With Father’s Day around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about great gifts for the dads in your life. From the garden enthusiasts to the grill masters and mixologists, we’ve rounded up some of our best gift ideas for Father’s Day.
Scroll down for 15+ great gifts for dad!
1. A Wood Muddler
Invite dad to effortlessly mash, crush and grind fruit, herbs or sugar cubes with the Crafthouse by Fortessa Wood muddler. This bar tool has a flat bottom that’s perfect for extracting flavors when he’s creating his favorite cocktails.
Crafthouse by Fortessa Wood muddler, $38
2. A Portable Lamp
When day turns to night, a portable lamp is a great way to illuminate outdoor dining tables, conversation areas, and even stand-in as a flash light.
Bellhop Portable LED Table Lamp, $455
Robinson Lighting & Bath
3. The Ultimate Barbecue
Take his grilling to the next level with a Wifi and Bluetooth-enabled pellet grill that allows enhanced temperature control to smoke, roast and sear. Bonus: it includes an auger, pellet hopper and rotisserie kit for the ultimate outdoor cookout.
Regal Pellet 500 Smoker & Grill, $1999
4. A Sophisticated Bar Set
This elegant bar set comes with a handblown decanter and double old-fashioned glasses. For the scotch, whisky or bourbon drinkers, this sophisticated set will elevate sideboards, bar carts and beyond.
Duval Decanter With Old-Fashioned Glasses, $140
5. Personalized Gardening Tools
These luxury tools are made from durable copper and solid ash; the handles have a slight curve for comfort and they can be engraved with a name. Plus, the trowel and dibbler are marked in centimetres for planting at the correct depth.
Personalized Copper garden tools by The Letteroom, $45 each.
6. A Fresh Cleanser For Pets And Their Owners
For dads with furry friends, Aesop’s You and Your Dog Duo includes a Geranium Leaf-scented body cleanser for him and a gentle pet wash for his dog.
You & Your Dog Duo, $110
7. A Gas-Powered Pizza Oven
This ever-popular pizza oven is the ultimate gift for pizza lovers and those who love to entertain. Whether he’s a chef or not, the innovative technology will allow him to put stone-baked fresh pizza on the table in a minute or under.
Gas Powered Pizza Oven, $599
8. A Summer-inspired Print
Embrace their love of the great outdoors with a retro-style illustration. Printed in Canada on FSC certified paper stock, these art posters capture the spirit of camping, surfing and cycling.
Twinfin Hotel, $63
Fin & Wheel
9. Water-powered Garden Weeder
This clever new tool makes weeding easy. A fine, high-pressure spray of water blasts weed taproots so they can easily be pulled up (and the adjustable wand handle lets you weed from a seated or standing position). The spray can also make holes to plant small bulbs such as lily of the valley or bluebell.
Water-powered weeder, $73
10. Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
Not only are these speakers fully waterproof, but they are also resistant to dust and sand, meaning they’re a great gift for anyone who loves spending time at the cottage, beach or by a pool.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, $360
11. A Fine Wine Subcsription
Led by Elizabeth Davies,
E.D. Wine Co is a wine subscription service offering internationally sourced bottles, often from small boutique producers. You can order any of her packages as one-offs or subscribe to get four bottles each month. Each bottle comes with tasting notes and suggestions for food pairings. The service is available for delivery in the GTA, but Elizabeth hopes to expand soon.
The Two Bottle Gift, from $75/pkg
E.D. Wine Co
12. A Leather Gardening Belt
When on the move, stash sharp blades in this durable fair-trade Buffalo leather tool belt, which keeps tools safe and secure. The belt can be customized for dad with a heat-embossed name stamp or monogram on the bottom right corner.
Leather gardening belt by By Amber & Rose, $116
14. A Scented Candle
A scented candle with an earthy aroma of wood and smoke is a great gift for dad’s office, man cave or bedside table. This candle is Canadian-made and free of parabens and phthalates.
Cedarwood & Sage Candle, $25
15. A Sophisticated Catch-all
From favorite pens to spare watches and loose change, there’s nothing worse than desk clutter. This rectangular tray is made of genuine Italian leather that will give miscellaneous accessories an organized — and sophisticated — home.
Oscar Maschera Tray, $265
16. A Summer House Robe
Upgrade his old house robe with something light and airy for summer. The Cloud Cotton Robe comes in 8 unique colors and is made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton.
Cloud Cotton Robe, $150
17. A Unique Bottle Of Gin
If you’re looking to give him a bottle of something unique, the smoked gin from
Valley of Mother of God might be your answer. In a process that took three years to perfect, Ottawa Valley juniper was gently smoked by hand over maplewood, and then slowly infused into dry gin. The result is an elegantly balanced gin with a subtle hint of wood smoke.
Valley Of Mother Of God Smoked Gin, $73
18. A Multifunctional Utility Cart
Perfect for work sheds, backyards or man caves, a good utility cart can be used as a bar cart, tool holder or file and accessory holder.
Tanya Utility Cart, $39
19. The Perfect Travel Suitcase
This durable yet lightweight suitcase was designed for trips of up to 5 days, making it an ideal choice for anyone who travels often for work or pleasure. Designed in Germany, this innovative luggage also happens to be the world’s first polycarbonate suitcase.
Essential Check-in Suitcase, $1085