WINNIPEG - If you’re still stressing over what to get for the father or feather-figure in your life, we’ve got you covered with a few ideas.
1. Keep it Local
Digital gift cards can be sent almost instantaneously, and with many storefronts closed, a lot of Manitoba businesses have found different ways of making local gifts available for curb-side or in-store pickup. Why not support them by taking advantage of those options, or getting a gift certificate or gift card now to be enjoyed later?
2. Tinkering, Tools, and Toys
Even if you aren’t buying for a carpenter, a mechanics kit from your local hardware store can be useful around the house for basic builds and other projects.
Or perhaps your Star Wars-fan dad would rather build a 647-piece, 18 cm (7”) high LEGO model of a Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet. Winnipeg’s only LEGO store, at CF Polo Park, opens at 11 on Sunday, and is open until 6 on weekends. (Note that only one person per household is allowed to enter the mall unless they’re accompanied by a minor.)
3. Get Outdoors
For someone who loves to be outdoors, consider getting a cooking apron for the next family BBQ, a cooler for upcoming camping trips, or perhaps a new set of golf balls or clubs. Sport Chek locations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Selkirk, and Steinbach have curb-side or in-store pickup available, and are open until six on weekends. The Canadian company has clubs that start at $30, as well as other gift ideas for days spent hiking, jogging, or swimming.
Cabela’s in Winnipeg is another source for outdoor equipment, with a wide selection of camping, fishing, boating, and hunting gear. They also offer free curb-side pickup, and are open 9 to 6 on Sunday.
4. For the Chef
If your dad's likes to make ribs, soup, or chili, he'd appreciate getting a 9-in-1 Instant Pot. Around for about three years now, it’s an appliance that goes beyond just steaming and slow-cooking, so you can use it to make almost anything in the kitchen. You can grab one at Costco, Canadian Tire, or Superstore starting at $110.
5. The Gift of Music
For many, electronics is a safe bet, with a lot of great options to choose. A Bluetooth speaker can prove to be very handy at the pool, out on the lake, or on the deck. A good set of headphones is something else that most would appreciate. But another way to give the gift of music is with a digital gift card, such as those available through iTunes.
6. Long-term Gifting
Why not get your dad a subscription, so he can enjoy receiving your gift all year long? Maybe he’d like a membership to MasterClass, an online subscription-based education platform with tutorials and lectures from a wide variety of experts.
The Dollar Shave Club is another option, which offers personalized shaving products and automatically sends out refills. Right now, you can get a starter set for under $10.
7. Something Sentimental
Of course, the gift of quality time spent with a loved one is really the ultimate gift for any celebration. This Father’s Day, whether it’s during a video call or a backyard BBQ; whether it’s tangible, digital, or something completely different, any gift that says, “I’m thinking of you” is sure to be remembered for a lifetime.
What do you think?