Father’s Day is upon us, a day we celebrate all our dads do for us, so spoil him with something he will really love. Stuck on what to get him? Here are some cool finds that will really wow him. (Please note: All prices are suggested retail prices.)
BlackBerry’s newest smartphone couples the company’s industry-leading security with Android, with full access to over a million apps on Google Play, including Uber, Spotify, Instagram and BBM. Your dad will love watching videos and playing games on the stunning 5.4-inch dual-curve OLED display with four times the resolution of an HDTV. Features include an 18MP camera, full-day battery life, and a slide out physical keyboard for greater accuracy. PRIV is available from ShopBlackBerry.com, Rogers Wireless, Telus Mobility, Bell Mobility, Wind Mobile, and SaskTel Wireless.
For the Backyard Dad who loves sporting his King of the BBQ apron while grilling shish-kabobs for the family, the Napoleon Travel Q Portable Propane Grill is the perfect gift. Your dad can now take high quality grilling to another level with the TravelQ that can tuck away when it’s not needed, can grill up to 16 burgers on the generous 225 square inches of grilling area. Available at sears.ca/loveyourdad.
Whether your Modern Dad is grilling with friends or soaking up some sun with the family, this laid-back cotton-linen blend shirt was made for every summer occasion. He will definitely love sporting this Point Zero Shirt to add to his already stylish wardrobe. Available at sears.ca/loveyourdad.
Want to give your dad something different this father’s day? Try a WeeL membership, a new and convenient app-based car care platform that makes car ownership easier and less expensive with a suite of auto services and discounts. WeeL provides key services including access to trained technicians for on-demand advice, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and an exclusive suite of ‘WeeL Deals’. For Father’s Day, WeeL is offering a $25 credit for new members which applies to either the 4.99/month or 9.99/month account. Available at getweel.com/tirechange.
Whether your dad is trying to better enhance his workouts or just wants to keep better track of his day-to-day activity, the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is a tech savvy gift he will love. The Fitbit Blaze is a stylish fitness solution with activity and heart-rate tracking, connected GPS, on-screen workouts, a hi-res colour touchscreen display, and more. It tracks workouts, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and steps. Stats upload wirelessly to select mobile devices and to your computer, and is also sweat, rain and splash proof. Available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.
The Weber Master-Touch 22-Inch Charcoal Grill will give you perfectly flavourful food every time. This easy to clean charcoal grill features a One-Touch cleaning system and removable, high-capacity aluminum ash catcher. It’s also equipped with a 443 sq. inch cooking area, Porcelain-enameled Bowl and Lid, Gourmet BBQ System with hinged cooking grates, 2 Char-Basket charcoal fuel holders, Built-in thermometer and more. Available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.
Gone are the days of running out of printer ink at a time when dad needs it most. The ET-4550 is a cartridge-free supertank that comes loaded with two years’ worth of ink out of the box. That’s enough ink to print up to 11,000 black and 8,500 colour pages, which is the equivalent of 50 ink cartridges. A complete wireless solution, the EcoTank lets dad print from virtually anywhere, with or without a network, from his iPad, iPhone, tablet or smartphone with Epson Connect. From tax receipts to kid’s schoolwork and baseball tickets, the ET-4450 will help Dad tackle any situation. Available at Epson.ca.
Increase your Dad’s stamina and mileage with energized comfort with these men’s stylish running shoes that have a BOUNCE midsole for powered-up performance. It’s breathable mesh provides ventilated comfort and synthetic overlays for added support. Available at www.adidas.ca.
Designed with multiple easy-access pockets, this spacious backpack puts everything in its place. Dad can take it to work, weekend getaways or take it on vacation. The adidas Pocket Backpack features four front zip pockets, and one main compartment with a padded laptop pocket and organiser. Available at www.adidas.ca.
If you want to add something simple to your father’s day gift for dad to make it more complete, get Redken’s Working Wax and Working Wax Gel. The Working Wax offers a flexible hold with moldable texture to create different styles and looks that last, while the Working Wax Gel will give him that extra strong hold with an extreme hold formula to create defined and sharp shape looks. Equip him with the tools he needs to look his best every day! For availability visit www.redken.ca/salonfinder.
This Father’s Day, give back to dad with renowned fitness brand, SPRI. Their durable line of fitness products is sure to inspire and enhance any workout with a great collection of gym and outdoor accessories that will help keep dad fit, healthy and happy including the Ignite Stable Ball and the Premium Fitness Mat, which will allow him to workout comfortable from the privacy of his own home. Available at Gaiam and Canadian Tire, www.canadiantire.ca.
Dad will surely enjoy this Under Armour Playoff Golf Polo, a great addition to his already stylish closet. this Gold Polo is made from a soft anti-pick, anti-pill fabric that has a cleaner, snag-free finish. The 4-way stretch fabrication allows greater mobility in any direction, with a moisture transport system that dries fast and a 30+ UPF that protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Available at underarmour.com.
