As per usual, Father’s Day is right around the corner (Sunday, June 16), and I am scrambling to find the perfect last-minute gift.
Here is a 2013 Made-in-Montreal gift guide for your Pops.
Individually hand-stamped, embossed in olive green, robin’s egg blue and mustard, with embellished glitter dots. For the “best. dad. ever.”
For the dapper dad:
Japanese Madras Ties
Purveyors of the modern bowtie, Dolbeau is taking a break to focus on traditional ties for awhile. Handcrafted in Canada, each of these ties is hand-cut and sewn individually,in Montreal’s oldest tie factory.
For the handy-in-the-kitchen dad:
For the art addict:
Ville de Montreal on April 27, 1967, 24″ silkscreen print, 4th ed.
A snapshot of Montreal’s history, this conversation piece was created to reflect the city on the day Expo 67 opened to the public. Lookout for recognizable landmarks such like Pont Jacques Cartier, Notre Dame Basilica, the Bank of Montreal head office, the Molson Brewery, Place Ville Marie, Basilica Marie-Reine-du-Monde, the Dow Planetarium, Montreal Forum, Sun Life Building, Habitat ’67, the George Etienne Cartier monument, and more.
For the part-time mixologist:
The perfect garnish for the classic, quintessentially Canadian cocktail, created in 1969. Cesar Celery – “a party in a jar”
Preservation Society $12 for 1L
For the brewmaster:
I don’t know what “66% Organic” means, but I do know this soap is made with BierBrier Ale. Buy it alone or in a 6-pack. Beer Soap by Smith Farms – $9.99 each or $44.99 for 6.
For the micro-brew connoisseur:
A selection of made-in-montreal brews: Broken 7, Bierbrier Premium Ale and MTL Premium Lager. Available at Alexis le Gourmand and fine grocers across the city.
For the world traveller:
Capital Luggage Tag. Simple, classic Italian Vegetable tanned leather tag with knotted leather cord. Designed and created in the Fullum & Holt atelier at the corner of Fullum St. & Holt St. Fullum & Holt, $60.00
For the classic man:
Mint shaving kit with 100% pure natural badger hair brush
Dear readers, please don’t hesitate if there is something I’ve missed.