You’ve still got a few weeks until the big day but, it will be here before you know it. It’s time to buy a gift for that guy. You know the one. The one who shrugs his shoulders whenever you ask what he wants for Christmas and ends up getting a sweater, socks and underwear! I’ve put together a few gift ideas, supporting our local shops has never been more important than now.

Swell Made Co. has a great selection of cards and gifts, and are offering free delivery for orders in Peterborough. This papa hex tag, and Alright, Alright, Alright print are sure to make him smile. Shown below is the RAD DAD card, this one might also be suitable for the big day.

Our neighbours at Long & McQuade have everything for the music lover. Turntables never go out of style, check this one out. Watson & Lou have a lot of great items made by artisans in the area. I love this wooden amplifier.

If he enjoys reading and likes music here are a few suggestions: Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Jay-z, and Tom Petty.

Wild Rock Outfitters is proud to offer free local delivery and curb side pickups during this time. Our physical store downtown is now open, however, we realise that in store shopping doesn’t work for everyone in this current time. Head over to our website and browse the same quality products that you are used to.” If he is an outdoor enthusiast, the paddle board shown below would be a wonderful gift.

Bobcaygeon Beer on the Parkway has unique offerings, with plenty of one offs and different beers to try. They have curated a wonderful basket for Father’s Day with lots of delicious summertime favourites. Check it out here. “We are now taking preorders in our online shop for Curbside pickup or local delivery for Wed June 17 to Sun June 21. Please notify us of your preferred date!”

If you have a beer lover on your list then be sure to check out the Virtual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival. Craft beer, delicious food and live music.

If you want to make a special lunch or dinner, this recipe for grilled steak tacos sounds yummy. If you are in need of a butcher to get your meat, check out Primal Cuts. “Your butcher shop with a passion for sustainable and ethical farming to ensure delicious meats and food.”

“Our store front is temporarily closed to minimize interactions between customers and our staff. Orders can be placed by calling the shop at 705- 775-6328 Our store hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm. We are currently offering contactless parking lot pick up, no lines, no crowds and no long wait times.”

If he has a sweet tooth, Two Dishes makes some very fancy donuts. Salted Caramel Apple Fritter, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Maple Coffee Cake just to name a few. 6 Pack assorted for $25. They sell out quickly, so follow them on Instagram to see what day you can place your order.

Providence has a great selection of clothing and footwear and are open for those choosing to safely shop. They are also offering curb side pick up. I’ve chosen some of my favourites. Hats, sneakers, shirts, and if he’s got a beard you can never have too much of this.

The Running Room has lots of accessories for the avid runner like this Armpocket Racer.

Flavour Fashion on George Street is also a great spot to find that perfect gift for your hubby. Below photo by Flavour Fashion.

At Twoheys we have some great art pieces that would suit the office, man cave or cottage. Boats, Canoes, Maps and Guitars. We’ve got a wonderful selection of prints that are custom framed for you in Burlington, Ontario. Stop in the store soon to see what he might like.

Beauty, design, relaxation and function; our collection of power recliners feature adjustable head pillows, making the seating experience ergonomic and giving your lower back the correct support. Offered in two sizes, he will be able to find the perfect fit for him. Available in a selection of leathers and fabrics these chairs have never been so popular. At the end of the day, everyone in the family will be fighting over who gets to sit in Dad’s chair! Come try them out for yourself.

If you haven’t already seen sports commentator Andrew Cotter’s videos and need a good laugh, check his dogs out here so cute!

Happy Shopping – Holly