Ah, daddies. How much do we love them…? A lot. They do a lot of work that goes unnoticed and unrecognized. So, this Father’s Day we’re determined to surprise him (whether “him” is our dad, his dad or their dad) with something that will say “we adore you,” “we appreciate you,” and “we admire you,” all rolled into one amazing gift.
Here are our 27 ideas for the all-time best dad gifts this year.
Let dad relax at the cottage or at home this summer with a big brew of his choice in this huge stein. Hand-stamped with a bison, it will add to his natural nature-loving personality.
Bison Beer Steins by Studio Vine Glass, $70 each. Available at the One of a Kind Online Shop.
Give dad a gift that will impress his friends—a limited edition Molson Canadian compact refrigerator by Danby which comes with a reversible Molson Canadian knit hat. A compact refrigerator is the ideal solution for smaller living quarters, wet bars, and cottages (or beside him, wherever he chooses).
Danby 1.6 cu.ft. Energy Star Molson Canadian Compact Fridge, $130. Available at Walmart.ca
The perfect golfing and fishing vacation combining Canadian Rockies golf with the finest river fishing in the world! Dad’s stay includes 4 nights in the mountain town of Canmore. A round of golf at the world famous Banff Springs Golf Course and a day of fishing on the Bow River in a Walk & Wade trip.
Canadian Rockies Pins & Fins trip, $1,090 – $1,150. Details at Golf Canada’s West.
Download and print these gift-certificate templates and give Dad what he really wants this Father’s Day — from breakfast in bed to an uninterrupted afternoon of watching his favourite sports to a big hug!
Nederburg is one of South Africa’s most awarded wineries with a long-established tradition of winemaking excellence. The Winemasters Cabernet Sauvignon is a classically styled, full-bodied and food-friendly wine with refreshing notes of plum, sweet cherry, earth, liquorice and cedar. It’s the perfect pairing for robust meals like steak. Dad will love it. We’re just hoping he shares.
Nederburg The Winemaster’s Cabernet Sauvignon, $13.10. Available at LCBO.com.
It’s not just mom who craves good coffee at home…dad does too! Offering freshly brewed Coffee with crema as well as delicious, authentic Espresso, the VertuoPlus machine conveniently makes 2 cup sizes, the large 8 oz. Coffee and small 1.35 oz. Espresso, all at the touch of a button. Dad just has to insert a capsule and close the lever — when activated, the capsule spins up to 7,000 rotations per minute, blending ground coffee with water and producing the perfect crema to enjoy quality coffee in larger cup sizes.
Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe in Titan, $280. Available at Nespresso.
This will give dad more time with the family and less time mowing the lawn. Suitable for medium sized areas up to 1500 m² and can also handle slopes with an incline of 40%. Smart technology adapts the amount of mowing to the lawn’s growth rate, enables spot mowing of a limited area of longer grass and guides the mower through narrow passages.
Husqvarna Automower 315, $3,200. Available at Husqvarna.
Improve dad’s baseball swing with a swing analyzer. He’ll feel like a pro thanks to the helpful feedback provided by the included set of 3D and video analysis features which will assist with his bat speed, hand speed, line drives, bat control, and more. Also, check out the Golf Swing Analyzer if dad happens to be a golf “pro”.
Gift dad the ultimate grill this year. Each component of GS4 was uniquely designed for ease-of-use and to provide an unequalled satisfaction to his backyard grilling experience. The GS4 grilling system is composed of four key components: The Electronic Ignition, High Performance Burners, Flavorizer Bars, and Grease Management System. These components ensure that every aspect of his grilling experience is easy and reliable; from the moment the burners are lit to the general maintenance of his grill.
Weber Summit Charcoal Grill, $1,999.99/$2,499.99. Find retail locations at Weber.com.
The Amerindian people of the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico make these unique hammocks entirely by hand. Each of these giant slings takes a month to create and can hold up to 350 lb. Dad will LOVE it.
Mayan Hammock, $130. Available on pre-order at Lee Valley.
If he has to shave, he should do it with this Liquid Shaving Cream. With a coconut-like scent, Myrsol Shave Cream will soften his skin and has a ‘slick’ texture for a perfectly smooth shave.
Myrsol Liquid Shaving Cream, $22.50. Available at Men Essentials.
Does dad love to fish? The ReelSonar iBobber fish finder helps him catch more fish by using sophisticated sonar to detect fish at a depth of up to 135 feet. Sync it with his iPhone via Bluetooth so he can GPS tag favourite hotspots, map waterbed contours, and measure water temperature through the app. He can also log his trip and share all the action on social media.
ReelSonar iBobber Bluetooth Castable Fishfinder, $140. Available at WalMart.
The man pack includes one of each product; a beard oil, moustache wax, cleansing conditioner and shampoo bar. Save money and maintain a healthy looking beard that smells fantastic! And as if that wasn’t enough the Urban Beard Man Pack ships for free with this coupon code 8Y9784.
Urban Beard Man Pack, $60. Available at Urban Beard.
Lot No. 40 is expertly distilled in small batches using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. By distilling in a single copper pot still, the result is a whisky that starts off earthy and woody tasting and then becomes full bodied and complex with a velvety vanilla oak finish. Dad’s going to swoon (and love us forever).
Now, dad can capture more than just his point of view! This camera features Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth LE interface and downloadable 360fly app, so he can easily shoot, edit, replay and share video footage using a iOS or Android smartphone. The included adapter makes it compatible with his existing 3-prong mounts.
