Get Dad the perfect Glebe gift for Father’s Day
What does Dad want?
What does Dad need?
With Father’s Day approaching this weekend, kids and moms have got Dad on the brain – wracking it to come up with that perfect gift – either practical, emotional or downright fun that will make him feel like the luckiest guy in the world.
We thought we would make it easy on you with a Glebe Father’s Day Gift Guide to get you thinking about cool gadgets, wallets, watches and threads to create that perfect day for Dad.
Make Dad feel like a kid again
There aren’t too many things that can make a father turn into a child again, but retro video games always do the trick. At Chumleigh’s in the Glebe, you’ve got a pretty impressive collection of old game systems that will take your Dad all the way back to ’86 when he and the boys where shooting digital 8-bit ducks on the screen with a plastic gun. Find old Sega consoles, original and Super Nintendos and the coveted Nintendo 64 that boasted the best all-time first-person shooter in Goldeneye. The shop has a nostalgic array of old games too from Super Mario Bros. to John Elway’ Quarterback. Dig through their old crates and spend a game day with Dad.
Keep Dad on time!
Always late for soccer practice? Pick up this Nixon Porter leather watch from Stomping Ground and your pops will always make it home in time for tacos, and he’ll look good when he walks in the door. The elegant time piece is slick and simple for the Dad who loves the perfect balance between practicality and style. The watch is on for $149.99 at Stomping Ground.
Put Dad to work
Need Dad to finally finish that tree house he’s been promising since you were six? Need those bunk beds fixed with something other than duck tape? Is it time to start that Go-Kart project this summer with pops? Roll by Capital Home Hardware and pick up the Makita LXT Cordless Drill Driver. The power tool is regular $199, but is on for just $99. Keep Dad’s hands handy.
Convenience is key
Does your Dad have one of those seriously obese wallets that can no longer fold and will likely burst if he puts one more card or receipt inside it? Stop by Glebetrotters and pick up one of the slick Secrid Crisple Leather “Miniwallets.” Designed and produced in Holland, the wallets are compact, stylish and spacious. Dad can get all his important cards with a quick push of the card slider, while cash, business cards and receipts are secured inside. The wallets are also RFID-safe meaning nobody can hack Dad’s cards and steal your birthday money.
Keep Dad’s nostalgic tunes to himself
Tired of hearing AC/DC’s Hells Bells every time Dad needs to get pumped up for a run or a workout? Pick up the Jabra Wireless Earbuds from The Running Room. The built-in TrackFit motion sensor will become a coach in the gym, automatically counting Dad’s reps and tracking his performance. No more fibbing that he jogged 5K when he went for a cold one instead. Busted, Dad!
Dad’s Dad bod taking over?
Dad’s beer belly getting out of control? Stop by Glebe Fitness, Freeform Fitness or Goodlife Fitness and get him a membership to the gym. He will feel good, look good and live longer. Hire him a personal trainer and watch him become tougher than all your friend’s dads. But he’ll need the Jabra headphones too so you can make sure he’s been doing his exercise. Dad bod to beach bod in weeks!
Is Dad a sports nut?
There is no better place to shop for a sports fan then at the OSEG Team Shop at Lansdowne. Jerseys, hats, hoodies, t-shirts and other accessories decorated with our three local sports teams in the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Fury FC and 67s. Plus, all of the REDBLACKS’ Grey Cup championship apparel is on sale. That include Grey Cup t-shirts, hats, hoodies and more. Visit the Team shop today. Next door, you can get him tickets for his favourite team – the perfect package gift.
Dad goes bump in the night?
If your Dad is a night time toe-stubber? Is he a “I don’t need a flashlight’ kind of guy? If so, head to The Source and stop this madness now with the Gadget Tree Light-Up Slippers that boast a small LED light in the toe. Dad will have a clear path down the hallways and won’t scream at you in the morning for yet again leaving your jagged Lego bits on the floor. This is a win-win.
Run, Daddy, run!
If Dad’s a runner, then Sporting Life is your spot. The sports apparel shop at Lansdowne is offering 20-50% off Nike, New Balance and The North Face running wear. Under Armour pants, Nike running tops and more can be found on the racks at the Lansdowne sports shop. Plus, spend $100 for Father’s Day and you’ll get a $20 gift card to spend at the store.
If these aren’t the right gift for your Dad, then there is also haircuts at many of our barbershops – Ernesto’s, Capital Barbershop, Glebe Barber Shop and Imperial Barbershop where Dad can get a cut, a style and a full hot shave. If he’s a biker, grab him some gear at Kunstadt Sports or Joe Mamma Cycles or get him a nice quick tune-up at McCrank’s Cycles.
Happy Father’s Day, Dads!