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DAD FOR THE WIN | 40 Genius Father's Day Gifts

via Le Château

My dad was the best. He lived his life with heart and joy and boundless energy. He would strike up a conversation with anyone he met and they would inevitably leave feeling happier because my dad just had this way of making people feel special. And it was genuine. He loved people and he just loved life, embracing every invitation and adventure that came his way - and there were many. He told the funniest jokes, the most outlandish stories, made a mean drink, and cared so, so much about his 'girls'.

My dad is gone now and I miss him constantly. I was one of the lucky ones to have a truly great dad and his impact on my life was tremendous. Now that I have kids of my own, I get to see my husband be a great dad like my own dad was. He's funny and caring and patient and thoughtful. He goes away for work but you know that when he's away, all he wants to do is get back to his littles. My son looks like him and acts just like him too, which explains sooo much. Yup, turns out cuteness is a curse (You see, cute + charming means you can pretty much get away with everything because you have your mom wrapped around your adorable little finger. At least I'm aware of it, right? Hmm...better work on that...)

With Father's Day only a week away, I thought I'd do a little pre-shopping. After all, dads deserve a big hand for doing those extra little things that end up meaning the most. Scroll down for 40 fun father's day gifts to help you think outside the box of golf balls this time around. We love you dads!






FATHER'S DAY | 12 Last-Minute Gifts He'll Totally Love

How cute are they?! via Hello Fashion Blog on Instagram

While Father's Day only days away, many of us haven't even thought about what to get Dad this year. I mean, not me. Of course not me. I've totally thought about the day as in, 'omg, Father's Day's this weekend already? Seriously?!' Yup. 

If you currently find yourself in a similar sitch, check out this guide for some fun last-minute ideas so you don't waste a single precious moment searching. From cool clothes to caffeine, we've got you covered. Happy Father's Day!


PERFECT FOR | The guy who uses drugstore everything. 

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | His go-to basics might get the job done but C.O. Bigelow always does it better. Whether these luxe grooming products stay in your ensuite or travel with him to the gym, his shower and shave routine just went next level. 

OUR PICK | C.O. Bigelow Must-Have's Gift Set, Bath & Body Works

PERFECT FOR | El Presidente

WHY HE'LL LOVE THEM | From sales rep to VP, every guy should walk into work feeling like a boss. These fine monkstraps will show his co-workers he means business in the best possible way. 

OUR PICK | Mr. B's Monkstrap Shoes, $225, ALDO

PERFECT FOR | The hockey fan 

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | While we might have just lost a hockey legend, this book will let your fave hockey fan get up close and personal with the man everyone from Bobby Orr to Wayne Gretzky called 'the best ever'. 

OUR PICK | Mr. Hockey by Bobby Orr, $22, Coles

PERFECT FOR | The in-it-to-win-it dad.

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | It doesn't matter if he's running an Iron Man or walking the mall, your competitive dad will love going higher, faster, stronger...um and 10,000 steps more than his buddy Greg did last week. Booyah. 

OUR PICK | FitBit Surge Wireless Activity Tracker, $299.99, The Source

PERFECT FOR | The self starter

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | If your husband's in a start-up, self-employed or just likes to look cool at work, he's likely not going to get stoked about a basic briefcase. Give him a bag with personality - either a distressed leather bag or a modern black leather backpack - to help him carry all his essentials in style. 

OUR PICK | Original Tribe Leather Briefcase, $388, Roots

PERFECT FOR | The caffeine addict/The new dad

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | He might make do with the drive-thru or just brew a basic cup to get his daily fix, but isn't it time Dad finally got the coffee he deserves? The Nespresso Vertuoline brews both short & long cups for the perfect espresso, latte, cappuccino or coffee every time, in flavours and intensities to suit every level of sleep deprivation. 

OUR PICK | Nespresso Vertuoline Coffee System with Aeroccino Frother, $224.99, Sears

PERFECT FOR | The music obsessed dad

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | Whether you agree with his taste in tunes or not, every music-obsessed dad will love a portable Sonos speaker for everything from chilling with the fam after work to setting the mood at his famous backyard barbecues. 

