The dad in your life can be one of the hardest people to buy for. Sometimes, it seems like they already have everything. If you take a risk and buy the wrong version of something, it’s like you got their morning coffee wrong.
So, if they haven’t dropped enough hints — or if you’ve run out of ideas — there’s sure to be something dad will like from the list below.
Simoniz 2000-PSI Pressure Washer — $319.99 @ Canadian Tire
Whether it’s goop on a car’s paint or green moss on his Sea-Doo, dad needs a pressure washer to blast away a variety of dirt from a selection of surfaces.
This model puts out water at up to 2,000 PSI, yet its quiet motor keeps things on the down-low so the neighbours won’t wonder what the ruckus is all about. The 5-in-1 spray gun adds versatility for tackling different tasks around the house or at the cottage. It also includes a high-pressure foam blaster to coat vehicles in soap for the deepest clean.
Armor All New Car Air Freshening Protectant Wipes — $9.99 @ Canadian Tire
Take multi-tasking to the next level with these wipes that rejuvenate both the appearance and the smell of dad’s car. These two-in-one wipes provide protection from the elements and can be applied to a variety of interior pieces, like dashboard panels and trim. At the same time, it’ll keep his car smelling clean and fresh. This way, he can get two jobs done with one swipe. Success!
Zymol Liquid Wax — $32 @ Amazon
Some car buffs may suggest that paste wax is better than liquid wax. But with diapers to change or soccer games to coach, there’s no time for the slow-mode stuff. Dad needs a fast yet effective wax product. Zymol’s liquid wax is derived from a 120-year-old, award-winning German formula. It’s designed to shield the paint from things like road grime, tree sap and everything else the streets of the city can throw at it. A good-quality wax also provides a beautiful shine, which is something Zymol delivers.
Maui Jim Wiki Wiki Sunglasses — $329.95 @ Sunglass Hut
Is your dad the coolest around? Be sure he looks the part, too, with these Maui Jim shades. He’ll love a good-looking pair of glasses to shield his eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
Whether he’s behind the wheel of his car or watching the kids play baseball, Maui Jim’s polarized lenses enhance colour and contrast while cutting glare to offer him the best possible vision outdoors. Polarized lenses are also great if he’s spending a lot of time around water, such as on a dock or fishing from a boat. The sturdy titanium construction should stand up well to handle dad’s busy, hectic lifestyle.
Porsche 718 Cayman — $61,500 @ Porsche
You could get dad a limited edition copy of his favourite album to listen to (vinyl is back in fashion, right?). Or, you could get him a wicked sports car. But if you can afford it, just do both.
The latest Cayman, which starts at a tick over $60,000, provides an aural and exhilarating experience as dad can kick the accelerator to arrive at 100 km/h in as little as 5.1 seconds, thanks to the revvy 300 horsepower engine mounted just behind his ears. Sure, a sports car lacks several family hauling attributes. But this is about making dad happy, right?