Hudson Valley Holiday Gift Guide for Dad
The holidays are here and dads can be notoriously hard to shop for. Chances are, if they need something they’ve got it. But what do you get the guy who has practically everything, other than the typical tools, ties, and “World’s Greatest Dad” mugs? This guide features something for nearly every dad, from the outdoorsman to the music fan, the coffee connoisseur to the beer enthusiast, and they’re all here in the Hudson Valley.
Mountain Jam 3-day General Admission tickets – $184
Mountain Jam, Hunter Mountain. Mountainjam.com
This three-day music and arts festival at Hunter Mountain has become one of the Hudson Valley’s hottest annual attractions, and this year it takes place June 16-18. The headliners are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Steve Miller Band; additional artists include Gary Clark, Jr., the Revivalists, the Strumbellas, and many others.
Monthly Jerky Club - $97
Fleishers Craft Butchery, Kingston. Fleishers.com
Fleishers' 100% grass-fed beef jerky is delivered straight to your door through their convenient new subscription program. Mix and match from a variety of the tastiest flavors like Pastrami, Maple Pepper, and Triple Chili to make your subscription truly one of a kind.
Any Way You Slice It
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Carving Set - $149.99
Warren Kitchen & Cutlery, Rhinebeck. Warrenkitchentools.com
Whether your dad loves putting together culinary creations, or just likes to be the guy who cuts the holiday roasts, he’ll appreciate this top-quality carving set made by one of the best names in kitchen cutlery.
From the Campground to the Stadium
Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set - $27.99
Kenco, Kingston. Atkenco.com
This simple, easy to pack cook set features a stainless steel cooking pot and two 10-oz cups, a perfect kit for dads who enjoy camping, hunting, or even just tailgating. The cups nest into each other for easy storage.
Craft Some Beer
Beer-making equipment – Prices vary
Barley, Hops and Grapes; Red Hook. Barleyhopsandgrapes.com
Has dad ever wanted to brew his own ales? Skip the cheap store-bought beer-making kits and get long-lasting, quality equipment and ingredients, from hops pellets to malt extracts and all the tools you’ll need.
Aeropress Coffee Maker - $34.99
Monkey Joe Roasting Company, Kingston. Monkeyjoe.com
The Aeropress is a unique coffee making system that allows you to brew single cup coffee by using hot water and air pressure, producing rich flavor with low levels of acidity and bitterness. Be sure to stock up on coffee while you’re at the café.