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You’re not even surprised, you’ve heard them all; yet you’re not sure you would have it any other way. Dads are special like that. Now it’s that time of year again. That time of year where it’s your duty to show your appreciation for all the love, support and “special-ness” they bring to your life - and of course we know they deserve it!

Well lucky for you, we have done all of the hard work! Here at Maker House we have thoughtfully curated a Father’s Day gift guide that will leave him positively smitten. Whether your father is a laid back blue-collar gentleman, a metropolitan man or somewhere in between, we’ve got you covered.

For the dads that appreciate a classy man cave, we have a wide selection of Manmade Art whether it’s sports, music, or beer... Choose the piece that you know will speak to him and compliment his space. Or perhaps he would prefer some rustic nostalgia? Broken Stick, has taken Canadian license plates, cut them in the shape of their respective province and fixed them to barn board -what better way to pay homage to Dad’s favourite place in this great country of ours?

To light up his desk or bedside table, consider accessorizing his space with industrial lamps from Vintage Amp Funk. Explore these uniquely handcrafted coloured block and wood frame lamps, pipe lamps, and the ultimate bedside utility station. We also encourage you to give him a symbol of Canadian history, with Revold’s railway spike bottle openers and hooks. These heavy steel spikes will stand the test of time and be a well-loved tool in the man cave – because after all, beauty is in the details. If dad is more into hockey than trains, there’s also a reclaimed Hockey Stick Bottle Opener by Broken Stick.

Oh, and don’t forget about stocking his shelves with beer glasses (and beer!) from Ottawa’s local breweries. We carry many different styles of beer glasses to showcase the impressive plethora of beer varietals our amazing city produces! And if he’s more of a whiskey connoisseur? Well, we thought of that too. Kinsip Spirits, a distillery in Prince Edward County, has a unique selection of bitters perfect for any cocktail. Choose from House, Orange, Coffee Pecan, Chili Espresso, Hibiscus, Rosehip and Vanilla Rye. You can even take it further and purchase Kinsip Whiskey Barrel Aged Maple Syrup –absolutely delicious and perfect for that Father’s Day breakfast you’ll be making, right? It’s also great in cocktails, of course.

And lastly, was your father one of those who always had the radio on in the background? Well we can relate. That’s why we think Daff Design’s Bluetooth radio is the perfect Father’s Day memento. Daff Design has ingeniously salvaged classic old radios and hooked them up with Bose quality Bluetooth speakers. You can easily sync music from your electronic devices while keeping that vintage feel. These one-of-a-kind radios are only available in store at 987 Wellington St. W. where you can also find the best selection of cheesy cards for dad! 

There you have it, Maker House’s 2017 Father’s Day gift guide! Carefully crafted to please any father and show him he’s loved and appreciated for everything that makes him “special” (oh, and even for his dad jokes, but you didn’t hear it from us). Whatever you get your dad this year, make sure it comes from the heart, because goodness, where would we be without them?

Happy gifting!

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