No, he didn’t bring you (or your children) into this world, but the dad(s) in your life deserve a special thank you this Sunday. Step away from the Amazon cart and consider these fine Brooklyn-peddled options for every type of father.
Dad type: The Dairy King
What: Cheese of the Month Nine-Month Subscription
Where: The Bedford Cheese Shop
How Much: $450
Why: Because sometimes Cabot cheddar just doesn’t cut it.
Dad type: The Audiophile
What: Grado SR80I Headphones
Where: By Brooklyn
How Much: $99
Why: They’re not Beats by Dr. Dre, but they are still manufactured in the borough. Respect.
Dad type: The aspiring Don Draper
What: Kings County Chocolate Whiskey
Where: The Whiskey Shop
How Much: $24
Why: Whiskey. Chocolate. Duh.
Dad type: The Beach Bum
What: First x Jeffrey Campbell Huarache Shoes
How Much: $155
Why: He can wear them to work, then cut out early and meet you at Fort Tilden without stopping off at home first.
Dad type: The Preener
What: Hollander & Lexer House Blend Fragrant Oil
Where: Hollander & Lexer
How Much: $22
Why: He’s already mastered his hair. Now help him find his fragrance.
Dad type: The Traveler
What: Steven Alan Santa Fe shirt
Where: Steven Alan
How Much: $188
Why: Remind him of a place he hasn’t visited—yet.
Dad type: The Kid at Heart
What: Magno Small Wooden Radio
Where: The Future Perfect
How much: $225
Why: He’s never going to grow up, but at least he can get grown-up toys.
Dad type: The Clean-Cut Dad
What: Ursa Major Shave Cream
Where: Woodley & Bunny
How Much: $21
Why: Gillette is not necessarily the best a man can get.
Dad type: The 10-to-6er
What: The Hill-Side Ocean Print Tie
Where: Hickoree’s Hard Goods
How Much: $76
Why: Cool store, cool print, cool shape, cooler dad.
Who: The Nerd
What: Man of War by Charlie Shroeder
Where: Greenlight Bookstore
How Much: $25.95
Why: Sometimes dad needs a reminder that there are way worse ways to embarrass—like, say, dressing up as a Confederate soldier in public.