Must-Have Father's Day Gifts from local Barrie Businesses

Father's Day is right around the corner on June 20th! I think we can all agree that finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a stressful ordeal. Dads seem to always be some of the hardest people to shop for and it can feel like your gift options are limited because they already have everything they want.

Have no fear, Tourism Barrie is here to help!

In the Barrie & Area there is an abundance of local businesses selling fantastic gifts to put a smile on your dad’s face! Without further ado, here is a rundown of 8 Must-Have gifts for Dad from local Barrie businesses!

Hand-Painted Pottery from Creative Café

fathers day themed items to paint

Gifts made with love are always the best kind, so what better than a hand painted gift for the special father in your life this Father’s Day! Whether it's for Dad or grand-pa, we’re sure they will love a special handmade gift from you or your little ones!

At Creative Café, they’re ready to help you create a one-of-a-kind gift with lots of fun dad-themed items to paint and customize. See above for some examples! 

The gift-making process is simple, order the piece you want for curbside pick-up. They come with all the materials you might need to complete your masterpieces at home and then bring them back for the Creative Café team to put in the Kiln. Then when its ready, pick it up and voila, ready to gift! 

Belgian Chocolates from Chelsea Chocolates

 box with chocolates inside

For every dad with a sweet tooth, Chelsea Chocolates is your place to go! 

Made from Handcrafted Belgian Chocolate, this Father's Day Box from Chelsea Chocolates will definitely say "Dad, I love you"!

If you only want a couple little treats to add to be a bigger gift, Chelsea Chocolates also has a selection of individual great 'dad-themed' chocolate treats on their menu for you to choose from. Select from solid chocolate shaped treats like hollow chocolate cars, a Baseball PlayerChocolate Tools, a Game Remote, a Hockey Player and more!

Quantities are limited as everything is handmade so make sure to pre-order now!

Lumberjack Fleece Jackets from Redline Brewhouse

2 Lumberjack jackets from Redline Brewhouse

Find Dad a new favourite jacket for when the weather is a little cooler with the Redline Brewery Lumberjack Fleece Jacket, available in Blue, Red and Grey. Pair the jacket gift with a Redline baseball hat for a whole look you're sure to see Dad rocking! 

Of course you can't shop from the Redline Brewery without also picking up some of their  beers, glassware and accessories! Get a Core 4 Pack for Dad so he can try some of Redline's best core beers or a Specialty 4 Pack to try some of Redline's special brews. 

Fine Cheeses from J’adore

picnic box and cheeses

If a dad in your life is a cheese fan, get him some goodies he'll love from J'adore!

At J'adore, get one of their Picnic Basket Gift Boxes and fill it with all of your dad's favourite cheeses to create a fantastic Father's Day selection. With over 150 cheeses to choose from this might be a difficult choice to narrow down but the staff at J'adore are happy to help! 

Accompany your cheese selection with a side of Star Wars themed chocolates! J'adore offers a set featuring some of the original movie characters as well as a set featuring the new favourites like Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian

Shaving Set from Artisan Boutique

3 piece shaving set made of wood

A great dad deserves a great shaving set! The 3 piece shaving set from the Artisan Boutique is made of Bethlehem olive wood, with a chrome stand and has a brush made of 'AAA' badger hair. Your dad is sure to get the best shave using this set!

And, every gift needs to come with a card. The Artisan Boutique has a hilarious selection of dad joke approved Father’s Day themed cards to pick from. Their cards are blank on the inside so you can personalize your message for your father to be exactly what you want. 

Last but not least, make sure to pre-order your Father's Day cookies today! Choose from their available sets including the 2 fishing sets or the build your own burger set. Order by June 11th on their website, call or message on their social platforms today!

Favourite Coffee Mugs from Our House

dad mug

When in doubt, get Dad a new favourite mug! At Our House, they have a fantastic selection of mugs to choose from and we’re sure you’ll find one perfect for your father! The 1/2 pint 'Wonderful dad' mug pictured above are apart of their Emma Bridgewater collection and are hand crafted in Stoke-on-Trent, England. 

Also find other great dad-approved gifts like the Jack Daniels No. 7 Whiskey Glass, the Builders at Work Bowl, the wood cheese knives and much more!

Ultimate Grilling Kit from Olive Oil Inc.

grilling gift set

It might be a stereotype but lets be honest, dads just love BBQing. At Barrie's Olive Oil Inc. they have everything you might need for gifts for all the great grill master dads on your list!

Put together a ideal grilling kit from Olive Oil Inc. perfect for any grilling king including: 

  • Supreme BBQ Lantern Box
  • Father’s Day Griller 6-Pack 60ml
  • Napkins
  • Saltwest Natural Canadian Sea Salt
  • Spice of Life Hot Sauce
  • Stonewall Kitchen Salsa
  • Rufus Teague BBQ Sauce
See the picture above for how your gift set could look and buy the items sold separately online and select contactless pick-up, local delivery or shipping across Canada!

Camping & Outdoor Gear from MEC

baseball hat

If your dad is an outdoorsy type, MEC is you're place to go for all the outdoor gear & accessories your dad has ever wanted! They have a wide selection of all the quality things your dad needs for cycling, watersports, hiking and more.

For all the sunny summer days ahead, get Dad a new favourite hat he can wear everyday like the MEC Classic Trucker Hat (pictured above). Available in 4 options, this hat is perfect for everyday casual wear and he will think of you whenever he puts it on. 

For fun ways to celebrate Dad's special day outside in a COVID-Friendly way check out our blog post for Spring outdoor activities here!

Happy Fathers Day from Tourism Barrie! 



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