It’s easy to tell your father how much you care from a social distance with our ready access to video and phone calls. But remember how great it felt to pick out a cool tie for his Father’s Day present which ended up becoming his favourite accessory?
With Father’s Day fast approaching on June 21, you can choose from a vast range of gift options that your dad can use everyday and that will have a lasting impact on his life and on the world around him.
We’ve partnered with innovative retailers and organizations that are providing goods that your father will love and appreciate for years to come.
Thinkware Dash Cams. Photo: BlackboxMyCar
Want to avoid giving the cliched socks and ties this Father’s Day? How about a dash cam for your dad? With features like energy-efficient parking surveillance, advanced driver assistance system, road camera alerts, advanced Sony image sensors and Cloud-connectivity, dash cams are more than just dashboard recording devices.
BlackboxMyCar, North America’s largest dash cam retailer, is having their Annual Father’s Day Blowout Sale from June 12th to 25th with mega savings on the perfect dash cam for dad.
Save $70 on the Thinkware FA200. It comes with a front-facing camera that records in 1080p Full HD and a rear camera in 720p HD. With a wide 140° recording angle, Dad can capture more of the road ahead and behind.
Save $120 on the Thinkware Q800PRO. It offers stunning 2K daytime and nighttime video quality and is Cloud-ready so Dad can stay connected to his car and all the footage clips anytime, anywhere.
Save $100 on the Thinkware U1000. The Best All Round Dash Cam of 2020 lets dad capture everything in 4K UHD with its 150° ultra-wide viewing angle. Pair it with the optional RADAR and dad can enjoy extended parking surveillance with radar motion detection for up to 7 days.
Save $150 on the Thinkware M1 Motorsports for your motorcycle-riding, backcountry-exploring dad. The M1 is built to capture all rushes in 1080p Full HD in any weather or road conditions. Advanced imaging technology ensures recordings are smooth and share-worthy.
Spend $300 or more and get an extra 5% off with the coupon code ‘DAD5’
For more info, visit blackboxmycar.ca and follow BlackboxMyCar on Instagram.
Staying hydrated is key to keeping healthy and happy throughout those toasty summer days. With SodaStream’s Sparkling Water Maker, tap water is transformed into refreshing, flavoured sparkling water with the press of a button.
If you’re looking for a practical yet exciting Father’s Day gift that dad will use (and love) every day, SodaStream has the perfect gift that can be delivered right to his door. With savings of $20 off the regular price, customers can get the Father's Day bundle for $115.98. The bundle, which is available in black, white, red, navy, blue, icy blue, and rose gold, includes:
The SodaStream FIZZI™ classic sparkling water maker, which takes tap water from flat to fizzed in mere seconds. Its compact cordless design doesn't require electricity to operate, so it’ll easily fit in your dad’s kitchen, bedroom, or garage.
The 1L Dishwasher Safe Bottle brings the carbonated fizz and keeps it fresh and bubbly for up to two weeks. It’s the perfect size for sharing or for keeping it chilled in the fridge to pour from all day long. As well, one 1L SodaStream bottle can reduce up to 2,000 single-use plastic bottles!
For more info, visit sodastream.ca.
For fathers with a sense of style, there’s nothing more timeless than the gift of a fine watch.
Solios is a solar-powered watch that combines classic design and eco-responsibility while carrying a clear objective -- creating positive change by promoting sustainability.
The Canadian-made watches are cruelty-free, sustainability-sourced, and built to last for a lifetime. In fact, with its rechargeable battery, the typical expectation of 20 batteries per watch is completely eliminated. The Solios watch can be recharged outside under natural light or indoors with artificial light. For two hours of light, the battery gains six months of power.
The luxurious timepieces come in five styles -- Gamma, Nova, Eclipse, Lux, and Nebula -- with differing case and dial color combinations of black, white, silver, and rose gold. Each watch is made of premium stainless steel and sapphire-coated glass. To change up the look, you can pair the watch with durable and interchangeable straps, with your choice of mesh stainless steel or recyclable eco vegan leather.
For the perfect gift bundle for your father, add a free extra watch strap to your order by using the code ‘ExtraStrap’.
At checkout, you can also turn your 1% donation to The Rainforest Trust into a 5% donation with the code ‘Savetherainforest’. An email will be sent to confirm your increased donation.
For more info, visit solioswatches.com.
3X Bluicer Pro. Photo: Breville
While celebrating dads everywhere may look a little bit different this year, you can give them a gift that’s just as powerful and cool as they are.
Breville’s countertop appliances are perfect for the multitasking dad. Beverage enthusiasts, air frying and cooking experts, and BBQ masters alike will revel in these Breville appliances as they master every moment at home.
The 3X Bluicer Pro is a powerful, space-saving multi-tasker that blends, juices and introduces a whole new beverage category: “Bluicing,” or the seamless combination of fresh blends and juices into the same carafe. It’s fast, convenient and helps pack a great nutritional punch for drinks on-the-go.
The Combi Wave 3 in 1 is an innovative multitasker that integrates three popular countertop appliances -- the microwave, the convection oven, and the air fryer -- into one machine. Dad can do all the things he loves in one handy machine – air fry chicken wings on game day, bake Friday night pizzas, and even reheat quick meals before a kid’s practice or game.
The Sear & Press Grill is the indoor BBQ master, designed to deliver perfectly pressed paninis and sandwiches, delicious burgers, to seared steaks. Your father can do it all with the reversible and ceramic griddle and flat plates.
For more info, visit breville.com.
WALTER CRAFT CAESAR
Craft Caesar Mixes. Photo: Walter Caesar
For a simple and classic way to give a toast to your dad this year, why not treat him to a glass of his favourite cocktail?
Vancouver’s own Walter Craft Caesar is Canada's first all-natural premium craft caesar cocktail company. Each mix checks all of the boxes for all-natural components, including no artificial colours, flavours, or high-fructose corn syrup. Even more, Walter Craft Caesar is proudly gluten-free and Ocean Wise certified.
The craft caesar mixes come in five spice variations, including:
Classic: crafted with grated horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sea salt & cracked black pepper, and a few select spices
Mild: seasoned with just a hint of hot sauce, horseradish, and select spices
Vegan: contains dulse (edible seaweed) hand-harvested from the Bay of Fundy to impart a taste of the sea while being 100% plant-based
Smoky Maple: made with Canadian maple syrup and a touch of hickory wood smoke
Holiday: this limited edition luxury mix includes sage, tarragon, and North Atlantic lobster stock
Dad can simply add his spirit of choice and it’s instantly ready to drink. If he likes his Caesar with some real extra kick, he also has the go ahead to add some extras and mix it up his own way.
For more info, visit waltercaesar.com.