Father’s Day is just around the corner! Although our celebrations may look different this year, there are so many ways to celebrate the special men in your life from both near and far. Below is a list of our favourite Father’s Day finds from Northern Ontario and across the Great North. You can shop these in-person or online; for pick up or delivery. Some can even be shipped throughout Ontario, across Canada and to the US where noted. PLUS we’ve included something for every type of guy on your list! Help support small businesses while sending cheer to Dad’s, Dad’s-to-be, step-dads, grandfathers, godfathers, and fatherly figures everywhere. And if you are Mom who is a Dad too, treat yourself to something special. Don’t delay — to ensure quantities last, order today!
1. Finds for the Foodie
The North is blessed with the some of the BEST restaurants! Although it may not be possible to dine-in with Dad this year, you can bring over dinner, have it delivered to him or even grill it for him. These culinary creations have been carefully curated to bring you the freshest and finest ingredients the North has to offer:
- 1886 Lakehouse Bistro in Callander has several scrumptious dinner options available for pick up. Dinner for 2 options include BBQ Striploin ($34), BBQ Sirloin ($30), Rainbow Trout ($30). Burger options are available for groups of two or four.
- Churchill’s in North Bay is home to the The Prime Grade Steak Box starting at $45. It includes two steaks of your choice; roasted little gem potatoes with shallots, asparagus and seasonal vegetables; chimichurri sauce and salsa macha; house blend seasoning and horseradish. You can also try the Taco Box for Two that includes a choice of two proteins, house pressed tortillas (6), salsa verde, salsa roja, lime pickled onions, Spanish rice, avocado crema and pico de gallo. For $27 you can select from both meat and vegetarian options.
- La Fromagerie in Sudbury is featuring custom Fathers Day gift baskets. They can curate a sweet and savoury mix of goodies and even enhance it with offerings from other Sudbury-based business like Northern Axperts and The Barber Shop. Email [email protected] for more information!
- Guilty Pleasures Bake Shop’s The BBQ Tour Box is sure to please! For $45, each box contains 1/3 rack Kansas City style ribs, 1/4 lb. Carolina style pulled pork, 1/4 lb. Texas style brisket, 1/4 lb. Memphis style chicken wings, Blackstrap molasses + ham baked beans, Southwest style slaw, Jalapeño cornbread and whipped honey butter. All made fresh in-house. The box also includes a locally printed, customizable Father’s Day card. They are also offering a host of sweet treat add-ons along with a selection of spirits from Sudbury-based staples like The Alibi Room and 46 North!
- Pinchman’s Father’s Day Gift basket is stocked full of treats from a selection of Sudbury favourites. For $95, each basket is filled with: 1L Growler w/free initial fill from 46 North Brewing Corp; extra virgin bulk olive oil in a refillable bottle & stone-ground organic chocolate bar from The Nickel Refillery Inc.; Pinchman’s sourdough, house-made herb butter, house-made habanero and mango hot sauce, house-made BBQ sauce, 1 lb. of Pinchman’s house blend dark roast ground coffee, and Pinchman’s cookies. To place your order in time for Father’s Day, please CALL 705-470-7624 (orders will ONLY be accepted over the phone or in-person, not by e-mail or messages).
- Twiggs Coffee Roasters locations will be featuring Father’s Day cookies from Amanda’s Homemade Goodies for Father’s Day this year. They will be available individually and in a box set while quantities last. Pick yours up or have them delivered in North Bay, Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls or Parry Sound! Want to make it a meal? You can add any of their amazing offerings or alchoholic beverages to the order. We personally LOVE Twiggs’ pizza kits since they are a fun activity for all ages. For $17.95, each kit includes 2 dough balls, sauce, spice, cheese, pepperoni and your choice of 3 other toppings so you can make your own Twiggs pizza at home. Gluten free dough available for an additional cost.
- Verdicchio Ristorante is offering 20% off pick-up orders to enjoy their progressive Italian cuisine at home. You’ll experience traditional flavours while sampling the best from local Northern Ontario growers. Choose from their seasonal al la carte menu and daily features that highlight ingredients grown in their backyard and products crafted in the artisanal method.
