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Father’s Day is almost here, and if you’ve waited until the last minute, you may be a dad. Just kidding! We love dads! If you haven’t picked up a gift for pops yet, don’t sweat it. We’ve scoured the internet to find items every dad, grandpa, uncle, brother, friend, and dad-figure in your life will love. Whether you’re buying for your dear ol’ d-a-d, your partner, or yourself (no judgment), here are 13 great gifts that won’t need a gift receipt this Father’s Day.
If you’re always bugging your dad to drink more water, but he doesn’t want to have to deal with the constant bottle cleaning, we have the ultimate water bottle. The 17 oz. Larq is a self-cleaning water bottle that uses digital purification from UV-C LED light to not only clean the bottle but filter the water while keeping it cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. The bottle doesn’t require batteries, and a single charge can last up to one month. It’s the high-end lazy man’s water bottle.
Larq Self-Cleaning Water Bottle, $125 at Indigo.
Not sure which book to buy Dad? How about all the books. Or, at least a place to store all the books. The Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 has 8 GB of memory, which translates to 6,000 eBooks. The 6.8-inch screen mimics an actual book, but a book that has a touchscreen and is waterproof. Borrow eBooks from the local library or purchase eBooks through the Kobo app, all without leaving your favourite chair in the living room. Or the pool. Or the beach. Or the arena. It’s like travelling with a library that weighs less than one pound.
Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2, $200 at Indigo.
Dad having trouble falling asleep? Skip the sleeping pills and nightcap and instead try a weighted blanket. Studies show that weighted blankets help people fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. The micro-fiber duvet is not only soft but easy to care for and is safe for the washing machine. Send your dad a hug for Father’s Day. Just make it in the shape of a blanket.
Gravity Weighted Blanket, $279 at Indigo.
Make it easy for Dad to smell good with the Olivina Men All-In-One Body Wash in Bourbon Cedar. A refreshing wash for the face, body, and hair, this versatile bath product is great for the dad who loves to be pampered and the dad who wants to keep his bathroom routine under two minutes.
Olivina Men All-In-One Body Wash in Bourbon Cedar, $14 at Indigo.
Give Dad a shaving set that is a return to the traditional ritual of shaving, including a shaving brush, safety razor, blades, foaming shaving cream, and balm. He’ll have to add his own hot towel at the end.
Rituels Wet Shaving Set, $71 at Simons.
If Dad likes the outdoors and wants some classic, lightweight, polarized sunglasses to take with him on his next fishing trip, these bad boys are it. Why? Because they’re anti-fog, anti-reflective, and have a special dirt/grease/water proof coating that makes it pretty impossible for foreign bodies to latch onto the lenses. Plus, they float, so they won’t get lost in the lake or ocean. Score.
Bolle Holman Rubber Black Sunglasses, $105 at Amazon.
We know, buying a watch for Father’s Day isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but we don’t need to reinvent the wheel every June. It’s a staple for a reason. A watch is always a great gift, thanks to being both practical and bringing a classic flair to any outfit.
Fossil Minimalist Monochrome Watch, $165 at Simons.
Help keep Dad organized with this beautifully crafted catch-all, which doubles as a décor piece. With a spot for his phone, wallet, keys, watch, glasses and more, it’s like buying Dad a personal assistant that doesn’t charge an hourly rate.
Caisserie McNeil Multifunctional Catch-all Tray, $70 at Simons.
Give your dad the ultimate summer gift with a campfire that provides all the crackling and nostalgia of past camping trips without the chopping, carrying, and constant tending. Featuring lava rocks, an integrated dial, foldable legs and a locking lid, this propane fire pit is the perfect addition to any backyard.
Paramount Campfire Portable Fire Pit, $200 at The Bay.
Your dad may think that a plastic shopping bag is an appropriate gym bag. Technically he’s not wrong, but visually, it’s a crime. Give Dad a bag that will keep his gear fresh and have him looking fashionable whether he’s heading to the gym or out for a weekend away. With a wet and dry compartment, double top handles, an adjustable shoulder strap, and spot clean fabric, this Nike duffle will kick that little plastic bag’s butt.
Nike Alpha Duffle Bag, $60 at The Bay.
How do we put this nicely? Dads are nosy. Maybe we should rephrase that by saying dads like to keep an eye on things. Help Dad monitor his home from anywhere with the Ring Video Doorbell, which allows users to see, hear and speak to whoever is at their door through their phone, computer or tablet.
Ring Video Doorbell 2, $199 at Amazon.
The new and improved Echo Dot features a stylish fabric finish and improved sound, with the smart assistant still able to play music and audiobooks, ask Alexa questions, make phone calls, pair with other speakers and more. The ‘more’ includes you clinching the spot as favourite child.
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation, $50 at Amazon.
A new drill for Dad means a new handyman for you. The Black and Decker 18-Volt Drill and Driver makes quick work out of home repairs and furniture assembly, with a smooth slide battery pack, keyless chuck, and variable speeds. We like to call this a win-win gift.
Black and Decker 18-Volt Drill and Driver, $50 at Amazon.
Is your dad the type who can’t stop raving about how good a “photographer” he is? He’ll love the Google Pixel 3A, which has the exact same quality camera as the Pixel 3 (and we know how good that one is) for just a fraction of the price. Just think of all the precious family moments he’ll capture and how happy it’ll make him when he busts out all those vacation shots. Bonus: it has an actual headphone jack.
Google Pixel 3A, $549 at Google.