Somehow June has completely surprised us, which means Father's Day is just around the corner! We're big cheerleaders of local businesses, and believe that the #shopsmall movement is more than a hashtag. Shopping small means investing in your community, in hard-working families, and in making a difference. We're so proud to introduce you to six local businesses today, from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with some of the perfect gifts for Dad. From beer bags to beard kits, and cocktails to coffee, we've chosen the best-of-the-best!
1 | THISTLE FINCH DISTILLERY
At Thistle Finch, we invite you to experience a hidden world where nostalgia and libations rule. Only a short walk away from the heart of downtown Lancaster, our tasting room provides a rustic yet elegant destination away from the distractions of modern life. Step back in time with a classic rye whiskey cocktail, indulge in one of our other specialty cocktails crafted from a unique range of housemade infusions, or enjoy free samples of our distinctive, small batch spirits. There are many ways to experience Thistle Finch—whether you are looking to learn about the history and process of distilling, searching for a new spot to go out with friends, or you just want to relax with a drink and some quiet conversation—we’ve got what you’re looking for.
2 | PASSENGER COFFEE
We've found that coffee and relationships have a lot in common. Both take time to foster. Both take a lot of care and attention to the details. Both reveal the joys of discovery, learning, and sharing. We love the way coffee brings people together and we feel completely honored to have a small part in that. Passenger was born out of these simple pleasures, uniting our talents and skills into one passionate pursuit in the city we love.
3 | PARRIS CHIC BOUTIQUE
Our products go deeper than pretty things to decorate your home with. This line of home & wedding décor is meant to speak truth and help you celebrate and cherish the love in your life. The relationships in our lives prove to be most important again and again and that alone is a reason to celebrate.
All Parris Chic Boutique items are handmade from start to finish here at our shop in Allentown, New Jersey. We have tested each and every item to deliver you the highest quality products on the market. Most of our products are made of a cotton based fabric, which pairs beautifully with any décor.
photography by Love & Light Photographs
4 | FOXFIRE MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Bohemian and relaxed, Foxfire is like your globe-trotting uncle’s country estate. A place where modern travelers can lounge by the stone fireplace on sheepskin rugs or on vintage velvet and leather sofas. It’s about conversation, community, and the right ambience to create perfect moments.
Whether it’s the collections of butterflies and antlers, old silver, or the Moroccan tiles, there’s a simple sophistication throughout. The 100-year-old inn has 11 guest rooms, each with white linen bedding on sunbleached wood beds crafted by a local carpenter to ensure a good night’s sleep. In the morning, guests help themselves to a bountiful breakfast laid out on the concrete bar — hot coffee/tea, house-made granola, yogurt, fruit and juice, fresh-from-the-oven banana bread or apple cake, hot dishes, soft buttery cheeses, smoked fish, and meats with a Nordic country influence.
Located in the Catskill mountains, Foxfire Mountain House is nestled on ten private acres with a pond and lily pool, bonfire pits, and a rustic outdoor pavilion for nights under the stars. Travel the byways and check out local shops and restaurants, or stay swaddled in the hammock for hours on end. It’s a place to call your own, however long you stay. You’re welcome here, always.
5 | HUDSON MADE NEW YORK
I Founded Hudson Made with the visions of reinvigorating the marketplace with unique items, supporting regional and sustainable production, making safe and high quality goods, and telling each product's individual story.
In the effort to support local economies, we aim to source as many of our products and ingredients as possible from within 200 miles of the Hudson Valley area, which we call home. At our farm in the pristine Catskill Mountains, we organically grow the botanicals used in our oil infusions, creating jobs and inspiring creativity. How much closer can one come to the product's source than to grow and nurture some of the base ingredients?
Ultimately, our philosophy is a proposition, not one of revolution, but one of return. A return to a time when craftsmanship and quality were valued above over-consumption and standardization. We offer one-of-a-kind products that enhance your life, perform well and that last.
And we also strive to forge close relationships with our partners, who help to guarantee the highest level of authenticity and ingenuity. I can’t wait to share with you all of the new products we have in store...
Bill Hovard - Founder
6 | NATHAN MILLER CHOCOLATES
We believe good food, made well by a passionate chef is a special experience.
Nathan set out to make that special experience in simply purchasing a bar of chocolate, with a little something to wow all tastes. We started out with a couple bars + a few pastry chef partners but knew we couldn't stop there. Nathan's passion + creativity has flourished into a line of 15 chocolate bars, couverture for select pastry chefs, + hot cocoa mixes for some of the best coffeehouses around.
Nathan miller chocolate is your place to get creative + savor american small batch chocolate.