From printed onesies to handcrafted candles, 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
Funky Undies from Jackson’s General
Had to lead with these. Take Dad’s #twigandberries up a notch with @bn3thapparel’s radically better underwear with “MyPakage Pouch Technology™” Available at Jackson’s General on Kinsgway.
Pro tip: Visit Jackson’s in-person and find more super local items for Dad – think ball caps, sweatshirts, hot sauce and more!
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.
Pro tip: If Dad is more of a G&T guy, there are also plenty of aromatic gins to choose from.
The Grillfather – Good Things Collective
The Grillfather is the ultimate Father’s Day Box from Good Things Collective and will help you truly bring it to the back yard! Think Daddy Beer Stein, Grillfather Apron, tasty spice rubs, cocktail kit, hot sauce, artisan marshmallows and roasting candle …the list goes on!
Pro tip: Pick up something for the grill, and get Dad to make dinner.
Chocolate from Melt Confectionary
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.
Pro tip: Pair this with a cocktail kit!
Pick up something hawt and spicy for your main man! Hard to go wrong with this all-natural, no preservative local hot sauce brand.
Pro-tip: Pair this with a local craft beer and boom – done and done.
Matching Tees from Locomotive Clothing
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!
6-pack from Stanley Park Brewing
Got a craft brew lover in the house? Order a 12-pack from Stanley Park Brewing. Will it be a classic all-rounder DayTrip West Coast Lager, a flavourful Hazy IPA, or the new and seasonal Sunsetter Fruitstand Mix Pack. PS: They deliver!
Pro Tip: Pair this with the beer caddy from CPC Woodcraft (see below).
Beer Caddy from CPC Woodcraft
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
Workout gear from 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.
Pro tip: Send Dad out on a solo run in his new gear.
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Written by Reg Lok and Harriet Fancott