Get Dad something he'll love for Father's Day.

Shopping for a dad is challenging, but we aim to make it easier for you this year. So put aside the usual Father’s Day gift ideas of a dreaded necktie (he has tons of them), a new golf club (he always exchanges it for a different one anyhow), or another odd and achingly familiar gift idea for Father’s Day. Instead take a new approach and channel dad’s needs to kick back and relax: Treat him to one of these luxurious, but manly items. You’ll let the man in your life know how much you appreciate him whether he is the father of your children or raised you growing up.

For the adventurous father:

If dad is active and likes to seek out new experiences out you may want to gift him the new Nautica Voyage N83, ($75 for 100mL EDT at Sears and The Bay), a fragrance that celebrates the man who enjoys the outdoors and loves to find his own path in life. The cologne’s refreshing scent encompasses notes of ocean water accord, spearmint and citrus combined with more traditionally masculine notes of musk, sandalwood and cedar.

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For the dad who spends a little extra time on himself:

Ideal for the dad who takes special care with his complexion, but struggles to find a brand he loves the Schaf Skin Care System is simplistic and effective. It’s four step system includes the following: the Schaf Shave ($20), 02 Hydrate ($35), 03 Cleanse ($22) and 04 Scrub $24 (at schaf.ca and MenEssentials). With completely natural ingredients and formulae free of toxins, fragrance, colouring, sulfates and parabens this skin care is perfect for even the most sensitive skin.

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For the chivalric dad:

If your father favours tradition this 5-piece Shaving Set from Men Essentials, ($150 at MenEssentials and menessentials.ca) was made for him. Celebrating the traditional ritual of shaving the set is complete with a shave bowl, double edge safety razor with stand, shaving soap, badger shaving brush and a few other great  bonus items. It will help him make a statement when he places it on the bathroom counter and also when he leaves the house with such a close shave.

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For the upscale dad:

Ideal for women who are buying their husband a gift so he can relax and forget about the stresses of parenthood, the Stillwater Man package ($424, at The Still Water Spa in the Park Hyatt Toronto) is a half-day affair (well three and a half hours to be exact). Designed for the man who needs to clear his mind, the spa package includes an Essential Swedish Massage, the signature Essential De-Stress Therapy and a Sports Care Manicure and Pedicure. He’ll return home to your newborn and other little ones fully refreshed and ready to change diapers and read bedtime stories with a new perspective.

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For the dad who knows what he wants and wont tell:

Although most of you may have already found a gift idea that works from the options above, some dads just wont share what they need with us. Or they are picky and difficult to please. If this rings true with your papa, try gifting him a $50 In-store MenEssentials gift card ($50 at menessentials.ca). A boutique store located on the Danforth in Toronto that specializes in products for men, he’ll have tons of brands of skin care and high quality grooming items to choose from so there’s no chance of disappointment.

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