2. Gifts that Give Back
Nippissing Serenity Hospice is benefitting from the sale of these Father’s Day BBQ Gift Packs. Vested Interest Trading has stepped up in support of our local hospice and prepared some amazing, gourmet BBQ gift packs for Father’s Day. Your choice of mild or spicy. Spoil dad with the best gift this year! Place your order now for curbside pick-up on June 19th. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to support the community residents at Nipissing Serenity Hospice.
3. Grooming & Apprarel Goods
- Northern Heart + Home has partnered with Beautycounter to bring you 10% off your first order! These savings can be used for anything on the site so it’s a great time to grab some gifts for Dad and maybe a little something for yourself. Bonus: they can be shipped anywhere in Canada or the US! The Father’s Day Shop is stocked with full size favourites but we are loving the The Counterman Carry-On kit this Father’s Day. It provides a great opportunity to try 4 products for under $50 after the discount is applied. These four essential men’s products, conveniently sized to take on-the-go, feature Sequoia Stem Cell Complex to help protect skin and hair from everyday stress. Counterman Carry-On includes purifying shampoo, energizing charcoal body wash, daily exfoliating cleanser, and oil free face lotion. PLUS if you place your order for any Counterman product between June 4th and June 15th you can get a FREE charcoal body bar (a $25 value)!
- Desimone Shoe and Spa is giving you the opportunity to treat Dad to a Sportsman Pedicure this Father’s Day! Their DeSimone Shoes & Spa Gift Card is a perfect all-occasion gift for those who value health and wellness. Give him the gift of relaxation!
- R Little Secret Fashions and His Secret Fashions is setting out to bring you a new idea that will make this year a great gift for Dad! The Gift-Box For Dad includes Black Bull 2 pack underwear, Golf or BBQ Inspired Socks (select theme, one size), Porketta Seasoning, Steak Spice and Snickers Chocolate Bar.
4. For the Beer Lover, Wine Enthusiast or Cocktail Connoisseur
Whether you will be toasting Dad in person or virtually this year, you can gift him with a selection of beers, wines and cocktails from the North! You can pick these options up locally or ship them where noted:
- Gateway City Brewery and Northern Ontario Brewing Company both offer free delivery in North Bay and also ship across Ontario!
- North 46 Brewing Company is open for bottle sales, or order online for pick up in Sudbury.
- 1886 Lakehouse Bistro in Callander and Verdiccio Ristorante in Sudbury have both opened their cellars to offer a selection of unique wines, not available at the LCBO.
- Crosscut Distillery and The Alibi Room offer an amazing array of cocktail kits with local delivery and pick up in Sudbury available. 1886 Lakehouse Bistro in Callander also offers a selection of Caesars and Canadian Greyhound Cocktail kits for pick up.
5. Gifts to Enjoy for Years to Come
- BytheNumbersCo has gifts perfect for the Dad who takes pride in his property. Their custom modern house number plaques, welcome signs and wreaths add instant curb appeal. With free shipping in Canada and delivery available across the US these gifts can be customized for every type of Dad on your list.
- Creative Nest Studio in Sault Saint Marie is offerings 2 options for you at $45 each! Each box includes popcorn from Cornucopia Popcorn Company, heavy glass mug with vinyl design, 5” car decal, a custom Creative Nest wood engraved keychain, and card with personalized message. East end pick up or free local SSM contactless delivery June 19th + 20th. Accepting orders while supplies last by email to [email protected]
- Hands up if you have photos you’ve been meaning to have printed in a book, on a canvas or other creative means for Dad? Mixbook is the place to do it! Use this link and enter code 4DADA for up to 50% off a premium book or use site wide. Take advantage of this incredible offer that will help you relive the memories years to come. Hurry, this offer is only live until June 10th!
How are you spending this Father’s Day? Drop us a note, we’d love to hear from you! Sending lots of love to all the amazing Father figures in our lives, especially our incredible Dads and husbands. We love you and thank you for everything you do!
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