7 Long Island Shops Stocked With Dad’s Perfect Father’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day is a piece of cake. Beautiful baubles, check. Bountiful brunch, check. Why is it then, that when it comes to treating Dad, the only words that come to mind are, “Think he needs new socks?” Maybe he does, but he can easily get a trusty pack of ‘em next time he goes to the drugstore. Gift him something unique from one of these Long Island shops perfect for Father’s Day shopping.

Neptune Camera, Garden City

These days, everyone with an iPhone (which is 99 percent of the Island) is a shutterbug. But a dad who loves traveling or telling tales of favorite memories could use something more special. Neptune Photo sells digital cameras and camcorders perfect for toting on European excursions or just documenting his grandkids’ every move. They’ve also got a healthy stock of binoculars, which he can use when he winds up in the nosebleed section of MetLife Stadium or on a whale watching cruise. Phone: 516-741-4484 | Address: 731 Franklin Ave. Click to shop 

Long Island Boat Rentals, Port Washington


There’s an old cliché that goes, “Don’t get a boat, make friends with someone who already owns a boat.” Those with fathers on board with the notion can consider this Port Washington company their friends. Long Island Boat Rentals’ fleet includes small fishing boats like the 13-foot Boston Whaler for a low-maintenance dad and luxurious yachts for the man who wants everything. The 58-foot Hatteras has all that and more. The ship features two decks, six staterooms, a professional crew and full-time captain. Tell dad the skipper can sail him to favorite New York City Italian waterfront restaurant Due Ponti for some indulgent crispy shrimp and calmer with linguini. Phone: 516-761-0840 | Address: 403 Main St. Click to sail

Exotic Car Rentals, Farmingdale

If Dad earmarked Pulse’s story about collector cars in the June issue, gift him the opportunity to test drive a stylish set of wheels. Exotic Car Rentals’ clubhouse garage boasts an Italian red Jaguar convertible, a burnt orange Corvette, a titan grey Bentley Continental and a yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder convertible. Bonus points if you package the gift with a new set of stunner shades for when he rolls the top down and cruises. Phone: 1-800-673-9900 | Address: 855 Conklin Ave. Suite M Click to cruise 

Gelber & Mundy, Great Neck

Sometimes, it feels like a stunning timepiece has gone the way of decent conversation in the age of iPhones. But classy dads know this shouldn’t be the case. Gelber & Mundy carries premium brands like TAGHeuer, Longines and Burberry made for the quintessential gentleman. Phone: 516-482-1585 | Address: 5 Bond St. Click to shop 

Down the Rabbit Hole Wine Boutique, Sayville

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Wine stores are a dime a dozen in these parts, but this Sayville staple epitomizes the charming feel of the town its called home for nearly a decade. Cubbies take the place of racks and shelves, and each one has a placard with tasting notes, making it simpler to find the perfect bottle. Helpful as the placards are, the complimentary tastings are even better—and more fun! Treat yourself to one, even if you need to rationalize it by saying it’ll help you find the best gift for dad. Phone: 631-589-9462 | Address: 4 Main St. Click to sip

Fortunoff Backyard Stores, Patchogue, Lake Grove and Riverhead

If Dad correctly hails himself as barbecue king, gifting him a grill may come with a side of selfish. One look at Fortunoff Backyard Store’s selection of gas grills, which is as plentiful as the food at a family party, will have you dreaming about his steak, ribs and burgers. The store’s inventory includes Napoleon SS Prestige 8-burner grill, which comes complete with a night light system for the dad with serious endurance, and more space-efficient 604-square-inch vision plaza grills. Phone: 855-337-8785 Click to grill

Little Cigar Factory, Albertson & Massapequa

These hand-rolled cigars are ideal for special occasions, like the birth of a grandchild or—yes—Father’s Day. Little Cigar Factory uses aged tobaccos, Dominican, Nicaraguan and Columbian fillers and Indonesian binders to create an indulgent product fit for a celebration. Massapequa Phone: 516-541-5670, Albertson Phone: 516-280-5753 | Massapequa Address: 5380 Merrick Rd. Albertson Address: 516-280-5753 Click to shop

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.