Dad Stuff

By Christine Davis

ColdGear Reactor Run Balaclava

Give Dad the must-have layer for the cold with this hoodie made of UA’s ColdGear Reactor fabric that keeps you warm but dumps hot air as you get going and features a built-in balaclava for the right amount of warmth and coverage when you need it. Available at UA.com. $144.99

Lelit’s Bianca espresso machine

For the Dad who’s really into his coffee, this new  machine is designed and manufactured in Italy and perfectly incorporates cutting edge technology while staying true to the art of coffee making. Enjoy manual control of water flow and two separate boilers amongst other features. Available at lelitcanada.ca. $3,295

Ohlson Boxers

Tiger of Sweden produces these soft cotton-stretch boxers that Dad’s sure to appreciate. Complete with contrast waistband with brand logo. Available at tigerofsweden.com. Three pack $89

Men’s DynaFlyte 3 Sound

Flexible yet supportive, these shoes from Asics feature a customized, breathable fit. Constructed with recycled materials and non-harming chemicals, they’re perfect for the Dad with an environmentally-conscious mindset. Available at asics.com and other retailers. $160

Nest Learning Thermostat

This new smart thermostat from Google adapts to Dad’s life and the seasons and is easily controlled with the Nest app so he’ll always be connected. It learns what temperature he likes and builds a schedule around his while the Auto-Away feature turns itself down when he goes out to save energy. Available at The Google Store and Best Buy. $329

Crosley Cruiser Turntable

Dads who love playing their vinyl music will enjoy this lightweight turntable complete with charming suitcase-style shell. Built-in speakers mean music can be listened to the old fashioned way, or use the headphone jack for individual listening pleasure. Available at Indigo and Indigo.ca. $119.95

Domatic CFX-75 Dual Zone Portable Fridge/Freezer with WiFi

For the Dad who likes to camp, this dual compartment fridge/freezer will keep his beer cold and his ice cream solid. Runs on an efficient compressor, or use the DC plug in your car, camper or boat. Available at mec.ca. $1,465

OptiGrill

Let Dad barbecue all year round with Tfal’s OptiGrill. It’s small but mighty, featuring six pre-set grilling options that automatically tweak cooking time and temperature for different meats. Available at Best Buy. $168

Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand

Dad will appreciate that he can power up his phone without sacrificing functionality with this power boost charging stand from Belkin. Available at Best Buy. $89.99