A Father’s Day Gift Guide for a Variety of Dads
A father can be many things. A protector, provider, early educator, a teacher of many skills and he might play a million other smaller roles during your childhood.
This Father’s Day, remember to thank him for the countless things he did for you. He might appreciate a thoughtful gift, a small gift or a wonderfully expensive gift. But the thing he’ll probably treasure the most? Pick up the phone and call him and have a chat, or better yet, pay him a visit.
In case you’re still looking for gift ideas, scroll through our slide show below for suggestions for a variety of fatherly types.
THE WELL-HEELED BENEFACTOR
Learning to give back was an important lesson your dad imparted during your upbringing. Remind him you haven’t forgotten that lesson with these limited edition cotton socks which help support cancer research across the country.
Marcoliani Milano Prostate Cancer Canada Benefit Socks, $35, Harry Rosen.
THE WEEKEND ADVENTURER
Relive some of those childhood memories of summer cottaging with a weekend package at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario. The landmark Muskoka property – where the 2010 Group of Eight Summit was held and attended by world leaders like Obama and Sarkozy – is offering a special Wild About Dad getaway for the entire family. The resort offers a variety of activities from guided nature hikes, indoor rock climbing, tennis lessons, pontoon boat tours, beer samplings and even lessons on how he can make his own barbecue sauce.
Packages start from $199 per night based on two adults with up to two children aged 18 and under staying free in their parents’ room.
He still cuts a dashing figure in his immaculate suits and exudes a charming masculine aura. And when it comes to his scents, he’s not a man prone to splashing on watered-down eau de toilette. Treat him to the luxurious and bold eau de parfum inspired by the scenic Italian Rivera.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte Eau de Parfum, $325, Harry Rosen.
THE STYLISH WEEKEND WARRIOR
Yes, he loves his comfy sweat shirts but you don’t have to get him one in blah grey. Keep him in the fashion game and on-point with the trendy camo print – except it’s not fatigued coloured but cool blues.
Sweatshirt, $29, Joe Fresh.
THE CHIC CYCLIST
He travels his hometown on two wheels and takes pride of his bike. Martone offers one of the most stylish bikes around – vividly coloured, right down to the wheels which are not painted but made in a matching hue and the red chain is one of the brand’s signature.
Martone Cycling Co bike, $1650, Holt Renfrew.
THE BOND AFFICIONADO
He puts you to shame with his Daniel Craig body and also takes pride on his appearance whether he’s in the boardroom or beach. Treat him to a super-stylish pair of swim trunks from Orlebar Brown, a British menswear swimwear brand that makes shorts that can go from the pool to the hotel bar.
Orlebar Brown swim trunks, $325, Holt Renfrew.
THE MATINEE IDOL
He will always be a star in your eyes. Help him protect his skin with some serious grooming products and remind him that even the best of faces needs help and maintenance.
The Art of Shaving After Shave Balm Oud, $61, www.theartofshavingcanada.com
THE HIGH-POWERED WHEELER AND DEALER
He doesn’t need you to help him close any deal but when he signs on any dotted lines and these little gold knots glint at his wrist – the message they quietly emit to his clients is one of supreme confidence.
Tiffany & Co, cufflinks, $4350, Holt Renfrew.