From printed onesies to handcrafted candles and toddler milk baths, Vancouver Moms love to support local artisans and businesses. Did you know there are also some great gift ideas for Dad as well? Here are a few of our faves for local unique gifts for Daddio.
Father’s Day in Vancouver: Seven cool, local gifts ideas for Dad
Wood in Philosophy watches
Watches are back in doncha know. Grabbing your phone for the time is so 2018. Get Dad a cool, local wrist watch, and not only will be never be late again (okay it’s worth a try) but he’ll look too. Wood In Philosophy is a Vancouver-based watch company that designs swoon-worthy, watches at reasonable prices using cutting edge tech and natural materials.
Dads can never have enough tees! Support local with a west coast themed tees and tanks from Locomotive Clothing and Supply. They have a variety of themes from skateboarding to hockey to craft beer and more!
Pro Tip: Pick up a matching kids’ tee so that they can twin with Dad!
Online and at select boutiques
Stanley Park Brewing
Got a craft brew lover in the house? Pick up a local 6-pack of Stanley Park Brewing’s classic all-rounder DayTrip West Coast Lager or The Trailhopper IPA. Then send him out with a fishing rod, a charcuterie board and a couple of hounds. PS: Pick up some Passionfruit Hefeweizen or the newly minted Hoppy BRUX Belgian Saison for you.
Pro Tip: Pair this with the beer caddy from CPC Woodcraft (see below).
We love the handcrafted quality and uniquely masculine products from CPC Woodcraft. Pick up a wooden beer caddy filled with his favourites? Can be ordered to work for cans, bottles and growlers!
Pro Tip: When the bottles are gone, the caddy can also be used to hold utensils for summer BBQs.
The Hand Picked Home, Surrey
Town and Country Vintage Home
11940 228th St Maple Ridge
The Local Space, Abbotsford
Sola Skincare Beard and Shave Oil
Their natural coconut deodorant is hugely popular and, Sola also makes a beard and shave oil that is gentle and soothing on freshly shaven skin. Owner Eran is a doctor of Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist and herbalist and develops each of the products with purposeful ingredients. Both Eran and his wife Christine, are devoted to minimizing waste. Shop their Father’s Day sale from now until Sunday and save 15% with code: LOVEDAD2019
Pro Tip: Pair the beard oil with the Skin Balancing Oil to help nourish Dad’s beard.
Online and at local stores and boutiques
Tickets to the Game
Looking for some easygoing sport watching? Pick up Dad some tix to one of these local teams. You can’t go wrong with tickets to the beautiful game, and family friendly Whitecaps. If the a footlong and beer is more his style, get ball tix for a game at the local field of dreams at Nat Bailey where no one seems to watch the game but everyone has a smile on their face. Oh and let’s not forget The BC Lions kick off the regular season at the end of June!
Pro tip: Take Dad to a nooner at the Nat on Father’s Day.
RYU Tech Wear
Active dads can never have enough technical wear. RYU is a Vancouver brand that has great fitting and functional designs bound to make Dad comfortable during his sweat sesh.
West 4th, Thurlow and Metrotown
Written by Reg Lok and Harriet Fancott