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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Here Are 10 Ideas for What to Give Dad

There's something here for every dad.

Father’s Day is June 19, and obviously we know (know) that you’re already thinking about what to get the World’s Greatest Dad, and that you’re definitely not going to wait until the last minute. Right? Right! But juuuusssst in case you’re finding yourself a bit stumped, we’ve gathered up this handy roundup of gift ideas, from quality gear to cool experiences he’ll never forget.

STAUB Grill Pans


Versatile Cookware

Staub cast iron grill pans are designed to be scratch-resistant and heat food evenly. Most importantly, they can be used in the oven and on a grill, making them great for pan roasting. They come in multiple shapes, sizes, and colours and have grooves in them to give food those perfect grill lines. Starting at $260,

ENO Hammock

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A Relaxing Place to Hang

The ENO DoubleNest Print hammock is machine washable, quick-drying, and can fit two people up to 400 pounds. It rolls up into a convenient carrying bag, so dad can bring it to the beach, to the top of a mountain, or just use it in the backyard if he wants. The knotless Atlas Suspension System ($40) makes set-up quick, and its straps are also tree-friendly. $115,

Theragun Prime

Something to Relieve His Achy Muscles

Perfect for a dad with an active lifestyle, the Theragun Prime massage device has five built-in speeds to target and loosen sore muscles. You can customize the speeds using the integrated app, which also includes helpful guides to build a personalized routine. $399,

Reigning Champ Crew

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Something to Wear

Vancouver-based Reigning Champ’s Midweight Terry crewnecks are handcrafted in Canada from premium quality cotton terry. They are professionally pre-shrunk after sewing, so the flattering and comfortable fit should last. $140,

Kobo Sage

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For the Techy Reader

The Kobo Sage eReader has Bluetooth support, so if Dad is a fan of audiobooks, he can pair a set of headphones to listen to Kobo’s selection. The glare-free e-ink touch screen is also compatible with a stylus, perfect for underlining a section he wants to come back to later or leaving notes and doodles in the margins. $299,

Odd Society Whisky

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Something to Drink

East Van craft distillery Odd Society released this limited edition Maple Rye Whisky just in time for Father’s Day. Described as “robust and spicy, with notes of cassia, dried apricots and toasted marshmallow, with a lingering silky maple finish”, it can be purchased in person at 1725 Powell St., or online as of June 5. $35,

Mini Bike Pump

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Something for the Cyclist Dad

This Mini Bike Pump from Lee Valley can be mounted to a bike frame with the included bracket and fasteners, so it’s there when it’s needed. It comes complete with both Shrader and Presta fittings for the reversible hose. $20,

Inform Butcher Block

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A Beautiful Addition to the Kitchen

Exclusive to Inform Interiors, this gorgeous butcher block, designed and handcrafted by Steelwood Design, is made from repurposed aged wood. Pair it with this Nourishing Cutting Board oil ($35) so he can keep it looking pristine. $220,

Joes BBQ Boat

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A BBQ Boat Ride (For the Whole Family)

Joe’s BBQ Boat Rentals, located on Granville Island, provides 13-feet-wide round boats that can fit eight people and, yes, have a propane barbecue in the centre. The whole family can circle around the table and stuff their faces while enjoying views of False Creek. No boating license required. Starting at $219,

Scenic Rush Ferrar

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An Exotic Driving Experience

Give Dad the experience of taking one—or all four—of Scenic Rush’s supercars for a drive on the Sea to Sky Highway. Their current lineup features a Ferrari F430, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 718 Spyder and Nissan GT-R. This Father’s Day you can also book a two-car drive to Furry Creek for $495, which includes a lunch for two. Starting at $395,