OUR PICK | Sonos Play Compact Wireless Speaker, $249.99, The Source

PERFECT FOR | The super fit father

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | From the trail to the treadmill, your husband loves taking care of his dad bod. Sure, he looks amazing no matter what old t-shirt he wears on that treadmill. He can do so many deadlifts that nobody cares about his shoes. But still, a hypercool tee and Nike Free's will make him look less like an amateur and more like an athlete. Looking good, as they say, is half the battle. 

OUR PICKS | Nike Pro Hypercool Tee, $55, Sport Chek; Nike Free Versatility Training Shoes, $129.99, Sport Chek

PERFECT FOR | The style setter

WHY HE'LL LOVE THEM | He appreciates the finer things in life, he loves good clothes, and no matter how old he is, he's always right on top of the trends. Surprise him with a proper pair of designer shades this Father's Day for a gift he'll appreciate on the daily. As for the brand? We only have one word: Prada. 

OUR PICK | Prada Linea Rossa Sunglasses, $290, Sunglass Hut

PERFECT FOR | The putterer

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | From watering the lawn to trimming the hedges, great tools and gadgets are a must for the man who loves to escape, er, I mean, work outside. This pressure washer looks cool while putting out a stream of water powerful enough to make the other neighbourhood dads green with envy. 

OUR PICK | Earthwise 1500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer, $119.99, Sears

PERFECT FOR | The backyard lounger

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | Every Instagrammer, from fashion bloggers to celebrities, understands that a pool party is not a pool party until it's filled with cool swan/donut/flamingo pool floaties. If your dad loves nothing more than to chill at the pool, beer in hand, then he needs a donut pool float. That's right - needs

OUR PICK | Giant Donut Pool Float, $26, American Eagle

PERFECT FOR | The man who always has to share everything

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | He teaches his kids the importance of sharing and, since he's such a good dad, he always practices what he preaches by letting the kids use his iPad. Well, no more. Give him the gift of his very own iPad that will remain off-limits to everyone else in the house. No Angry Birds takeovers. No Minecraft meltdowns. Just his. Alllll his. 

OUR PICK | Apple iPad Air 2 in Gold, $479.99, The Source


FATHER'S DAY | 15 Gifts to Get Dad Up-to-Date

Oh, hey David Beckham. via Pinterest

While we make fun of guys for having it easy, dads have a lot to handle - from work to endless weekend to-do's. And while they manage to stay profesh at work and handy at home, they're still expected to be super romantic and a super fun dad, too. Is it any wonder that staying stylish isn't at the top of the list for most over-scheduled dads? Whether he lives in his Crocs or has tragically fallen victim to Dad jeans, we can help. From a forever cool tee to the must-have shades of summer, these 15 gifts will bring Dad right up-to-date this Father's Day. Easy! 

Check out our fashionable Father's Day Gift Guide below, then be sure to check out the hilarious video below (the dad with the baritone kills me). I know my husband can totally relate to this one. Happy (almost) Father's Day!



REPLACES HIS  | Ratty old beer tee

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | With it's simple colour block design, even the most unadventurous dresser is sure to buy in to this cool tee. Make it super on-trend with a pair of twill jogger pants and Superstars (see below), or keep it low-key with a pair of summer shorts and flops. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Tonal Crew Tee, $25, American Eagle


REPLACES HIS | Old-school (and not in a good way) Hawaiian shirt

WHY HE'LL LOVE THEM | Since Hawaiian shirts are the ultimate out-of-touch Dad cliché, how's a guy to get his print on and still look with it? A pair of palm printed shorts will appeal to his fun side and make him look cool all at once. Just add a plain white tee and he's good to go look awesome. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | 8" Printed Prep Short, $44, American Eagle



WHY HE'LL LOVE THEM | While we know those Crocs are oh-so-comfy, the start of summer's the perfect time for him to finally banish the style offenders from his look. While we'll reluctantly let him keep his Crocs for working in the yard or shuffling to the BBQ and back, give him a pair of cool black or white lace-ups for any time he needs to go out in public. Ahhh, so much less embarassing. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Adidas Superstar Shoes, $99.98, Sport Chek; K-SWISS-Belmont Premium Sneakers, $59.99, Soft Moc.


REPLACES HIS | Black Wallet

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | Constantly on the hunt for his wallet? While women easily go for bold brights with their wallets, men usually stick with boring brown or black - is it any wonder they always lose them? We're loving this preppy green & blue beauty which he'll be proud to pull out for his next purchase.