360fly Panoramic Waterproof HD Sports Camera, $530. Available at BestBuy.ca.
Not just for the sock-and-sandal-clad older-gentleman-set, Bocce Ball is—finally!—making a play for the younger set. This set is perfect and comes in it’s own wooden crate. Besides, even if he’s not into the sport at first, helping him build his very own Bocce Ball court in the backyard might convince him of its merits.
Eastpoint Premium Bocce Balls with Wood Crate, $130. Available at Canadian Tire.
This book of twelve letters (ten prompted, two blank) makes it easy for children of many ages—from tween to adult—to show Dad how much they care. Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, the letters become handwritten time capsules to give to Dad for Father’s Day, holidays, or milestone birthdays. When he breaks open the seals in the future, he will find a priceless keepsake.
This seriously mighty 15-inch laptop is absolutely ideal for gamers. Featuring the latest Intel processors for superior gaming performance, and life-like NVIDIA GeForce graphics and an advanced thermal cooling design.
Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop, starting at $1,150. Available at Dell.ca.
Help dad take his grilling to another level with a grilling class at Weber Canada. Whether it’s the “back to basics” approach to charcoal grilling, smoking, or simply improving your technique at the gas grill, Grill Expert and celebrity Chef Michael P. Clive teaches a variety of classes that are sure to get him fired up.
Weber Grill Academy Classes, prices vary. Currently only available in Vaughn, Ontario (near Toronto).
The scent of this Cognac and Cuban cigar body wash is unique and intoxicating. The cigar smokiness is there, but it is subtle and doesn’t overpower or dominate.
Henri et Victoria Cognac and Cuban Cigars Bodywash, $20. Available at Men Essentials.
Melt Dad’s heart with one of these 13 cute homemade Father’s Day cards.
Yep, get dad his very own Corvette this year. With two wheels instead of four. The Schwinn Signature Series Men’s 26″ Corvette Cruiser Bike features a steel frame and fork for style and value. Shimano 7-speed drivetrain with Tourney derailleur and SRAM Grip Shift shifter for extra gears. Schwinn cruiser saddle and Schwinn Typhoon grips for comfort.
Schwinn Signature Series Men’s 26″ Corvette Cruiser Bike, $285. Available at Canadian Tire.
KRAVE Gourmet Jerky is the perfect on-the-go snack for you Canada Day excursion. KRAVE is free of added preservatives and artificial flavours, as well as low in fat, high in protein and gluten free. It is available in four delicious flavours: Sweet Chipotle, Sweet Teriyaki, Chili Lime and Black Cherry Barbecue.
Beef & Pork Jerky by KRAVE Gourmet Jerky, $7.49 – $8.99 available across Canada at Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Sobey’s and London Drugs.
He’s not only the best, he’s the best dad (ever). This generously sized mug is guaranteed to put a smile on his face this Father’s Day (and every day after). 16-oz. capacity. 3.5” round, 4” high. Ceramic. Dishwasher safe.
Best Dad (Ever) Mug, $14. Available at Indigo.
Let dad brew his own beer at home quickly and easily. This kit includes 11 reusable plastic bottles with caps and labels. Since this kit is completely reusable dad will be able to brew batch after batch of great tasting beer. Refills are available in a wide array of styles, all of which can be used with this kit. Makes 7.5 Liters (2 gallons) of great tasting beer in as little as 14 days.
Mr. Beer Kit, $104. Available from Lowes.
Ah, the smell of freshly cut grass, the crack of the bat, the hot dogs…baseball is BACK. Get dad ready for the season with a limited edition washed cotton-twill cap featuring his (or your!) fave team’s logo.
Montreal Expos Micro Logo Cap, $34.50. Available at Frank and Oak.
Yes, give dad salt this year for Father’s Day…all his days going forward will be savoury and filled with flavour. The Himalayan Salt Stone can be heated or chilled to extreme temperatures to impart subtle flavour to food and it holds its temperature longer than other cooking and serving surfaces.
Himalayan Salt Stone and Rack, $40. Available at Canadian Tire.
Carnivore Club is a curated cured meat-of-the-month club featuring artisans from around the world. Choose a membership configuration that suits dad’s needs: monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. Or you can choose to purchase a one month box to see how pops likes being a discerning member of Carnivore Club.
Carnivore Club Memberships, prices start at $50. Available at Carnivore Club.
“Piece” of mind for pops is as simple as attaching a Tile Mate or Tile Slim to anything he cares about (except the kids!). The Tile App allows users to ring his Tile to locate a misplaced item, find his phone even when it is in silent mode and view the last known location of his item on a map. Make his gift even more special by customizing his Tile — Choose from a wide range of available styles or design your own.
Let dad lather up with this whipped shaving smoothie and bring out his skin’s glowing best. Lush has mixed up soothing lavender and invigorating coffee with nourishing jojoba oil and olive oil for the closest, softest shave possible. He can even kiss razor burn goodbye and say hello to silky smooth, perfectly soothed skin.
Five O’Clock Whistle Shaving Smoothie, 90g $13. Available at Lush.
Last but certainly not least, we’re suggesting the age-old stand-by: the tie. BUT! BUT! This year, go out on a limb and get dad an awesome tie…in pink or with flowers on it. Trust us. Ties can be pink and dads can still wear them (and look awesome doing it).
Seaward & Stearn Ties, $150. Available at Got Style.