FIVE FINDS HE'LL LOVE FOR FATHERS DAY

With Father’s Day just around the corner, all focus is on finding that perfect gift for Dad that will make him feel celebrated. Gone are the days of the standard socks and ties - the modern day dad is multi-faceted and scoring a home run gift is all about knowing his interests. Whether your big papa is an art aficionado, a thrill seeker or a stylish homebody, we’ve found our five fave Father-worthy gifts that are sure to please.

1. Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit Package at Villa Eyrie Resort; http://www.villaeyrie.com. $1695.

Let Dad feel like a motorsport superstar for a day with the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit Package from Villa Eyrie. This experience of a lifetime includes a one night getaway stay for two in the Superior Suite at Villa Eyrie, dining at the Summit restaurant by award-winning Executive Chef Terry Pichor, and a personalized performance driving experience for an entire day. Villa Eyrie is a Lake Como-inspired resort nestled into the curves of the Malahat, overlooking the stunning views of the Saanich Inlet; when Dad’s not experiencing a day in the life of a Vancouver Island Motorsport member, he could take some time to brush up on his golf game at the resort’s links, and relax and unwind with some of the Island’s finest wines. This is one Father’s Day gift he’s certain to not soon forget!

2. Decorative ox head wall sculpture; available at The Cross Decor & Design, 1198 HomerSt. $325.

For the dad who appreciates style at home, we’ve found the ultimate art piece to add to his collection. Grand in size and presence - it measures three feet in diameter! -  this ox head sculpture gives a minimalist nod to the traditional trophies of the old school boys club of hunting. Making a modern return with a cruelty-free conscious, this piece is comprised of 100%  poly-resin and finished in a bleached white to complete the sleek, streamlined aesthetic. Whether wall mounted or used as a statement piece for tabletop decor, this sculpture is the perfect balance of manly-meets-modern.

3.  Tera Gear 12K BTU Stainless Steel Tabletop Grill; available at The Real Canadian Superstore. $149.

For the King of the Grill in your family, the Tera Gear Tabletop Grill is the perfect gift for Father’s Day that will keep Dad smiling all Summer long. Small in stature but big on performance, this stainless steel portable grill makes a great addition to any party, from the backyard to the beach. Boasting 12,000 BTUs of grill power and a generous surface size for a mobile barbecue, Dad is sure to enjoy showing off his skills whether for an intimate family affair or the soiree of the season.

4.  Top Shelf Bar accessories set with stand; available at CB2, 1277 Robson St. $74.95.

If Dad’s alter-ego is Mr Entertainer, the Top Shelf bar set from CB2 is a definite winner. Including everything he might need for mixing the perfect cocktail, this bar tool set comes housed in a slim-profile, high-impact gilded stand. Whether Dad likes to mix it shaken, stirred or anything in between, this set has all his ‘bar master’ needs covered. 

5. Oscar Maschera leather storage box; available at Provide Home, 1805 Fir Street. $265.

The age-old dilemma for most men is where to drop their pocket contents when they walk in the door. It seems that the common household battle of where a convenient yet visually acceptable place to leave keys, coins and other such man-goods has remained unsolved. Until now. Oscar Maschera has created a collection of high quality leather boxes in a variety of sizes that provide the perfect hideaway for all Dad’s miscellaneous items. Made of genuine Italian leather and tanned exclusively with vegetable extracts (read: no harmful chemicals used here), these boxes exude a refined glamour that even Mom won’t mind having left out on display.