Just as quickly as Mother’s Day snuck up on us this year, so has Father’s Day. We know shopping for the old man is more of a challenge than for Mom, that’s why we have you covered.
Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD
For the tech and TV-loving dad, here is a portable, hybrid audio dock/video projector for use with an Apple device or any other smartphone, tablet, gaming console, PC or DVD player. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the device allows dad to watch all his favourite movies, TV shows, videos or slideshows in 100-inch-tall form, in HD resolution and with extra-high brightness levels. We have a feeling the old home videos and pictures will be pulled out almost immediately after this is received.
Retail Price: $799
De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Plus Pod System
For the java-loving dad, this ever-popular and simple-to-use pod system allows him to create his own hot beverage simpler than ever before, offering two male essentials: variety and efficiency. The automatic ejection system collects the emptied capsules, as mess-free and conveniently as the unique automatic cleaning system runs. De’Longhi is available at leading department stores and specialty kitchen retailers across Canada.
Retail Price: $399.99
Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1
The Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 offers a slim, sleek and stylish e-reader with a unique design that sets it apart from the competition. It features a handy row of buttons on its front face, which may be better for those “old school” dads. The button navigation is also convenient for one-handed page turns when the e-reader is held in the left hand. This model is the narrowest of all e-readers available to date, and ties the Amazon Kindle as the lightest e-reader on the market, weighing just 0.37 lb. It features physical page-forward and page-back buttons at the bottom of the e-reader (an especially useful feature for the times when the reader is held by one hand at the bottom), and an enhanced touch screen. It is available in black, red and white.
Retail Price: $119.99+
Who doesn’t love Toms this summer? Instead of socks (it’s summer, after all), treat Dad to a pair of comfy shoes to last him through the season and into the fall. The best thing about Toms is that they adhere to any “dad style" when it comes to weekend wear, for everyone from the preppy conservative dad to the artsy hippie dad. The best part of giving the gift of TOMS? With your purchase, TOMS will donate a pair of new shoes to a child in need.
Retail Price: $54+
G/Fore Golf Gloves
Add some colour to the golf-loving dad’s golf game with G/Fore Golf Gloves. Created by Italian fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, the gloves come in an impressive 19 colours so that they can be matched to any golf shirt. The gloves are cut from soft AA Cabretta leather and the colour hues range from tangerine, lavender and a very pink blossom, to more subtle shades like sand, charcoal and onyx.
Retail Price: $35
Samba Days Gift Experience
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by giving the gift of memories? Samba Days, Canada’s leading gift experience provider, offers a unique selection of gift experiences themed according to lifestyle with activities in locations across the country. The process is easy: the gift giver selects and purchases a themed gift box and then gives it to the recipient who then chooses one experience to enjoy from dozens of options.
Varying price ranges
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