Father’s Day is right around the corner and every year it gets harder and harder to find Dad something amazing that his smart phone doesn’t already do.
Unless you’re one of the lucky ones whose father is deeply invested in a specific hobby (model trains, fishing, stamp collecting…y’know, Dad stuff) it can be a struggle to find just the right gift. That’s why we’ve assembled a few stand-outs that we’ve stumbled on right here in Westboro Village!
One of the biggest influences a Dad will have on their kids is unquestionably their grooming habits. Whether your dad went to work clean-shaven every morning, or if he liked to sport a shaggier look, you’ve likely inherited some of his techniques. Time to pay the man back with a few tips of your own: book an appointment at Imperial Barbershop and you can treat your dad to a professional barber cut and shave; or you can pick up some of their proprietary shaving supplies, creams and aftershaves. Not only can a shave using the right equipment add value to a normally monotonous chore, by upgrading your dad to a traditional safety-razor and disposable blades can save your old man a lot of money, and divert waste from the landfill.
It would be hard to write about Father’s Day without including one of Ottawa’s leading menswear outfitters since opening over 110 years ago. Leading up to Father’s Day, E.R. Fisher is having a 25% off sale on selected clothing and leather goods. While you’re there, be sure to post your pics to social media with the hashtag #OttBuyCanadian, an you can be entered to win a $50 gift card from E.R. Fisher or one of the other participating Westboro stores through our June Buy Canadian contest (learn more here!).
Even if you don’t smoke, Cigar Man will always carry a great variety of gifts for the well-heeled gentleman. Take these fragrance lamps, (often referred to by the brand name “Lampe Berger”) for example. These lamps purify the air by destroying odors and air borne bacteria, as well as increasing oxygen levels in the air. The scented fuels contain essential oils that are made from natural extracts that perfume the air, remove unwanted odours, on top of having insect repelling properties. If you’ve never tried one, you should; and if you have tried one, you already know they make a great gifts!
One of the most forward looking Canadian fashion outfitters has finally come to Westboro. If your father needs a subtle style intervention or complete make-over this is the place to take him. Their secret? A low cost subscription service, for men and women, tailored to their individual style. Face it, not everyone has the wherewithal, or the time, to be on-trend 24/7. Even celebs have the benefit of stylists. F + O makes navigating changing fashions and trends easy!
Those are just the tip of the iceberg! If none of these are quite your Dad’s speed, you can still find something in the diverse shops, boutiques, and restaurants of Westboro Village. Come take a stroll down Richmond and we promise you’ll stumble upon the perfect present. Good luck, and here’s wishing all of you a very happy Father’s Day!