Mamatoga's 12 Days of {local} Gift Guides: Dad Edition

dad6dad1dad2dad3dad4dads5dads7dads8 1. Needlepoint is the style staple every guy needs in his wardrobe, and these Smathers & Branson cufflinks and flask are also have a fun and timeless holiday feel. Find them both at The National Shop.

2. Everyone needs a good laugh, and even just looking at this Ron Burgundy book is cracking me up. Find this at Northshire Bookstore.

A bottle of Saratoga Olive Oil is such a treat, they have so many to choose from and one for every taste. Plus, if Dad finds this under the tree, maybe he will feel inclined to cook dinner? It's a win win.

3. The Saratoga 150 Celebration may be over but this tie from Impressions of Saratoga will be an enduring classic to wear every year for Dad to show his Saratoga Springs pride.

Have a skier (or snowboarder)? Send them on a trip! Alpine Sport Shop has some great trips to choose from, go for the day or go for a big one, get more info here.

4. Big Green Egg, Medium Green Egg, Little or Mini Green Egg, find the ultimate cooking experience for Dad locally at Adirondack Appliance. Widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker, the Big Green Egg was derived from an ancient clay cooking device known as a “kamado”. Originally a clay vessel with a lid, today’s Egg is a modern ceramic marvel known for producing amazing culinary results for novice and experts alike for over thirty years.

Pair an Egg with some local flavor from Saratoga Salsa and Spice Company, there are dozens of delicious local products to choose from, find more here.

5. A gift certificate to Tarks Indoor Golf will satisfy any golfer who is looking at the snow covered links longingly waiting for the warm weather. I got Sean one last year AND this year (he even does the weekly Men's League) and it is a more than reasonable counterpart to the real thing. Plus the kids would love to tag along too to find out what it's all about. Gift certificates can be bought online here and sent or emailed anywhere.

Bring out the Clark Griswold with style in your Dad this year with this cozy flannel from Vineyard Vines. It'll be a favorite he pulls out year after year for the chillier season. Find this and more for guys at The Pink Paddock.

6. I love this jacket from Embrace the Race, even though it may feel less like the track and more like the Tundra, Dad can still sport the logo that horse racing fans love. Plus they have TONS of options for guys, I also really love the square rocks glasses, check out their selection here.

Pick up this 3 CD Box Set Live at Lena's for the music loving Dad, the result of years of investigative research, contains 47 tracks, all released for the very first time, alongside previously unpublished photographs. Images include selections from the archive of esteemed photographer Joe Alper, who captured many iconic, intimate portraits from the folk era of the 1960s. Find it here.

7. I think we can all agree there is something about a baby wearing dad, and these two carriers, both in sleek black, might be a tad more appealing to Dad. Find them both at The Bundle Store. There is nothing sweeter than a guy who loves carrying his little babe around...

For more from Mamatoga's 12 Days of {local} Gift Guides click right here, and don't forget to support our fab local businesses this holiday season and all year long!