11 Father’s Day Gifts For Every Kind of Dad

It’s dads’ big day June 19th. So show him your love and appreciation for all the wonderful things – both big and small – he’s done for you over the years with a memorable gift this Father’s Day.

But since no two dads are alike, we’ve round up a selection of gift ideas to appeal to a variety of good ‘ol dads. Whether he’s a sports guy or stylish dandy, we’ve got you covered.

 

Jack Sunglasses

THE MATINEE IDOL

He is the apple of your eye and you are his biggest fan. Keep him looking like a Hollywood star in a classic pair of aviators. J.Crew Jack sunglasses, $128, www.jcrew.com

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THE NATURAL

He might no longer teach you to throw a ball but show how much you appreciated – and haven’t forgotten – those good old days. Rip and Repair baseball paperweight, $75, at Coach.

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THE MEMORABILIA COLLECTOR

He loves nostalgia and all things retro so keep him chilled for summer with this mini desk-top sized vending machine which holds up to 10 cans of pop.  Also perfect for camping trips or hanging out on a dock. Coca-Cola Retro 18L Vending MachineStyle Fridge, $149.99, Sears.

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THE BEACH COMBER

Whether he loves to relax on the beach or boardwalk, hot summer days calls for easy breezy flip flops. $5 a pair at Joe Fresh.

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THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN

He’s loves to wear his sports jackets or blazers on practically every occassion. And a colourful and whimsical printed pocket square will add a dash of aristocratic charm to his look. VII Fold silk squares, hand made in London, $98, Harry Rosen.

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THE URBAN HIPSTER

He loves trekking around town in the comfort of sneakers. Add a dash of Scandinavian cool to his wardrobe with a minimalist and modern sneaker from Swedish retailer COS. Leather and suede sneakers, $150, COS.

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THE WINE CONNOISSEUR

He has distinguished taste and perhaps considers himself a bit of a wine expert. Treat him to a bottle of Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, $34.95, LCBO.

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THE GLOBE TROTTER

He loves to travel but you can’t quite afford to buy him that around-the-world air ticket as yet. A cheaper but none-the-less interesting alternative is this Lighted Globe that glows and allows him to start plotting that dream trip. Besides, it also says you think the world of him. Lighted Globe, $$109.50, www.chapters.indigo.ca

Atkinsons Oud Save The King Eau De Parfum ($285 CAD)

THE ELEGANT DANDY

This is a fragrance worthy of a Prince. From the 200-year-old British fragrance house, Atkinsons, comes this luxurious and glamorous scent, supposedly inspired by a Middle Eastern Prince in the 1920s, who commissioned the company to create a scent for him and his mistress, a Hollywood movie star. Atkinsons Oud Save The King Eau de Parfum, $285, Holt Renfrew.

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THE CORPORATE INNOVATOR

He’s a creative business leader and often thinks outside of the box. And he never conf0rmed to a corporate lifestyle that required a black briefcase. Ted Baker London satchel, $269, www.tedbaker.com

 

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JUST ABOUT ANY DAD

This is one gift he’ll probably always treasure. Spend some time and jot down a few notes on why he is such an important figure in your life. Don’t forget to include some old photos of the two of you. Journal, $14.95, www.chapters.indigo.ca