Father’s Day Gift Guide: Because Gifting A Tie Just Isn’t Cool

Picking out the perfect Father’s Day Gift used to be easy. If your Dad was more the business type, you gifted him a tie. More the handyman? You gifted him a power tool or two. But things have changed. And the diversity of Dads has finally come into the open; which we salute at AmongMen. But it does make it a tad bit more difficult to come up with great gifts for every type of dad. Not to worry, we are here to help (and to remind you that Father’s Day is Sunday June 16th this year).

Tech Savvy Dad
This is the type of Dad who is always on the cutting edge of design. He was the first one on the block to get a google Chromecast so your mom could stream her latest Netflix addiction. So what should you get him this year? Here are a few ideas…

Why not make his life easier, and home even smarter, with a Google Nest Hub. It can control almost everything from lights to doorbells to the TV from one spot. Or opt for the new P30 Pro Phone from Huawei offers the best camera on the market for any smart phone. And isn’t that what phones are all about now? It features a features a new Leica Quad Camera System and a supercharge feature for a fast charge. Or is he more of a gamer? Pick up the latest from Ubisoft including: Rainbow Six Seige, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. All available for PC, Xbox One and PS4. Game wisely.

Hipster Dad
Hipster Dads are popping up all over the place these days – they are young and hip and now all about the latest craft beers. Want to impress him? Buy him a tuxedo – a Canadian Tuxedo. And there is no better option than a classic trucker jacket and a pair of 501s from Levis. After all, they invented denim and hipsters appreciate legacy brands. Or maybe toss him pair of New Balance 990s – the ultimate hipster sneaker: seen on runways and at your local craft brewery.

Or perhaps it’s time to get him started down the path of vinyl collecting – records that is. Pick him up a great turntable from Audio Technica. The AT-LP60BK-BT Fully Automatic Bluetooth Wireless record player is the perfect ‘starter’ turntable for the amateur collector. This baby turns out a smooth sound and pairs well with any bluetooth speaker. Grab him a record for him to take hist first spin with – may we suggest something sentimental.

Well Groomed Dad
Man-scaping is no longer a trend but the mainstream. So it’s time to upgrade your dad with some great new tools for his kit.

First up, let’s upgrade his shaving routine with the S6000 from Philips. This sleek shaver features 5-direction Flex Heads to ensure a close shave contouring to every type of face. The technology helps minimize skin irritation, nicks and cuts and unwanted redness. Throw in a grooming gift pack from American Crew and you are sure to be Dad’s new favourite. Now let’s whiten up that smile for all those impeding family portraits. Switch dad over to a rechargeable toothbrush that features the latest tech for the best at home cleaning experience. The Sonicare Diamond Clean Smart 9300 comes in black with a slick carrying case for travel and features bluetooth tech that syncs with his smartphone to tell him where he is cleaning and where he needs to work harder….And don’t forget that every dad wants to smell better. May we suggest Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua for a fresh clean scent or the latest Gucci Guilty.

Hot Rod Dad
Does you dad spend more time in the garage working on his car than the backyard? Maybe it’s time to make his car love, and car maintenance, easier? Armor All has put together the ultimate Car Care Gift Pack, it has everything you need to clean, shine and protect his car inside and out.  We love that it even include an air freshener called new car smell. Or how about helping stepping up his car cleaning game with the latest cord-free vacuum from Dyson. The new V11 vacuum intelligently optimizes suction power and run time to deep clean anywhere and displays real time performance on a new LCD screen. This is perfect for the dad who is obsessed with a clean home or a clean car.

Or how about you make his father’s day gift dreams come true with an unforgettable road trip for Dad: the Porsche Travel Experience British Columbia is unquestionably the perfect Father’s Day gift for a car enthusiast.

Old School Dad
Some dads are just old school through and through. No, we don’t mean old school adidas-tracksuit-wearing Run DMC dads – that’s old school to you, not to him. We are talking about the fathers in our lives that appreciate a great cigar or some great scotch. Hook him up with something even better to add to his home bar: sipping rum. That’s right, there are some great aged rums out on the market that are perfect for sipping on the rocks (or neat). The Bacardi family recently released The Facundo Collection; four different limited edition rums made from some of their oldest rum reserves. If he is a collector, we suggest the Paraiso – only 5000 bottles made worldwide. This one calls for special occasions (and your favourite snifter). Or opt for their Neo rum and a deluxe cocktail gift set; filled with all the tools dad needs to make some great mixed drinks.

Cocktails not his game? Gift him the original electrical, battery-powered watch –  the Ventura from Hamilton was first launched in 1957 and made watchmaking history. This watch from Hamilton is a chic classic that never goes out of style – we think every dad should own one.

Foodie Dad
Most foodie dads we know love to cook outdoors when the temperature heats up outside. They love to barbecue up a juicy steak or grill some veggies for the fam but don’t always have the tools they need for the job. So this year make his Father’s Day Gift all about upgrading his outdoor cooking tools.

Start off with a grill basket or two. Or perhaps outfit him with the ultimate BBQ Tool Set from All-Clad that will make even the neighbours jealous. Add in a leather apron, and he will look like the boss behind his supped up Vision Grills Kamado. Fill out his grilling  making experience with a great bottle of Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Grand Reserve Shiraz – perfectly paired with a bison steak or porterhouse. Finally, toss in some Drake Commissary Lot No. 40 BBQ sauce and you will all be in barbecue heaven.

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