PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. -- Stumped over what to get Dad for Father's Day? What follows is a sampling of area options. Feel free to add more ideas on our Facebook page.
For the Liquor Aficionado: There are all kinds of spirits at Gary's Wine & Marketplace in Wayne where Johnnie Walker Blue, The Macallan, Sinatra Select, Herradura, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack or Woodford Reserve are all popular Father's Day choices. In the wine department, try the Go Figure line comprised of high end Cabs direct from Napa Vineyards or consider signing Dad up for one of Gary's seven Wine Club. Treat Dad: 1308 Rt. 23 North, Wayne, (973) 633-3900, www.garyswine.com/.
For those with Team Spirit: Dads who like supporting - and showing off - their kids' school teams, can find embroidered T-shirt, hat or sweats at Home Field Advantage Sporting Goods in Pompton Lakes. This mom-and-pop-run shop also has everything from softball gloves to cleats and bats as well other items sure to please the sports-loving enthusiast. Treat Dad: 219 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes, (973) 835-7714.
For the Fashionista: If you can't find it at Berkshire General Store, you probably can't find it. This popular favorite, a mainstay since 1972, is filled with everything from khakis to polos to sunglasses to sandals. Treat Dad: 25 Hanes Dr, Wayne, (973) 696-6204, www.berkshiregeneralstore.com/.
For the Coffee Lover: The Fine Grind in Little Falls, winner of the DVlicious contest for "Best Coffee in Passaic County" is the place to go for freshly-ground brew. It's also fun to stay for brunch or breakfast. Or pop by their 11th birthday on Saturday, June 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for their "hot" party. Treat Dad: 101 Newark Pompton Tpke, Little Falls, (973) 837-0199, www.thefinegrindcoffeebar.com/.
For the Fisherman: The line-up is forever changing at Tackle and Field where you'll find a wide selection of Megabass, Dobyns, Abu Garcia, Okuma, and Shimano rods, and Shimano, Okuma, and Penn reels. The store recently added the all-new Megabass Levante rod series, in addition to a line of Duckett and Dobyns rods. Treat Dad: 81 Ringwood Ave., Wanaque, (973) 835-2966, www.tackleandfield.com/.
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