Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021


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It’s time to celebrate Father’s Day in the best way you can by showering your favorite dad with lots of love, ‘dad jokes’, and now, even big hugs! If you are thinking of getting him something special too, look no further, we have great ideas from our local retailers, featuring great local products, and all from our great downtown stores.  Downtown Abbotsford has created the Ultimate Gift Guide tailored to the interests of every special father or father figure in your life. 

With COVID-19 and the restrictions slowly lifting it has become a little easier to get out and find something special for Dad. Not quite comfortable doing that yet?  We have you covered. Since the pandemic began, most downtown retailers have created websites and virtual shops. If you are more comfortable shopping from home, it has never been easier to shop locally.  As for restaurants and cafes, with dine-in resumed, taking your dad out for dinner could be one of the best ways to treat them, spend quality time together and still support local. 

Whether he is into cooking, games, hair care or you just want to get him a nice card, we have gathered some great gift options. Here is what to expect in the guide: 

Home Goods

For the dad who is always in the kitchen, Yes Chef is the perfect place to start. They offer a variety of cookbooks perfect for the meat lover in your family along with a selection of rustic charcuterie boards. They also offer traditional cedar incense and matches as well as a double-walled, high-quality growler, great for storing beer and cider from one of the many local breweries in the area.

Vintelier has gorgeous smelling candles with musky scents including Campfire, Cuban Tobacco, and Cedar & Leather. While at Spruce Collective you can find the most stylish pizza cutter in the shape of a bicycle.

A bit too busy to come up with a whole present for Dad? Razors Edge has the ultimate Father’s Day Gift Basket including a fun hangable bottle opener, a bottle of Dad’s root beer, So’Luxury hair care products topped off with a cute card. For something simpler, they offer Dad Tumblers which are great for both hot and cold drinks.

Food

You know what they say, the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Treat him well this Father’s Day with tasty take-out options from many of our local restaurants and cafes or, from our new artisanal grocery store, The Daily Market (see below for more info). Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to help you with anything you need.

Brgr Brgr is offering a special Father’s Day deal on a burger and local beer (there are vegetarian options as well). Anne Marie’s Cafe has gift cards available just in case your favorite Dad can’t make it out on the right day.  Whether he likes breakfast, dinner or breakfast for dinner, you are set with the right choices in the downtown!

Is your dad the meal maker in the family? Let Dad take a break from cooking and purchase some locally sourced meat from Lepp’s Farm Market. Can’t make it to the farm market?  No worries, there is beautifully marbled striploin steak, chicken, and pork are available at The Daily Market in downtown Abbotsford every day. Celebrating Fraser Valley growers and chefs, they source a variety of fresh products such as bread, produce, artisanal products, cheese, meat, and more.

Tracycakes has some great takeaway treat boxes for the guy with a big, sweet tooth. Enjoy their Daddy Patty Box which are cupcakes that look like burgers, or a variety treat box filled with a selection of delectable goodies. For something easy to whip up at home, The Polly Fox has Mug Cake Mix’s available in chocolate and vanilla. 

Apparel

Tracycakes has some great takeaway treat boxes for the guy with a big, sweet tooth. Enjoy their Daddy Patty Box which are cupcakes that look like burgers, or a variety treat box filled with a selection of delectable goodies. For something easy to whip up at home, The Polly Fox has Mug Cake Mix’s available in chocolate and vanilla. 

Self Care

Even dads deserve a little pampering too! Give them the gift of at-home self-care with these luxurious products. The Refinery House has all their beard needs covered with some after-shave moisturizing cream, shaving gel, or beard softening oil. While Pinkies Nail Studio has a pedicure file to keep those pesky calluses away! 

Florals

Yes, you saw this right. Who says flowers or plants must be for the women in your life? Get your dad a beautiful bouquet from Buckets of Flowers. Custom options are available so you can make them as big and as colourful as your dad’s personality! Purchase in-store or online to fit any budget.

Services

Get your dad out of the long locks from quarantine and into a trendy new hairdo from Beard & Bardot. Their passionate team believes in offering services in a comfortable, inclusive to all, creative atmosphere. Or if your dad has been wanting to try an authentic barbershop, get him a gift card from Hansen’s Barbershop. Using old-school techniques, new owner and barber, Francis Rostant, prides himself on the craftsmanship of barbering and taking his time to make sure his customers get the full experience and best quality. 

Games

Is your dad a board game fanatic, or are you just looking for something new and fun to do together this Father’s Day? There are plenty of options to create and experience healthy competition with your favorite gaming dad. Whether you are looking for a party or strategy game, Nerd Haven is the place to go. Featured in No Quarter Magazine for their Games War Room, they do gaming right! Take a look at the options we’ve included in our guide and give your dad a dose of fantasy adventure with Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion or if that doesn’t quite ‘fit’, try a war game with Warhammer 40000. You can even help your dad explore a new hobby with a beginner’s style war game painting set.

If your special dad likes the quieter style of activities, Spruce Collective and Bureaux Modern Mercantile offer a great selection of puzzles. You can find one that is tailored to your dads’ interests with different themed puzzles available. Spruce Collective also has a nice set of BBQ playing cards perfect for tucking in the backpack for the next camping trip.

Miscellaneous

For the tech enthusiast get an Otter Box set from iTech Studios. Equipped with a glass protector, fast wall charger, and a USB cable, the owners of this store believe in providing excellent service to their customers.  If the wilderness is a passion of your father’s, give him a First Aid Kit from Spruce Collective. It is not your typical first aid kit as this one is an outdoor adventure tailored, compact and durable. Remember the BBQ playing cards mentioned?  What a great item to pair with this first aid kit.

For the father interested in playing music, Sound of Music has some beautifully crafted instruments for any sound he wants to play or learn how to play. If you are just looking to give something simple this year there are plenty of options for cards. Funny, cute, or including cool television characters, Bureaux Modern Mercantile and Montrose & George have some great card options to fit your dad’s style. (Pro-tip: Slide a gift card from one of our other vendors into your card!) 

Happy Father’s Day everyone from DOWNTOWN ABBOTSFORD!

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