If he’s into outdoor adventuring, be sure to look into options offered by Vancouver-based Perfect Day Experiences. It’s a go-to source for anyone looking to give Dad something extra special. Check out their online site and click your way to the perfect hands-on gift. With a range in options, experience packages on Perfect Day range from $50 – $500 and cover an assortment of activities (we’re talking sword fighting, mountain biking and even paragliding). Be sure to check out all the fully-loaded options here.
If Dad’s the type with a discerning sense of style, he might like something with a touch of refined class to it – and by this we mean the Tiffany Zippered Billfold (choose from espresso or onyx grain leather). It’s the perfect tasteful addition that will hold all his important items and, at just over $300, won’t set your own savings back much either. Check out all their Father’s Day gift offerings here.
Whether he’s a fan of the sport or simply likes checking out any such event live, take advantage of the hometown excitement offered by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s upcoming home games and score Dad some tickets. Starting at only $25 per ticket, it’s a steal that he’ll love (and you’ll have more cash to treat him to a brew or two).
For those fathers who are into fitness, another easy to grab gift he’ll appreciate has to be Timex Men’s Easy Trainer heart monitor. It’s the perfect gadget guaranteed to help keep dad motivated, track his fitness goals, and pass the time on the treadmill. The management data afforded by the Timex device tracks fitness goals, heart rate and more (it’s easy to use and comfortable to watch).
What, dad doesn’t like rolling up the sleeves and getting busy in the kitchen? Treat him to a gourmet cooking class at one of Vancouver’s top spots for culinary fun and grab him a spot at the Dirty Apron. They’ve got plenty going on leading up to Father’s Day and throughout the summer. One event worth noting that’ll get him geared up for some serious grilling is the Meat Eaters course (taking place later this month). Click here for full course listings, info and to purchase.
Another easy to do gift idea for Dad: treat him to a day touring around Granville Island – complete with brewery tour at Granville Island Brewery and The Dockside Brewery (tours are given every Thursday). Grab lunch at Edible Canada or grab a sunny spot on the expansive waterfront patio at Bridges (where you’ll find some damn fine fish & chips). Post-eats, meander your way through the Market and treat dad to some delectable take-home treats (we’re talking BBQ rubs, seasonings and plenty of other fixings).
Speaking of grilling, the perfect complement to a day perusing the fresh goods at Granville’s Market might be to gift dad with Le Creuset’s Panini Press and Skillet Grill Set (a top-notch choice for any wannabe chef or grillmaster that lasts forever). Perfect for grilling steaks and a range of other dishes, it ingeniously combines a square skillet grill and panini press to give him the best of both worlds while working his magic in the kitchen. For more info, click here for details.
Cover image courtesy of Bridges Restaurant