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Gift Guide for Dad

Dads. What is it that makes them one of the hardest people to shop for? Whether dad says he wants nothing or everything we’ve put together a quick gift guide to help you pick the right gift for that great guy.

Something he wants:  Has Dad been hinting that he wants a new FitBit?  Maybe a sporty pair of ear buds?  Sports equipment?  Why not treat him to something fun and outdoorsy and join Dad for a hike, bike ride, picnic in the park, or just a walk around the block.  You’ll find what he wants at Sport Chek.  Give Dad the gift he wants and the gift of quality time, too.


Something he needs:  Sometimes the best gifts aren’t wants but needs.  Make sure Dad is prepared for an emergency and equipped with an easy-to-reach first aid kit for the man cave, garage, shed, or even car.  Or if he’s more the handy-man type, why not get Dad a cool gadget or multi-tool from Atmosphere he can use to tackle his next project?  Still not sure?  Make an appointment for Dad to have a little he time and treat him to a professional haircut and shave at Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop then snap a few sweet selfies together to celebrate his new look.


Something he wears:  Dad’s wardrobe looking a little lacklustre?  Why not spruce it up for him?  Grab dad a new pair of comfy lounge pants and a soft tee from Boathouse or Gap Factory Store to relax in at home—the perfect cuddly movie night outfit.  Dad like to dress up?  There’s no replacement for a crisp clean new collared shirt from Moores.  Plus it’s the perfect thing to wear if you’re going to hit the town for dinner.


Something he eats (or drinks):  When in doubt, give dad a sweet treat, a savoury sip, or both!  Pair a box of assorted chocolates from Purdys Chocolatier with some local craft brews or an aged whiskey or bourbon from Signature BC Liquor to build a great gift and one-of-a-kind tasting flight for Father’s Day.


No matter what you get for dad, show your love, show your appreciation, and say thanks—for everything.