Celebrate Father’s Day with gifts, experiences from Kingston area businesses

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Daddy-o, Pops, or Father — whatever you call them, just don’t call them ‘late for dinner’ — especially on June 16! (A classic dad joke is appropriate for Father’s Day, right?)

Whether they’re known for cracking an old corny joke or not, all dads deserve a day to be spoiled. This year, your favourite stores are open and ready to help you choose the perfect gift for the father figure in your life.

From snacks and treats to golf and cruises, find that special something for Dad here:

DIY Dads will love a brewing kit

Image via Homecraft Brew & Wine.

Do you have a DIY Dad? Maybe a Craft Beer Brewing 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,” said Rob Sulley at Homecraft Brew & Wine.

“Homecraft is Kingston’s first DIY wine & beer retailer (EST. 1984). We provide high quality ingredients, equipment, selection and service for home distillers and wine makers as well.”

Find Homecraft in the Woodbine Plaza at 2787 Princess Street or browse their website homecraft.on.ca. Get in touch with them at [email protected] or 613-384-6088.

How about a gourmet gift box for Dad?

General Brock’s Carnivore Box is the perfect Father’s Day gift for your meat-loving Dad! Choose his favourites from their curated selection of locally sourced handmade pickles and spreads, artisan salamis, cheeses, and more. And be sure to include some Cocoa Bistro chocolate to sweeten things up!

Each box is tailored to fit your budget. Pepperoni Sampler from $35; Carnivore Boxes from $40 – $100; Party Boxes for 10 to 12 from $125

Check out their website and Facebook page, shop in person at the Commissary at 55 Brock St, or call Cindy at 613-985-2222 to order. Free delivery within Kingston! 

Dad will love this golf and grill package

Dad deserves the best, and the Greens & Grill Package at Delta Kingston Waterfront delivers just that!

Tee off with 18 holes at Loyalist Golf & Country Club, then head to The Patio at AquaTerra for a grill experience like no other. With mouthwatering options like the popular Terra Burger, sizzling Steak Frites, and juicy Rib Eye, Dad’s taste buds are in for a treat.

The Greens & Grill Package includes a round of golf, a $50 voucher for the AquaTerra patio, and a comfortable stay in one of the newly renovated rooms, so Dad can unwind and relish in the perfect Father’s Day.

Find the details and book a stay for Dad online anytime until Sept. 30, 2024.

Help Dad save the planet with plastic-free options

Looking for something special for the father figure in your life while keeping the health of the planet in mind? From safety razors and shave bars to shower steams, muscle rub and hand salve, The Keep Refillery on Princess Street has you covered!

Living a low-waste lifestyle is for everyone and all the amazing dads out there want to look, smell, and feel their best. The products at The Keep are all-natural, biodegradable, and free of any micro-plastics or harmful chemicals. What your dad puts on his body matters, so help him try the beard balms, shave bars, beard oils and amazing natural deodorants that don’t create any plastic waste.

The Keep has gifts for all kinds of dads, so get yours started on their plastic-free journey. 

Shop online at thekeeprefillery.com or in-store at The Keep Refillery located at 206 Princess St. Open 7 days a week: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gift Dad an experience on the water

Skip the usual Father’s Day gifts like alcohol, neckties, gift cards, or barbecue accessories. Instead, think outside the box and give your dad an unforgettable experience with the people he loves most.

Known as the “Gateway to the 1000 Islands,” the Gananoque area is a premier tourist destination in Canada, and marks the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River. And City Cruises Gananoque offers four boat tours through the archipelago, sailing past historic Boldt Castle, the opulent residences along Millionaire’s Row, and the statue of St. Lawrence, visible only from the river.

A City Cruises Gananoque voyage provides a beautiful setting to gather the family and show the father figure in your life just how much you appreciate him.

To see the various cruise options, and purchase tickets to surprise Dad, visit https://www.cityexperiences.com/gananoque/.

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