Father’s Day gifts to support the local economy

Photo by Jon Tyson.

Local businesses are still scrambling, months into the emergency measures put in place by the government. Times are tough, and small businesses are working tirelessly to follow provincial guidelines while still serving their customers.

Despite these struggles, time marches forward, and we find ourselves at another special occasion: Father’s Day

I hoped to include up to a dozen businesses in this article. But upon reaching out, I was told budgets are tight, stock is low, and businesses are uncertain of their futures.

Never fear. We have collected a few local gift ideas for our very deserving dads, with lots of time until Father’s Day on Sunday, Jun. 21, 2020.

Father’s Day gifts that support local businesses

Wonderland Escape Rooms and Board Game Cafe

Website: wonderlandkingston.com

Telephone: 613-877-2068

Address: Unit 12A – 500 Gardiners Rd

Email: [email protected]

Gift Ideas:

Father’s Day Collection

Wonderland has many varied gift options for Dad. From board games and beer, to virtual escape rooms you can play together while being physically distant, there are options for every dad!

There are too many gift ideas to list here, but visit their recent blog post full of Father’s Day Recommendations from their staff, for some thoughtful inspiration.

Wonderland will be open for retail (and coffee/tea/drinks to go) on Fridays 2 to 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This weekend, you can drop in and pick up some board games and gifts for Dad! 

They also offer delivery every day of the week. Order by 5 p.m. for same day delivery. If you want to make an order for delivery on Father’s Day, order now to guarantee your items, and choose “Deliver on Father’s Day” when checking out.

Homecraft Brew & Wine

Website: homecraft.on.ca

Telephone: 613-384-6088

Address: 2787 Princess St (Woodbine Plaza)

Email: [email protected]


Craft Beer, Wine or Distilling Starter Kits

Do you have a DIY Dad? Maybe a Home Brew Kit is just what he’ll love.

“Why endure lineups at the beer store, when you can easily make your own craft beer at home – and save money!  Brewing fresh and tasty beer is fun and easy to DIY, and our starter kit includes all the fermenting and bottling equipment that you’ll need.  Bottles and a brewing pot not included,” those with Homecraft said.

“Homecraft is Kingston’s first DIY wine & beer retailer (EST. 1984). We provide high quality ingredients, equipment, selection and service with a 100% guarantee of perfection. We’re located in Kingston’s west end.”

Phone in your order and arrange curbside pick up.

Fusix Corporation

Website: www.fusix.com

Telephone: 613-384-6610

Address: Unit 72 – 1407 John Counter Blvd

Email: [email protected]

For the tech-savvy dad, Fusix has a wide selection of products and accessories. From Bluetooth headphones and extra storage options. to wireless keyboards and mice, Fusix has a solution for every techie dad.

Pick up the phone or drop them an email to discuss some ideas your Dad may like. If you already have a gift in mind, drop by their storefront. They are open for customers, and maintaining best cleaning and distancing practices.

Kingston Wheeling

Website: kingstonweheeling.com

Telephone: 613-766-3040

Address: Unit 90B – 1407 John Counter Blvd

Gift idea:

Gift Certificate for a day of One Wheeling

A fun gift idea for dad could be a day on a Onewheel. Gift certificates are available for a Onewheel rental for a full day.

Kingston Wheeling offers a free in-store demo and lesson in their custom padded room prior to taking the Onewheel out on your own. They also provide the safety equipment (helmet, wrist guards, shin pads, etc.), so you can enjoy your rental to the fullest.

Consider supporting local businesses this Father’s Day. Local merchants need your support now more than ever.

This post is sponsored content. The businesses above paid a fee to be included in this article. If you would like to be approached for posts of this nature, email [email protected].

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