The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

Twenty-one practical, playful and unique presents that are guaranteed to impress pops

Local hooch

Toronto’s newest distillery makes delicious gin using exceptionally pure water from Springwater, Ontario and rye from local farms. $50. Spiritofyork.com

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Boozy candies

Sugarfina’s new single-malt scotch cordials have a rich dark chocolate coating and a very alcoholic centre (shoppers have to show ID to score the sweets). $11. Sugarfina.ca


 
 

Something flashy

Four Fifty Five, a new Toronto-based menswear brand started by half-a-dozen Ryerson grads, hand-makes these exceptionally summery cotton pocket squares. $19. Fourfiftyfive.ca


 
 

Shark fin soap

One-hundred per cent of the sales from Lush’s new lime, seaweed and sea salt soap go toward completing late filmmaker Rob Stewart’s new documentary Sharkwater: Extinction. $6. Lush.ca


 
 

Practical phone case

Rosedale boutique Want Les Essentials de la Vie just opened a second Toronto location in Lawrence Park, where it sells these minimalist leather iPhone cases that double as organizers for credit cards and cash. $55. Wantlesessentials.com


 
 

Retro Speaker

Marshall’s smallest travel speaker looks like an old-timey radio, but has all the sonic power of the latest high-tech models. $300. Chapters.indigo.ca


 
 

Matching Looks

At 18 Waits, shoppers can score dad a twinning ensemble with his mini me, which will make Father’s Day extra-Instagrammable. $170 (adult), $45 (kids). 18waits.com



 
 

Diaper bag backpack

Dad can confidently carry this cool baby-proof backpack—which includes a padded changing mat, removable wet clutch and insulated bottle holder. $250. Poppyscollection.com


 
 

Cocktail teas

Aspiring mixologists can spike tea blends like raspberry mojito and sparkling sangria with their favourite booze. $25. Davidstea.com


 
 

Bold bicycle

Martone’s colourful bikes, available at Holt Renfrew’s Bloor Street location until September, automatically change gears based on dad’s speed (no fiddling required). $1,650. Holtrenfrew.com


 
 

Versatile hat

Tilley’s laid-back take on the fedora has a lifetime warranty and is made from recycled fabric that totally protects against sun damage. Plus, it floats, so dad won’t panic if it blows overboard. $85. Tilley.com


 
 

Common scents

Le Labo’s soy wax candle, in a hand-distressed vintage tin container, has a delightful fragrance that will freshen up any man cave. $92. Nordstrom.com


 
 

A portable grill

Old Smokey’s simple charcoal grill can go wherever dad wants to smoke his flank steak, and is made of aluminized steel to prevent corrosion. $44. Amazon.ca


 
 

Tropical trunks

Orlebar Brown’s swim shorts, available at Holts Bloor’s summer pop-up, are stylish enough to take dad directly from the beach to his favourite cocktail bar. $350. Holtrenfrew.com


 
 

Gourmet gift boxes

Two packages chock full of Canadian-made deliciousness: one for the king-of-the-grill dads, and one for dads who like to snack. Torontolife.com

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Beer pedicure

Stillwater Spa and Muskoka Brewery’s new pedicure uses beer-based soaks and scrubs—and lets dads sip on the brewery’s new cucumber-infused ale during the treatment. $95. Hyatt.com


 
 

Game of Thrones wine

Thanks to a California wine maker, Torontonians can currently pre-order GOT-themed wine for Westeros-obsessed dads. From $30. Lcbo.com


 
 

DIY hot sauce

This kit includes everything needed to make your own hot sauce, including two blends of dried chilis: the Forager’s Blend, which creates a smokey, earthy sauce; and the Grove Blend, which results in something a bit more citrusy. $45. Brika.com


 
 

Cute card

This Father’s Day card from Queenie’s gets the message of adoration across without getting all sappy and stuff. $5. Queeniescards.com


 
 

Antioxidant cream

Though he may not realize he needs it, dad will definitely notice the smoothing effects of Buckler’s overnight recovery cream, which is available at Zuse’s College Street pop-up until the end of July. It’s infused with marshmallow root extract, pistachio seeds, almond and olive oils and chamomile. $71. Shopzuse.com


 

Manly mag

The Heritage Post is a German men’s interest magazine that covers topics like black denim, moonshine and bacon sandwiches. $34. Philistinetoronto.com