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12 Big Ways to Spoil Dad this Father’s Day!

June 13, 2023

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of the perfect way to celebrate the superhero in your life.  Whether he’s a big foodie, loves the outdoors, is into fitness and sports or needs some new technology and an updated closet, we’ve got all of his needs covered. We’ve handpicked a selection of thoughtful gifts that can all be found in Ottawa’s Original Downtown. 

Get ready to explore our curated collection and find the PERFECT gift to spoil Dad this year! 

Sizzling Gifts for Foodies 

For the culinary connoisseur in your life, we’ve complied a tantalizing foodie gift guide that will have their taste buds dancing with joy! First up, check out Indigo where you can find a vast collection of must-have cookbooks that will inspire new flavours in the kitchen. Then head on over to Clocktower Brew Pub and stock up on their variety of craft beers.  Lastly, for those dads who appreciate the art of brewing a great cup of coffee, the Nespresso store has all your coffee needs. Even if your dad is a novice or a seasoned pro, these thoughtful gifts will elevate his culinary journey.   

Available at Indigo, Clocktower Brew Pub, and Nespresso

Gifts for the Brave Adventure Seekers

If you’re seeking the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life, look no further than Patagonia and Arc’teryx. Both renowned destinations for outdoor gear, they have everything from rugged hiking boots to high-performance jackets! They offer wide selections of top of line products that never forget comfort. Whether your loved one enjoys hiking, camping, climbing or is simply just embracing the great outdoors, pop by Patagonia on York Street or Arc’teryx in the Rideau Centre for all your outdoor needs.   

Available at Arc’teryx, and Patagonia

Gifts for Fitness Lovers 

For all the gym dads out there, we have a wide selection of must-have items that will keep them motivated and on track with their fitness goals. Start by stepping up their shoe game with a pair of high-performance running shoes! Nike has a broad selection of shoes for all types of activities. For the dads that want to track their progress, a Fitbit is a fantastic gift option. It offers advanced tracking features including heart rate monitoring, activity insights, workouts on the Fitbit app and much more. Head over to Indigo and The Source and pick one up! Sport Chek also offers additional fitness items such as resistance bands, foam rollers, and workout clothes for the dedicated exercise enthusiasts in your life! 

Available at Sport Chek, The Source and Nike

Gifts for the Fashion Lovers  

If your dad is someone who likes to showcase his impeccable style and sophistication, our fashion inspired ideas are here to elevate your dad’s wardrobe to new heights. Consider a sleek and luxurious briefcase from Matt and Nat that exudes elegance while keeping his essentials organized. For formal occasions or professional settings, a pair of classic dress shoes from Steve Madden is a timeless gift. To complete the ensemble, head over to Harry Rosen and explore a fine section of fashion basics from well-tailored dress pants and sports coats to more casual options such as polo shirts and knit sweaters. 

Available at Matt and Nat, Harry Rosen, and Steve Madden

Take a look at our latest blog post highlighting all the amazing experiences that you could do with your dad this Father’s Day that will create lasting memories and make it a truly special occasion!