Notable Father’s Day Gift Guide 2013

It’s that time of year again – time to shown the old man just how much you appreciate him. This Sunday, June 16th, is Father’s Day. If you’ve forgotten, don’t worry; you still have the entire week to score that perfect gift for pops. We thought we’d make it a little easier for you with some suggestions to suit any dad.

TW Steel: The gift of timeless sophistication.
TW Steel, a company born by a father and son, offers bold oversized watches for your dad. Whether it’s a classic or a chronograph, we love the sophistication, bold designs and quality craftsmanship, made to match every unique father’s style. The brand’s signature oversized cases and refined yet durable design make it a favourite among fashion elite and celebrities alike, and TW Steel boasts a roster of influential sports and music ambassadors. “The Watch of Steel” is one of the biggest brands worldwide and is available at 90 retail locations across Canada.

For more information, check out the website.

Harry Rosen and Le Clos Jordanne winery: Perfectly paired gift ideas.
Niagara’s ultra-premium Burgundian style winery, Le Clos Jordanne, and our favourite luxury men’s retailer, Harry Rosen, join forces this Father’s Day to pair premium Pinot Noirs with rich accessories.

For the traditional dad: Le Clos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 + Tod’s Loafers.

With its classic and charming texture, the Le Clos Vineyard Pinot Noir is perfect for a typical dad who spends his free time on the golf course, takes pleasure in a glass of fine red wine, and enjoys the weekend crossword over coffee. Lively and fresh with notes of red berries, roasted oak, and a hint of almond, this Pinot is known for its elegant and traditional qualities – just like the classic, loafer-wearing Dad. Any fan of beloved brand Tod’s knows that a new pair of the loafers will become a quick staple in your dad’s wardrobe.

Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard Pinot Noir, $40 at the LCBO, Wine Rack, and online at Tod’s Suede Loafer, $470 at Harry Rosen.


For the dapper dad: Claystone Terrace Pinot Noir + Punchy Pocket Squares.
For a fashionable, urban and self-assured dad who enjoys dressing the part, choose the Claystone Terrace Pinot Noir, a wine that is as equally distinguished as he is. This Pinot’s full-bodied and persistent notes of blackberries, chocolate, and earthiness will complement his appreciation for the finer things, his love of style, and his debonair aesthete. As for the pocket square, the accessory that urban males can’t get enough of these days, it has the ability to add a colourful touch of detail to any suit – and Harry Rosen is fully stocked with a varied selection.

Claystone Terrace Pinot Noir, $40 at the LCBO, Wine Rack, and online at Assorted Pocket Squares, $65-$165 at Harry Rosen.


Johnnie Walker…with a personalized touch.
This Father’s Day, give dad a gift he can sit down, relax with and truly appreciate – a gift like a smooth bottle of Scotch. With varying unique blends, legendary Johnnie Walker promises quality available at a variety of price-points and flavours so you can find the perfect gift for dad. To make him feel extra special, this year you can also add a personal touch to your Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle with custom engravings available at select LCBO locations.

HP Canada: For the tech-loving father.
HP Canada offers a few tech gift ideas for Father’s Day to suit the technology needs of all kinds of dads. Here are some of our favourites:

HP ElitePad (starting at $650)
Gadget-loving dads want something that goes beyond the everyday tablet. Loaded with tools for work and play on-the-go, the stylish ElitePad is outfitted with a vivid 10.1-inch multi-touch display, is thin (9.2 mm), light (under 1.5 lbs) and designed for productivity, whether you’re in the office or at the cottage.

Where to buy:, Staples, CDW, Tiger Direct and other major technology resellers.

HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One printer (CDN$250)

We’re going to bet that many dads out there are still using an old, outdated printer in their home offices. For dads who want to unleash their creativity and express themselves with music, video and photo memories, the HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One printer is a compact and stylish printer featuring cutting-edge design for wireless, web-connected printing. This sleek printer allows you to produce lab-quality photos and everyday documents, easily scan to email, preview scans with the convenient see-through lid, and access web content on the touchscreen display.

Where To Buy:, Best Buy, Future Shop.

An e-card that does good.

If your dad lives out of town, give the gift of love with a leaveoutviolence e-card. When you send an e-card in celebration of your father, you help break the cycle of violence in the life of a young person. A national youth anti-violence organization, the mission of Leave Out Violence is to reduce youth violence by building teams of young leaders who spread the word.