This is the week, moms! Time to ensure we get everything ready for Father’s Day. I know, I know, the jokes are out there about dads getting Mother’s Day gifts the day before, but life gets busy and sometimes we end up a bit stressed too!
Sears Canada is here to help! Its recent survey of more than 1,000 Canadian dads from coast-to-coast forms the basis for its Ultimate Gift Guide for Every Canadian Dad, whether he’s a jock, fashionister or backyard baron.
Survey says: More than one third of Canadian dads (36 per cent) agreed the number one gift they would most like to receive for Father’s Day is fashion-related, whether it’s a dapper new suit, a crisp shirt and tie or trendy boat shoes — a true sign that gifting dad with a new tie or statement socks is far from passé, and that fashion dad is here to stay!
Survey Says: This is what you should give dad
Sears Canada surveyed men, aged 25 to 55, on what they would most like to receive on Father’s Day. Here’s what Canadian dads had to say:
- 78 per cent of Ontario and Western Canada dads indicate they would most like to receive fashion-related gifts (clothes, suits, shirts, ties, shoes)
- More than half (66 per cent) of dads in Quebec and Atlantic Canada want outdoor essentials like BBQs, patio sets and fire pits
- 37 per cent of dads in Atlantic Canada say they’d like to receive tools, a lawn mower, shed, workshop or automotive accessories
- Fully 90 per cent of Canadian dads say that spending time with family on Father’s Day is most important, followed by getting gifts, hanging out with friends or relaxing by himself
Sears Canada’s research has identified Four Key Dad Personas and produced fully shoppable gift guides, available in-store and online, at Sears.ca/LoveYourDad, for the:
• Outdoorsy Backyard Dad
• Cooking connoisseur Foodie Dad
• On-trend Modern Dad
• Fitness-focused Dad Bod
Here are some of my top picks from Sears Canada for Father’s Day from the gift guide:
Earthwise™ 20″ 3-in-1 Corded Electric Mower $299.99
For the dad that loves to spend time in his outdoor oasis, give him the gift that will keep his backyard clean and pristine. This Earthwise™ 20″ 3-in-1 Corded Electric Mower is quiet and easy-to-start and has features designed to mulch, bag and discharge.
For the do-it-yourself cleaning enthusiast, the Earthwise™ 1500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer is dad’s greatest ally. It features a 10-amp motor which puts out 1.3 gallons of water per minute. Your Backyard Dad will have the best tool to keep his outdoor oasis spotless.
Vivere® Combo – Double Denim Hammock with Stand $142.49
Give dad the best R&R experience in his own backyard with the Vivere Double Hammock. The hammock stand is constructed of heavy duty steel and assembles in minutes without any tools. The stand also allows dad the freedom to set up the hammock in the most convenient location, no longer relying on those two perfect trees.
With the Napoleon® Travel Q Portable Propane Grill, dad can now take the party anywhere he goes. Whether it is a tailgate party or the next family cook-off at the park, help dad be the Master of the Grill no matter where the festivities take him.d
Make dad the most popular guy at his next BBQ with the Broil King Premium Rib Rack. This item accommodates five racks of ribs within an ultra durable high grade stainless steel wire frame, allowing double the number of ribs he can cook in a limited grill space.
CRAFTSMAN®/MD C3 19.2Volt Lithium-ion 1/2-in. Brushless Drill Driver $149.99 Add to dad’s toolbox with the CRAFTSMAN® Brushless Drill Driver. Its C3 brushless motor delivers more battery power to the tool because no power is lost due to the friction of brushes.
Your “Foodie Dad” will love the Hamilton Beach Dual Zone 3-in-1 Griddle. With a dual-zone design, Dad can griddle fajitas on one side while he grills a mouthwatering steak on the other. This Father’s Day, help him show off his culinary skills and prepare his next delicious meal.
Let dad channel his inner Gordon Ramsay with the Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set from KitchenAid®. This set includes an 8” Skillet, 10″ Skillet, 1.5-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.0-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.5-Quart Sauté with Lid and an 8.0-Quart Stockpot with Lid. The ultimate gift for the food obsessed dad that will keep the whole family’s tummies happy.
Upgrade dad’s cooking tools with T-fal’s AirBake non-stick pizza pans. Its micro-dome technology decreases bake times by up to 15 per cent and its air insulation feature prevents overheating and burning.
On the top of every home cook’s wish list is a really good knife. Make Foodie Dad’s kitchen dreams come true with the Henckels 6-Piece Steak Knife Set. A good knife can make all the difference, elevating dinner prep from a chore to the perfect kitchen activity.
Upgrade dad’s bar with the Spiegelau Beer Glasses set. Expertly crafted in Germany to accentuate the flavours, this is the perfect gift for any beer aficionado.
Help dad bring fun and functionality with the Coca-Cola® Retro Vending Fridge. A must-have for collectors or anyone looking for a conversation starter!
Wow! Now THAT is a shopping list! Happy shopping ahead of dad’s big day. I agree with the 90 per cent of Canadian dads say that spending time with family on Father’s Day is most important – but it’s also nice to have something special to give him to make his day. Happy shopping! Check out Sears Canada Love Your Dad page for more great gift ideas!