A Father’s Day Gift Guide for Vancouver Dads

Not sure what to get your dad this Father's Day? We're here to help.

Still wondering what to get Dad this Father’s day?

It doesn’t have to be that hard! Whether you have a thirsty dad, a tardy dad, an arty dad or a scruffy dad, the perfect gift is in sight. Get inspired with our picks for Father’s day gifts this year. Image: Flickr / Sugar Daze

Foody Dad

Apple’s new iGrill Grilling/Cooking Thermometer and app is perfect for the foodie dad who prides himself on his grilling technique.

The device is compatible with iPods, iPhones and iPads and communicates with them via Bluetooth, so now Dad won’t burn the food when he gets engrossed in that story you’ve all heard a million times! $99.95

Scruffy Dad

Need to encourage Dad to shave every once in a while? This Canadian made 100% Italian leather shaving kit might be just the incentive he needs. $98 from Roots.

Adventurous Dad

Is your dad a bit of an adrenaline junky? Let him take the plunge over the Cheakamus River this Father’s day with this Whistler bungee package. $114.29 from Boys to Men Gifts, for one jump, t-shirt and transportation from Whistler Village.

Tardy Dad

If Dad is always running late, help him out with this snazzy Time and Weather Butler Alarm Clock Radio. It’ll wake him up to his favourite radio station and tell him what the weather’s like outside. $49.99 from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Corporate Dad

Make sure Dad stands out at the office with this Alexander Olch the Velo necktie from Lark. Its bicycle pattern is tastefully quirky and it’s made of woven silk. $155.00 from Lark.

Sweet tooth Dad

These are arguably the best chocolates in Vancouver! Dads with a sweet tooth will be delighted with a Thomas Haas gift box of decadent treats. They have everything from truffles and hand made chocolates infused with exotic spices to cookies and fruit jellies.

History buff Dad

Make your history buff dad proud by getting him some decent reading material. Dad will love “The Storm of War“, a new history of World War II from historian Andrew Roberts.

Dubbed “Britain’s finest military historian” by the Economist, Roberts visited a number of key battlefields to research this book, which tells the story of World War II and the Axis strategy afresh. $17.99 from Borders.

Thirsty Dad

Take Dad on a brewery and tasting tour of Vancouver’s Granville Island Bewery this Father’s day. Dad will get an insight into the world of brewing with a peak at their taproom and batch brewery.

When the tour is over he’ll get to taste their Granville Island beers. You really can’t go wrong with this one! Tours run at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The $9.75 admission price includes tasters.

Arty Dad

Give the gift of art this Father’s day with a Vancouver Art Gallery Membership. Dad will enjoy admission to the gallery for a year, invitations to exclusive museum events and exhibit openings, privileges for the gallery library and gift shop, plus lots more.

To top it all off, the membership comes with two complimentary one-time passes so if you play your cards right he might even take you along.

Image: Flickr / Rodefeld

Hungry Dad

Show Dad how much you love him by treating him to a fancy meal. The Glowbal Collection has some awesome Father’s day specials on this weekend at their Yaletown and Granville locations.

Society will have an all-you-can-eat barbeque, draft beer and the chance for Dad to show off his skills on their putting green.

If you want to really spoil him, Glowbal Grill has a complimentary 3.5lb Tomahawk steak (worth $125!) with every purchase of wine over $200.

Coast Restaurant is offering a sweet surf-and-turf platter so Dad doesn’t even have to make the difficult decision between meat and seafood!