Father’s Day Gift Guide

Say no to another year of unwanted presents.

Say no to another year of unwanted presents.

 How many Father’s Day fails have you had? Socks, ties, bottle of something nice that he’ll keep in the cupboard until Christmas? This year, make amends with a little help from our Father’s Day gift guide. (If Dad isn’t the material type, spend some quality time together on one of these three amazing Vancouver hikes.) 

Brown, suede, BBQ. Enough said? This grill apron is made out of 100% leather and features two front pockets for extra functionality. Chapters, $60.Chapters.indigo.ca

This dapper print is both local and aptly titled from Vancouver’s own Old Man Art Shoppe. Old Man Art Shoppe, $25.Etsy.com

Something is so wrong about Hawaiian-print on shirts, but so right on these tropical shoes from Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers, $100.80.Brooksbrothers.com

No one likes bristle. Locally made Brotherly Love Beard Oil uses rich ingredients like sweet almond oil and organic vanilla bourbon extract for a smooth finish. Amore Natural Products, $22.Etsy.com

This bottle reeks of all that is man, both aesthetically and in the powerful combination of leather and tobacco for fresh, earthy smell. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau de Toilette Spray. Hudson’s Bay, $145.Thebay.com

All dads come at varying levels of beer-nerd, but these personalised 64oz beer growlers can be catered to suit any level of fandom. Sigil and Growler, $50.47.Etsy.com

Socks can sometimes be cool, especially if they are made in Italy by Caroliani and help fund research to end prostate cancer. Harry Rosen, $35.Harryrosen.com

These Tom Ford glasses make it possible to be all Top Gear all the time – every dad’s dream. Holt Renfrew, $455.HoltRenfrew.com

LINK HEREChops beware: metal storage case, heat-resistant fork, tongs, slotted spatula, and basting brush, with leather hanging loops for an outdoor grill. Williams-Sonoma, $130.Williams-sonoma.ca

The ultimate gloves for any serious cyclist, Rapha’s Grand Tour Gloves have high-density foam for shock absorption and protection. Our tip: Buy slightly tight as the material will stretch to the perfect fit. La Bicicletta Pro Shop, $230.Labiciclettaproshop.com