Last minute gift ideas for Father’s Day

Here are a few helpful options for caring for Dad.

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Dads don’t expect much – and that’s all the more reason to spoil them. That said, the perfect Father’s Day gift isn’t too expensive, too mushy, or too gimmicky. The perfect Father’s Day gift is as practical as the man himself, slightly innovative and perhaps a little indulgent.

Here are some gift ideas for the father (or father figure) in your life:

night swans

From $69

Swanwicksleep.com, Amazon.ca, Sport Chek

It is a known fact now that blue light is not good for us. It affects our sleep, especially if our bedtime routine consists of watching Netflix in bed. If Dad tends to squeeze into screen time before hitting the hay, a pair of Night Swans will protect him from over 99 percent of blue light and prevent eyestrain, which can put him in a deep sleep afterwards (as long as he keeps them clean). continuously two to three hours before bedtime). These durable orange-tinted specs are available in classic or pilot styles and come in sizes small, regular or large.

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acupressure

Foot massage slippers

$35.99

Amazon.ca

They’re not exactly stylish — or comfortable, for that matter — but acupressure slippers might be just what Dad needs (and didn’t even know he needed) to relieve all kinds of pain. In addition to helping with plantar fasciitis, arthritis, or other foot-related ailments, these stimulant slippers help improve overall circulation, lower back pain, migraines, and physical mobility. Each adjustable slipper has 39 built-in massage buttons that take some getting used to the first week, but are well worth the strain.

Ravensburger John Deere Legacy puzzle of 1000 pieces

$30

Amazon.ca

Whether with country roots or a penchant for classic farm equipment, this 1000-piece John Deere Legacy puzzle from the pros at Ravensburger is a great way to spend a rainy day on the porch. John Deere diehards can assemble iconic tractors and other vehicles in this and other vintage-inspired puzzles from the same collection. Bonus points if you offer to put it together with him.

Outgoing Drinking Garland

$14.99

Canadian band

The wrap is the thing for dads who like to keep their cold clothes close at hand in the heat of summer. CanTire’s reasonably priced cylindrical soft cooler bag can hold a six-pack of cans, features a shoulder strap and full-length zipper, and even comes with a can of kozie. Can he take it everywhere? Yes he can.

Victrola portable record player

From $80

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Victrola.com, Amazon.ca

This past staple is once again a must-have for music lovers — and a portable option is just what Dad needs for his summer soundtrack. The beloved Victrola brand has on-the-go turntables in all sizes, speeds and colors with built-in Bluetooth technology to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Many of these turntables also have aux-in jacks for playing music from non-Bluetooth devices, an aux-in for external speakers, and headphone jacks, because if anyone knows how to kick it old-school, it’s Dad.

ThermoPro Bluetooth Meat Thermometer

$79.99

Amazon.ca

The barbecue chef who has everything may not have this handy – make that hands-free – gadget that lets him get off the grill and enjoy his company. Once the grilled goods have reached their preset temperature, he will get a notification on his phone. This particular model has four probes to keep an eye on all steaks, preset temperatures for nine meats, technology that estimates how long the food will take to cook, and a timer that tells him when to give those burgers a try.

StayAbove Wellness Bundle

$129.99

Stayabovenutrition.ca

Active dads can always use a boost to keep their lifestyle going. Hamilton, Ontario-based supplement experts StayAbove Nutrition’s Wellness Bundle includes their Muscle 5 protein powder (in vanilla and mocha chocolate flavors) to support immune function and build muscle, and their lemon-flavored omega 3 oil to support cognitive health and brain health. support function. Together they will fuel Dad this summer.

Nivea skin care for men

From $14.99

Skincare regimens are for everyone, so keep daddy’s skin firm, flawless and fabulous with some new products. Nivea’s Active-Age 24-Hour Face Cream reduces wrinkles and keeps his skin looking young, while their Active-Age Eye Cream keeps puffiness at bay and hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes. Aloe vera and provitamin B5 are the main ingredients in the Protect & Care after shave balm, which protects and soothes his clean-shaven face.

— Lindsey Ward

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