It’s not like the old days when dads just barbequed and fixed things. These days dads are way better. They cook. They clean. They drive kids around. They even multitask sometimes. They’re turning into SuperDads. Even my own old Italian father has really expanded his skills as he’s become a grandfather. He’s now an old-hand at play-doh, and getting to know all about things like texting. For Father’s Day this year, or any day, treat the dad in your life to something special. Here’s our list of top 15 picks for the dad in your life.
At the end of a long day, SuperDad needs a place to chill. Nothing beats a rope hammock for the ultimate in relaxation. Bring him a cool one, and he’ll love you forever.
Men’s Joyful Heart Fearlessness Tube Bracelet by Me&Ro
Tell him you know he is strong in the face of adversity with this bracelet in support of the Joyful Heart Foundation’s Engaging Men initiative. Cause all dads need to be a bit fearless these days.
At over a foot long, this is a real man’s flashlight – big, solid, reliable. Like he is.
The Laguiole Knife
Give him this classic old-school knife so he’ll be ready to handle any picnic emergency.
Ray-Ban Legends Collection Aviator
This limited edition iconic Ray Ban aviator, with vintage inspired coloured lenses, will bring out his inner Top Gun.
Classic Shooter Marshmallow Gun
Get the kids to challenge him to the ultimate showdown with this awesome marshmallow gun. The loser is responsible for making everyone s’mores with the leftover ammo.
Just what he needs to wind down after a strenuous marshmallow fight – a tall cool one! Get him these handblown glasses made from repurposed beer bottles and he can drink in style.
After a drink or two, it’s time to get dad playing with the kids again. Take this 7 foot shark kite to the park so that your kids can brag that their dad’s kite is bigger than the other dad’s kites.
This briefcase from the classic Filson outdoor gear brand will take him to work with rugged style.
Non Dad Jeans
How about giving dad some non-dad jeans? These Tack Slim Fit Denims in Tilden from the Levi’s boutique Made & Crafted collection of premium denim with take his style up a notch.
Aveda Men Pure-Formance Dual Action After Shave
This stuff smells great! A 2-in-1 moisturizer and aftershave that preps his skin for the long day ahead. After all, big strong dads need pampering, too. And did I mention it smells great?
What’s better than learning a new game? Get him outdoors and having some fun with a new bocce set. Don’t forget the espresso afterwards!
Time to stop worrying about carbs, grab some fresh bread and tasty fillings, and grill them up to crisp perfection with this combination panini press and indoor grill. Grab an extension cord, move it out to the deck, and Dad doesn’t even have to leave his comfy deck chair.
Vintage Edition Monopoly
Reintroduce this classic game to your family and have a games night for father’s day. Amp up the excitement by playing it in a dog-eat-dog, Donald Trump, winner-takes-all fashion to see who has real estate mogul potential in your family.
Now this is one of my favourite gifts on this list because I really want one. Sometimes I like to sneak in a gift for my better half that’s really all about me. Tell him you bought him a fire bowl cause you wanted to spend lots of time snuggling with him by the fire. He won’t see past your plan.