Father’s Day is right around the corner, literally, it’s this Sunday, June 17th, 2018! It’s close enough that you should run out and pick something up, but not too close that you’ve missed your chance — because that would be just wrong! Your dad was the one who probably bought you your first toy, stood on the sidelines of your childhood sports team games, changed your diapers when you were a baby, and even put up with your mom (we meant support of course) for a whole 9-months too.
We know we know, Father’s aren’t the easiest to buy for, especially if your dad is like some of ours that just picks up whatever he wants, when he wants it. But here’s some of our top gift ideas depending on what type of Dad you have — because we all know their not the same!
No matter the task, the new iPad Pro is up to it — and then some. It offers far more power than most PC laptops, yet is way more compact. The redesigned Retina display is as stunning to look at as it is to touch. And it all comes together with iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.
Pong (Atari in 1972) helped establish the game industry and is often referred as the origin of video gaming. OriginX is a handcrafted wooden tribute and a delicate homage to the Pong cabinet. Just like its precursor – OriginX is dressed up in an elegant exterior composed by walnut housing, yellow facade and control panel made from aluminium.
Latte Lover Dad
Nespresso Lattissima One
The Lattissima One was created especially for those espresso lovers who occasionally like to switch it up with some milk indulgence. The Lattissima One can prepare an espresso, lungo, cappuccino or a latte macchiato at the touch of a button. Perfect for the Dad who can use the in-home convenience of grabbing a latte in the morning. What’s even better is that Nespresso capsules are made of aluminium, an infinitely recyclable material. The best part about Nespresso? Every capsule is recyclable. For those of us above the border in Canada (in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the territories, or Atlantic Canada), you can now recycle your capsules by simply placing them in a Red Bag, available from Nespresso, and dropping it in a Canada Post mailbox or outlet at no cost. That way he won’t feel bad about creating more waste!
Sweet Tooth Dad
Sugarfina Vice Collection 8 Piece Candy Bento Box
Treat him to this decadent collection of dark chocolate, bacon and booze for an extra sweet surprise. The Sugarfina Vice Collection 8pc Candy Bento Box® is wrapped in a sleek black and gold foil gift box and holds eight lucite cubes (approx 3.25oz each) filled with Sugarfina favorites like: Single Malt Scotch Cordials, Stout Pints, Maple Bourbon Caramels, Bourbon Bears, Mint Chocolate Caviar, Cuba Libre, Brown Butter Brittle, Chocolate Bacon Pretzels. These candies do contain <5% alcohol (as if that was a bad thing), but also comes in a non-alcoholic option too.
Horizon 70 Monogram Eclipse Carry On
The fruit of a remarkable collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Marc Newson, the most influential industrial designer of his generation, this rolling carry on luggage for the 21st century traveller is fashioned in iconic canvas with an aluminium wide trolley system. Dad can also travel with peace of mind, by tracing your luggage in main worldwide airports with the new Louis Vuitton Echo connected device, sold separately. This bag is the perfect combination of style and function. It can have Dad gliding through the airport, and looking stylish AF too.
Meisterstück Solitaire Blue Hour LeGrand Fountain Pen
What better for the classic dad then an iconic Montblanc pen. It’s been a status symbol for generations. The Meisterstück Solitaire Blue Hour LeGrand introduces itself as a precious, blue lacquered Solitaire product with platinum-coated fittings. The magical hour between daylight and night – the Blue Hour – creates a smooth contrast and breathtaking mood, which served as design inspiration. The hexagon pattern on the handcrafted rhodium-coated gold nib, as well as on the barrel and cap, reflects the refraction of lights and night traffic in urban cities.
A curated men’s subscription box, with different options like a item of the month box, standard box, and premium box. Clearly varying in price, but also in the value of the products included. The premium box is in limited quantities and requires a pre-qualification before purchase. A great selection of lifestyle goods from around the world. Delivered quarterly in beautifully crafted boxes. Each box focuses on bringing you quality goods inspired by the most fashionable cities in the world.
Perfect for the dad that has a little more hair than he’d like. With the redesigned DryGlide safety blades that you can use wet or dry, a long, curved ergonomic handle that can be gripped from multiple positions to let you reach anywhere on your back. It also has a detachable blade cartridge you can use to detail areas like your chest and abs, the BaKblade 2.0 is the finest shaving instrument ever to grace a man’s back. The baKblade can be used wet or dry; no shaving cream, soap, lotion or gel is required. To use, simply hold the baKblade shaver with the teeth facing towards the skin and drag lightly across unwanted body hair. The teeth gently grab and cut the hair with no discomfort, similar to a back-scratching tool. Belieme us, he’ll thank you.
