It looks like Father’s Day is sneaking up on us again already. If you were hoping to snag a gift for the dads in your life and time got away from you, don’t panic! We’ve rounded up a list of 19 Father’s Day gift ideas catered to a variety of interests that you’ll be able to have delivered to your or dad’s door in time for June 20th.
Fingers crossed that this year you’ll be able to work out a socially distanced outing or visit but, in the meantime, you can still get the perfect present for your pops and the wonderful father figures in your life – take that, COVID 19!
For the Foodie Dad
Meat Delivered To His Door
Get it from Carnivore Club Starting at $30 | carnivoreclub.co
If you’ve got a jerky lovin’ dad who gets a kick out of trying new foods, Carnivore Club has a monthly meat subscription box he’s guaranteed to love. Treat him to different handcrafted salamis, prosciuttos, bacon, jerky and more one time, once a month, every other month, or every three months. Maybe you’ll get lucky and he’ll share!
A Barbecue Scraper That’s Not A Pain In The Mouth
Get it from Amazon for $20 | amazon.ca
These Canadian-made cedar barbecue scrapers will keep dad’s grill lookin’ fresh without worry of leaving dangerous wire bristles behind. Over time, the scraper will contour to the grill grates on your barbecue making them a match made in heaven.
A Smoker Box To Add Some Oomph To His Barbecue Game
Get it from Amazon for $34 | amazon.ca
For the dad who hasn’t been able to get his fix in a while, this handy little smoker box can be thrown onto the barbecue and filled up with wood chips to smoke his own meat at home. The manufacturer is so sure your pops is gonna love it that it comes with a lifetime money-back guarantee.
For the Sporty Dad
The Best Golf Balls Around
Get them from Titleist starting at $65 a dozen | titleist.ca
I asked my dad, who’s an avid golfer, what the best balls out there and the Titleist ProV 1 were his instant pick. You can find them at your local pro shop in addition to ordering online. If you really want to go the extra mile (and you’ve got the time), you can even get them personalized with words, numbers and logos.
A Fitness Tracker That Does It All
Get it from Fitbit for $245 | fitbit.com
For the dad who wants to keep track of his steps, heart rate, health and wellness the Fitbit Ionic is a fitness watch with all the digital bells and whistles. The features are just about endless and include on-screen workouts, a sleep tracker, guided breathing sessions, an app dashboard, music player, and more. It can even be worn in the pool!
A Yard Game He Won’t Be Too Chicken To Play
Get it from Amazon for $32 | amazon.ca
It’s target practice with a hilarious twist. Flickin’ Chicken is a yard game everyone in the family can get on board with. Dad will love the fact that you can make the rules whatever you want them to be, so whether he wants to play this game with his buddies or his kids, he’s got the yard games covered.
For the Outdoorsy Dad
Movies on the Go
Get it from Amazon for $220 | amazon.ca
This summer is going to be all about creating your own entertainment. This projector comes at a great price point and can hook up to your device without any cords. It also has a built-in speaker system so you’re all set for backyard movie night. All you need is a flat, plain surface to aim it at! A little note from personal experience – you won’t be able to use any streaming services without hooking the projector to your phone using cords, but you can wirelessly play any videos you’ve downloaded directly.
A Lifesaving Straw
Get it from MEC for $26 | mec.ca
Let dad impress (or freak out) all his friends by taking the Life Straw to the dirtiest puddle he can find on his next camping trip and taking a big sip. The LifeStraw removes up to 99.99999% (seriously – that’s what the website says) of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan cysts from drinking water, making forgotten water bottles a thing of the past.
A Grill That Goes Everywhere
Get it from Amazon for $85 | amazon.ca
Whether you’re camping, visiting friends, or heading out for a picnic, let dad take his BBQ skills on the road. This not-so-little charcoal grill accommodates 8 burgers at a time, comes with a heat-resistant handle for easy carrying and can be assembled in about 5 minutes.
