Father’s Day gift guide | 10 dad-worthy presents

by W. Andrew Powell

Celebrate your amazing dad this Father’s Day with some of the best gift ideas for the guy who loves the outdoors, cooking, listening to music, smart gadgets, or relaxing with a great drink.

Here are 10 unique ideas for that special guy, because I promise you, dad really doesn’t want a tie this Father’s Day.

Canada Goose Lawson Fleece Jacket | $595

The Lawson Fleece Jacket by Canada Goose is a great gift for the dad who loves to hike, explore, and get outdoors, and it’s an eco-concious present that’s more environmentally friendly than other jackets.

Made with 62% recycled wool, and wood- and bio-based polymers, the fleece jacket is warm and cozy, with a stylish design that has a zipper windguard, and fleece-lined handwarmer pockets.

Available in Quarry Grey, Mist Grey, and Greige.


Kilne Ultimate Knife Set | $350

For the cook, the chef, or the dad who wants to get better in the kitchen, Kilne makes incredible knives, and their Ultimate Knife Set includes everything he’ll need to slice, dice, chop, and prep the best meal he’s ever made.

Made with high quality steel, the Ultimate Knife Set includes six steak knives, a knife sharpener, plus a chef’s knife, santoku knife, bread knife, paring knife, and kitchen shears.

The knives are perfectly balanced, maintain sharpness well, and the grips are natural and comfortable.


Columbia Men’s Escape Thrive Endure Shoe | $200

Columbia makes the best gear for sports, hiking, and anyone who wants to get out with the right footwear. The Columbia Men’s?Escape Thrive Endure Shoe combines impressive materials, design, and technology for a smooth, durable multi-sport shoe that’s excellent for active guys, or guys who want to start getting active.

The OutDry waterproof, breathable shoe has a great grip in wet and dry conditions, it provides overall stability and comfort, with excellent cushioning for longer hikes and adventures.


Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5-year-old Single Malt Islay Whisky | $78

For the whisky-loving dad, Ardbeg makes a variety of delicious and unique spirits, including what they call their “monstrously smoky 5-year-old Single Malt Islay Whisky,” Ardbeg Wee Beastie.

Enjoyed neat or in a smoky cocktail, Wee Beastie is like very few other Scotches, and the dad who loves a great, peaty whisky will love adding this to his collection.


Chromecast with Google TV | $69

Turn any TV into a smart TV with Google Chromecast, making it easy to stream 4K HDR content with an HDMI port and access to Wi-Fi.

Chromecast with Google TV let’s dad and the family stream their favourite service, whether that’s Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, or YouTube videos, and the small device includes Google Assistant for quick searches or even smart home control.

Plus, the simple remote makes it easy for dads of any age to navigate and find their favourite show or sports.


Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 | $189

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 are one of the best Android earbuds out there, and they sound great, they’re well priced, and they have a lot of great features.

Boasting up to 20 hours of play time with the case, and up to 5 hours of continuous use, the Buds 2 deliver great, immersive audio for calls, music, podcasts, and watching movies or TV shows on the go.

The earbuds fit comfortably in your ear too, and they stay put. Pick from four colours for dad: Graphite, White, Lavender, and Olive.


iRobot Roomba j7+ robot vacuum

iRobot Roomba j7+ robot vacuum | $799

If dad loves gadgets and tools, and could use a little help around the house, the iRobot Roomba j7+ robot vacuum is one of my favourite devices, and it cleans up better than some family members.

Setup is easy, and the Roomba j7+ can run on a schedule or dad can pick when he wants it to clean. The app will give dad full control, and it will avoid obstacles and hazards without any input.

Best of all, the robot vacuum will learn your home, so dad can set custom cleaning jobs for any part of the home. It’s a helpful machine and it’s on sale this month for a limited time.


OnePlus 10 Pro | $1,149

The OnePlus 10 Pro is my favourite affordable smartphone this year, with some of the best pro features on any similarly priced Android device, and it takes incredible photos and video.

For the dad who loves to get great shots on the go, the OnePlus 10 Pro features a pro camera mode tuned by Hasselblad, a 120 Hz fluid AMOLED display, 48 MP main camera and a 50 MP ultra-wide angle camera, plus fast charging, power, and speed. It’s a great overall phone.

Starting on June 15, you can also order their upgraded model that features 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.


Google Nest Learning Thermostat | $329

Now this is useful. Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat gives dad smart, intelligent control over the household temperature, tracking energy usage, and helping to save energy, too.

The big display makes it easy to read from anywhere in the room, and it learns to adjust the temperature for your home, and your family. And dad can change the temperature from anywhere with the Nest app.

The Nest Thermostat is available in polished steel, and stainless steel.


Hennessy V.S.O.P Cognac

Hennessy V.S.O.P Cognac | $114

Toast dad with one of the best cognacs around: Hennessy V.S.O.P Cognac. It’s the perfect luxury spirit for sipping, or truly next-level cocktails on a special occasion, like Father’s Day, or just because.

The cognac is refined, masterfully-blended, and it has a finish that’s memorable and delicious.

Looking for some cocktail inspiration? Visit the Hennessy website for some great cocktail ideas, including a Manhattan, Sazerac, a twist on an Old Fashioned, or a Champs-Elysees.

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