This Father’s Day, spoil Dad with functional gifts he can put to use all year round. We’re taking the guesswork out of finding the perfect gift for Dad by sharing the top must-haves that span across all categories. From clothing to outdoor essentials to stylish footwear—and everything in between—we’ve got you covered with the latest in functional tools, apparel, and accessories Dad will love.
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Adidas Men’s Running Response Shoes
Active Dads will love the Adidas Response Shoes because they provide the ultimate in comfort and support, no matter what activity they’re doing. The Bounce midsole offers flexibility, allowing Dad to gain a natural, responsive stride. Bonus: These shoes are designed using recycled materials, and the upper features are made with a minimum 50 per cent recycled content. A stylish and eco-conscious gift? Count us in.
Kilne Ultimate Knife Set
For the Dad who loves to cook, the Kline Ultimate Knife Set is a must-have addition to any kitchen. Kline’s newest knife sets include the 6-Piece Knife Set and the Steak Knife Set, which have been bundled together just in time for father’s Day. Plus, in celebration of the day, Kline is hosting a sale from June 3 to June 19 featuring all Kilne knife sets at 10 per cent off. You’ll also receive a free cutting board (a $45 value) with the purchase of a knife set.
YETI Rambler® 887 ml Travel Mug
This is the ideal gift for Dads who are always on the go. This travel mug features an elevated handle, a cup-holder compatible design, and more than enough space to hold Dad’s favourite beverage. Plus, it includes a leak-resistant lid that’s dishwasher safe.
Hunter Men's BLOOM™ Slides
Fashion-focused Dads will love these slides because they’re perfect for rocking on the dock, at the beach, and on the boat. The Men’s BLOOM™ Slide is designed using the Hunter’s lightweight blown EVA and a revolutionary new material produced from algae (sourced by cleaning up natural waterways). Carefully moulded and contoured to feel light and comfortable, now there’s no need to choose between style and sustainability when it comes to cottage footwear.
Jack Black The Supreme Shave Set
This all-in-one TSA-approved shaving set allows Dad to cleanse, shave, moisturize, and protect no matter what cottage or cabin he’s headed to. Not only does it have everything needed to achieve the perfect shave, but it’s also thoughtfully designed for travel purposes—which means it’s easy to pack for a last-minute weekend at the lake. This set features facial cleanser, face moisturizer with SPF 20, and beard conditioner shave gel. It’s also dermatologist tested.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
If Dad loves listening to music, podcasts, or shows when he’s at the lake, then he’ll love these noise-cancelling headphones from Bose. Featuring high-fidelity audio with adjustable EQ, Dad has the opportunity to tune the sound to his liking. They’re also designed with protein-leather cushions, which provides a comfortable listening experience. These are a functional must-have Dad will definitely appreciate!
Dyson Outsize+ vacuum
For anyone who loves to keep their home clean and mess-free, Dyson vacuums are a must-add to cart this Father’s Day. The brand’s Outsize+ model is cordless, has laser illumination, and features a seven-cell nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery with fade-free power to clean all the nooks and crannies at the cottage. Key technologies also include powerful Dyson suction and an advanced whole-machine filtration system that can trap 99.99 per cent of particles as small as 0.3 microns. This helps to ensure a deep clean all-around.
Windriver Men's Downpour Waterproof Hyper-Dri 3 Rain Jacket
If Dad loves spending time outside, add this jacket to his outerwear collection. Created with functional details to keep you dry and comfortable, it includes the brand’s innovative HYPER-DRI® HD3 waterproof and breathable technology. It’s also equipped with a hood (and visor!), and cinch cords at the hood and hem, ensuring the rain stays out.
Roots One Terry Zip Polo
Dad will love keeping cozy at the cottage with this everyday essential. Crafted to be versatile in functionality and sustainable in design, this style features ultra-soft French Terry in 80 per cent organic cotton and 20 per cent recycled polyester, making it the ultimate cottage-friendly fit.
Bass Pro Shop Coleman Roadtrip Grill Combo
Have you ever heard of road trip grilling gear? With Bass Pro Shop’s Coleman Roadtrip Grill Combo, Dad can grill and chill thanks to this portable design and travel-friendly cooler. Perfect for any outdoor adventure at the lake (think: camping), Dad will love how convenient this set is. The Coleman RoadTrip 285 grill features InstaStart™ push-button ignition making cooking simple and easy.
MEC Mica Joggers
These joggers from MEC are a wardrobe staple for the Dad who loves spending time out and about. Equipped with an elastic waist, they are designed to provide maximum ease of movement. From rocks to rivers to trails, these are an ultra-durable essential Dad can confidently wear on any adventure.
Keurig K-Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker
We’re all about stepping up the coffee game at the cottage, and Dad will love using the Keurig K-Elite coffee maker every day because it delivers a delicious hot cup of joe every time. It features elements such as a Strong Brew setting (for a bolder cup of coffee) and an Iced setting—this means that Dad can use it year-round. Highlights also include multiple brew sizes, as well as the machine’s stylish metal details.
Lexon Tykho 3 FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker
Give Dad a gift he really wants—a portable, all-in-one FM Radio and Bluetooth Speaker he can enjoy listening to on the dock or on the boat. The durable, splash-proof rubber finish makes it a must-have for outdoor get-togethers by the beach, and it features a fun, nostalgic design. Not only will Dad get up to 20 hours of continued playtime, but the device is easy to charge via USB.
EUREKA Tetragon NX 5-Person Tent
This tent is a staycation essential for the nature-loving Dad in your life. The Tetragon NX offers fairly spacious accommodations and a durable frame that’s easy to build. It also has integrated design features that allow you to stay dry and comfortable, no matter the conditions.
Stalwart® Wall Mounted Tool Holder
Help Dad stay organized by upgrading his space with the ideal tool holder for the garage or shed. Designed to save space and keep your items in place, it easily mounts on a wall to hold rakes, brooms, and more. Dad will definitely get a ton of use out of this functional home or cottage must-have.