Father’s Day falls on June 17, a day to appreciate and celebrate all things Dad.
While some reports have shown Canadians tend to spend more on Mother’s Day than Father’s Day, we argue it’s not about how much you spend, but the gift in question. Classic Father’s Day gifts usually include ties, tools or BBQ gear, and while these are staples that never go out of style, this year we suggest thinking a little outside the box.
The latest tech, board games or even taking Dad on a local food tour or wine tour may be a great way to celebrate the holiday. Some suggest Canadian dads even love gift cards. According to a recent report by debit and credit card processor Moneris, 81 per cent of Canadian dads liked the idea of getting a gift card to their favourite stores.
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Below are 15 of our Father’s Day gift ideas from popular retailers to small Canadian-made shops — all with the purpose of leaving a smile on Dad’s face.
Two-piece shaving kit
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Dad and baby T-shirts
Nothing says fatherhood like matching pizza T-shirts. These handmade shirts also come in a taco version.
Available at Etsy
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If you’re looking for a low-cost Father’s Day gift, surprise Dad with this spinning reel and fishing rod combo — ideal for lazy weekends on the lake.
Available at Walmart
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If he likes road trips or taking the wheel on vacations, this handheld GPS will make the ideal travel partner.
Available at Canadian Tire
Talk about a fancy watch. This handmade watch focuses on adding a piece of history on your wrist. This manually wound accessory is made from 132-year-old train track from Lethbridge, Alta. — now that’s a sturdy watch.
Available at Novo Watch
If you are having a hard time finding a gift, you can’t go wrong with a classic satin tie. This 100 per cent silk one with added blue horses is made in Italy.
Available at Andrew’s Milano
Shower and shaving kit
Available at L’OCCITANE en Provence