Saturday, June 2, 2012

Father's Day Gift Guide

He was your chauffeur, your little league coach, he chased away the monsters that lived under your bed and helped you make planet styrofoam balls for your science project. He told you that he would never break your heart - and has kept his promise after all these years. Here are just a few ways to say Thanks and let him know you will be Daddy's Little Girl forever.

Fatboy Bean Bag

Fatboy has reinvented the bean bag so this isn't your bro's ghetto college cushion! The large dimensions gives Dad plenty of room to sink into and completely drift away. With 16 colours to chose from, add a playful sense of whimsy to Dad's man cave. Fatboy also carries hammocks, parasols and other cool products. ($298)

For The Love Of Cake

Just when you thought cupcakes were dainty desserts for girls and kids, think again! Let Dad have his Mancakes and eat it! They come in flavours such as Stout Spice, Maple Bacon, Guinness Chocolate and Rum & Coke. ($2.50)

Coach For Men

Ladies love their Coach handbags but did you know Coach was actually founded in 1941 in NYC and got its start manufacturing small leather goods like baseball gloves?! Well if Dad is a sports nut, he'll adore the vintage baseball paperweight ($48), heritage baseball double billfold ($168) and other modern leather goods inspired by the sport that inspired this great company.

Smoker Box from Williams-Sonoma

So Dad's got grilling down to a T-bone steak. Give him a new challenge this summer with this smoker box. Fill with herbs or wood chips and it instantly turns any outdoor grill into a smoker, adding that fire-smoked flavor to chicken, burgers, seafood, veggies or tofu. Bet Dad can now easily convince you to come over for dinner more often. ($49)

Giant S'mores

Pickup this childhood favourite treat from Indigo Bookstore and relive the good old camping days with dad. He will appreciate the one-on-one quality time and may even tell you a spooky story or two around the campfire. ($30)

Toms Shoes

Dad doesn't want anymore socks but he'll be the coolest kid on the block with a pair of Emerson Burlap Classics ($54) or Nautical Biminis (available in red, blue, beige or orange). For the super Rad Dad, get him a pair of Summer Plaids. He'll be pleased to know that your purchase means TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. Available at Little Burgundy. ($54+)

Conair i-Stubble Trimmer

Remind Dad that it is no longer Movember with this next generation trimmer from Conair. The motorized length control automatically adjusts the comb guide, giving Dad that perfect 5-o’clock shadow while the contouring head easily tracks the curves of his face for precision and reducing nicks. ($89)

Spas For Dads

Dads need pampering too so treat your Hipster Dad to some manly grooming at Garrison's - a rustic barber shop by the park or how about a soothing hot towel shave at Mankind Grooming for the Metro Dad? If Dad's been working extra hard lately, he will appreciate a head-to-toe pick me up at The Men's Power Spa (which includes a complimentary eyebrow wax and ear hair removal!) or gift him the Urban Warrior Package at Elmwood Spa.

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