16 Great Glebe Gifts for Dad this Father’s Day
There aren’t many better ways to tell your dad that you love him than with a suite of killer gifts from the Glebe.
A quick stroll through the neighbourhood will give you more ideas for dad than you’re ready for, and you’ll be torn on whether to get him the REDBLACKS football tickets, the barbecue pizza oven, or a new turntable for the listening room.
We’ve got you covered for the perfect Father’s Day with 16 gifts for dad this year.
Shaving Cream and Badger Brushes
Give dad the ultimate clean shave this Father’s Day with this perfect shaving set from Knifewear. This DR Harris Windsor Shaving Cream is rich and thick and leaves a leathery, smoky, peppery scent well-suited to distinguished gentleman like your old man. The Geo F. Trumper badger brushes will give dad the perfect lather, leaving that once rough skin feeling silky and smooth.
Bather Swim Trunks
If you’ll be spending a lot of time at the cottage, on the boat, or just splashing around with dad, get him a swanky new pair of swim trunks that are hip, stylish and practical. These made-in-Toronto Bather Swim Trunks from Stomping Ground will have dad looking his best while he’s doing the things he loves most.
Retro Video Games
If dad’s a gamer, then he’ll likely appreciate the nostalgic nature of a retro video game console, complete with all the games he used to play as a kid. Chumleigh’s has a wide selection of consoles – from Sega Genesis, to original Nintendos and SNESs – and an array of vintage games to go with it. Spend a rainy weekend playing Duck Hunt with your old man or go head-to-head and see if you can beat your pops at Super Mario Kart. Fun for hours.
If your dad has been constantly exposing you to his old record collection in the hopes that you’ll one day veer away from EDM and start listening to bands like Joy Division and The Talking Heads, then you may want to scoop him up a CityFolk pass this year, as former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is set to headline this year’s folk fest at Lansdowne September 12-16. The lineup also boasts classic rocker Steve Earle and Doobie Brother’s star Michael McDonald. Dad will be in sonic heaven.
David Byrne’s new record, American Utopia
Maybe your old man is already going to see David Byrne at CityFolk, and if he is, you should head to Compact Music and pick up his new record, American Utopia. His first studio album since 2004 is getting a lot of attention from music critics alike, who have compared the new EP to old Talking Heads tunes of the 80s. This is the perfect way to get Dad ready for the big concert.
Music Hall USB-1 Turntable and a SonoS Play5 Speaker
Dad might need some way to listen to his new David Byrne record, so head to Audioshop and pick up the new Music Hall USB-1 Turntable. The premium turntable offers high quality sound for his new vinyl, but also a USB output so dad can digitize all of his old records to play in the car. Pair it with the SonoS Play5 speaker and he’ll be able to plug directly in without the need for a receiver. Dad rock is back!
BakerStone Pizza Oven Box
It might be tough to convince dad to make pizza when it’s 30 degrees outside and all he wants to do is fire up the grill. There’s a solution: pick up the BakerStone Pizza Oven Box from Capital Home Hardware that converts your barbecue into a pizza oven. He can still grill and cook up a meal the whole family will enjoy. Pizza night has never been so fun.
CFL season is just around the corner, and the Ottawa REDBLACKS are set to launch the 2018 season later this month. Grab a couple of tickets to the team’s June 21 home opener vs. the Saskatchewan Roughriders and cheer on our hometown squad as they look to make it back to the Grey Cup. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.
If pops is heading to the REDBLACKS game, head to The Flag Shop and get him a proud REDBLACKS flag to wave in the stands as the team charges up the field. Or, if dad’s a true REDBLACKS fan, spring for a Trevor Harris jersey or a REDBLACKS onesie from the OSEG Team Shop.
If your father is always fumbling through his wallet that is thicker than a stack of pancakes, head to Glebetrotters for a new, slick Secrid Wallet. These Holland-made wallets and their patented mechanism provides a simple way to access all your cards. The aluminum case protects cards from bending and breaking, while also preventing theft with RFID/NFC protection. Glebetrotters has a vast array of designs and styles.
Ride ISO Running Shoes
If dad is an avid jogger, he probably tears through running shoes more often than a growing toddler. You may want to finally get him a solid pair of sneakers that won’t leave him with sore knees every time he’s out for a jog. The Ride ISO running shoes from Running Room have an 8 mm heel to toe drop. Dad will be able to do his morning job and still throw the ball around at home with you after work.
Drone him out
If your dad is a gadget nut, there’s nothing more fun than floating a drone through the air to get an aerial view of the neighbourhood. The Source has got you covered with the Carrera RC Drone, complete with a video camera, live stream functions and a 2.4 GHZ four-channel controller. The drone also features a Return Home function, so he’ll never lose his new toy.
There aren’t many better ways to bond with dad than over a high-octane action movie. Get some movie passes for the Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne and VIP and take in the newest Han Solo Star Wars movie, the new Deadpool sequel, Avengers: Infinity War, or make it a family affair and go see the new Incredibles 2. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Beer from The Beer Store. Enough said.
A big fat piece of meat
If dad likes to grill, then head to The Glebe Meat Market and get him a big piece of meat to chomp on. The Glebe butcher shop has delicious local meat – from ribeye steaks and flank steaks, to sausages, pork, veal, lamb and chicken. The meat shop also carries wild game like bison and caribou. The quickest way to dad’s heart is through the stomach.
A hot shave and a new ‘do
Pamper dad this year with a fresh hot towel shave at Capital Barbershop, or at Ernesto’s Barbershop. Dad will be looking his absolute best for his special day, and he’ll be able to rub elbows with other fellow dudes and dads while getting treated to a new hair do.