Father’s day gifts that keep him looking better than a tie
For Father’s day treat your dad with the gift of grooming. While not all dads will want to go to a high end spa, you can still get him something that’s a step up from his usual barber shop.
1. With locations in New York City and Chicago, John Allan’s opened their first Canadian location at The Bay’s flagship store on Queen Street West in Toronto at the end of last year, and is the perfect spot for dad to get the works: a scalp massaging shampoo, conditioning treatment, hot towel manicure and shoe shine ($65, 416.861.6307). “I’m an easy-going guy and I want to bring that to this,” says John Allan of his clubs, which are highly concentrated on providing a comfortable service. With his own line of products to boot, 2. Slickwater pre-shave solution ($28, available at The Bay) is a favourite, and Allan knows that “it’s the potency of a few [products] that make the difference and that’s been my philosophy.”
3. If you’d rather throw in a little something to help him keep up appearances, get him the i-Stubble from Conair ($89.99, conaircanada.ca). With motorized length control which automatically adjusts the comb guide, it’s an ideal trimmer for dads who have anything between a clean shave and full beard.
Get him to cleanse his face with 4. NIP + FAB Scrub Fix to help exfoliate skin ($10.95, available at Shoppers Drug Mart, nipandfab.com) and 5. Kiss My Face Active Athletic Shower Gel for those reviving sore golfer’s muscles in the shower ($11.99, available at Loblaw and Health Food Stores, kissmyface.com).