For the Indoorsy Dad
A How-To Book For Tired Dads
Get it from Amazon for $9 | amazon.ca
Sometimes all dad really needs is a nap. This book comes with 25 games that he can “play” with your kids while secretly having some much-deserved rest.
The Comfiest Slippers Around
Get them from Amazon starting at $140 | amazon.ca
If dad has ever asked what all the hype over UGGs is for, he’s gonna be convinced once he pops his tootsies into the Ascot slipper. The wool lining is soft and warm and the outsole adds a nice level of support. The toughest choice you’ll have to make will be whether to order these slippers in leather or suede. Word to the wise – get them about 1 size bigger than he normally wears.
A Deadly Planter
Get it from EMSAY Studio for $28 | em-say.com
Help the dad in your life spruce up his desk space with this badass geometric skull planter or pen holder. It comes in a range of colours and it’s sure to have everyone at work talking (and if his office is at home right now, you’ll get to enjoy it, too!)
A Reminder That Time Doesn’t Stand Still When He Goes To The Bathroom
Get it from Amazon for $20 | amazon.ca
We couldn’t resist throwing at least one gag gift on the list. If the dad you’re shopping for seems to lose track of time while scrolling away on the can, this little timer is the perfect addition to your bathroom’s decor.
For the Tech-Savvy Dad
A Gift To Guarantee He’ll Never Feel Lost
Get a 2-pack from Amazon for $44 | amazon.ca
Finally, a Tile that sticks to stuff! This waterproof Bluetooth tracker has a 3-year battery life and 150-foot range. The tile can help dad find things he’s lost in a variety of ways; he can make it ring or see it on a map using the app, and he can recruit the tile community to help him find something he’s misplaced out of range. He can also use a tile to help him locate his phone – even if it’s on silent!
A Blast From The Past
Get it from Amazon for $138 (without film) | amazon.ca
For the nostalgic dad who loves the look of old-school Polaroid photos, the Polaroid OneStep 2 will take him right back to the good ol’ days of point and shoot photography. Film isn’t included with your camera purchase, so make sure to pick him up a pack of colour or black and white!
For the Handy Dad
A Gift That Totally Sucks (But…In A Good Way)
Get it from Home Depot for $50 | homedepot.ca
Yes, this is a vacuum, and I think there’s some kind of unwritten rule about gifting people vacuums, but hear me out. I don’t know about your dad, but mine loves detailing his vehicle. Get him all the best tools for the job with a shop vac and car detailing kit that has 7 tools to get into every nook and cranny.
A Tool That’s Totally Tiiiight
Get it for $50 | canadiantire.ca
This 7-piece flex head wrench set will help him tighten every bolt in the house without breaking a sweat. Each wrench can pivot 180 degrees making it easier to access fasteners tucked away in tricky spots.
A Gift To Kickstart His Heart. Er…His Car.
Get it from Costco for $120 | costco.ca
Can this teeny battery pack seriously boost your car? Yup, and your laptop, and your phone. This little guy is small enough to tuck away in a glove box, but powerful enough to boost a 12 V engine. A full charge can boost up to 30 times and the device can be recharged in 8 hours. This is another one of those gifts that dad will love showing off to his buddies.
For Every Dad, Regardless Of His Hobbies
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To come up with this roundup, I surveyed all of my dad friends to ask them what their ideal Father’s Day gift would be. While most of them said they would love any of the items on the list above, one of the most popular answers I received was a little bit of alone time to get caught up on hobbies, TV, or sleep! As a parent, I love spending time with my kids and my husband, but I have to admit that the gift of alone time is a rare and valuable one. So, if you’re looking for a totally FREE way to show your husband or dad that you love and appreciate him, the gift of TIME is an awesome option!
What are you getting the dads in your life for Father’s Day 2021? Has the pandemic affected the way you’d normally celebrate? Let us know in the comments!