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Whether the dad in your life is a bookwork, a tech geek or just your average dad-joke-telling, dad-jeans-wearing kind of guy, show him just how well you know him with one of these hand-picked gifts he's sure to love.
Dads can be hard to shop for, but we're here to make things a little easier for you. Below, our roundup of eight failproof Father's Day gifts for just about every type of dad.
1. The gift for the classic dad
If Dad is always losing his keys or his phone, misplacing his jacket or can just never find that darned remote control, then Tile is the answer. This small Bluetooth-enabled piece can be attached to any item and located by sound when it’s nearby but out of sight. If he still can’t find the item, Dad can use the Tile app to check its last known location or even ask the Tile community to help him find it.
Tile Mate, $25
2. For the Dad who loves to read
The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s thinnest and lightest Kindle yet, and it’s perfect for anyone who loves to curl up with a good book but not be weighed down. It has dedicated buttons for easy page-turning, a high-resolution screen that mimics real paper with no glare and has a built-in, adjustable light that can illuminate the pages in the dark. This Kindle also comes with a leather cover that can charge the device when Dad’s on the go, giving it months of battery life.
Kindle Oasis, $399
3. For the Dad who loves to mix a mean drink
If Dad likes to serve up a mean cocktail, he is absolutely going to love this: The mold and tumbler by Corkcicle make a perfectly clear crystal ice ball, taking Dad's drinks to a cool new level.
Invisiball by Corkcicle, US$39.95
4. For the Dad who loves technology
An iPad Pro has everything Dad needs to stay entertained for hours on end. The latest model uses light-sensor technology that senses the light in your environment and adjusts the colour and intensity of the display accordingly. This gadget will quickly become Dad’s favourite companion (besides you, of course!)
iPad Pro, starting at $799
5. For the dad who loves to grill
Is your dad the ultimate grill master? Then gift him with something you know he’ll put to good use. The Master Chef Ceramic BBQ Pan is made of lightweight ceramic and is perfect for grilling meats and vegetables. It has a non-stick glazed surface and we love that it's dishwasher safe for easy after-dinner clean-up.
Master Chef Ceramic BBQ Pan, $24.99
6. For the Dad who loves to travel
This beautifully handcrafted duffel bag is the perfect gift for the man who loves to travel — or when his job requires him to do so. But no matter the reason for his travels, this bag will amp up his style quotient. Made in Canada from supple premium leather, this bag is fully lined, has a top zipper closure, a beaver key chain and an ID tag holder made of leather. For easy carrying, it has both an adjustable shoulder strap as well as two handles and comes with its own luggage tag.
Small Colorado Bag Tribe, $378
7. For the Dad who loves to garden
For the dad with the green thumb, help him create the stunning garden of his dreams with this essential toolkit. It comes with a cultivator, pruner, hori hori, small scissors, wood stakes, twine, and holder, all packaged in a pine gift crate that can be easily reused as a holder or planter.
Deluxe Gardener Tool Kit, $115
8. For the organized Dad
Some dads thrive in chaos and believe a messy desk is the sign of a creative mind, while others prefer order with an organized space. If your dad falls into the latter camp, then consider this handsome tech organizer as a gift. Made from high-quality, soft leather that gets even better with age, this organizer is a smart accessory for all of Dad’s gear and gadgets. It features interior webbing and a detachable zippered pouch for keeping chargers, cables, cords and small devices neatly arranged.
Tech Organizer, $210