On today’s JRFM segment we chat all things Father’s Day. But honestly I can’t even believe it’s June! Seriously?!!! Where did the time go? Just so you know, wink wink…. it’s on Sunday, June 19th, that’s NEXT Sunday… AHH, so make sure to mark it in your calendars.
Ok let’s be real it’s tough coming up with something new to give Dad each year, I know that’s how I feel. I celebrate my Grandpa and he has everything, EVERYTHING. I’ve got you covered. I put together all the best gifts for Dad for every type of DAD; gifts for the cook, for the intellectual, or the ‘techy’, the Dapper Dad, the camper and more. In addition, 3 ways to celebrate with him.
1. For the Culinary Enthusiast you can grab one of these delicious gifts from Edible Canada!! I would recommend the mango salsa. It’s local, hand-cut and spicy and it’s sure to turn anyone into a cilantro lover. Also pick up an epic Canadian cookbook or a MUST-TRY caesar mix, as there are lots of options. You can pick up these products at the Granville Island retail store or online. Just for JRFM listeners, I have a discount code with 10% off all online orders. Enter the code JRFM at checkout until Father’s Day.
2. For the Intellectual Dad the Kobo Glo HD or Kobo Aura H20 make a great Father’s Day gifts! The Kobo Glow is their newest device that offers a comfortable reading experience; while the Kobo Aura H20 is waterproof and lets you read practically everywhere – whether it’s on the boat, in the pool or even just on the couch. Both devices allow you to read in direct sunlight, are super light and can carry thousands of books.
3. A great ‘techy’ gift is the Jabra Solmate Mini bluetooth portable speaker, which is perfect because it’s so small you can take it anywhere: fishing, to the beach, even on a bike ride! Another great gift, perhaps for the NEW dad is the Nest Cam Wi-Fi Video Camera so you can see everything that matters, like you new bundle in the nursery.
4. For the Dapper Dad, The Modern Gent’s Shaving Kit includes all of his everyday grooming essentials or help him keep his skin soft with the Hemp Moisture High Expert Gift Set featuring moisture renewing favourites such as the Hemp Hand Protector. Forget about #dadpants, pick up a pair of the modern and refined khakis by Dockers. There’s everything Dad could want from casual skinny pants to refined khakis to cool shirts. And you can never go wrong with some Cologne by Hugo Boss. I’ve linked to the perfect blend for Dad, you can pick up at London Drugs.
I included some Classic Dad gifts, great for the camper and perfect to take along on our Harrison Hot Springs getaway. The Great Canadian Weekender Bag, Laptop Backpack, or the Brew & Travel Tumbler. All available at Indigo stores across Canada and online.
It’s also what you DO with Dad that matters and can be extra memorable. I’ve included 3 ways to spoil Dad this Father’s Day.
Splurge a little and take Dad for Brunch downtown at one of the many Glowbal Group locations. The new Glowbal has an incredible Father’s Day Brunch that I can guarantee will be a big hit with Dad. 100+ of your favourite brunch items!! We want to help make brunch extra special and give you a $100 gift card. See the end of this blog post for details.
Whether your celebrating your boyfriend, husband, brother, father or grandfather here’s a fantastic way to honour the men in your life. Why not take part in the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run to raise awareness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC! It’s the #1 cancer in men and the 3rd cause of cancer deaths in men.
I’ll be leading the stretch to get you limbered up for either the 2k walk, 5k stroll or 10k timed run, whichever you decide. The event is going to be blast and it’s not just for serious runners. It’s a family event with a FREE BBQ lunch, costume contest, Dad zone with FREE massages and kids under 12 are free with a bouncy castle to boot.
Adult Registration is $35 and if you fundraise $150 you get in for free. All activities at the event are free and everyone gets a cool t-shirt. Register HERE.
Take Dad on a Getaway this Father’s Day! Who needs to go to Mexico with this type of heat. Take Dad to a one-of-a-kind hideaway at Harrison Hot Springs! There’s so much to see and do. Hit up one of the many trails for biking or hiking, or head to the marina for some fishing, kayaking, nature tours or bumper boats. When you’re done exploring, jump into one of the five mineral hot pools for a relaxing day with Dad. And don’t forget your robe! Check out our GIVEAWAY BELOW, we want to send you to Harrison Hot Springs with Daddy-O!!!
Now for not 1 but 2 crazy, amazing Father’s Day Giveaways!!!!!!!
PRIZE PACKAGE #1!!!!
A GETWAY FOR TWO to Harrison Hot Springs valued at $450!!!!
•A one-night stay for 2 in a Lakeview guestroom
•Dinner in The Copper Room for 2 – $125.00 value
•A lake tour with Shoreline Tours
•Breakfast for two
•Based on availability. Prize must be booked and used between Sunday to Thursday (except for holidays) by November 30, 2016.
PRIZE PACKAGE #2!!!
The Body Shop Kit
Choose from either:
The Modern Gent’s Shaving Kit ($35) includes all of his everyday grooming essentials. The gift set includes an invigorating shaving cream, a skin softening razor relief balm as well as a shave brush all packaged in a reusable storage tin.
The Hemp Moisture High Expert Gift Set ($45) featuring moisture renewing favourites like the Hemp Hand Protector, Hemp Body Butter, Mini Hemp Foot Protector, and Hemp Lip Conditioner.
A $100 GIFT CARD to use at ANY Glowbal Group location!!!!
And a $100 GIFT CARD to London Drugs!!!
I had my boyfriend pick up a pocket square from Scotland when he was there shooting. My grandpa is Scottish and I know he will love it. Anything personalized, that you put thought into is sure to be a winner!!! LOVE YOU GRANDPA!!!
TO ENTER: Leave a comment on JRFM (click JRFM for the link) and tell us how you will be celebrating your Dad, or in my case Grandpa, this Father’s Day for your chance to WIN our Father’s Day Giveaway!!! And let us know which prize pack you’d like to win!
Whatever you do have an an amazing day, try turning off your phone and giving him all your love. Hope to see you at the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run in Burnaby.