Father's Day Gift Guide: 2016 Edition

Shopping for dad can be REAL tough. A patriarch puzzle. A manly mystery. He proooobably will like almost anything...but what will he LOVE?! To help with this dilemma, My New Neighbour has thought of some practical ethical gifts to honour Dad on Father's day! 

We've found things Dad might REALLY like....

To Wear!

A Classy Tie | Nothing says class AND sass like a ballin' tie. Vancouver's Fly At Risk and Toronto's Pomp & Ceremony both hand make wonderfully unique ties.  

Work Attire | For work wardrobe staples, check out Canadian-made dress shirts from Muttonhead. Scope their sale items for a sweet deal. Looking to buy a great investment piece for Dad? For beautiful and comfortable work shoes check out Poppy Barley

Cozy Slippers | A hard working dad won't be able to resist ending his day in these crazy cozy Garneau Slippers made in Montreal. 

Active Wear | Whether dad is biking mountains or keeping it laid-back at home, comfortable clothes made to last will always be appreciated.  Check out Patagonia for high performance active wear or Thrive Lifestyle and Province of Canada for comfy Canadian-made basics.

To Cleanse!

Body Products | Bath and body products often, unfortunately, air on the feminine side. Luckily, a few Canadian skincare companies have entered the male skincare game with some fantastic products. We love Canmore-based Rocky Mountain Soap Co.'s thorough coverage of men's face and body cleansing essentials. Lavami's neutrally scented soaps handmade in Calgary can please any Dad's olfactory senses; scope their beer soap for something unexpected and brilliant! For Calgary-made, all natural, beard care essentials, take a looksee at Mammoth Beard Co.!

Hair Products | If Dad is still workin' an impressive head of hair, head over to California-based UrbApothecary for plant based, organic male hair products in posh packaging.  

Hot Towel Shave | For something a lil extra luxurious, take Dad for a traditional hot towel shave at Best of 7 Barbers.

To Use!

Multi Tool | Make Dad's life easier with this made in Canada multi tool that operates as a bottle opener, box cutter, beard comb,pry tool and bear defence (professional bear defenders only)!

Desk Accessories | Add a touch of elegance to Dad's desk with this strangely awesome coin holder skillfully constructed from recycled wood, a simple yet gorgeous monogrammed leather mouse pad, or a handcrafted earbud cord organizer

Lunch Tote | Boost Dad's lunch style and sustainability with a cotton or waxed canvas American-made lunch bag from Artifact Bag Co

To Do!

Game Night | My New Neighbour thinks the gift of time is the best gift of all! Take dad to a board game cafe, pub or restaurant for a night of good food and good fun. 

Conversation & Coffee | A delicious warm drink in the morning almost guarantees you will sport a serene smile all day. Make a date with Dad to bask in nostalgia as you enjoy a London Fog from Monogram Coffee or a hot chocolate at the infamously quirky Bean Stop.

Ice Cream! | A regular day automatically becomes the BEST day when ice cream is involved! Treat Dad to a scoop at your favourite local shop, or check out one of our Calgary favourites, Fiasco Gelato and Village Ice Cream.

Dinner Date | Spoil Dad with a classy dinner at a local restaurant that features environmentally sustainable practices like ethically raised meat and seasonal produce. Not only is this an ethical way to spend your money, it always makes for a uniquely fantastic meal! Our current Calgary favourite is Market on 17th Ave.

To Remember!

Photos | Materialize your memories with prints from Artifact Uprising. Artifact Uprising is an environmentally responsible company that uses recycled paper and upcycled wood while also employing adults with intellectual and development disabilities through SKCAC to empower and gratify their lives. Our current fave is their Wood Block Photo Holder that can rotate 12 different photos.

Keychain | Remind Dad of how important he is to you and your family with this Papa Bear keychain from Brickbubble!

All kinds of options for all kinds of Dads! Make this Father's Day extra creative AND special by buying ethically!