This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18, which means there’s still plenty of time to do some shopping and pick out a great local gift for the father figure in your life. Here are five gift ideas from around Calgary to consider.
This year, skip the usual house plants and terrariums and gift your dad one of these unique kokedama plants. A form of Japanese horticulture, kokedama features a plant or flower growing from a ball of soil that’s surrounded by moss – no plant pot required. These fern kokedamas (a particularly good option if your home has lower light) are available in multiple sizes at Kokedama!‘s retail space at the back of Stuff.
Atelier Secret Kokedama!, 102, 709 11 Ave. S.W., 403-999-8618, kokedama.ca
If your dad loves craft beer, treat him to a growler filled with it ($85) from Annex Ale Project, Calgary’s newest brewery. When you purchase a growler here, you also get a fill of one of the brewery’s beers (such as the Prologue IPA or Metes and Bounds XPA) or its all-natural root beer. It’s the perfect summer thirst quencher.
Annex Ale Project, 4323 1 St. S.E., 403-475-4412, annexales.com
Help your dad take his gin and tonic game to the next level with a bottle of Porter’s Tonic Syrup ($16). Along with the original flavour (which has notes of lemon, lime and lemongrass), the locally made syrup come in flavours like grapefruit, cardamom orange and hibiscus flavours.
The Silk Road Spice Merchant, 1403 9 Ave. S.E., 403-261-1955, silkroadspices.ca
This year, Crave is offering six packs of cupcakes ($29.45) to suit every kind of dad. The local bake shop has five themed packs of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes: one for the classic, DIY, foodie, cool or outdoor dad. The cupcake designs vary according to what theme you choose, but they’re all topped with the shop’s signature buttercream icing.
This stylish leather wallet ($78 to $82) from Calgary-based Yor Leather will help keep cards and cash in order. Made with chocolate brown cowhide leather and a black canvas lining, the wallets are available in bi-fold and tri-fold form. Yor Leather even offers repair services.