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Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts With Big Dad Energy


From grooming to grilling, we’ve got something for every type of dad on your list this Father’s Day

There’s no one kind of dad. Whether he’s into music, woodworking, cooking or grilling, the original cool (well, “cool”) guy in your life deserves a day to do – and receive  – the things he loves. From shucking oysters to stirring cocktails, we’ve got you covered with these awesome finds guaranteed to make every dad’s day that much more special!

For the Bartender

Father's Day

This five-piece Gunmetal Bar Set from Potion House, Cocktail Emporium’s house brand, will get Dad one step closer to becoming the bar pro he’s always fancied himself to be. Fashioned from stainless steel, this kit includes a Boston shaker, strainer, bell jigger and teardrop bar spoon that are designed to withstand the rigours of professional service. The booze, unfortunately, is not included. Also available in copper, gold and polished stainless steel. $110 at Cocktail Emporium.

Father's Day

Bartenders – both professional and enthusiastic novices – still need a bottle opener. Check out this Profile bottle opener designed by Andrew Perkins for Fire Road. Made from anodized aluminum and walnut or Carrara marble, this minimalist design will give Dad another good reason to crack open a cold one. $74 at Bergo Designs.

For the Well-Groomed Dad

Upgrade your dad’s shaving game. Designed by Swedish label Iris Hantverk, which specializes in brushes of all types, this handsome wet use shaving brush is crafted from oil-treated walnut and dark horsehair bristles. Let it be his routine reminder that you’re looking out for him. $39 at Mjolk.

For the Handyman 

Sort your dad out. The lightweight Toyo T-190 Tool Box is a decades-old design that hasn’t needed changing. Like the handymen who swear by it, it’s simple, practical and super durable. Available in olive, blue and black, the T-190 model is coated in steel, features a secure clip-closure and small feet to keep it elevated on any surface. $35 at Average.

For the Caffeine Addict

We’re reluctant to mess with a classic, but we also can’t help but love this update to Bialetti’s classic stovetop Moka pot. Like its predecessor, it’s made from stainless steel and has only three main parts, only now it’s traded in its sharp angles for sleek curves. Available in four, six and 10-cup models. From $60, at IQliving.

For the Chef

Let’s be honest, oyster shucking can get, well, interesting. But don’t let that stop your dad from mastering it this summer. Quebec-based woodworker Stéphane Dumont has simplified the process with the handmade Arbol oyster shucker designed to open shells safely and quickly with ease. Crafted in Rivière-Ouelle from maple with a clean, smooth finish, each piece is unique and irreplaceable, just like dad. $45 at Fabrique 1840.

Every chef needs an apron, but chef’s whites are best left to the Michelin starred. Instead, heavyweight cotton aprons adorned with Marimekko’s iconic prints (like the Rasymatto pattern pictured above) will let your dad have a little more fun in the kitchen while still keeping him clean when the mess gets messy. Now $47, at EQ3.

For the Music Lover 

Make dad’s day – and summer – with the two-toned Oslo Bluetooth Speaker so he can enjoy his dad rock on the go. And since it’s so difficult to fully disconnect these days, it’s also works as a wireless charging station, so he’ll never lack for a full battery and new tunes. $90 at Neat.

For the Cottager

The aptly named Big Green Egg has set the standard for kamado-style grills for a reason. Thanks to its shape and ceramic construction, the Egg can reach temperatures in excess of 300 degrees Celsius and hold it for hours, making it ideal for charring everything from thick-cut steaks to thin-crust pizzas. Available in multiple sizes, from $800 at InsideOut Patio.

For the Jock

For the dad who likes to stay active, an exclusive Bocce Ball Set will make Father’s Day that much more entertaining. The carrying case, offered in natural coloured canvas, neatly tucks away a set of etched solid resin balls, a score pad, pencils and instructions to help keep him organized. $220 at Crate and Barrel.


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