This Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, honor your dad with a gift from New York State. From a taste of the Adirondacks to grooming products from the Catskills to wines from Long Island, there are fantastic gift ideas for every type of dad. Even if you are unable to physically be together with him, you can still send a meaningful gift as a reminder of times together or to create inspiration for a future trip. Check out the following New York State Father’s Day gift ideas ready for order and delivery.
New York State Craft Beer and Merchandise (Multiple Regions)
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Treat dad to the gift of New York State craft beer. There are hundreds of craft breweries in New York State where you can stop in and buy a four- or six-pack (or more) of a local favorite or an award-winning ale; many breweries ship beer as well. Another way to show love for New York's delicious beers is with merchandise from the breweries' online shops. Gift dad with a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or other gear from his favorite New York craft brewery.
Taste of the Adirondacks Gift Box (Adirondacks)
Treat your dad to a taste of the region that’s home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 of the United States! The Village Mercantile shop in Saranac Lake offers a variety of Adirondack-made items and crafts online, so you’re sure to find something to send to dad! Get him a 12-month photographic tour of the Adirondacks with a new calendar ($13.95), a maple syrup warmer crafted by Adirondack Artisans ($44.95), pure North Country Honey ($6.99), or an Eco-Friendly & Fun Kitchen gift box ($69.99)! Saranac Lake.
Saratoga Food Tour in a Box(Capital-Saratoga)
Send your father a food tour of Saratoga in a box from Saratoga Springs Food Tours! This collection features eight fresh, delicious goodies from businesses around Saratoga and two special gifts! Saratoga; Food Tour in a Box: $70.
Skin Care Products from Heaven on Main Street (Catskills)
Help your father start the perfect skincare regimen with the all-natural skincare line produced by Heaven on Main Street in Bovina, which develops products to heal the mind, body, and spirit. Shop online for pomade, balance and heal face oil, sunscreen, body scrub, bath salts, and other grooming products your father will need to get through summer while reminding him to consider a future visit to this and other small towns that make the Catskills such a fun destination. Bovina; prices vary.
If your dad's a baseball fan, help him celebrate and enjoy the national pastime with a membership to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. His Supporter Membership plan includes a personalized membership card; a subscription to Memories and Dreams magazine; a Hall of Fame Yearbook; complimentary admission to the Hall of Fame for one full year, for two adults and their children (up to age 18); a 10% discount and free shipping on purchases from the museum store; and two member lapel pins. Cooperstown; Supporter Membership price: $125.
The National Comedy Center Membership (Chautauqua-Allegheny)
Everyone could use a good laugh these days, so what better way to tickle your dad’s funny bone than with a membership to the National Comedy Center, which includes immediate access to the National Comedy Center Anywhere portal, a fascinating inside look at the Center’s incredible, smile-inspiring exhibits. The Center has a variety of membership packages available, a great gift for dad to inspire a trip to Jamestown, to watch exclusive online content, and with access to members-only events and comedy festivals. Jamestown; from $19.50.
Gift Box Loaded With Local Products (Finger Lakes)
Give your father a uniquely Finger Lakes experience with a curated gift box from Finger Lakes Goods. The items inside vary but all are produced locally, and you’re sure to find one to suit your dad’s taste. The FLX Marinade Madness contains Black Strap Yankee BBQ Sauce (made in Penn Yan), Orange Blossom Honey (made in Ithaca) and Roasted Garlic & White Wine Vinaigrette (made in Penn Yan). Other gifts include a Pancakes & Coffee bundle, FLX Pantry Essentials, and a Cookies, Cookies, Cookies! bundle. Geneva; prices vary.
Organic Beef from Butter Meat Co. (Greater Niagara)
Move over, Wagyu beef. Food-loving dads will appreciate the message behind the beef from Butter Meat Co. a producer started by dairy farmers in Western New York. Butter meat comes from “local, organic from cows who lived their lives to the absolute fullest,” notes the company’s website, resulting in fuller flavors than you’ll get from factory-farmed beef. The curated beef boxes make for a thoughtful, tasty father’s day gift. They can be shipped to your father’s door, frozen and vacuum-sealed. Choose from a variety of bundles that include ground beef, chuck roast, hamburger patties, kabob meat, hot dogs, brisket, steaks, and more—all perfect for dad’s next cookout! Perry; prices vary.
How to Look at Art book or other Father's Day Gifts from Storm King (Hudson Valley)
Some people love to contemplate artistic masterpieces without worrying about all the art-world jargon. This book, available in the Father's Day section of beloved outdoor sculpture park Storm King's online shop, was written by an art historian and guides readers to engage with works of art and interpret them in a straightforward and enriching way. The Storm King shop also features a selection of art, clothing, and accessories for men, making it a great place to find a gift for dad while also inspiring a future visit to one of the largest sculpture parks in New York State. New Windsor; $24.95 for the art book; other prices vary depending on product.
Wines to ship from Jamesport Vineyards (Long Island)
For the father who appreciates fine wines, check out the dark and spicy, yet fruit-forward, wines produced by Jamesport Vineyards on the famed North Fork of Long Island. The father-son collaboration started in 1986, and has grown to include a collection of wines appreciated by critics and consumers alike. Shop online for Jamesport's pleasing East End Wines, its flagship Estate Series, and the Jamesport Reserve collection, the family’s signature line.Be sure to visit the vineyard to enjoy good wine, live music, and light fare. Jamesport, prices vary.
A Box of Chocolates from Harlem Chocolate Factory (New York City)
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Co-founders Jessica Spaulding and Asha Dixon started Harlem Chocolate Factory as a way to represent the rich and diverse culture of Harlem in the chocolate world. The Factory’s collections pay homage to the famed neighborhood’s iconic architecture and history with golden chocolate brownstones (pictured) and the "Speakeasy Collection," which evokes Harlem's Jazz Age through confections like whiskey and rose truffles. The artisanal chocolates are made using Fair Trade chocolate and cream from New York State farms. Send dad a sweet treat—while also showing support to the Harlem community. New York City, prices vary.
Is your dad famed for his, well, dad jokes? Help him hone those comedy chops and enroll him in an online class for improv, stand-up, sketch writing, acting, producing, and more through Peoples Improv Theater (the PIT) of New York City. The courses are perfect if he’s new to stand-up or is just looking to sharpen his delivery. Who knows? Maybe his work will end up in the National Comedy Center someday. New York City; prices vary depending on online class.
New York State Combo Pack Gift Basket from Ontario Orchards (Thousand-Islands Seaway)
Give your father a taste of the state’s greatest foods with the New York State Combo Pack from Ontario Orchards, featuring beloved products from the state’s northern region. This gift basket has a little bit of everything from breakfast, snacks, to supper and is ready to take, ship, or bring along to any feast. Dad will have a great time exploring New York favorites like Ontario Orchard’s Dutch Apple Jam and Mustard, Dinosaur Original Sensuous Slathering Sauce, Salamida Original State Fair Spiedie Sauce, NYS maple syrup and sugar candy, and more! Oswego; $99.