Father’s Day Canada: the best gift ideas for him

Go the extra mile with these gift ideas, including the Theragun massager, a Canadian team soccer jersey, and Top Gun-inspired aviator goggles.

Dad may not be expecting anything big for Father’s Day, but if you’re too old to give a handmade card, a token of appreciation for all he does done, throughout the year, would be a nice surprise.

Father’s Day gifts tend to focus on the same interests: barbecue, beers, golf and tools. And whiskey stones, a gift no one ever wanted. Already.

We don’t limit dads to such a range of interests. Instead, we’ve chosen gifts that will help pops live their best life, from a foolproof key tracker to sneakers that make you feel like you’re walking on a cloud.

For the dad who never finds his keys

AirTags are small, inconspicuous buttons that can be placed on a key ring or in a wallet, backpack, purse, and luggage to help locate lost items. It pairs with Siri and the “Find My” network through Apple. Available in packs of one ($39) or four ($129) on Amazon, and accessories (like a keychain) are sold separately.

For the dad who needs to start wearing sunscreen

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Every adult should include sun protection in their grooming routines, no exceptions. Water Drench Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Hyaluronic Cloud Moisturizer is light and fluffy, smoothing and hydrating the skin while protecting it from UV exposure. $72 at Sephora.

For the dad who loves Top Gun


Aviator sunglasses are having a moment thanks to Top Gun: Maverick and although the exact pair Tom Cruise wears in this movie are custom made, the classic Ray-Ban aviator never goes out of style. $272 at Sunglass Hut.

For the dad who keeps things cool

Yeti cooler

Whether dad wants to keep a bottle of kombucha or a pack of White Claws cool, this hard-shell Yeti Roadie 24 cooler is durable and deep. It holds up to 24 pounds of ice and is insulated enough to keep it cold for days. Sturdy and lightweight, it’s great for long road trips, camping, picnics, and just hanging out on a patio. $350 on Amazon.

For the dad who needs to take off his old sneakers

on the cloud

The On Cloud sneakers give New Balance a run for the title of “unofficial dad sneakers.” These comfortable shoes are designed to spring the walk with a molded V-shaped heel, zero gravity outsole, breathable mesh weave and shock absorbing pads. Design-wise, the signature tread is unlike most other sneakers on the market. $159.95 at MEC.

For the dad who’s too busy for a day at the spa

Theragun mini

Theragun Mini packs the punch of powerful massager into a small, handheld device. This version is quieter than the full-scale Theragun, has 150 hours of battery life, and three speeds. $249 on Amazon.

The Trendy Fashion Statement (For Under $20)

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Chris Evans recently wore this retro NASA hat to the MTV Movie & TV Awards and if it’s good enough for Captain American (who will soon play famed astronaut Buzz Lightyear in a new Pixar movie), it’s good enough for Dad. $18.69 on Amazon.

For the football mad dad

Soccer jersey

Will dad set his alarm clock at 3 a.m. to watch the World Cup matches? If he’s been cheering on the Canadian men’s team, which has qualified for the tournament for the first time in nearly four decades, an official jersey will help him feel like he’s part of the action. $120 at SportChek.