Instead of a tie or another mug he might use once, why not get your Dad an experience you can enjoy together. How about renting a Tesla or a Lexus for a day and going for a Sunday drive with him? Turo, Canada’s first peer-to-peer car rental marketplace work essentially like Airbnb, but for cars. Cars start at $24 a day and go right up to the luxury cars at $250 a day. Available at https://turo.com/.
Maple Leaf Tavern, $55
While you’re out and about enjoying the day with your dad, don’t worry about rushing home to cook him a great meal. Pick up a handcrafted BBQ basket you can bring home to enjoy with him from Maple Leaf Tavern, which is offering a Father’s Day take away special that allows you to enjoy a high-quality restaurant meal at home without all the fuss. Guests can take home “Dad’s BBQ Basket”, a pre-prepared meal of the tavern’s best BBQ dishes from their custom wood-burning fire grill. To purchase, pre-order the basket by calling Maple Leaf Tavern at (416) 465-0955.
Help dad maximize his productivity with the Epson WorkForce WF-2760 printer, a definite home office staple. This compact, all-in-one printer is designed for home offices and is the perfect solution for wireless-savvy dads that want to print directly from their smartphones and tablets. Prints are produced to last, and won’t smudge, fade or smear. Available at Epson.ca.
LiteHawk Click Mini Drone, $69.99
Allow your dad to feel like a kid again with the LiteHawk Click Mini Drone. It may be small, but Click is a huge deal! It’s easy to fly and small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it’s able to easily capture video at 30fps (frames per second) and thanks to adjustable flight modes, you can easily hover indoors for the perfect shot, or head outdoors and zip around the yard. Available at 45 Mastermind Toys locations and www.mastermindtoys.com.
Dress up dad’s tech with these removable works of art. Featuring original artwork by Dave Murray, this MacBook Air skin is less than half a millimeter thin, easy to apply and removes cleanly. With 3M Controltac technology his laptop is in good hands and sure to turn heads at the coffee shop, office, airport, or at home. Nuvango Laptop Skins make a great father’s day gift idea for the tech savvy and hip dad. Designed and manufactured in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, these skins are available at nuvango.com.
Evoke hip and happening vibes in this spring-ready bomber jacket. The stitched design detail adds a pop of flare to the minimal, flight-inspired design that is sure to fit in perfectly with dad’s stylish wardrobe. This sateen woven bomber jacket is perfect for day to evening wear, or a night out on the town. Available at shop.guess.ca.
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2040HD 1080p 3LCD Projector, $999.99
After a long day at work, most of us want to come hom, kick up our feet and relax watching our favourite shows on the big screen. This father’s day, gift dad the experience of a cinematic adventure with the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2040HD. He will love watching movies and sports or anything really in high-definition with over 2,200 lumens of brightness and built-in colour modes. This entertainment powerhouse uses 3LCD, 3-chip technology for brilliant images with true-to-life colour that are up to 3x brighter than leading competitive projectors. Available at Epson.ca.
For the dad who loves capturing every moment, check out this cool gift idea from Nikon Canada. The new pro-level D500 D-SLR offers features that gives photographers nimble handling, speed and extreme processing power in a compact and lightweight, yet rugged and durable body. With amazing imaging capability, robust build quality and lightning fast performance, the D500 is sure to satisfy any dad. Available at www.nikon.ca.
Along with the sleek and sophisticated design, the GranBaristo Avanti is the first connected, fully automatic espresso machine for home use. What dad wouldn’t love to orchestrate his favourite coffee drinks from his tablet? Dad can now experiment with a variety of coffee specialties at his fingertips, connect to the GranBaristo Avanti via Bluetooth 4.0 using the Saeco Avanti App on his tablet or smartphone, choose from 18 drink options and brew it directly from his smart device or One Touch buttons. Available at Hudson’s Bay, Personal Edge, Williams Sonoma & Independent Stores across Canada.
The Philips Shaver 9000 bring the most advanced shaving system yet and is perfect for dad to keep himself well-groomed every day without the headaches of a shaver that doesn’t give him the close shave he needs. With newly designed shaving heads that move in eight directions and cuts up to 20% more hair in a single pass, this state-of-the-art system guides hairs into the best cutting position for a 30% closer shave. It also features diverse speed settings to best fit his skin and hair type day after day. Available at Amazon, London Drugs, Canadian Tire, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Jean Coutu and Centre Du Razoir.
Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 laptop, $379.99
Dell’s Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 laptop combines the power of a laptop with the convenience and portability of a tablet in a sleek new and affordable design Dad will enjoy. The vivid HD resolution of the 11” display creates an enjoyable experience for surfing the web, watching movies and uploading photos of family and friends. Also available in a range of colours to brighten up any dad or grad’s day. Available on dell.ca.