House 99 Bold Statement Tattoo Body Moisturiser
As if there would be any better role model, the tatted David Beckham recently launched his new Grooming Brand, House 99. His Bold Statement Tattoo moisturiser hydrates & protects your tattooed skin for up to 24 hours. It revives luminous colour tattoos and preserves tattoo’s boldness while protecting your skin. The spray bottle is perfect for tattoos, as it is easy & fast to use leaving no residue on skin — allowing you to dress up immediately afterward. Might as well get him the whole grooming kit while your at it too.
Premium Drinker Dad
Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac
Blended from Cognacs aged up to 100 years, this deliciously complex spirit defies description, as does its elegant Baccarat crystal decanter. He can savour this on its own, after an unforgettably fine meal. The Louis XIII is one of the most prestigious and recognized bottles, and not only is it incredible to savour, it holds some klout on his bar cart or shelf as well — bragging right with his friends too!
Lululemon Athleisure Wear
For high-intensity workouts that call for gear that works as hard as they do, look to Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Tops. With anti-stink technology, that uses silver-bonded fibres to fight odour-causing bacteria. Perfect for the dad that is a “gym rat”, has a daily workout ritual, or loves to play sports.
Zin Motowear Biker Jacket & Pants
Unlike many others on the market, Zin has a unique approach to trendy and stylish looking motowear like none other we’ve seen before. Long gone are the days of bulk leather panks and thick heavy leather jackets that have a biker sweating profusely. These beautifully designed pieces, and some even imitating trendy jean jacket staples are the perfect new option for any Dad who enjoys a ride on the wild side.
Trendy Coffee Dad
Bodum ® Chambord Copper 34 Ounce French Press
For those dads that love their classic coffee, there’s nothing more classic than a French Press. The Bodum Chambord French Press coffee maker takes on a beautiful copper-plated finish in this classic plunger-style brewing method revered for producing fresh coffee with rich, full-bodied character – and with a story too. Bodum took over a small clarinet factory in Normandy in 1982 not for the musical instruments but for their relatively unknown Chambord coffee maker. Combining the skills of the local craftsman with modern production, French press became accessible and affordable to the legions of fans who love the taste of the coffee brewed in this unique coffee style. Tested best by the American Culinary Institute, this classic, beautiful and simple design is recognized worldwide as one of the best ways to brew coffee in just four minutes. Coffee maker with a 34-ounce capacity is outfitted with a patented safety lid. With copper being so “in” right now, we couldn’t think of a better option. For those of you who do go for it, use the BODUM-SWAGGER coupon code for an additional 15% off anything on their website.
Vitamix Smart System Blender A3500
Is your dad on the liquid diet frensie? Or maybe he’s just into healthy eating and enjoys his regular smoothies? Either way, this Vitamix blender is the hottest one on the market today. Retailers can barely keep them stocked! It boasts five program settings (for Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts, and Self-Cleaning), automatically adjust to the container size you’ve selected, processes your recipes, and stops the blender when complete. As if that wasn’t enough, the built-in wireless connectivity will the allow Ascent™ Series models to evolve with the latest innovations for years to come. So it’s like the gift that keeps on giving.
Car enthusiast Dad
LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron
LEGO has officially announced the new LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron. If you’ve been on social media the past week or so, you’ve probably already seen it leaked but we have the high quality of the Bugatti Chiron and it is in the same 1:8 scale as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The set has 3,599 pieces, and would look great in any car enthusiast dad’s office, desktop or man cave.
Watch Collector Dad
Coffret 8 Montres Watch Case
This 8 watch case by Louis Vuitton is crafted in classic Damier Garphite canvas. It easily goes from safe to suitcase and has a removable tray to hide other valuables. The perfect way for any Dad that is addicted to watches, to store and travel with his beautiful bezels. It is available in Damier Graphite Canvas (as pictured), in the classic brown Monogram, and Taiga Leather.
At the end of the day, a gift is a gift, and I’m sure he’ll appreciate it. The key is how well do you know him, and making sure it’s meaningful. Most of all, have a Happy Fathers Day.