Top Places For Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts In Connecticut

June 4, 2013 8:00 AM

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Treat dad the way he deserves to be treated with a thoughtful gift for Father’s Day. Men are simple and it doesn’t take much to impress them. Any of these gift ideas will reign supreme in the eyes of dad. He’ll be calling you his favorite child in no time.

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Disc & Dat
107 Greenwood Ave.
Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 797-0067″>

If dad has a love of vinyl or is a bit more up to date and CDs are his pleasure, you can find what he likes at Disc & Dat. Dennis and John Esposito have owned this store in downtown Bethel since 2001. If you are looking for that special song or album, you can sort through the racks and likely find it. There are new recordings as well as gently used rare and vintage options. Disc & Dat’s prices are right and the staff can help you find exactly what dad likes.

Levine Auto & Trucks Parts
39 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 210-0416

Does your dad love spending his free time working on his car or truck? Levine’s now has seven different locations in Connecticut and 50 years of service. You will find the parts for automobiles and heavy duty trucks. Levine’s carries everything dad will need to keep his vehicle running smoothly. Complete machine shop services are available as well as rebuilding alternators and starters. These stores are the best source for auto and truck parts in all of New England.

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Newtown Car Wash
1 Simm Lane
Newtown, CT 06470‎
(203) 426-1333

What dad doesn’t want to drive around in a clean car both inside and out? Newtown Car Wash is open seven days a week. The washes ranges from $9.95 to $32.95. Whether you want the exterior wash and towel dry or the works, the car will be shining. Choose from the a la carte menu and get the leather seats conditioned and the mats shampooed. You can also get his car detailed. Either surprise dad with a clean car or purchase a gift card.

Marjolaine Pastry Shop
961 State St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 789-8589

Marjolaine has been located in the upper State Street area since the early 1980s. Dad’s sweet tooth will thank you for a treat from this pastry shop. Everything in the shop is baked on the premises. You can take him here for breakfast or surprise him at home with some fresh almond or chocolate croissants or a poppyseed Danish. Are Belgian chocolates, truffles and confections more to his liking? They are handmade using fine ingredients. Maybe you want to pick out one of the delicious cakes for him to enjoy with the family.

Deep River Hardware
4 W. Elm St.
Deep River, CT 06417
(860) 526-2776

Art Davies has owned Deep River Hardware since 1979. Personal service and popcorn is what you will find when you enter the store seven days a week. If dad likes paint, there are painting supplies as well as power tools, electrical, plumbing and cleaning supplies. You will even find fishing equipment. The store carries over 60,000 items. Don’t know exactly what dad needs? Go with a gift card and he can choose for himself.

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