Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer—and some classy gift ideas for Dad.
Wave Hill is such a great place for Dads to spend quality time with their kids, and The Shop at Wave Hill has handsome gifts to celebrate the loving strength of fathers and the generous abundance of summer!
My very top pick is a Wave Hill chair for Dad to relax and unwind in…and bring to mind happy days at Wave Hill! Perfect to go along with the chair is a summer read, including Ken Druse’s wonderful gardening book Natural Companions, or Ernest Hemingway’s cultural classic Camping Out.
For the avid gardener, fragrant herb plants or organically grown seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library are a sweet, affordable, pocket-money gift from the kids.
For the elegant Dad, consider a hand-dyed, handwoven natural indigo scarf by Laos design…or a wittily designed, contemporary timepiece by Projects watches. For desk accessories, we recommend a gorgeous, Italian leather journal and a pen and pencil set handturned from the wood of one of Wave Hill’s own, beloved copper beech trees.
For the foodie, a raw bark-edged wooden bowl for his favorite snack, or a bottle of The Bronx Hot Sauce. A spicy concoction made from serrano peppers grown in Bronx community gardens, this hot sauce is great on meats, veggies, pizza, sandwiches and more! A ‘Beer Gardener’ trowel-shaped bottle opener serves as a handtool for gardening and as a quick way to open a bottle of beer on a warm Sunday afternoon. Or Dad can keep hydrated with a S’well insulated stainless steel water bottle. It keeps water cold for 24 hours and coffee hot for 12 hours. S’well’s Teak Wood Collection is handpainted to look like wood grain, and for every bottle sold, S’well and American Forests will plant a tree. Simply a great product all around.
We will also have a special vendor in store on Father’s Day weekend. Local artist and Bronx resident Dennis RedMoon Darkeem will join us instore with his all natural, Bronx made RedMoon Bronx Soaps & Teas. His Happiness & Well Balance Soap, made with shea butter, mint, sage, dandelion, orange and lemon peels, is already a customer favorite in The Shop. You will be able to customize your own, blend of natural herbal teas―and your own a gift box for Dad, complete with soap, tea, Wave Hill mug―and a plant if you wish!