Whether he's stuck at a desk or workshop bench or travels a lot or works outside, there's a Father's Day grooming gift for your family man. And all these items are available in stores now as well as online.
For the personal trainer: The Saje Après Sweat Kit soothes post workout with a eucalyptus-and-rosemary bath soak, muscle-melt lotion, massage oil and cooling Peppermint Halo. $41.95 CAD and $37.95 USD; saje.com for store locations.
For the road-tripper: Sunscreen doesn't seem sexy, but when compared with the truck-driver UVA-damage alternative.... Sun Bum Signature SPF 30, a broad-spectrum, transparent mineral formula, comes in a sleek bottle that slips easily into his messenger bag. Also available in SPF 50. $21.99 CAD at drugstores; also from $12.95 USD at swell.com.
For the frequent flier: Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate kicks his skin's moisture level up by 179% right away and maintains a 65% hydration boost for 24 hours – that's ideal for commuter flights, and certainly for every day. It's especially good for guys who prefer fragrance-free and not to feel anything left on their skin. $46 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart, department stores and online at clinique.ca; $39 USD at clinique.com.
For the journeyman: Jack Black Intense Therapy Hand Cream softens rough, calloused skin and comforts frequently washed hands without feeling greasy. Bonus: a dose of eucalyptus gives the formula a rejuvenating scent. (Plus, it's a favourite of one of my brothers, for exactly the reasons here.) $19.50 CAD and $15 USD at Sephora.
For the analyst: Hours spent staring at data and computer screens mean his eyes need some love. A treatment he can turn to for instant eye-fatigue relief, de-puffing and anti-aging benefits is just the thing. Get fancy with a tube of Sisley Eye Contour Mask, $180 CAD at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom; $145 USD at nordstrom.com, or go fragrance-free with Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift, $90 CAD at dermalogica.ca and $65 USD at ulta.com.
For the night manager: Ole Henriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub wakes skin up with its warming + cooling action, combats excess oil with kaolin clay, and exfoliates with volcanic sand, glycolic acid and lactic acid. $34 CAD and $28 USD at Sephora.
For the park ranger: With free parks admission this Canada-150 year, he's going to be busy. Hydration is essential for his health and skin; a S'well Water Bottle to keep H2O refreshingly chilled all day is a must. $45 CAD at Indigo Books and $35 USD at amazon.com.
For the executive: The Leaves of Trees Modern Dad Gift Set includes Charcoal Anise Soap, Eucalyptus Mint Deodorant, Eucalyptus Argan Oil, and a Paragon Shaving razor with titanium-coated stainless steel handle. $75; leavesoftrees.com for retailers.
For the wilderness guide: Get that man a proper topper. We like this Stayback natural straw Breeze hat for several reasons: it's designed to fit well and stay put in super-breezy conditions; the 4-inch brim will shelter his neck and face from UV exposure; it's gonna look even better when it's a little worn and battered; and it's Canadian. Sports celebs snapped wearing Stayback hats include former MLB player Joe Carter, former MLB pitcher Derek Lowe and NHL player Adam Henrinque. $100 CAD at SportingLife.
For the transit commuter: Multi-tasking Anthony Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash maximizes shower time as it cleanses and conditions hair and skin, and leaves behind an energizing eucaluptus and balsam scent that smells fresh in close quarters. $31 CAD and $28 USD at Sephora; anthony.com for more retailers.
For the landscaper: The Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment grabs hold of and evicts dirt, grime and sweat to refresh and purify his complexion without drying it out. $37 CAD and $28 USD at Sephora.
For the business traveler: Handsome and streamlined, the Ted Baker Onyahed Leather Wash Bag has a roomy interior and a zippered outer pocket to keep his grooming necessities nicely organized. $135; tedbaker.com for retailers.
For the micro-brewery owner: A supple, healthy, shiny and fresh beard is a thing of beauty. American Crew Beard Serum relies on argan and cyperus esculentus root oils plus silicone; $19.99 CAD at Trade Secrets and $17.95 USD at ulta.com. All-natural Herbivore Cedar & Bergamot Beard Tonic also has argan, plus apricot kernel and jojoba oils; $24 CAD at Indigo Books and $20 at nordstrom.com.
What are you thinking about for Dad this Father's Day?
A version of this gift guide appeared in Metro News.