What To Buy For Dad: A Guide To Father's Day Gifting

From the sporty dad to the foodie dad, we've got your gift giving options covered

Father's day is coming up on June 15th and we are super excited to celebrate dads! Whether your dad (or hubby!) is the kind of guy who appreciates a few extra hours in the gym, the latest gadget or a perfectly seared steak, we've rounded up the best gifts to thank dad for everything he does.

 

Sporty Dad

1. Keep dad’s fitness life organized with Herschel’s Sutton Duffle ($85, Herschel Supply), the perfect carry-all for the gym.

2. For the active dad in your life, get him something to up his fitness game. The Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band ($130, Microsoft Online) will track his movements, telling dad how many steps he’s taken, how many calories he’s burned and his over traveled distance each day.

3. Help him step up his crossfit workouts with the new Nike Free Trainer 5.0 ($125, SportChek), the perfect balance between natural movement and support.

Stylish Dad

4. Banana Republic has your fashionable dad covered. We love this Slim-Fit Gingham Shirt ($95, Banana Republic), paired with blue jeans or worn under a charcoal suit.

5. Toms Lobamba Black Mirror Sunglasses ($159/189, Toms) are inspired by the 60s and feature a sophisticated juxtaposition of mix-materials. Bonus? For every pair of sunglasses sold, Toms will help give sight to one person in need.

6. A time piece is a classic choice and essential for every stylish dad. We love this brown leather and silver Atlas Dome Watch from Tiffany & Co. ($4,250)             

Techie Dad

7. Give dad the gift of entertainment this Father’s Day. Chomecast ($39, Google) lets you watch your favourite shows and music from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, Rdio and more. It is super easy to use: plug the Chromecast into your TV, connect it to your WiFi and then choose videos or music from your current smartphone, tablet or laptop.

8. At $505, it is definitely a bit of a splurge, but this personalized USB stick from PictureJewelry (Etsy) is the perfect mix of practicality and sentimentality. Have the USB stick engraved with your children’s fingerprints and dad can wear it as pendant or keychain.

Foodie Dad

9. Easy to clean, with a programmable clock that brews coffee at a set time daily, the Yorkville Coffee Maker (Krups, $120) ensures the perfect aroma every time. Great for the dad with a discerning nose for coffee.

10. Made of recycled stainless steel and aluminum, GreenPan is one of the most ecofriendly kitchenware brands around. The Nonstick 10-Piece Set (West Elm) is made of non-stick ceramic to help cut down on the butter and oil you use when cooking. Bonus? It is currently on sale for $199!

11. The perfect end to the perfect Father’s Day? A bold, confident glass of Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Jamaican Rum (LCBO, $40) served straight up, or on the rocks, of course!

Handy Dad

12. Every handy dad needs a reliable pair of pliers. Enter VamPLIERS. Not only do they have the coolest name ever, but they feature an ergonomic handle grip as well as the patented vertically and horizontally serrated jaws (Amazon, $28).

13. Prepare dad for the worst in all his DIY adventures with The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills (Indigo, $25).

14. Alert Stamping (Amazon, $60) has made a 30-foot cord reel with built-in circuit breaker that easily pulls out and locks to whatever length dad needs to get the job-of-the-day done. Added perk for mom, it stores neatly, unlike your classic extension cord.

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