Father's Day Gift Ideas 2014

Published June 11, 2014

father-s-day-gift-ideasSunday, June 15 is Father’s Day and it’s the one day you can let your dad know how much he means to you.

Those early morning hockey practices, lastminute bike repairs and lemonade stands all wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for good ol’ dad.

This year, let your dad know how much you appreciate him with some fun and clever gift ideas tailored just for him.

Every so often I come across a little gem of a store that carries some interesting and unique items. LaLa’s in Deep Cove is one of our North Shore treasures and this year they have some pretty great gift ideas for Father’s Day.

Every dad needs an apron for the barbecue. Canadian designer Wendy Tancock’s tees and aprons are a definite hit this year. Choose from a variety of aprons for dad with sayings such as King Of The Grill and other fun teasers. Aprons are black with white writing and sell for $30.

Bourbon Balls by Ruth Hunt Candies are a definite bestseller this year. It has been suggested that Bourbon Balls were created back in 1938 when a dignitary remarked that candy and fine Kentucky bourbon should be blended together to make a delicious treat. The result was the bourbon ball and they have been selling for years since. Ruth Hunt started out in 1921 selling small candy confections from her home and her very successful business grew from there.

These candies are sold in three sizes of boxes at LaLa’s and sell for $3, $7 and $13, respectively.

Bartending anyone? We all know our dads love their bars. This year, why not give him some great toys for his bar area? With a tongue-in-cheek play in mind, Wild Eye Designs has come out with a line of pseudoprescription bar products for Father’s Day. Dad can sip his favorite scotch from the flask or mix his favorite martini in the special shaker.

Enjoy shooters from their line of glassware as well. The flask sells for $25, shot glasses $25/set and the martini shaker is $30.

Happy Father’s Day!