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More gift ideas for dad

Moms tend to do double duty on Father’s Day: helping your kids pick a gift for their dad, but also buying something for your father. His closet may already be full of ties, shirts and sweaters – so what else do you get him? 

Here are some easy, creative gift ideas that you can give a dad, at any age.  

He loves to read

  The Juice: Vinous Veritas by Jay McInerney 

This novel is perfect for dads who love wine. McInerney delves into many types of wine and the age-old history behind the people and places that produce it. 

Price:  $31 hardcover, $16.99 Kobo-edition eBook
Available at Indigo, Chapters or Coles locations

  Calico Joe by John Grisham 

John Grisham’s newest novel spotlights the strained relationship between protaganist Paul Tracey and his dying father, a former Mets pitcher who neglected Paul as a child. One day, their lives change forever because of their common love for baseball and the baseball icon, Calico Joe. 

Price:  $28.95 hardcover, $14.99 Kobo-edition eBook 
Available at Indigo, Chapters or Coles locations

He loves to cook

  Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Stay or Go Slow Cooker

If your father is always on the go, this appliance will have dinner ready for him when he gets home. The 5.6-litre cooker also makes travelling convenient with its travel clips. It offers three temperature settings: high, low and keep warm. 

Price: $59.99
Available at Canadian Tire locations  

  George Foreman Cool Touch Grill 

Forget the hassle of grilling in your backyard; this gift gives your dad the opportunity to grill steaks and burgers all within the comfort of his own home. This 72-inch stainless steel grill has a large handle and side latches that let him grill large portions. 

Price: $49.99
Available at Canadian Tire locations

Vision Grills Kamado Professional Charcoal Grill 

This gift is perfect if your dad’s specialty is barbecuing on the outdoor grill. The ceramic, charcoal grill can cook up to 25 burgers at a time. It also has a removable ash drawer that makes for an easy cleanup. 

Price: $799.99
Available at Canadian Tire locations  

He loves the outdoors

  Affinity ZRS+ Carrylite Golf Bag 

Does your dad spend a majority of his retirement at the golf course? Surprise him with a new golf bag so he can show off his golf clubs in style. This bag has seven compartments with full-length dividers, a large top handle, which makes it easy to carry, and there is even glove holder.

Price: $49.99
Available at Canadian Tire locations

  TomTom Go Live 1535 M GPS

This is a great solution if your dad gets his directions easily confused. The GPS has a wide-touch, HD screen that is easy to read and it updates traffic maps every two minutes. It also provides maps of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, so your dad can plan the North American road trip that he’s always wanted to do. 

Price: $249.99
Available at Canadian Tire locations 

  La-Z-Boy Griffin Recliner

This gift is perfect for a day of relaxation on the patio. Your dad can lounge comfortably in the sun with this outdoor patio recliner. And he won’t have to worry about the chair if it rains – the cushions are weather resistant.   

Price: $429.99
Available at Canadian Tire locations

  Fiskars Deluxe Telescopic Stand-Up Weeder

If your father spends hours in the garden, this tool will make him want to spend even more time outdoors. The weeder has long, serrated teeth that will remove the entire weed, including the root. Also, the best part is he won’t have to stoop down or tug hard to pull out the weeds. 

Price: $39.99
Available at Canadian Tire locations  

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