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Fab finds for Dad: Where to find the perfect last-minute Father’s Day gift in Western Queens

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June 11, 2024 By Jessica Militello

It is almost time to celebrate Father’s Day once again. If you are struggling to outdo last year’s gift or are stumped on what to buy, Western Queens offers a plethora of shopping options. Whether it is vintage treasures or grooming essentials, here are ten standout stores in Western Queens where you can find the perfect, last-minute Father’s Day gift.

For the Millennial Dad

Museum of Nostalgia, 31-27 31st St., Astoria

The Museum of Nostalgia doubles as a store where you can find tons of memorabilia and collectibles from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. This year, surprise your dad with something unique and memorable from his childhood, giving him a special and sentimental gift.

For the Artsy Dad

Giftbox Astoria, 25-11 Broadway, Astoria

Giftbox Astoria has many great gift ideas to offer, from artwork to unique greeting cards, books, stationery and much more. Many of their products are from local makers from the Astoria community, and you are bound to find something that you cannot get anywhere else.

For the Beer Dad

Singlecut Astoria, 19-33 37th St., Astoria

This local brewery is more than just a great place to grab a beer with friends. They also offer gift cards, Singlecut merch like shirts and beer glasses and packs of their special brews for purchase. What better gift to give Dad than a nice cold brew for the summer days?

For the Bookworm Dad

Book Culture LIC, 26-09 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

This multi-level bookstore has it all, from books to greeting cards, gift cards and more. There is nothing better than getting lost in a good book and there is nothing quite like the gesture of remembering a topic or book your dad mentioned being interested in and surprising him with it as a gift.

For the Coffee-nut Dad

Coffee Project NY, 21-10 51st Ave., Long Island City

Coffee Project has a lot to offer, from its coffee to classes and its shop where you can purchase fresh coffee beans, ready to drink coffee to make at home, as well as mugs and even a home espresso machine or commercial grinders. Give your dad the gift of an elevated coffee experience and make each morning special.

For the Stylish Dad

Otis and Finn, 45-22 Pearson St., Long Island City

Otis and Finn offer a list of great pomades, creams, aftershave tonics and beard oil to maintain your look beyond your barber shop visit. Help your dad keep his hair and beard looking sharp and give him a thoughtful gift from their shop.

For the Vintage Dad

Stray Vintage, 48-09 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside

Stray Vintage is filled with vintage finds from vinyl records, jewelry and other unique gift ideas. Whether you have something specific in mind or are not quite sure what to get Dad this year, it would be hard to stop by this neighborhood gem and not find something he would like.

For the Quirky Dad

Lockwood Sunnyside, 46-06 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside

Lockwood expanded to the Sunnyside community nearly a year ago with their many cute and quirky gift ideas. From fun games, unique greeting cards and fun kitchen items, browse around the store and you are sure to find something perfect and thoughtful for your dad.

For the Cool Dad

The Green Empress, 43-02 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside

The Green Empress sells CBD oils, cream, tea, pens and much more to support pain relief, trouble sleeping, anxiety, better mood and more. Stop by the shop for a gift to support overall better physical and mental wellness for a thoughtful Father’s Day gift.

For the Fitness Dad

Crossfit Sunnyside, 52-25 Barnett Ave., Sunnyside

Give the gift of health and fitness with a package or personal training session from CrossFit Sunnyside. Perfect for dads looking to kickstart or enhance their fitness journey, CrossFit offers tailored workouts that challenge and inspire. Whether he is a fitness enthusiast or just beginning his wellness journey, a session will surely make his day memorable. 


*This story first published in the June issue of BORO Magazine.

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