For the dad who loves to cook, eat or appreciates a unique drink – here’s a list of gift ideas ranging from the practical to something luxurious to celebrate the dad with good taste.
Handcrafted wooden whiskey box:
For the whiskey connoisseur, give dad a beautifully Canadian-made box to store and serve his whiskey. This set comes with two glasses and wooden coasters.
The set is made by a company called, Woods and Goods which is a small family-run business based in Mississauga, Ontario. Operated by husband and wife duo Heather and Glenn, it specializes in handcrafted one-of-a-kind wooden goods. Heather runs the day to day operations, while carpenter Glenn spends his days making mounds of sawdust and turning wood into beautiful treasures. Their passion is creating high-quality, personalized gifts that you can be proud to give to your loved ones.
Gray Jay whiskey
This is a new Canadian whiskey distilled in Ontario and named after Canada’s national bird. Easy drinking and great for summer cocktails. “Your Whisky. Your Rules.” You don’t have to drink whisky out of a low ball with a sphere cube of ice – enjoy it any way you like!)
Gray Jay has purposefully designed a smooth, easy-drinking whisky that is simple, sweet and with only a hint of spice and no added colouring. The intent is to encourage new consumers to the category (mostly people who are intrigued but intimidated by all the “rules” around how to drink/sip and in what glass). New Gray Jay Deluxe Canadian Whisky is produced locally by a craft distiller in Ontario
The product has recently won the Best New Product Award in the Canadian Whisky category
KitchenAid food processor
For the dad who loves to cook – the new KitchenAid food processor (launched in May) has a small footprint but a large capacity – making it great for kitchens of any size. The 13-cup capacity can make enough food for the whole family. This really is a small appliance that is useful all year round.
Powerful enough to slice, dice, mix, chop, knead, puree…it comes with 9 attachments. Great for all the meal prep and summer recipes ahead.
The gift of Happy Pops! All natural fruit popsicles launched in Ontario by a woman who wanted to create interesting flavours that she wasn’t finding in stores. Flavours like soursop, guava, passionfruit, mango peach. Order a gift pack for delivery (ships across Canada, packed in dry ice) as a delicious and refreshing gift for yourself or a dad in your life.
They also recently launched a fruit pop subscription so you can keep your freezer stocked through the hot summer months.
Handblown wine glasses
Planning ahead to more summer refreshments: handblown wine glasses inspired by fireworks. This is an easy and affordable way to support small artists and craft makers and something unique to toast warm summer nights.
These glasses are made by Studio Honami a husband-and-wife owned Etsy shop specializing in hand blown glass products. They are based in Glen Williams, Ontario and part of the Glen Williams Glass collective studio. Artist Masaru Honami is a Japanese-born professional glass blower with a background in fine art.
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