Monday, June 13, 2011

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: 12 Presents Dad Will Love

Dad’s special day is June 19th, and we’ve got gift ideas for every kind of papa. Check out our 12 suggestions and find the perfect Father’s Day present, but be warned—some of these gifts even mom would want!

1. Oral-B Triumph with SmartGuide
Give Dad the gift of healthy pearly whites! Touted as the first rechargeable power toothbrush with a wireless remote display, this nifty gadget provides while-you-brush feedback and takes cleaning and gum care to a whole new level. And trust us, once he’s used this electric toothbrush, Dad will never want to return to manual brushing ever again.

$189.99 at

2. Hamilton Beach Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker
If Dad loves to cook, then this small appliance is definitely made for him. This panini press has a large non-stick grid surface and commercial-style floating lid so that sandwiches are evenly pressed. Papa chefs are guaranteed to have a blast making bruschetta, pizza, open-faced sandwiches and their own panini creations with this sleek-looking and practical kitchen gadget.

$59.99 at

3. Hasbro Electronic CATCH PHRASE
Fun-loving dads will easily get hooked on this game where players have to say it fast, play it fast and get their teammates to say the randomly-generated phrase. Featuring over one thousand updated and fresh phrases, an electronic timer and a built-in scorekeeper, this nifty gift will easily become a favourite at family game night.

$32.99 at (or visit to find your nearest retailer)

4. Kenmore 12-Cup Coffee Maker
There’s nothing a caffeine-lovin’ dad will appreciate more than a delicious cup of joe, and this programmable coffee maker serves up coffee hot and fresh every time. Features digital controls, LCD display, a "pause and serve" function, and automatically shuts off after two hours if not being used. It also comes in black or white so you can choose the one that looks best in Dad’s kitchen.

$79.99 at

5. Purdy's Chocolates Dad's Snacks
If your pop has a sweet tooth, this box full of goodies will be much appreciated. The famous Canadian chocolatier has put together an indulgent package just for Dad. Loaded with a Hedgehog Trio, two-piece Sweet Georgia Browns, two Peanut Butter Bars, and a Chocolate Chewie bar, make sure to get this special gift box for Dad quick—it’s only available until Father’s Day.

$14.95 (264g /9.31oz) at (or visit to find your nearest store)

6. Clarks Un.Lendon Shoe for Men
From Clarks' Unstructured collection comes these trendy and casual shoes that are great for wearing on the weekend or on a business casual day. This slip-on shoe has a padded collar and flexible outsole cushion offering maximum comfort with each step. Clarks’ unique Air Circulation System (ACS), a climate control technology, also helps to keep feet feeling fresh and comfortable all day. Stylish and comfy—two things Dad is sure to appreciate.

$180 (shown in Brown Nubuck); visit to find your nearest retailer

7. Oakley Polarized Pitbull Sunglasses
Dad will be stylin’ as he sports a pair of these cool-looking shades from one of the world’s premier maker of sunglasses. They're ideal for wearing on a day out on the golf course or during a long sunny drive.

$225 (shown in Polished Black/Shallow Blue Polarized) at

8. Timberland Men's Earthkeepers ZigZag Sandals
For eco-conscious dads, these stylish sandals are just what Mother Nature recommends. With a Green Rubber outsole made from 42% recycled rubber, the sandals also have a padded footbed and linings made from moisture-wicking fabric for ultimate comfort. With a polished, authentic look and rugged construction, Dad can proudly wear these all summer long knowing that he’s reducing his carbon footprint.

$65 USD at or visit
to find your nearest retailer

9. Kiehl's Facial Fuel SPF 15 for Men
Help Dad refuel, re-energize and revitalize his skin with this vitamin-enriched moisturizer that simultaneously protects against the sun's harmful UV rays. This non-oily moisturizer has been proven to waken and uplift fatigued skin, as well as improve the skin's look and texture. Now what dad wouldn’t want the gift of healthier, younger-looking skin?

$47 (125mL tube) at

10. Saucony Men’s ProGrid Kinvara 2 Running Shoe
Whether he’s a marathon runner or a casual runner, the Kinvara 2 is designed to give Dad the stability and endurance needed for his runs. Features inlcude a lower heel-to-toe ratio that’s built to serve a natural stride, an ultra-lightweight, durable foam sole with grooves cut into the sole (or “siping”) that are flat instead of curved, and a mono-filament mesh upper that’s light and breathable yet also keeps out dirt and stones. And weighing only 7.7 oz, it’s no exaggeration if Dad tells you he feels like he’s running on air.

$129.99 at (or visit to find your nearest Saucony retailer)

11. FootJoy StaSof® Golf Glove
This cabretta leather glove features the most technologically innovative leather ever developed for the ultimate in grip performance. Offering a powerful grip, exceptional moisture resistance and the finest feel that's engineered to stay softer longer, Dad’s not going to have the excuse of a bad grip if his swing isn’t up to par.

$24.95; visit
for your nearest retailer

12. The House That Ruth Built by Robert Weintraub (Little, Brown and Company)
Baseball lovers will be riveted by this untold story of Babe Ruth's Yankees, John McGraw's Giants, and the extraordinary baseball season of 1923. This was the historical year the Yankees played their first season on their own field, the newly-built, state of the art baseball palace in the Bronx called "the Yankee Stadium." In this season, it only took Ruth two at-bats to crack a home run and signal a new era in baseball. Weintraub’s book is a fascinating account of that first home run of 1923 to the storybook World Series matchup that pitted the Yankees against their nemesis, the Giants, and all the events of the singular year that forever changed the sport of baseball.

$29.99 at


  1. Thanks for the suggestions! Really like the Panini Press!

  2. catch phrase is one of our favourite games. Our friends are always asking us where to get it! Its awesome.. DH has the toothbrush. He loves it too.