Let's face it… dads can be hard to buy for. For Father's Day this year, I've looked high and low for some of the most unique and fun ideas that will delight dad. Here are my top picks for your Father of the Year.
Now what dad doesn't like to grill? A great gift is the gift of grilling! I found these amazing grilling accessories at Lowe's
from Broil King and I know they are going to delight any dad on your list! These tongs, chicken roaster pan, spice rubs and mini thermometers make the perfect grilling gift this year!
I love to bring a good quality wine to family gatherings, and Father's Day is no exception. I recently discovered Jackson Family Wines, based in California and specializing in producing quality wines from family-owned vineyards. For a gathering such as Father's Day, I like to go with either an essential, like Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
, which pairs perfectly with meats on the grill, or for hotter days, I like to pull out their La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
, which is perfect when chilled.
Moments that matter
I am a total daddy's girl, so when I have the opportunity, I just love to give my dad something meaningful and special. FUJIFILM
Printlife has an entire line of high-quality photo-finishing products to customize and preserve your favourite memories – and my dad and I have a lot
! A great idea is to compile all your favourite "dad and me" photos and print them into a photobook or print your favourite memory on a canvas or on a mug for your dad to enjoy!
Only the eScentials
I am a huge fan of plant-based products that work. A great gift for Dad is an eScential Wellness' bundle of products that are perfect for any gardeners out there. They have a Gardener's Hand Salve
that is made with shea butter, and a blend of essential oils and is 100 per cent organic. I love, love, love that these products are toxin- and cruelty-free. Bundle it with a few gardening tools and you have the perfect gift for the dad who likes to putter in the yard.
Style meets sporty in Samsung's latest smartwatch innovation, the Galaxy Watch Active
, bringing dads who want to live actively a device that is as smart as it is stylish. Pair it with your favourite Android or iOS smartphone so dad can manually engage in more than 39 activities, set daily goals and monitor his progress with real-time coaching, indoor/outdoor activity tracking and popular third-party apps, complete with a light and versatile design.
Decor for dad
For those dads with a man cave, add some fun masculinity with a camo
pillow, which will surely be a great conversation starter for his friends. Even if he is messy, the handcrafted Canadian-made pillow is fully washable (no need to remove a cover) and is also hypoallergenic and has dust mite control. Fun and function come together!
Jo Alcorn is founder and design specialist at Alcorn Home.