From showing you how to create your first budget to teaching you how to drive your first car, we wouldn’t be where we are now without the help our dads. Father’s Day is the one day of the year where you should treat your dad like the king he is.
Thinking of giving him a tie or card? That won’t cut it this year. Make the most out of this holiday and give your dad a gift he’ll actually use time and time again. Trust us, he won’t be disappointed.
Nespresso Prodigio ($269)
If your dad’s a coffee lover but needs to cut back at Starbucks, look no further. The Nespresso Prodigio allows you to make the perfect espresso through… your phone!! I personally can attest to being too drowsy (re: lazy) to make a coffee in the morning. It’s safe to say, any working-man will appreciate this gift that allows you to make coffee without even getting out of bed. Shop it here.
If there’s one thing that is almost universally agreed upon among men, it is our love for beer. Although backpacks and paper bags worked in college, your dad deserves something a bit more classy. This Canadian-made Leather Six Pack Beer Carrier will make sure your dad looks his age on the go. Shop it here.
For the dad that’s always away on business, this is the kind of gift that will make his life a little bit easier. The workstation allows you to use your iPad in three different angles and includes a removable Bluetooth keyboard to maximize productivity anywhere. Shop it here.
Emil Computer Bag ($419)
A true essential in every man’s wardrobe is a great day bag. The Emil Computer Bag is made by one of Europe’s hottest labels, Tiger of Sweden. Big enough to hold a 15” laptop, documents, and a book, this is one of those items that your dad will use for years to come. Shop it here.
Another item that your dad will use time and time again is the Geox Hampstead Oxfords. Crafted from soft Italian leather, this is the perfect shoe for any man to wear from day to night and on the weekends. A good pair of shoes is always a sound investment and a solid way to step up this season’s wardrobe. Find the nearest Geox store here.
Christopher Bates x Browns ($249.98)
If your dad already has the basics covered, treat him to the shoe he didn’t know he needed. Made in Italy by one of Canada’s favorite menswear designers, Christopher Bates, these crocodile stamped leather loafers will instantly elevate any outfit for this summer and beyond. Shop them here.
Jack Black Luxury Shave Set ($275)
Even if your dad could care less about his wardrobe, every man needs to shave. This luxurious set features a double-edge safety razor as well as a cruelty-free shave brush to ensure the best shave he’s ever had. If $275 is a little pricey for you, you can purchase the Core Collection Gift Pack featuring three daily shaving & skincare essentials for only $65. Both products are available at Holt Renfrew.
If your dad already has everything, give him an experience and quality time with his kin at a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre. Tickets start at around $20 per person but sometimes you can find them for even cheaper online. Take Dad to a ball game and if you’ve got time, swing by one of Toronto’s top patios for some beers and bites first.
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Lets face it, 99% of men could use at least one grooming service at any given time. Whether it’s a basic haircut or a grand package that includes several other services like hand and foot massages, Mankind Grooming is your one stop shop that will have your dad looking half his age in no time. Book an appointment here.