It can be so tough buying for the dads in our lives. Some of their interests we totally get, while others…. But this year we searched, brainstormed, listened and scoured and have come up with a few things we think he’ll love. Some of them are big-ticket items – so perhaps call up the extended family of gift givers who are similarly at a loss as to what to give. Happy Hunting!
Silicone and Wood Coasters
Hockey fans will love these understated coasters that still express their love of the game. They’re perfect for nights when a few friends gather around the TV to root on the home team.
$24.50, Available at Indigo
Muse The Brain-Sensing Headband
He’s always talking about trying out a regular meditation practice but seems to need a helping hand to get started. This brilliant piece of technology will help by reading brain waves and helping to both keep his meditation practice on track as well as personalize it. Maybe you’ll get to try it out, too!
$250, Available at well.ca
Buck Naked Soap Company Shave Stuff Shaving Kit
Not only will these products provide an amazing shave, they smell fabulous as well. The kit contains Canadian Glacial Clay Shaving Soap, Cedar + Sage Pre-Shave Oil and Post Shave Restorative Toner for happy skin. This line-up is sure to become his go-to for a great grooming ritual.
Lululemon T.H.E. Short
Yes, he can – and will love to – wear Lululemon too. These functional, great-looking and awesome-feeling shorts are sure to become his new favourite. From the tennis court to the CrossFit box, they’re the perfect workout or leisure short.
Lego James Bond™ Aston Martin DB5
This ticks two of his boxes: Lego and James Bond! This is a great build and collector’s item and will look pretty snazzy in his office, den or man cave.
$180, Available at lego.com
Roots Heritage Killarney Henley
This is such a good-looking Henley we’re tempted to sneak it out of his closet to wear ourselves. Featuring the high-quality craftsmanship Roots is known for, in an array of classic colours, this is sure to become a wardrobe staple.
Yeti Hopper Flip 8 Cooler
We didn’t know it was possible to fall in love with a piece of gear, but from the gleam in his eyes when he talks about the cooler to last a lifetime, it’s safe to say he’s smitten. Not cheap, but built of the finest materials to withstand any backcountry trip (or weekend at the cottage). The shoulder strap keeps hands free for all of the other gear.
$250, Available at yeti.com
Patagonia Men’s Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover
This classic jacket harkens back to our university days but has been granted a socially responsible update. The jacket is certified Fair-Trade sewn with 51% recycled fleece. It’ll keep him warm and it’s a step in the right direction of ethical threads.
Crosley Canvas Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
This sleek record player may spark the beginning of a deep passion for all things vinyl. That’s OK – there are worse obsessions and hobbies to have! We love the look of this one and appreciate the (relatively) low-tech vibe
Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
Finally, a way for him to keep track of his keys… or wallet… or briefcase. He always knows where his phone is, so now he can just use Bluetooth technology and the discreet tile to locate his personal items – rather than asking us all the time. Marriage saver!
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