Dad Stuff

By Christine Davis

Timex Waterbury Classic watch
This watch is as rugged as your dad is and he’ll be happy to wear it daily thanks to the comfortable leather strap, chronograph watch, date window and Indiglo Light-Up watch dial. It’s also water resistant to 30 meters. Available at $189

All-Clad 3-Piece Outdoor Cooking Set
This is a great gift for the dad who likes to prepare everything – from whole chickens to vegetables – on the barbecue. The expertly crafted pieces can be used on open fires and feature large perforations that allow the heat to circulate while adding a smoky flavour. Available at $300

CLIF Fruit Smoothie Filled
Made in Canada with organic ingredients, CLIF Fruit Smoothie Filled is the first energy bar inspired by classic smoothie ingredients like fruit, nut butters and seeds and is sure to help energize Dad’s day. Flavours include: Strawberry Banana, Wild Blueberry Acai and Tart Cherry Berry. Available at major drug, grocery and natural retailers. $1.99

Vermont Castings Wood Grill Scraper and Apron
Help your dad grill like a pro with these pieces. The scraper takes the shape of his grates for a custom fit while the apron has special pockets for his phone, thermometer and accessories. Available at Canadian Tire. Scraper $24.99; Apron $69.99

Men’s Essential 7 Inch Shorts
These highly functional, no-nonsense shorts from Craft are made with dedicated runners in mind. Made of highly functional fabrics they feature mesh panels for enhanced ventilation. Available at The Running Room, Sail and MEC. $59.99

My Custom Sports Chair
Choose your dad’s favourite team and customize his chair with this company that also offers some beer brands and complete customization of Muskoka chairs. Available at  $319 to $399

Playoff 2.0 Polo
Give your dad the same shirt Jordan Spieth wears and up his game. From Under Armour, the extra stretchy fabric moves with each stroke and is quick-dry for all day comfort. Available at UA stores and $80

Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Improve skin density and firmness with this moisturizer from CW Beggs and Sons. It helps maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Available at $34

Green Coconut and Activated Charcoal Purifying and Hydrating Collection
This line of hair products from SheaMoisture focuses on stripping hair of unwanted build-up while maintaining natural oils leaving your hair refreshed and nourished. Includes shampoo, conditioner, styler, build-up buster and mud. Available at Walmart and $11.96 – $13.96

“The Life of Dad” Reflections on Fatherhood from Today’s Leaders, Icons, and Legendary Dads
Becoming a dad gives men a VIP pass into the greatest club on earth: fatherhood. This book from Jon Finklel and Art Eddy is a heartwarming and enlightening collection of advice, wisdom, and practical skills featuring an all-star cast of fathers from the popular online community Life of Dad.  Available at Indigo and Amazon. $22.99

Therm-a-rest Slacker Double Hammock
Give Dad the space he needs to siesta, or join him for a cuddle, in this double hammock that features soft fabric with just a little stretch and seam-free construction so you don’t wake up with stitch marks on your face. Available at MEC. $94.95

Men’s Swimwear Shorts
It’s almost time to dive into summer so Dad is sure to appreciate a new pair of swim shorts. Available in assorted designs and colours to suit all kinds of dads. Available at Walmart and $10

Toy4 Jackson Trilby Straw Hat
Made from 100 per cent paper derived from rice and ensured to keep Dad cool with a washable, moisture-wicking sweatband and breathable mesh, this Tilley hat is likely on many dads’ must-have lists. Available at Tilley stores and $125

Dad can compete against his fellow filthy minded friends in a race to guess the lewd phrase using the language of emojis. Available at Sunrise Records. $19.99

Give Dad the gift of great photos with this camera that features advanced image sensor technology and accurate auto-focus tracking and face detection. Available at Best Buy  $1,299

Hamilton Beach Digital Air Fryer
Help Dad prepare his favourite foods in a little more healthy way with this digital air fryer, which uses little to no oil to make wings, French fries and more nice and crispy. Six pre-programmed settings make it easy to use. Available at $149.99

Black Tone Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen
This Black Tone Pen from Links of London is a timeless gift for your hard-working, style-conscious Dad. It features a retractable nib, clip and a polished black finish. Available at Links of London and $140

SmartWool performance socks
For the dad who likes to hike, these lightweight Merino wool socks are the perfect choice. They wick moisture and help control odour. Available in assorted patterns and styles. Available at MEC and Skiis and Biikes. From $20.99