The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start making your list and checking it twice. New baby? All set. Kids? Done and done! But what about Dad? Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, so if you’re feeling a bit stumped, just know that you’re not alone—and we’re here to help! Skip the novelty tie section this year and check out these great gift ideas that Dad is sure to love.
Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co. Heritage Sampler
Give Dad the gift of caffeine with this sampler from Ontario-based Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co. The four-flavour set features one-pot bags of handcrafted coffee blends in Black Bear, Howling Wolf, Loon Call and Muskoka Maple. And for the Dad who just can’t get enough, Muskoka Roastery also offers coffee subscriptions for a gift that keeps on giving.
We The Champs, By Alex Wong and Sean Woodley
Let Dad relive the excitement of the Toronto Raptors’ historic championship season with this commemorative book that combines expert analysis and stunning sports photography.
$20 | Available at Indigo
Coffee & Beer O’Clock Set
For the dad who likes his brew in both coffee and beer forms, this novelty mug and glass gift set is just the ticket. Cheers!
$30 | Available at Indigo
Pinch Provisions Tech Kit
Help Dad avoid a tech emergency with this eight-piece kit that comes bundled in a cool leather pouch. The kit includes two cord organizers, a set of earbuds, a phone stand, wall charger, charging cable, microfibre screen cleaning cloth, and even a handy cheat sheet for all his important passwords.
$36 | Available at The Bay
Sock Box Subscription
Socks may be a staple for dads during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Canada’s own Sock Box offers customizable subscriptions that allow you to surprise Dad with a new pair (or two!) of colourful socks every month. Not into a full year of socks? No problem! Sock Box also offers single pairs in fun patterns for the perfect stocking stuffer.
Starting at $39/3 months | Available at SockBox.ca
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Alexa, show me the best gift idea for dads who want to spend a snowy winter day watching Star Wars movies with the kids on Disney+. Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Alexa Voice Remote are a dynamic duo that will let Dad take streaming to the next level with voice-controlled access to his favourite movies, TV shows, and more.
$50 | Available at Amazon.ca
Yeti Rambler 1L Bottle
Make sure Dad stays well hydrated on your next family camping trip (and all year long!) with this sleek reusable water bottle from Yeti. Made with kitchen-grade stainless steel and double-wall insulation, the Yeti Rambler is designed to keep Dad’s beverage at the perfect temperature, whether he’s sipping ice-cold water or delicious hot chocolate.
$65 | Available at Yeti.ca
Mammoth Beard Co. Gift Pack
For the dad whose Movember ‘stache is becoming a full-on Decembeard, this gift set from Calgary-based Mammoth Beard Co. features four premium beard products that will keep his facial hair looking more gorgeous than grizzly. The set includes beard oil, beard balm, moustache wax, and a bar of beer soap, and is available in seven different scents.
Ikea Symfonisk Speaker
If Dad is a music fan, this stylish, space-saving speaker from Ikea is sure to be a huge hit. Developed as part of a collaboration between Ikea and the sound system pros at Sonos, this app-controlled speaker will stream all Dad’s favourite tunes (and podcasts!). It’s small enough to fit on a bookshelf, but the high-quality sound will make any room feel like his own personal concert venue.
$149 | Available at Ikea
Google Nest Hub
Hey Google, what does Dad want most for Christmas this year? We think any tech-loving dad would be happy to find a Google Nest Hub under the tree! The smart home device includes all the Google Assistant features that Dad loves, along with digital photo frame capabilities, music and video streaming, and more.
$169 | Available at Walmart
New Balance 990v5 Sneakers
No list of gift ideas for dads would be truly complete without a pair of cool kicks from New Balance. The 990v5 line is available in three colours and five width options, in sizes 7 to 16. They’ll keep Dad looking stylish, whether he’s out for a run or running errands with the kids.
$230 | Available at NewBalance.ca