Father’s Day ties and socks are like Mother’s Day flowers and chocolates. They’re okay and all, but there are probably other things that our parental units would appreciate just as much — or maybe even more. From colourful shoes and gym shirts that double as office wear, to art frames that are actually televisions (yep!), we’ve got gifts for all kinds of dads (and dad figures) out there. Click through to find the perfect one for yours.
14 Father’s Day presents that aren’t ties or socks
New sneakersThe time to retire Dad's old sneakers has come. What better way to interject fun into Dad's wardrobe than with a comfy pair of new Allbirds in a bold new colour? These shoes are unbelievably comfortable, and best of all, can be popped into the washing machine when they're looking a little worse for wear.
Allbirds Limited Edition Tree Runners, Skippers or Loungers, $135 at Allbirds.allbirds
Gym and work shirtGuess what? You're totally looking at a gym shirt. That's right, this technical training tee is breathable, fast drying and odor free. And if Dad isn’t a fan of the gym... he can always wear it to the office, too.
Men's Tech Polo, $65 at Ryu. Ryu
GoatIf Dad has everything he needs and more, then consider giving him something that just might change someone's life. Through Plan International, you can gift a family a goat in Dad's name, which will provide nutritious milk, income for education and health care and so much more.
Goat, $75 at Plan InternationalPlan International
Frame/TVIs it art? Is it a TV? it's both, actually. If you really want to impress Dad, this TV from EQ3 and Samsung will just about do the trick. Admire the artwork, or just turn it to golf.
Samsung The Frame 43" TV, $1,700 at EQ3. EQ3/Samsung
Signature scentHas Dad always wanted a signature scent? May we present you with Mr. Burberry, a timeless and elegant grapefruit and sandalwood; Boss Bottled United, a woody aromatic blood orange and patchouli; and Eternity, a clean masculine citrus. Now the only trouble you’ll have is deciding which he’ll like best.
Mr. Burberry Eau De Toilette, from $78 at Shopper's Drug Mart Beauty Boutique; Boss Bottled United, $97 in stores at The Bay; Eternity by Calvin Klein, from $75 at Sephora. Coty
TequilaWhen George Clooney is behind something, we can bet it's pretty solid. Casamigos is no exception. From the crisp citrus, vanilla and sweet agave notes of Blanco; and the caramel and cocoa Reposado; to the premium and complex Añejo, there's bound to be a tequila for Dad.
Casamigos Tequila, 750ml bottle from $60 at LCBO. Casamigos
Feel good shirtWant that added feel-good feeling from your purchase for Dad? $21 from the purchase of Black Brown 1826 plaid shirts and will be donated to Prostate Cancer Canada through the HBC Foundation Strength in Stripes Program. With this classic plaid shirt, you can’t go wrong.
BLACK BROWN 1826 Plaid For Dad Short Sleeve Shirt, $35 at The Bay. HBC
Shaving KitNothing says fresh like the perfect shave, so help Dad feel like a million bucks with this Art of Shaving Sandalwood kit. It comes with a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, brush and an aftershave balm, which is guaranteed to make Dad's DIY shave pretty much pro.
Art of Shaving Sandalwood Mid Size Kit, $81 at Nordstrom. Nordstrom
Boozy CandiesDid someone say bourbon? Satisfy Dad's sweet tooth with these Bourbon Bears, Single Malt Scotch Cordials and Maple Bourbon Caramels. If you’re lucky, he might even share.
The Vice Collection 3pc Candy Bento Box, $28 at Sugarfina. Sugarfina
Stylish SandalsThese sleek and chic slippers are as comfy as it gets, which might actually convince Dad to ditch his Dollarama ones pronto.
Spencer LX sandals, $35 at Native Shoes. Native shoes
Cool sunniesSharp and contemporary, the Equinox collection from Bonlook will have him looking like the coolest dad on the block. Not only do they offer 100% UV protection, they're polarized too (just say 'no' to glare!). We love these Class frames in mahogany.
Class Mahogany sunglasses, $145 at Bonlook. Bon Look
a toy helicopterWho says toys are just for kids? Fun-loving dads will definitely enjoy this mini metal remote control RC helicopter that's built in with LED and flash lights, so you can play at night too.
Mini Metal Remote Control RC Helicopter GYRO Red, $34 at eBay. eBay
Classic chelsea bootsDad probably doesn't have a pair of rain boots that look as slick as these classic Hunter Chelsea ones. Chic and practical, these boots will fit seamlessly into Dad's wardrobe. Plus, he'll think of you every time it rains.
Hunter Men's Original Refined Chelsea Boot, $108 at Hunter. Hunter
a grill for all seasonsNot only does this grill look good, it's got space for 28 burgers and an additional 8,000 BTU BOOST™ Burner (read: a fancy and high tech one) gives it that additional temperature boost for cold weather cooking, too. Year-round bbqs, here we come.
MASTER Chef 4-Burner Grill Turismo Propane BBQ, $450 at Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire
An extra comfy pillowDad not getting enough sleep? These memory foam pillows come with a customizable amount of foam fill, so he can get the perfect comfort level just for him. It even comes with a foam poach that can convert into a travel pillow, so Dad can catch some Zzzs wherever he goes.
The Endy Pillow, $80 at Endy. Endy