Father’s Day Gift Guide: 20 great ideas for every kind of dad

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 20 great ideas for every kind of dad

Dads aren’t all beer-drinking barbecuers. Here are 20 irreverent gift ideas to help you show up your siblings on Father’s Day.

Toronto artist Jamie Ashforth hand-painted this extra-cute elephant card. $6. Etsy.com


Mountain Equipment Co-op’s ice cream maker is a fun way to work for dessert. Simply add cream, sugar, vanilla and rock salt, shake and roll the ball for 20 minutes, and voilà! A pint of fresh ice cream. $38. Mec.ca.


For lazy dock days, Bather Trunk’s summery, made-in-Canada hat will complement any of Dad’s polos. $52. Bathertrunkcompany.com.


These metallic soccer cleats will be a big hit with Leo Messi fans: the star will wear them during the Copa America this summer. The shoes are sold at Adidas’s soccer-themed Toronto pop-up. $380 each. Available at 584 College Street until July 31.


Dads deserve to be pampered, too. The Shangri La’s Hammam spa offers a relaxing facial tailored to men. From $170. Mirajcaudaliespa.com.


For gifters on a budget, this hydrating bath bomb from Consonant Skincare provides an all-natural (and barely scented) way for Dad to chill out. $9. Consonantskincare.com.


This playful Portuguese flannel button-down, made from lightweight Egyptian cotton, is decorated with tiny diving women. $165. Parkprovince.com.


This four-grain Canadian whiskey is bound to please any scotch-loving dad. $45. Lcbo.com.


Toronto-based company Present Day Gifts puts together thoughtful baskets that can be delivered right to Dad’s door. This one, dubbed “The Woodsman,” comes with a patterned pocket square, Rowan Apothecary’s beard/facial oil, a sleek cedar bottle opener, a leather keychain and skull-shaped chocolate truffles. $105. Presentdaygifts.ca.


This kit from Toronto label Kotn is for dads who thrive on high-quality basics. It consists of three brand signature Egyptian cotton T-shirts and one cozy gray sweatshirt. (The packaging is pretty cute, too.) $120. Kotn.com.


For more sartorially adventurous fathers, this handmade leather bowtie from Toronto label Fitzy will add some pizzaz to a suit or chambray shirt. $40. Fitzy.ca.


When it’s not in use, this poker set doubles as rustic cottage decor. $59. Chapters.indigo.com.


If Dad can’t wait for the Rio Olympics, get him extra-excited with this Team Canada bandana. $15. Thebay.com.


This artisanal turkey jerky, made in small batches without any preservatives or artificial flavours, is far superior to your gas station variety. $9 each. Kravejerky.com.


Let Dad channel his inner Stannis Baratheon in this Game of Thrones version of the conquest board game Risk. $80. Snakesandlattes.com.


Cookies disguised as french fries are the perfect Father’s Day dessert for fast-food lovers. $4 each. Lindseybakes.com.


French artist Pierre-Adrien Sollier reimagines pop culture icons—including Elvis, Karl Lagerfeld and Superman, pictured above—as Playmobil figurines for his colourful prints. $38. Lumas.com.


What dad wouldn’t want an unusually luxurious leather caddy for his craft brews? $88. Muttonheadstore.com.


The Drake General Store collaborated with J.P. Wisers on a collection of whiskey-themed pantry items. If your dad likes grilling, this tamarind whiskey sour glaze will give his ribs some tang. $12. Drakegeneralstore.ca.


This new Kobo e-reader is completely waterproof, letting Dad relax worry-free by the pool, at the lake or in the tub. $200. Kobobooks.ca.