Let’s celebrate the Dad’s in our lives. Growing up buying for my Dad was next to impossible. He would always say “I don’t need anything” and he was probably right but we wanted to make him feel special so we would go nuts trying to figure it out. We struggled for every occasion. For me, I’m a practical kinda Dad (gift receiver) I want something that I love, have been thinking about getting for a long time, and that I will 100% use. I’ve rounded up some ideas for you but if truth be told, these are also hints for my kids…can you say mini excavator :)
Of course, as I said before, like father like son, I actually don’t need anything and will be happy with a well made cup of coffee, the kids cleaning their room, a kiss from my wife, maybe a hand made card from the kids with the top 3 things they like to do with me, some quiet time, a cold beer at the end of the day, and a no fuss bedtime for the kids…
If you are going to buy something here are TT’s no fail ideas!
Looking for something to kick up Dad’s style? I pretty much exclusively wear their jeans and the Live Free Adventure Pant. You can’t go wrong. No more lame sweater or ill fitting kaki pant with pleats that he pretends to like :)
In case you haven’t heard DUER is a Vancouver performance brand creating technical apparel. Another fan favourite is the No Sweat pant ($139), designed to look like a pant but feel like a sweat pant.
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We are gearing up for another great summer at the lake and the best sleeps. Whether it’s at home or at your cottage, let me tell ya, the gift of sleep from your kids…priceless. Let’s be honest, they have taken enough sleep away, time to give some back :)
Get your dad the gift of an amazing night's sleep this Father's Day! Those who have tried The Endy Mattress know it's awesome. It's also proudly Canadian-made, ships free to every province, fairly priced, super supportive, and built-to-last. All in all, a winner! I've reviewed the mattress in full here, and if you follow me, you know I'm a big fan. Shipping is also super fast! Check them out and place your order at endy.com.
You don’t have to convince Dad to go and strap a mattress to the top of the car. Kinda ruins the fun of the gift. Just have the box at the door and let him open it.
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House of Knives Shaving Set
Remember watching Dad shave? It’s a special moment between father and child. Kelser is so excited to join me in the ritual of shaving. If you want to kick up the experience for Dad check out the Ice Safety Razor Set with Silvertip Brush comes complete with everything you need to start your wet shaving journey.
Yes, ladies and gents, the wet shave is back. Starting with the razor, the sleek black handle and chrome plated head make a contemporary combination. The matching Silvertip Brush is the best quality you can find. The softness of this brush and the lather it creates is the most luxurious thing you will ever feel on your face. Bundled with English made Shaving cream which will nourish and protect skin while shaving to ensure you get a smooth, clean shave. Suitable for all skin types, you can use this shaving cream with or without a shave brush.
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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera
My kids love taking pictures and documenting summer, family road trips, and family. This is a perfect gift to use with your Dad. Take him out and document the adventure. Dad’s traditionally love getting their photo taken…NOT! So make it fun and casual and I think he will come around.
Introducing the newest addition to the FUJIFILM Instax family, the Mini 11! An update on the cult classic, the Mini 11’s new design is simple and sleek. There are plenty of new features like automatic exposure, one-touch selfie mode and fun customizable designs to make your Mini 11 unique to you. Have fun creating personalized DIYs with Instax and your Dad!
Backcountry Spas Barrel Sauna
Insider information…shhhh…I’m getting one of these for the eh FRAME one way or another :) Oh the nostalgia, the good times with family and friends, the list goes on for why to get this sauna at your house or your vacation property. I’ve been in them at the Home Show, I’ve used one at the Fairmont in Whistler. This is hands down a winner!
The Panorama Barrel Sauna is the flagship sauna. It’s a must-have for properties surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery. Bathe in this eco-friendly sauna whilst taking in the great outdoors through the Panorama viewing window. “The cedar sauna with bubble window is our most coveted product.”
I’m coveting I’m coveting ha ha ha!! Do it!!
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Every time we drive by a Kubota Mini Excavator my kids yell from the backseat to let me know. Not because they are excited but because they know it’s my fantasy to own one. Why not dream right? So the mini excavator makes the list. If any of you actually buy one for your Dad, you win Fathers Day and I will come and help your dad on whatever the first project is!! Fingers crossed. Check out the Kubota 3.5 Ton Excavators. Get down and dirty with these powerhouse excavators.
Kubota’s KX and U Series combine maneuverability, power and reliability.
Available in a range of operating weights, dig depths and blade sizes, you can take on the toughest jobs.
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I have been wanting a drone for a long time now and have this vision to up my video content especially out on the water with a drone. This is the one I have my eye on…
We are also gearing up for the build of the eh FRAME and this little guy is gonna come in handy. I’m not super techie so this one really appeals to me as well as it’s size to take on trips so it doesn’t take up too much space.
DJI Mavic Mini quadcopter drone combo pack. It features a 3-axis gimbal with 2.7K camera and 4km radius HD video transmission to deliver clear, crisp, and stable still photos and videos. Its blazing-fast 13 m/s top speed and 30-minute maximum fly time will have you experiencing flying fun time and again.
Sup with you? The trick here is to get Dad a paddle board and then you get to use it. That’s what we did for mothers day a few years ago…don’t tell Rebecca :)
We have all loved having two of these awesome boards at the lake, as have our guests. I’ve had friends out meditating at 5 am, lying around sunbathing in the afternoon, long paddles to explore the shoreline, even tandem attempts with my brother…didn’t end well.
Cascadia is a Vancouver based SUP and Surf brand. Blending modern techniques with traditional hand shaping to build out a line of the most capable and durable boards on the market. Blending leisure, fitness, and adventure, there's no better way to get out and enjoy the beautiful months ahead! Great for social distancing too!
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Cascadia Board Co have been building Canada's best SUP & surf boards for over 20 years.
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Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers is a craft distillery located in Beamsville, Ontario producing a collection of spirits and bitters crafted using local and fresh ingredients. Their collection ranges from grape-based Vodkas and Gins, Absinthe, Niagara fruit-infused gins, 100% Ontario rye grain Whisky, Peach and Plum Schnapps, bottled cocktails and more. Visit dillons.ca to learn more about who they are and what they make.
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Nothing says cliche Dad like a flipper, cold beer, and a grill at 400 degrees. I love being the captain of the grill and having folks over. This summer may be a bit different but our normal routine is to have a steady stream of summer guests (like everyday :) and it's important everyone gets fed. Eating outdoors during this pandemic is also a key way to keep everyone safe.
The Weber Q 3200 is loaded with convenience and performance features that are sure to impress any grilling enthusiast. Its two burner cooking system delivers 21,700 BTU-per-hour and can handle everything from multiple steaks for a dinner party to an 18 hamburger cook-off with the family!
Emile Henry Pizza Stone
This is fairly self explanatory and anyone getting this for Dad will surely benefit themselves. It will surely foster the debate of whether pineapple is an appropriate topping or not??
Resistant to high temperatures the Emile Henry Pizza Stone , you can cook your pizza in the oven or on the barbecue, and thanks to its refractory qualities, you will get a perfectly crusty base. Once served on the table, your pizza will remain hot for longer and you can cut directly on the perfectly flat surface. The resistant glaze makes for easy cleaning, either by hand or in the dishwasher.
There is something cool about matching your dad...I'd get a kick out of that for sure. Lots of great Father's Day options from our friends over at Locomotive Clothing & Supply, for dad's tees as well as matching family sets.