Father’s Day 2021 Gift Guide: Gifts For The Coolest Dads Around

Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 20th this year). And we don’t know about you, but shopping for the perfect Father’s Day Gift is never easy. Why are Dads so hard to buy for? Perhaps because he never outright tells you what he wants, or perhaps because he seems happy when you gift him socks. Not to worry, we have got you covered with all the best gifts for all the coolest dads on your list this year.

The Father’s Day gift of good grooming
Every well-groomed Dad knows that they key to grooming success is a high quality innovative razor, so gift him the new Schick Hydro Stubble Eraser. The revolutionary new Schick Hydro Stubble Eraser will make uncomfortable shaving a thing of the past. This innovative razor allows you to comfortably shave up to 7 days of stubble. The Unique stubble comb aligns hair to prevent tugging and pulling, giving dad a smooth shave quickly and easily. But what is Dad is growing out his beard? No worries, gift him some great skincare from Bulldog. The Bulldog Skincare for men brand has launched an innovative four step program to help dad tame that beard. Step one, clean it with a 2-in-1 beard shampoo and conditioner (yes, a beard needs conditioner). Step two, soften those wiry hairs with some beard oil. Follow up with the brand’s original beard balm and their newest product – Bulldog Original Beard Wax. The perfect final step for Dad to recreate his barber shop experience at home. And while you’re at it, why not toss him some Bro Balm? This Canadian made lip balm is all natural and minty fresh; his lips (and your mom) will thank you for it. Finally, if you want a great smelling dad, check out our Fragrance Of The Month – Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte. It makes the perfect smelling gift.

Gifts for the hipster dad
Every hipster dad seems to have gotten a beard over the past year and a staggering collection of records. Vinyl records are big again (or for the first time if you were born after 2000); they make the perfect gift for any hipster dad. Indigo has an amazing collection of the latest LPS and some classics on their website. Gift him some wax from Toronto’s The Weekend or kick it old school with some Run-DMC. Or if you dad is more hipster lumberjack, may we suggest you gift him a Cozy Canadian Campfire. These mini table top campfires are perfect for an evening of s’more making on your back deck or condo balcony. This just might be the quintessential Canadian father’s day gift. Finally, every hipster dad needs a buffalo plaid Kushie to match their buffalo plaid shirt. A plaid what? A Kushie. The Kushie is the latest trend sweeping the nation. Simply put, it’s like a mini plush sleeping bag to keep to keep his toes (and feet) nice and warm. Or a slipper that holds both feet (just don’t try to walk in it). It’s like a warm hug for his feet.

Coolest Father’s Day gift for the sporty dad
If Dad has been missing his usual gym routine over the past year, it might be time for the whole family to pitch in and get him a Peloton bike Every Dad is doing it. And he wants to be a Peloton Dad too. This at home bike is much more than just an exercise bike thanks to its high octane classes; they even offer virtual weight training and meditation classes (to keep Dad zen). While you’re at it, gift him a pair of North Shore Bike Chamois from BN3TH. Designed to be worn under shorts, this high-performance liner is everything we love about BN3TH underwear combined with a new world of comfort designed specifically for bike rides. But if your dad prefers a long morning jog or run, perhaps it’s time to upgrade his old beat up (aka smelly) running shoes. Why not opt for a great pair of Fresh Foam 880v11 from New Balance for Dad. They are lightweight yet high tech; offering him all the support he needs on those early morning runs. Finally, if dad loves to shoot hoops with his buddies after work, hook him up with the Kyrie 7 from Nike. Trust us, he will be the coolest dad on the court.

Gifts for the design forward dad
Design Dads might be some of the hardest to shop for during father’s day; their heightened sense of aesthetic is what we love about them. But it can make gifting the perfect father’s day gift harder to find. Not to worry. Gift him a Rado watch; the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic to be specific. This incarnation of the Captain Cook features the brand signature high tech ceramic and is water resistant up to 300 meters. The brands approach to design, technology and aesthetic is beyond reproach. Any dad would be proud to show off his wrist with a Rado on it.

