Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means that it’s time to pick out the perfect gift for your dad. But instead of the steady supply of drab socks and discount golf balls you’ve been boring your dad with over the years, why not step up your gift game this year by getting him something that, you know, he actually wants.
So whether he’s the sporty type, a wannabe hipster, a budding outdoorsman, or a gadget geek – we got you and your dad covered this Father’s Day.
Vancouver-based RYU Apparel focus on technical fabrics, great fit and smart designs. We love this urban jogger that has a slight drop crotch, elevating your dad’s fitness wear without it being too extreme for the every day guy. Bonus points for being a local, born and bred Vancouver brand.
A fade for you and an old fashion shave for dad? Why not treat your dad to a luxurious hot shave, barber cut or beard trim.
Price: $23 and up
If your dad is a discerning carnivore, this is the perfect gift to sink his teeth into this Farther’s Day. Sign him up for a monthly meat subscription and he will receive a faux-wood box filled with 4-6 handcrafted cured meats from top artisans, accompanied by a Meat Eaters’ Handbook.
Price: $55 and up depending on subscription length
With the flick of a switch, dad can now play golf at the world’s best golf courses, thanks to virtual reality technology. One Under uses VR technology to enable golfers to explore different courses via their six simulation bays. So leave the clubs at home and come hungry: the facility provides all gear and has a great cocktails and bites, all within in a convenient downtown location.
Price: $50 per hour
If your dad hasn’t gotten on the cool sock train yet, then it’s time to kit him out for Father’s Day. These particular feet treats are part of a limited edition collaboration with Richer Poorer and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The best part? 100% of the net profits from each set sold will benefit WWF’s global conservation efforts.
If your dad is the corporate type or a travel buff, you’ll want to make sure he’s jet setting in style. We love the Rimowa suitcases that comes with plenty of bells and whistles. For one, the Rimowa electronic tag lets you use your smartphone to check in your suitcase from the comfort of our home, or while you’re en route to the airport.
Price: from $1,340
Keep things light this year with these Native shoes for Father’s Day that are designed right here in Vancouver. We’re loving this dark navy shade with the laser-etched perforations to keep his soles cool during walks on the weekend. The microfiber fabric is soft, and comfy, and totally breathable making them great for travel too.
For any sleep-deprived father, we’re loving this locally made pour over coffee dripper from Livvell. Make it a local home run by using coffee beans from local roasters such as JJ Bean, 49th Parallel, or Milano.
Single function fitness devices (read: Fitbits) are cool, but Under Armour has taken things to the next level with their integrated three device system that helps you track just about everything in your life to reach your fitness goals. For a cool $400, you can get dad the UA Band, UA Scale and UA Heart Rate that are designed to work in sync with one another, with all data being tracked in the Under Armour Record app.
Tech-loving dads will be happy to get two gadgets in one. The latest 2-in-1 from Dell combines the performance of a laptop and the versatility of a tablet with a built-in stylus for the budding artist or the doodling dad.
Celebrate dad with all the shaving essentials he needs to get a close shave at home. Bonus: The German-engineered, hand crafted razor is equipped with a length handle for a better grip.
Price: $275 available at Holt Renfrew