Banana Republic
Spruce up your dads summer wardrobe with Luxe-Touch and pique polos in lots of bright colors, starting at $49.50. They also offer aviator and wayfarer style sunglasses ($98) as well as socks, boxers, and belts. 137 Central Ave., 908.301.1553.

Spice Sets from Savory Spice
For the dads who love to cook, build your own gift set of spices, choosing the size of the jars and which spices you think dad would love. You can also fill and label the jars yourself. Choose from 4, 6, and 10 jar custom box sets. They also have 40 pre-assembled gift sets for those who prefer to shop from selections already made, such as Steak Lovers, Best of BBQ and Curry Lovers. Pair with a cedar grilling plank for a perfect BBQ themed gift. 138 E. Broad St., 908.264.8947.

Shave and a Haircut at Kennedy's All-American Barber Club
Treat dad to a straight razor shave and a haircut in a civilized setting. He'll be offered a cool beverage, a modern selection of grooming products, and can listen to hand-selected music. Club membership and gift certificates are available. 226 North Ave. W., 908.233.0360.


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