Father’s day is right around the corner. Celebrate the dads in your life with a thoughtful gift that also supports a small, local business! We’ve curated a list of gifts for every kind of dad. Whether he’s a bookworm or an outdoorsman or something in between, we have the perfect gift for dad.
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So celebrate the father figure in your life this year with a gift he’ll love. And if that gift also happens to be rewarding for you and supports local businesses? Well, that just makes it that much better.
For The Outdoor Adventurer
If your dad loves fishing, hiking, camping, or anything else that involves heading into the great outdoors for extended periods of time, then check out these awesome local items.
A Classic “Dad Cap” That Shows Local Pride
This cap is perfect for keeping the sun off of your face when you’re outside. It’s adjustable, so you don’t have to worry about how big dad’s head is. It’s printed in London, Ontario. The 519, which is London’s area code, shows off local pride! Plus, 10% of the proceeds of this purchase will be donated to support mental health initiatives.
An Insulated Water Bottle
It’s always important to stay hydrated when you’re outside all day long! This 21oz water bottle is double-walled and vacuum-insulated to keep your water cold all day long!
This Tumbler For Camping Trips
This vacuum-insulated, double-walled stainless steel tumbler is perfect for keeping dad’s coffee hot all day, making it great for early morning fishing and camping!
This Soft Cooler
Whether your dad is camping, boating, fishing, or hiking, he’s going to need a cooler. This cooler is ultra-lightweight, waterproof, and super durable. It can hold 12 cans of beer, based on a 2:1 ice to can ratio and will keep the ice for 1-2 days, meaning that his beer will stay ice-cold!
For The Reader
Is your dad a bookworm? Here are some great options from Turning Pages. If you have a specific title in mind for Dad, check out Turning Pages. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, they can help you find it!
A Zombie Book
World War Z is unlike other Zombie books, written as an account of the testimonies of survivors of the Zombie Wars, this book looks at a post-apocalyptic world through the eyes of humanity.
A Book From A Stephen King Best Selling Series
Wolves of the Calla has gunslingers, magical evil items, and a man who needs to save the world. Enough said.
A Book Where The Weight Of The World Falls On One Man’s Shoulders
The Omega Point: Beyond 2012 by Whitley Strieber is an action-packed science fiction doomsday book.
For The Stylish Dad
If your dad likes to look good and put his best foot forward, then check out these awesome local finds just for him.
A Stylish Button-Down
This button-down collared shirt is not just any button-down. It’s super soft and has a contested interior as well as a hidden buttoned pocket. Whether it’s something to wear out or to the office, your dad is going to love how comfortable and stylish this shirt is.
A Bottle Of Luxurious Beard Oil
Beards are beautiful. Well, some beards are beautiful. Beards that are well kept are beautiful. Enter this beard oil. It keeps beards looking good, feeling soft, and smelling great!
A Messenger Bag That Is Sleek And Timeless
This stunning bag is handcrafted in Vegetable Tanned buffalo leather. It’s the kind of bag that is made to last and only gets softer and gets more character with age. It has padded sleeves for laptops and tablets as well as large storage compartments and two separate front pockets. Your dad will be organized and looking good while he’s on the go.
A Stylish Long Sleeve In Lightweight Fabric
This super lightweight shirt is super soft and has plenty of stretch, making it very comfortable. Plus, it’s moisture-wicking, which means that while dad is looking good, he’s also feeling good!
A Stunning Leather Belt
Every man needs a really good leather belt. This one has a satin nickel finish and feathered edges.
This Four Piece Shave Set
This stunning four-piece shave set comes with a razor, a shave brush, a shaving cream bowl, and a beautiful stand that holds it all together.
For The Early Riser
If your dad loves coffee, then treat him to Patrick’s Beans. Each batch is hand-roasted by Patrick himself to ensure perfection each and every time.
Super F’N Dark
This blend is roasted extra dark and is perfect for the seriously strong coffee drinker. It packs a serious dark roast taste without bitterness.
This medium-dark mix is velvety smooth. It has low acidity and a rich but balanced taste.
