Stumped on what to get your fathers this Father’s Day? Step beyond the regular tie and cologne routine and treat your father to something different. To help inspire, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 father-worthy finds. From locally sourced chocolate and free range beef, to fresh baked goods and sausages, give Dad a gift that shows just how much you care about him and shopping locally.
Whispering Winds Ranch, 100% Grass-Fed Tenderloin, $25.99 – Naturally lean due to the grass-finishing, Whispering Winds Ranch’s tenderloins are a healthier version of one of the kings of steaks. Succulent and flavorful, Dad deserves the best. Based in Vanderhoof, Whispering Winds Ranch Born is a three-generation family farm where the cattle are raised without growth hormones and on a natural forage-based diet grown directly on the farm. By skipping the grains that most producers use, they not only produce a better life for the animals, but the meat is better for Dad as well – leaner and more omega 3’s and vitamins A and E.
Barber & Co, Full Facial Hair Kit, $74.99 – Whether your dad has designer stubble, a full mountain man beard, or anything in between, Barber & Co’s Full Facial Hair Care Kit is the way to go. This classy looking set includes their Beard Balm, Beard Oil, Moustache Wax and Shaving Oil as well as a Barber & Co comb to help your dad’s beard stay as great as he is. Steeped in generations of honest tradition, Barber & Co. is a union of full-service barbershops for the modern gentleman offering sharp expertise in the craft of barbering artfully blended with the comforts of a social club.
BC Chocolate Lovers Gift Basket, $49.99 – Celebrating the best of BC’s chocolates, this is sure to please Dads with any and all tastes. Packed full of locally made chocolate goodies, Dad can indulge in tasty goodies including Whistler Pocket Chocolate, Fraser Valley Gourmet’s Chocolate Almond Butter Crunch, Zimt Artisan Chocolates’ Organic Chocolate Macaroons and much more.
Father’s Day Sausage Pack, $69.99 – Just in time for barbecue season, we’ve got delectable savings for you on a fantastic pack of Two Rivers sausages. Fill up your freezer, or treat your dad to an epic cookout for Father’s Day! Two Rivers Meats was started by Jason Pleym and his wife Margot in October 2007. The Pleym’s pride themselves on developing relationships with local farmers who share their vision of how animals should be raised. They are a purveyor of fine meats including beef, pork and others that are free of antibiotics, hormones and chemical feed additives. In addition to providing the finest protein products available, their goal is to strengthen the connection between producers and consumers. They believe that people should know where their food is coming from and that it was produced ethically and naturally.
Caveman BBQ Sauces, $6.99 – This Vancouver company’s motto is “Man invented fire for barbecue”, and the bottle features a caveman in a shiny gold loincloth. With flavours like bourbon coffee and hot mango, these sauces are a no-brainer for a dad who is a foodie and also loves to grill.
Pretty Things Floral, various prices – Flowers for a man? Why not! I actually send my dad flowers for his birthday each year, and he loves it. In case your dad is on the old-fashioned side, Pretty Things also has potted succulents and tropical plants too. We love Pretty Things because not only are their flowers and plants beautiful, they also have an eco-friendly approach towards their products by keeping waste to a minimum, and they aim to support local growers by supplying their store primarily with BC Grown flowers and plants.