Father’s Day is mere days away and you’ve dropped the ball on a present for your old man. What now?With a little inspiration from our favourite local retailers, we put together the ultimate last minute Father’s Day gift guide. Take a sunny stroll through the neighbourhood, shop local, and show dad you care – win-win-win!

  1. Drake General Store (1151 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3)

Arborist – Landscape Sock Pack (C$29.95)

If you truly have no idea what to get dad this Father’s Day, socks are the foolproof option you’re looking for – but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Inspired by the colours of the Canadian wilderness, this 5-pack of retro socks will brighten up dad’s entire week, come rain or shine!

2. Park & Province (927 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5)

D.S & Durga Eau De Parfum 50ml (from C$115)

There’s no time like now to upgrade his signature scent, and D.S & Durga’s fragrances are as unique as they come. Each scent is crafted from scratch with a vision, inspired by places and things. Our favourites? Burning Barberhouse for a scent as warm and complex as it sounds, and El Cosmico for a perfect blend of fresh and spicy. If those two don’t suit your fancy, Park & Province houses the entire collection from D.S & Durga in-store with 10 scents that roll off the tongue and sit well on the skin, like Italian Citrus, Coriander, Mississippi Medicine and more.


Lot No. 40 Cask Strength Canadian Whisky (C$70.20)

When all else fails, whisky is the way to go! Treat dad to 100% rye whisky, bottled at cask strength. This medium-bodied spirit from Lot No. 40 gives off aromas of caramel, citrus, rye grain and toasted oak. Perfect for a pair of Old Fashioneds on the deck on a cool summer evening.

4. MEC (400 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K2)

Bushnell Off Trail 8×32 Binoculars (C$119)

For the outdoorsman, a brand new pair of compact binoculars will make summer just that much better. The Off Trail series from Bushnell is nitrogen purged for fog-free viewing, comfortable for glasses wearers, and waterproof, making it ideal for everyday use. Peel yourself and dad off the couch this Sunday for a little father-daughter/son hiking trip.

5. Uncle Otis (26 Bellair St, Toronto, ON M5R 2C7)

Chamula Brisa Forma Hat (C$185)

Sun protection is so in right now, and this hand woven Panama hat is a summer essential. Your dad will be feeling all the Cuban vacay vibes even if he’s just in his backyard in The Beaches. Bonus: for the full holiday experience, pick up a Cohiba cigar from Be Urbane (Exchange Tower, 130 King St W, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9) on your way out of work!

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