June 6th, 2012
Father’s Day Gift Guide Vancouver
Did you know that Mother’s Day is the second biggest spending holiday after Christmas? That doesn’t sound fair to Dad. Let’s make him feel special with these gorgeous gifts.
If he loves music:
Buy him a pair of Urbanears headphones. We love the Plattan model, a classic headphone available in a multitude of colours. From $70 at Moulé. 1994 W. Fourth Ave., Vancouver, 604-732-4066, www.moulestores.com
If he loves being crafty:
This Union Wood Co. limited edition Father’s Day apron is made from black waxed canvas and features black leather and hardware. Worn best in the mancave, kitchen, or tool shed. Union Wood apron $110, from Union Wood Co. online or 503 Railway St., Vancouver, 604-675-9033, www.unionwoodco.com
If he loves being on time (sponsored):
Give dad the gift of time with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date II from PALLADIO. A luxurious Rolex watch will always have a place of pride on dad’s wrist and will surely be a gift passed down for generations. PALLADIO, 855 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, www.palladiocanada.com
If he loves making pancakes:
Noble Tonic 01 Tuthilltown Bourbon Barrel Matured Maple Syrup. The best looking maple syrup we’ve seen to date. Oh yes, and it tastes good, too. $32.95 at Blue Owl Home Boutique, 2308 W. Broadway Ave., Vancouver, http://blueowlhomeboutique.com
If he loves his shoes:
He will probably love taking care of them, too. This Izola shoe brush will keep his loafers shining. Just make sure you’re not the one shining them for him. $27 at Charlie & Lee online or in the store, 223 Union St., Vancouver, 604-558-3030.
If he loves his backyard:
Then this hammock is the ultimate way to enjoy it. String it between two trees, or buy the stand, too. He will also benefit from the extra daughter visits; you’ll need to test it out for him a few times, right? Double rope hammock, $69.99, and stand, $129.99, both from Canadian Tire. —Alexandra Suhner Isenberg