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: Ten cool, local gifts ideas for Dad
Odd Society Spirits Prospector Canadian Rye Whisky
Hard to get more manly that the Odd Society Spirit’s 100% Northern BC rye whiskey. With a heady nose of brown sugar, dried prune, vanilla and oak, this full-bodied rye melts on the tongue into light spice and stone fruit notes, leaving with a crisp, dry finish like crackling leaves. If Dad’s more of a G&T guy, there are also plenty of aromatic gins to choose from.
Outdoor Vancouver – super local Ts
Perfect for the outdoorsy Dad who’s happiest in the woods on on the mountain. These locally-inspired designs (think Growler and Mountain Ts) are made from Bamboo and other premium-quality materials. $1 from every shirt sold goes to Vancouver’s Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation. Buy in in person at Sunday Small Goods (Vancouver), and The Sh( )p by Paper Label (Deep Cove).
He’ll melt for you after a bite of this delectable confection. Melt Confectionary chocolate bars are straight outta downtown Vancouver. Choose from Flavours like London Fog, Cinnamon Toast and Macha Black Sesame! Vegan, dairy-free, or just alllll the best bad stuff. Buy in-person at Sunday Small Goods.
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.
Pro-tip: Pair this with a local craft beer and boom – done and done.
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!
Stanley Park Brewing
Got a craft brew lover in the house? Order a burger meal kit and a 6-pack from Stanley Park Brewing. Will it be a classic all-rounder DayTrip West Coast Lager or The Trailhopper IPA. 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.
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.
Pro Tip: Pair the beard oil with the Skin Balancing Oil to help nourish Dad’s beard.
Online and at local stores and boutiques
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.
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Written by Reg Lok and Harriet Fancott