Dad Stuff

By Christine Davis

Smile There’s Beer Pilsner Glass

This tall tapered glass will enhance the flavor and armoa of Dad’s favourite craft lagers, stouts and pilsners. He really will smile. Available at Indigo and $18

Oven Mitt & Apron

Keep Dad’s hands safe and his clothes clean with this matching oven mitt and apron that will also show off his Canadian pride. Both are  generously sized to fit Dad’s hands and body. Available at Indigo and Oven Mitt $12.50; Apron $24.50

Mini Bike Lock

Perfect for quick pit stops, this Mini Bike Lock from Kikkerland will help Dad run his errands on his bike. Available at Blue Banana, Bergo Deisgn and Juxtapose. $6

Bulldog Skincare For Men

This award-winning British brand is now available in Canada and Dad is sure to appreciate that it’s been designed specifically for his skin. All products are vegan friendly, never tested on animals and don’t contain any artificial colours or synthetic fragrances. No bull. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart. $14.99-$22.99


Treat dad to the fresh taste of draft beer from the comfort of his home with this portable beer tap from Fizzics’. dramatically improves the quality of bottled and canned beer, so you can always have delicious, perfectly tapped beer at home. Available at $179.96

CeraVe moisturizing cream

Certified by the Eczema Society of Canada, this cream will give Dad that moisture he needs and increases hydration levels over the long term. Available at major pharmacies. $23.99

Glenmorangie Private Edition No. 9 Spìos

The ninth exclusive release in Glenmorangie’s acclaimed Private edition series makes the perfect gift for the Dad who enjoys a whisky with full-bodied character. Fully matured in American ex-rye whisky casks deep in the Scotish Highlands. It’s an ode to the golden era of American rye whisky. Available at the LCBO. $179.95

Husqvarna Automower 310

Dad’s sure to appreciate the extra free time he’ll gain, along with a perfect lawn, thanks to this robotic lawn mower. Perfect for small to medium sized lawns, it maneuvers around obstacles, through tights spaces, up and down slopes without issue. And it works in the rain, too. Available at and Husqvarna dealers. $1,899.99

Live Clean Sport Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 30

Make applying sunscreen easy for Dad with this new spray from Live Clean. It’s water-resistant, non-greasy and non-whitening and offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and $21.99

Great Book of Grilling

In this book Dad will be inspired by the 300 tasty recipes suitable for every meal. Perfect for those who like to prepare food in the great outdoors, it’s a gift that keeps on giving. Available at Indigo and $29.99

Bosch FlexiClick 5-in-1 Drill/Driver System

This one-click system will save Dad time while delivering high-quality drilling and driving for any of his projects. Includes four professional-grade attachments, a 3/8” keyless chuck, locking bit holder, right angle drill attachment and an offset angle attachment. Available at Home Depot. $199.99

Levi’s MLB Collection Logo Hoodie – Toronto Blue Jays

Help Dad support the Jays this season with this comfy hoodie from Levi’s. It’s sure to become a favourite for weekend wear. Available at Levi’s Stores. $118

Nintendo Labo

Dad will have as much fun as the kids building and playing with this new line of kits that, together with the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately) provide the tools and technology to make and play games. Available at Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games and Toys “R” US. Variety Kit $89.99; Robot Kit $99.99

Papa Bear Rustic Wood Box

Hand carved from durable mango wood, Dad will appreciate the rich grain and adorable motif on the lid that’s sure to make him smile. It’s the perfect place for storing small treasures or another little gift. Available at Indigo and $29.50

Flashlight Multi-Tool

Give Dad the gift of utility with this Flashlight Multi-Tool from Lee Valley. It features an adjustable-beam LED flashlight at one end and 11 fold-outs at the other. Available at Lee Valley. $9.95

Hem Tape

Help Dad quickly and conveniently hem his pants with this Hem Tape from Kikkerland. Easy to use, no needles are required. Available at Juxtapose and Hamilton Art Gallery