Father’s Day gifts can be tricky – the occasion always sneaks up on us after Mother’s Day, and is it just us, or do dads always seem to have everything they need when it comes to gift giving? Have no fear, these 17th Ave businesses have got you covered. From spa days with men’s specific services to quirky gift ideas from local boutiques, here are some awesome ideas for Father’s Day that are sure to put you in dad’s good books this year.
Purr on 17th
If you’re looking for fun gift ideas for Dad, Purr on 17th has tons of unique-to-Calgary tees, crewnecks, ball caps, masks and totes branded with popular YYC neighbourhoods – there is even a 17th Ave one, which is obviously our favourite. You can also stock up on popular menswear brands like Levi’s and Obey, as well as various cards for the occasion.
940 17 Ave SW, purrclothing.ca
Aloha Beauty Room
Spa services and treatments are often geared towards women, but everyone needs a little self-care and pampering in their life. At Aloha Beauty Room, they offer men’s specific facials, back facials, waxing, sugaring, manicures and pedicures. Give dad the gift of self-care at Aloha Beauty Room this Father’s Day.
1230a 17 Ave SW #5, alohabeautyroom.ca
Oasis Wellness Centre & Spa
Oasis Wellness Centre has a plethora of luxurious and relaxing spa treatments and packages, made to appeal to everyone and anyone – including dads! Book him in for a relaxing 90 minute therapeutic massage, or go for one of their popular body wraps and scrubs.
880 16th Ave SW,myoasisspa.ca
Colour Me Uptown
Get crafty with Dad this Father’s Day with Colour Me Mine’s to-go paint kits featuring fun themes like Star Wars. Paint in advance and give as a gift, or spend the day doing the kits together – either way, these take-home painting sets are quirky yet sentimental decor, perfect for dad’s desk!
1504 11 St SW, uptown.colormemine.com
Pudding Yarn always has the niftiest sewing kits, an excellent option for creating the ultimate homemade gift for any occasion. Check out sewing kits for items such as socks from Regia Yarns or toques from Lang Yarns, a few essentials Dad is sure to appreciate.
1516 6 St SW, puddingyarn.com
Kit and Ace
Dad’s tend to have a reputation for rarely buying their own clothes, and sometimes their wardrobe needs a refresh. Kit and Ace offers so many trendy, work-friendly styles that also work as casual wear. Browse through lightweight button downs, merino sweaters, cotton tees and more – great for working dad’s on-the-go!
800 16 Ave SW, kitandace.com
Regardless of gender or style preference, everyone loves a fresh pair of kicks, and 17th Ave is home to one of the best shoe stores in the biz – they currently have a Father’s Day gift guide to help you pick out the perfect gift, too. Find this season’s trendiest styles in shoes, menswear, sunglasses and accessories, as well as brands like Teva, Clarks Original, Adidas, Rick Owens and more. Whether your dad sports the hippest new trends, or keeps it casual with classic looks, you’ll find something that he’ll love at this all-encompassing local spot.
1126 17 Ave SW, gravitypope.com
This dedicated menswear store is teeming with the season’s most exclusive looks ranging from shoes to clothing, accessories and more from brands such as Nike, Reigning Champ and John Elliot. Get him those limited edition Nikes he’s been eyeing, or some of the casual essentials he always seems to be out of at their 17th Ave location, or online!
930 17 Ave SW, lessoneseven.com
What Dad wouldn’t love a retro sports jersey from his favourite team? Even if sports aren’t his jam, HG Vintage has tons of fun, second-hand items that will leave your Pops feeling all kinds of nostalgia this Father’s Day. From old school sporting wear to retro denim, tee’s and crewnecks, HG Vintage has tons of unique gift ideas Dad is sure to love.
720 17 Ave SW, hgvintage.com
Whether your Dad is a tech wiz or he’s still just figuring out Facebook, Best Buy has something for everyone: the gamer; the music lover; the fitness junkie and more. Go for something small and convenient such as smart home technology and bluetooth speakers or splurge a little and shop their selection of tablets, video game consoles or fitness equipment. Plus, if you’re really strapped for ideas, their knowledgeable staff, otherwise known as the “geek squad,” is sure to be able to give you a few suggestions.
901 17 Ave SW, bestbuy.ca
Get your dad ready for a summer of adventures at Fjallraven, where right now, if you purchase a jacket or a pair of trousers, you will receive 50% off Hanwag Shoes (in-store only).
815 17 Ave SW, fjallraven.com
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