OUR PERFECT PICK | Two-Tone Wallet, $20, ALDO


REPLACES HIS | Drugstore shaving cream

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | Getting ready for the day starts with a clean, close shave. Since he doesn't get to play with nailpolish, lipstick or mascara, might as well make the most of his daily shave, right? Premium shaving cream and a luxe-looking toiletry bag make the perfect gift your well-groomed Dad.

OUR PERFECT PICK | C.O.Bigelow Premium Shave Cream, $10, Bath & Body Works; Pebble Leather Toiletry Bag, $79, Danier


REPLACES HIS | Camcorder

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | From epic hikes to fishing trips to any weekend fun he gets into with your kids, your fave adventurer is sure to love capturing every minute. His old-school camcorder might have done the job 10 years ago but now, he can go handsfree and share it all right away, thanks to the new GoPro's touchscreen and built-in Bluetooth & WiFi. Love!

OUR PERFECT PICK | GoPro HERO4 w Bluetooth & WiFi, $499.99, Sport Chek

DAD ESSENTIAL #7 | Slim Jeans


WHY HE'LL LOVE THEM | Since jeans are such a wardrobe staple, having the right pair is a must. Tell him to bid adieu to his baggy old dad jeans and help him slip into a slimmer pair. We're loving these dark grey jeans but dark blue or black denim are perfectly on-point, too. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Buffalo Fred Straight Jeans, $109, Bootlegger


REPLACES HIS | Plastic bag

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | Whether he's still toting the gym bag he used in highschool or isn't using a gym bag at all (um, at least he's recycling your plastic?), Father's Day is the perfect time to update his gym look. We love the Nike swoosh - you know, timeless, classic, ageless, just like him. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Nike Team Training Max Air Medium Duffel, $59.99, Sport Chek



REPLACES HIS | Free $5 sunglasses

WHY HE'LL LOVE THEM | I mean, getting free stuff is awesome. But whether he signed up for a credit card or scored a free pair at his last boat show, we think he can do better. Mirrored sunglasses are a big deal for Summer '15 and are a super easy way to bring Dad up to date. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Ray-Ban New Wayfarers, $185, Sunglass Hut


REPLACES HIS | Highschool hoodie

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | He probably won't want to give up his highschool hoodie but for dinner dates, lunch meetings or end-of-year assemblies, it's nice to have a more dapper option on deck. A slim-fit blazer is a manly must and will instantly amp up any of his tried-and-true outfits. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Cotton Blend Slim-Fit Blazer, $139.95, Le Château


REPLACES HIS | Pleather belt

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | Has he been going unbelted or, worse, badly belted? Time to get him a goes-with-everything cognac leather belt, the perfect finishing touch for everything from jeans to suits. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Fleet Leather Belt in Saddle, $35, Danier


REPLACES HIS | Baggy wide-leg chinos

WHY HE'LL LOVE THEM | If you want to help the Dad in your life feel young again, pick him up a pair of twill joggers. He'll live in these of-the-moment pants for summer - super on-trend without making him look like he's trying too hard. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Cotton Twill Jogger Pant, $50, American Eagle



REPLACES HIS | Square-Toe Dress Shoes

WHY HE'LL LOVE THEM | If he still wears square-toe dress shoes to the office, time to banish them stat. Switch up his out-of-date shoes for a round-toe monkstrap and he'll look like a total boss. 





REPLACES HIS | Vinyl / CD Collection / iPod Dock (depending on the age of your dad)

WHY HE'LL LOVE IT | Whether he loves classic Bob Seger, knows every word to the latest Jay-Z album, or just likes to pick his favourite Songza playlist, he'll love streaming everything from his phone to wherever he wants his tunes, from the kitchen to the back deck. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Sonos PLAY Compact Wireless Speaker, $219.99, The Source


REPLACES HIS | Speedo/15 year-old bathing suit. 

WHY HE NEEDS IT | From the pool to the beach, you don't want your Dad to do the walk of shame before diving in. Rid him of his old, ripped short shorts or (gasp) his Speedo and hook him up with a bright pair of long boardshorts. We love this green pair because let's face it - every other Dad wears blue. 

OUR PERFECT PICK | Firefly Fernando Pipe Men's Trunk, $29.99, Sport Chek