Gifts for the Foodie Dad
Gifting your dad a foodie related Father’s Day gift is a win for all – better tools in the kitchen for dad to use, means better food on the table the family to enjoy.  So, if your dad loves to crank up the grill for steaks, why not teach him how to make dessert on the barbecue? Zoe Ford, Montreal-based chef, has just released a line of her signature BBQ Baking Mixes. These easy-to-use mixes include such deliciousness as BBQ cinnamon buns and sea salt dinner rolls. Yum! Even if dad has never baked before, he will be a pro-bbq-baker in no time thanks to Chef Ford. Further, if he doesn’t have the space for an outdoor barbecue, why not gift him an Indoor Smart XL Grill from Ninja Foodi? THis smart grill can sizzle, grill, and even airfry. With an XL capacity and innovative Smart Cook System, grill even more and achieve the perfect doneness from rare to well done at the touch of a button.

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift for the Mixologist
The latest trend in home bartending isn’t craft cocktails but has turned towards stocking your home bar with luxe liquors that are meant to be sipped but not mixed. That’s right, gift Dad a bottle of scotch, or rum, or tequila that he can sip straight up or on the rocks. Our first suggestion is the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum; blended to perfection, this exclusive, multi-award-winning, aged up to 12 years, dark rum from Venezuela is rich and complex. Trust us, Dad will love it. It’s the quintessential sipping rum but of course it can also be used in classic cocktails if he chooses.

What to make Dad feel like a baller? Then why not gift him a bottle of Clase Azul Tequila? Clase Azul is renowned for its stunning handmade and hand-painted decanter but the tequila is equally beguiling. This ultra-premium spirit is made from organic agave and aged for eight months in barrel. The palate is smooth with notes of pineapple, agave, caramel, hot peppers and a pleasant salty note on the long finish. Dad will definitely want to sip this one on a hot summer day.

TechDaddy gift ideas
Even if Dad isn’t tech-savvy, it might be time to introduce some new technology into this life and home. The Amazon Eco Show 8 is perfect for the dad who wants a smart home device that is easy to use and makes his life easier (not trickier). It’s the perfect device that can not only read him his morning news updates but help in cook in the kitchen with their recipe features. It will even make your video calls home less painful and more satisfying for all. But what if your dad isn’t into smart home devices but loves music? May we suggest a gift from SONOS. Now there are smart speakers and then there is SONOS. The brand is known for its high tech speakers that fill your home with exceptional sound. But now they have taken their innovative sound technology on the move with SONOS Roam. The brands first fully portable speaker promises to deliver the jams no matter where you are – the beach or the backyard. Thanks to its sleek and compact design, Roam can fit in anywhere and easily be thrown in your backpack, suitcase or beach bag without taking up too much real estate. It is drop/dust/waterproof with an IP67 rating, and has wireless charging for up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge.

And if you still aren’t sure…
We’ve got you covered. Why not make it easy on yourself and head on over to the Aeroplan eStore for Father’s Day gift ideas. The brand has partnered with over 170 online retail partners (from Indigo and Hudson’s Bay to adidas and SAIL); with so many options, you can easily find a gift for any type of Dad on your list. Further, from now until June 20th you can earn up to 5x the points while shopping with select retailers during the Father’s Day event. Finding the perfect gift while earning more points toward your redemption goals at the same time? Sounds like a win-win to us.

Christian Dare

Christian Dare spent much of his formative years working in the fashion industry as a Visual Manager before pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Design. He is the Principal at Christian Dare Creative, the co-founder of Stylist Box and runs a successful men’s lifestyle blog, Christian Dare Edited,focusing on menswear, interior design and craft cocktails. You can find him online at www.christiandareedited.com or follow him on Twitter @christiandare but he is more fun on Instagram christian_dare. 

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