Dark & Brewding
Your dad will love the pun and the fact that this dark roast is full-bodied with an added complexity front eh sun-dried Sidamo beans.
For The Funny Dad
Does your dad crack eye-roll-worthy jokes on the regular? Is he a big fan of cheesy puns? Does he already have everything he wants, so you have no idea what to buy him? These are for THAT dad:
This Shirt That Has The Classic Line All Dads Love To Say
Save dad the trouble of having to say this. He can just point to his shirt instead. It comes in four colours.
This Shirt That Lets People Know What’s Coming
Dads always have a joke for the occasion. This shirt sets the expectation. There are 4 colours that you can choose from.
This Shirt That We Can All Hear In Our Father’s Voice
“Dad, I’m hungry.” “Hi, Hungry. I’m Dad.” We’ve all heard it too many times to count. Now your dad can proudly wear it.
For The Craft Beer Lover
Is your dad a fan of delicious craft beer? Make him a gift basket. Make him a special grab bag of different kinds of beer from his favourite local brewery and add these beauties to the basket.
A Cozy Hoodie From Forked River
Let your dad show off his love for local craft breweries! Forked River’s pull-over hoodie is comfortable and soft!
A T-Shirt With A Pun
If there is anything dads love more than tasty cold beer, it’s a good pun. This beer supports both of those things.
A T-Shirt That Tells The Truth
It has been said that Dad Bods are hot. Well, the truth is that there is plenty of beer behind all of those hot dad bods.
For The Traveling Dad
Maybe dad hasn’t been able to travel recently due to the pandemic, but once things start opening up again, you know he’ll be travelling once more! Here are some awesome local items for him.
This Stunning Leather Carry On Bag
This beautiful carry-on bag is made from oily buffalo leather and is buttery soft. The best part is that it will only get better with age. It has padded compartments for his laptop and tablet and has plenty of space and pockets to keep himself organized through his travels.
This Shaving Essentials Bag
This bag is perfect for your dad to keep his shaving essentials in so that when he travels he has everything he needs in one quick and easy spot.
This Easy-To-Carry Cologne
This roll-on cologne is perfect for the travelling man. It’s small enough for a carry-on and applies easily!
For The Spice-Lover
Is your dad a hot sauce aficionado? Does he love cooking, or just eating delicious food? Check out these amazing handmade local products.
This Extra Hot Four-Pack Hot Sauce Bundle
If your dad loves HOT hot sauce, then this bundle is for him. There are four different flavours that range from Hot to Extra Hot to Extra Extra Hot. Not only are these sauces spicy, but they also pack a real flavour punch! Your dad will LOVE them.
This Beef Chili Sauce
This chili beef sauce is mild and is absolutely DELICIOUS. It’s naturally fermented and is one of those sauces that once you’ve tried it you start putting it on EVERYTHING. Dad will love it on noodles, rice, veggies, and meat! There are no GMOs and no MSG.
This Tropical Hot Sauce Bundle
These hot sauces range from medium to hot. The tropical flavours pair perfectly with the heat and will have your dad thinking up new ways he can use them in his dishes! It comes with Crazy Coconut Smoked Sriracha Hot Sauce, Mango & Pineapple Smoked Sriracha Hot Sauce, and Prince Papaya Sriracha Hot Sauce.
For The Music Man
If your dad is someone who is musically inclined, then these local goods are the perfect gift.
These Audio-Technica Headphones
These bad boys are designed for the studio. They are on-ear professional headphones and have exceptional clarity and accurate bass response. They provide great sound isolation and are comfortable on the ears and head.
This Ice Blue Electric Guitar
This Contemporary Active Starcaster maple fingerboard electric guitar not only looks beautiful, but it sounds great too!
This Acoustic Guitar
This Washburn Apprentice D5 has the perfect balance of stability, tone, and beauty. It comes with a hardshell case too! It’s really great for beginners, so if your dad is just starting to take up the hobby, this would be a great gift for him.
This 4 String Bass
This Marcus Miller v3 Sire Bass is a high-quality bass at an unbelievable price. It has a beautiful look and an amazing sound.