The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

11/19/2014 10:00 AM |



Feltraiger Hudson Thermal

Some dads are hard to buy for; other dads have style. Feltraiger makes it easy to meet the demands of any dad, and this 100% cotton, made-in-the-USA thermal is the perfect wintertime gift.
$58; Feltraiger, 155 Grand Street, Williamsburg

Front Street General Store Army Surplus Beanie

There is an abundance of amazing stuff at Hideya Sagawa’s vintage menswear store, but the collection of military knit black beanies are real eye-catchers. They make great gifts for anyone, not just dads.
Prices vary; Front Street General Store, 143 Front Street, DUMBO

Brooklyn Winery’s Limited Edition Brandy

Brooklyn Winery teamed up with Kings County Distillery to create this co-branded, limited edition, and oh-so-Brooklyn brandy, made with distilled 2011 Cabernet Franc vino that’s been aged for two years in five-gallon barrels.

Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk by Chris Stein

The Blondie guitarist collects candid, unpublished shots of Debbie Harry at peak glamour, surrounded by 70s icons like Iggy, Bowie, Basquiat, Warhol, The Ramones, and Divine—sort of like seeing NYC’s downtown punk scene chronicled on Instagram.
$39.70; Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint

What We See When We Read, Peter Mendelsund

This smart, thought-provoking book explores the way our imagination interacts with the information presented to us on the page, and how “what we see when we read” has as much to do with ourselves as with the writing at hand. A must-read for everyone, really.
$16.95; Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue, Park Slope

Hella Bitters Craft Your Own Bitters Kit

A fun gift for the dad who is into both DIY and booze (so, every dad, right?). This kit includes a comprehensive tool set, as well as dried fruit peels and aromatic herbs. Drink up.

Membership to BAM

Let’s face it: what all parents really want in a holiday present is for it to be something you can do with them. So treat your dad (and yourself!) with a membership to BAM, and angle to get as many free plus ones as possible.
$230 for a Double BAM Membership;

Scosha Bike Cufflinks

For the urban sports-loving businessman dad, these bike cufflinks from one of our favorite Williamsburg jewelry designers are a practical yet whimsical gift, and way better than a run-of-the-mill tie.

King of the Egg Cream

This serialized “radio play” (what, iTunes is sort of like the radio, right?) is based on the story of Harry Dolowich, who ran a soda fountain syrup ring from the Lower East Side in the 1930s, thus earning the name “King of the Egg Cream.” Featuring the voices of Justin Bartha, Alex Karpovsky, Bobby Cannavale, and Ellen Barkin, this gift is appealing for both the New York nostalgia buff and the fan of podcasts, i.e. your dad.
$9.99 on iTunes, or via


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