Let’s face it…Dad’s can be hard to buy for! This year, I’ve looked high and low for some of the most unique and fun ideas that will delight Dad. Here are my top picks for this year’s Dad of the Year. 

Grilling Galore – Now what Dad doesn’t like to grill? A great gift is the gift of grilling I found these amazing grilling accessories at Lowe’s and RONA from Broil King and I know they are going to delight any dad on your list! These tongs, chicken roaster pan, spice rubs and mini thermometers make the perfect grilling gift this year!

Wine-not? I love to bring a good quality wine to family gatherings and Father’s Day is no exception. I recently discovered Jackson Family Wines, they are based in California and specialize in producing quality wines from family-owned vineyards.  For a gathering like Father’s Day I like to go with either an essential like Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon which pairs perfectly with meats on the grill, or for hotter days I like to pull out their La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay which is perfect when chilled.

Moments That Matter – I am a total Daddy’s Girl, so when I have the opportunity I just love to give my dad something meaningful and special. FUJIFILM Printlife has an entire line of high-quality photofinishing products to customize and preserve your favorite memories – and my dad and I have a LOT! A great idea is to compile all your favorite “dad and me” photos and print them into a photobook or print your favorite memory on a canvas or on a mug for your dad to enjoy!

Only the eScentials – I am a huge fan of plant based products that work. A great gift for Dad is an eScential Wellness’ bundle of products that are perfect for any gardeners out there. They have a Gardener’s Hand Salve that is made with shea butter, and a blend of essential oils and is 100% organic. I love, love, love that their products are toxin and cruelty free. Bundle it with a few gardening tools and you have the perfect gift for the dad who likes to putter in the yard. 

Tech Talk  – Style meets sporty in Samsung’s latest smartwatch innovation the Galaxy Watch Active, bringing Dads who want to live actively a device that is as smart as it is stylish. Pair it with your favorite Android or iOS smartphone so Dad can manually engage in more than 39 activities, set daily goals and monitor his progress with real-time coaching, indoor/outdoor activity tracking and popular third-party apps, complete with a light and versatile design. 

Décor for Dad – For those dad’s with a man cave add some fun masculinity with a camo or 4/20 pillow which will surely be a great conversation starter for his friends. Even if he is messy, the handcrafted Canadian made pillow is fully washable (no need to remove a cover) and is also hypoallergenic and has dust mite control. Fun and function come together!

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Canadian Home Trends' Style Editor, Jo Alcorn, Design Specialist and Founder of Whitewash & Co, has developed a diverse client base and is most proud of being able to provide style and continuity for a range of personalities and decor preferences. Jo's passion for design has been showcased on a handful of films and many tv programs including HGTV, Discovery Channel, CBC Steven and Chris, Breakfast Television, CityTV, Rogers Stations, Global Morning Show and more. Jo has used her design skills to develop her own line of locally made, high quality, stylish, environmentally friendly furniture, a lighting collection for Artcraft and even her own paint colour! Jo also serves as a teacher at Humber College North Campus.

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