Dad. Daddy-O.  Pa.  PopPA.

No matter which way you say it, make sure that your father or father-figure knows just how much you love him on Sunday, June 20th.  This is a great chance to #ShopYQG and support some of our amazing local shops, brands and handcrafted products.  It’s usually the case that Dad has everything but check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide, highlighting some of Windsor Essex’s finest of the our W.E. Made It partners along with Barrels Bottles and Brews Trail, EPIC Wine Route, and Coffee Culture and find him something that will knock his socks off. Let us take the guess-work out of finding the perfect gift and make sure that Dad gets something that will wet his whistle, fill his belly or jazz up his man cave.

for the self care kinda guy

He may be tough on the exterior but your dad also appreciates a little pampering along the way.  From essential oils and balms to shaving soaps – make his day with a basket of goodies that show you care!

Ocean Bottom Soap

Gift Idea: Fathers Day Essentials Pack Men’s Grooming Collection

A variety of 7 soaps for dad, including wood spray and moisturizing mint lip balm.

Price: Soaps starting at $4.95 each

Available at: Ocean Bottom Soap Company

River Rock Pottery

Gift Idea: Shaving Soap Set

River Rock Pottery and Sud Therapy have put together a shaving soap and shaving bowl gift!

Price: $35

Available at: Urban Art Market in Walkerville


For the Lover of Great Gift Sets

A little of this and a little of that – comes together in a great gift set that will put a smile on any dad’s face this Father’s Day.  From local craft brews to tasty foodie treats, these gift sets may just secure your spot as #1 kid!

WindsorEats

Gift Idea: WindsorEats Bevvy Box

The Bevvy Box wraps everything the bearded craft beer enthusiast in your life will enjoy including a 6 pack of craft beer curated by WindsorEats. Order yours quick! 

Price: $36

Available:  Order yours online at windsoreats.com

Wolfhead Distillery 

Gift Idea: Wolfhead Hungry Wolf Gift Set

This gift set for Dad is loaded with everything a foodie will love, made by in-house at Wolfhead by Chef Larry & Amber.  Treat him to Wolfhead’s popular Whisky infused BBQ sauce, Grapefruit Vodka salad dressing, boozy chocolates, Apple Caramel Whisky Chutney, Cajun Rub and your choice of any 375 ml bottle Wolfhead spirits.   Eat Wild!

Price: $70.40 plus tax

Available: Order online at drinkwolfhead.com 


For the T-Shirt Fanatic

Is your dad known to rock the same t-shirt over and over? Maybe it’s time to spring for a new stylish custom tee to update his outfit and let him know how much he’s loved.  So whether you’ve got two feet or four paws, dads of all kinds will love these!

Rare Apparel

Gift Idea: Street Signs 2.0 Communi-tee

Give dad that clever tee that celebrates Windsor’s unusual pronunciation of our popular street names. If you know you know!

Price: $41+ tax

Available at: rareapparel.ca, Whiskeyjackboutique.com and Walkervillecandles.com

Fluff Pet Care

Gift Idea: Dog Dad Shirt

The perfect t-shirt for a dog dad. This super soft shirt makes a thoughtful, unique gift for the dog dad in your life. Wear it running errands, going to the dog park, or just hanging out at home with your pup.

Price: $29

Available at: fluffpetcare.com or 2117 Pelissier St


For the Lover of finer things

Does your dad have an eye for art? Perhaps he can always spot a beautiful piece that would look great in his office or man cave.  Here are some great ideas to spruce up his space with something new that he’ll love.

Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing

Gift Idea: Art Rentals

Rent a special piece of local art to enjoy for 3 or 6 months in home or office.

Price: Starting at $30 for three month rental.

Available at: Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing

Paul Guilbeault

Gift Idea: Apricot Saddle Bowl

Hand turned bowl made of beautiful Apricot Wood – Approx. 5″ diameter, 4 1/4″ height.

Price: $170

Available at: Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing


for the Caffeine connoisseur

It’s the perfect time to make up for those many sleepless nights  you may have caused – perhaps a bag of locally roasted beans or some gift cards from our Coffee Culture partners would be the perfect way to say I Love You this Father’s Day!

Espresso Canada

Gift Idea: 2 lbs of Miscela Bar and Miscela Oro coffee blends

Roasted in Canada following Italian coffee roasting traditions, beans are roasted daily, in small batches so they are the freshest they can be. “Miscela” which means blend in Italian, contains both arabica and high grade robusta bean varieties so a rich, smooth, balanced flavour is achieved.

Item Value: $30

Available at: Order online or 3110 Marentette Ave

Urban Art Market

Gift Idea: Tea Lover Gift Set

This locally inspired Tea Lover gift set includes a River Rock Pottery mug, bag of Simon Steeps tea and a  loose-leaf tea diffuser.

Price: $70

Available at: Urban Art Market in Walkerville


For the Wine Lover 

Epic Dads need EPIC Wines! Pair Dad’s favourite meal with a bottle of something local and delicious! Check out these two great ideas below or visit our EPIC Wineries page and order yours for delivery or curbside pick up!

Pelee Island Winery

Gift Idea: Hopping Apple Cider

Made from 100% Canadian Apples and Hops. Now available in our convenient, resealable, recyclable, and portable 250mL aluminum bottles. A perfect summer refresher!  The Hopping Apple Sparkling Cider offers aromas of fresh apple with subtle pear and hops flavour. Dry, light to medium-bodied with crisp balancing acidity and a refreshingly long and satisfying finish.

Price: $82.80 for 24x 250mL bottles. Plus a complimentary Pelee Island Winery baseball hat!

Available at: Order for delivery or curbside pick up at Pelee Island Winery

Vivace Estate Winery

Gift Idea: Cavatina wine

Cavatina is the product of Foch grapes, fortified with Canadian spirits, and sweetened with the juice of iced Foch grapes. Barrel aged for 6 years, the result is a slightly sweet, rich, Port-style wine. Cavatina’s distinct taste of sun-dried fruit and nutty flavours pairs exceptionally well with dark chocolate and cheese.

Price: $12.00/bottle

Available at: Vivace Estate Winery


Cheers to the Craft Brew Kinda Guy

Cheers Dad with something not only delicious but also locally brewed! Our Barrels Bottles Brews partners offer something for every taste – stouts, sours and everything in between.  Have your favourites delivered right to your door or pick up curbside!

Walkerville Brewery

Gift Idea: Father’s Day Gift Pack which includes 6x473mL cans of craft beer, branded bucket, pint glass & koozies, popcorn from What’s Poppin’, beer swag and all wrapped up with a gift tag ready to go!

Price: $55

Available at: Pre-Order at walkervillebrewery.com/store starting June 10th, 2021

BREW Microbrewery

Gift Idea: 48 Tall Boy Beer Combo Pack.

24 Maple beer (a malty smooth maple ale) and 24 Lime (a light, refreshing ale finished with lime zest) combo pack. Beers for the pool, dinner with friends or lock down parties, we got ya covered.

Price: $109.95 (Save $25)

Available at: BREW Microbrewery


So as much as he says he loves the goofy tie, show your dad some love this year with a gift that is locally made and propel yourself to the top of his favourite child list!  Find something unique that you will be excited to give and he will truly appreciate getting.

The above is just a small selection from all of the local partners featured in our W.E. Made It program and on the Barrels Bottles and Brews TrailEPIC Wine Route, Coffee Trail.  Check out our locally made shops who offer a great selection of locally made items and head over to our Father’s Day Guide for more gift ideas, as well as events and activities.

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