By: Christopher Turner
Father’s Day is around the corner, and it’s always a challenge to buy something for Dad. How do you express gratitude for everything he does for you with just one gift? Plus, what do dads actually want? A tie? Some socks? Nah, those are the epitome of a basic gift. Why not celebrate your dad with a gift that aligns more with his identity, and has him looking and feeling fly in the process?
To help make your job a little easier, leading Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay has put together a list of grooming products, gear, and some unexpected items that any father will appreciate. Even better, they are all conveniently available at Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada and online at thebay.com.
Whether it’s cologne, a beer-tasting set, or a timeless polo, here are a few of our favorite gifts for Dad this year.
Tom Ford – Beau De Jour Eau de Parfum
You can’t overlook the power of a luxury fragrance to add that perfect finishing touch. Designed for “the perfectly groomed gentleman,” Tom Ford’s Beau de Jour scent features notes of traditional lavender from Provence alongside rosemary, geranium, patchouli, and amber.
Polo Ralph Lauren – The Earth Polo
What says Father’s Day like a classic Polo Ralph Lauren polo? This sophisticated shirt comes in a choice of six different colors and is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a day out on the course or a casual day working from home. Plus, this line of polos is crafted from an innovative fabric made entirely from plastic bottles and dyed using a waterless process.
Aarke – Carbonator II Water Maker Machine AA01
Is your dad a kitchen-appliance aficionado who loves drinking sparkling water but hates schlepping home 12-packs of seltzer? We suggest the vintage-inspired Aarke Carbonator II, which is arguably the best sparkling water machine in its price point. The metallic and matte finishes will have him clearing counter space to show it off, and serving up seltzer to everyone who visits.
Champion – Powerblend Cotton-Blend Fleece Hoodie
It’s Champion season! This comfy cotton-blend fleece hoodie from the American sportswear giant with an outline script logo across the chest is a staple that everyone, including Dad, should have in their closet in preparation to take on the weekend.
Nike – Men’s Air Monarch Sneakers
Have your dad looking stylish and comfortable this summer with these lightweight Nike Air Monarch leather training shoes. Dad will appreciate that they are built for comfort and durability, while you’ll dig their ’90s vibes.
Dyna-Glo – Compact Charcoal Bullet Smoker & Grill
If grilling is one of Dad’s favorite pastimes, he’ll love this compact Dyna-Glo charcoal smoker. The high-gloss mini BBQ is easily portable for camping or picnics so your dad can smoke or grill up delicious entrees with ease.
adidas Originals – Cloud Strap-Back Cotton Cap
Why not treat Father’s Day as an opportunity to treat your old man to a fresh cap that he can sport this summer in style? This adidas cap with its pre-curved brim comes in a choice of four different colors, and features a slightly distressed look that will ensure Dad makes this cotton cap his new go-to casual choice.
Final Touch 6 Piece Beer Tasting Set
For the beer-loving dad, we suggest this Final Touch tasting set, which comes with a wooden paddle, four tasting glasses, and a vintage bottle opener. The included beer-tasting guide will help Dad choose the perfect glass, meal, cheese, and dessert.
Acqua Di Parma – Barbiere Essential Shaving Kit
Make sure Dad gets the perfect shave whether he’s at home or on the go. This iconic yellow Acqua di Parma kit includes the Barbiere shaving cream and the aftershave emulsion (both in a convenient 40 ml travel size), plus a travel-size (20 ml) Colonia Eau de Cologne for the perfect finishing touch.
Tissot – T-Classic Everytime Rose Goldtone Leather Strap Watch
Buying a luxury watch might be one of the most daunting purchases a person can make, but this watch from Tissot’s T-Classic Collection (42 mm) is a solid choice for Dad. The timeless rose goldtone watch features a sleek, clean face and an embossed alligator look-alike leather strap.
Baxter of California – Beard Grooming Oil
Any guy can grow a beard these days, but it’s important to recognize why beard oil is on the up among stylish and smart guys – it is essential to keep any beard looking its best. Baxter’s beard formula tames the bristles and leaves Dad’s beard with the subtle scent of jasmine, sandalwood, and cedarwood.
Global – Ikasu 7-Piece Stainless Steel Knife & Bamboo Block Set
This exceptional set from Global includes a 3-inch Paring Knife, 4.5-inch Utility Knife, 5-inch Chef’s Utility/Prep Knife, 5.5-inch Nakiri Knife, 8-inch Chef’s Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, and a sleek bamboo/acrylic knife block.
Saxx Underwear – Vibe Plaid Boxer Brief
Underwear may sound like a practical Father’s Day gift, but these SAXX boxer briefs are definitely worth it. They are incredibly comfortable, and feature a moisture-wicking, lightweight stretch fabric and an anti-roll waistband.
Grosche – Amsterdam Pour-Over Coffee Maker
Help Dad whip up aromatic, full-bodied coffee using this uniquely designed coffee maker from Grosche. With a double-walled glass top, a double-layer filter, and a handsome carafe, this easy-to-use pour-over maker is a true artisan piece.
Public Beach – Shark-Print Swim Shorts
Since Father’s Day helps kick off summer, it might be the perfect time to add some fresh swimwear options into Dad’s swimsuit drawer. These drawstring swim shorts from Public Beach feature an all-over shark print that will have Dad going from the beach to the streets in style.