By Julie Davis
He takes out the garbage, cleans the gutters and picks up after the dog – Dad is the champion of chores. Now it’s his turn to sit back, relax and enjoy his rightful day to unwind. Make his Father’s Day even more special with something a little less expected. From fishing gear to a paddleboard tour, here are five gifts that will truly surprise.
While there’s no better catch than Mom, the new BaitRunner reel makes it much easier to hook a big one. An updated spool-lip feature allows for a more even cast and, more importantly, fewer tangles.
Shimano BaitRunner Reel, Pride Fishing and Tackle, Red Bank
Let Dad take a stand – on a paddleboard, on the Navesink River. Book him a tour with Navesink River Paddle Excursions. The two-hour jaunt is not only great exercise, but it’s also a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty the river has to offer.
Navesink River Paddle Excursions, Fair Haven
The Italian take on the classic topsider, it wears like a sneaker yet similarly wears well with everything. Lined with the softest suede and most luxurious leather, this gift is a shoe-in.
Superga Suede Boat Shoe (brown or navy), Brooks Brothers, Shrewsbury
Hand selected by Nicholas Harary, owner and executive chef of Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, this red wine trio pairs perfectly with anything he cooks on the grill. Cheers.
Father’s Day Wine Bundle, Restaurant Nicholas, Red Bank
The gift of a squeaky clean car – there’s not a Dad from Red Bank to Eatontown who wouldn’t flip for it. Give him a prepaid book of 10 washes, or a gift card for a full detail, and watch him (literally) jump for joy.
Shrewsbury Car Wash, Shrewsbury
The Grove at Shrewsbury
615 Broad St.
Navesink River Paddle Excursions
923 River Road
Pride Fishing Tackle
111 E. Front St.
160 Route 35
Shrewsbury Car Wash
901 Shrewsbury Ave.