Your Kingston Gift Guide to Father’s Day

By Lexy Correa

Father’s Day is almost here, and now more than ever fathers, uncles, brothers, grandfathers, foster dads, stepdads, and all father figures deserve to be celebrated. They give us love, guidance, and corny jokes! In keeping with efforts to support local businesses, we have curated a list of offerings with something for everyone. Happy Father’s Day!

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Food and Drink

AquaTerra: BBQ series

Treat Dad, elevate your backyard BBQ game, and make the neighbours a little jealous with a locally sourced, grill-ready BBQ kit plus some local craft beers. The kit has the option for cocktail kits, wine, and beer add-ons.

Black Dog Home: Father’s Day dinner

Black Dog Home is offering a Father’s Day dinner for two or four available for pickup or free delivery between June 19-20. Dig into a starter artichoke and parmesan dip with house-made crostini, a main of striploin steak, whole baked potatoes and Caesar salad for sides, and chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce for dessert! Cooking and heating instructions will be provided. Preorders will be accepted until June 16 at 5 pm.

Kingston Breweries

Did you know Kingston is home to nine different breweries? Stop by one of their bottle shops to pick up handcrafted beer for Dad. Some breweries have their brews available at the LCBO or offer same-day delivery right to your door.

Learn more: a guide to Kingston’s breweries

Mio Gelato

Treat dad to his favourite flavour! Mio Gelato offers delivery to your door on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. We recommend their at-home sundae kit that includes three pints of gelato (vanilla, chocolate, and fruit flavours), 125 ml of sauce, six waffle cones, an assorted jar of toppings, and their signature gummies.

Pan Chancho

Pan Chancho’s Father’s Day BBQ pack includes two whole racks of BBQ ribs, creamy potato salad, calico cabbage salad, six cheddar biscuits, and a 5” Mississippi mud pie. The pack serves four and comes with reheating instructions. Available June 18, 19, and 20.

Gifts and games

Note: retail stores will be allowed to reopen with limited capacity June 14 or earlier. Check directly with businesses for their hours of operation.  

Cher Mere men’s grooming kit

Cher Mere specializes in all natural, herbal and eco-friendly products. Pamper dad with their men’s grooming kit that includes shaving assist, aftershave, men’s face wash, skin fit gel, and beard oil (optional).

Chris James

Chris James is adding new styles to their inventory every day, perfect for dads who have been rocking sweatpants while at home and are looking for a chance to dress to impress.

Improbable Escapes board game rentals

Did you know Improbable Escapes offers free same-day local delivery in Kingston on all board games? For three days, you can rent one game for $10.50 or two games for $15.75. If you don’t know exactly what to rent, the staff at Improbable Escapes are happy to give recommendations.

Music and vinyl records

If your dad is a music lover, we have the perfect gift for him. Kingston is home to independent record shops like Brian’s Record Option, Something Else Records, and Zap Records. Some of these stores offer online shopping with Canada-wide shipping, curbside pickup, or requesting your music at the door.

SBT Comics and Games

SBT Comics and Games has everything from action figures, board games, model kits, trading card games, comics, and more. You can shop online or in person from 10 am-7 pm (Monday – Friday) and 11 am-6 pm (Saturday and Sunday).

Trailhead Kingston

Do you have a dad who loves the outdoors? We’d recommend checking out Trailhead Kingston. They offer everything from tents, outdoor furniture, equipment, and outdoor apparel.


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WHIT Kingston

WHIT Kingston started a Father’s Day collection online that has everything from funky socks and shirts to handmade pillows and wood resin maps featuring the surrounding lakes around Kingston. They offer curbside pickup and free delivery in Kingston when you spend $40 or more. Get inspired and start shopping today.

Music Made in Kingston poster in support of Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Celebrate the sounds of Kingston with a limited edition music poster in support of Joe’s M.I.L.L. Joe’s M.I.L.L. is a registered charity in Kingston, Ontario founded by musician, Wally High, in memory of his friend and band member, the late Joe Chithalen, who was a talented bass player in several well-known Kingston bands. Joe’s M.I.L.L. operates in tribute to Joe’s love of music, so that anyone who wants to can enjoy playing music as much as he did.

Kingston Experiences


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Ahoy Rentals

Spend some quality time on the water with Ahoy Rentals. They offer rentals for canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. If spending time on the water isn’t your favourite, they also offer bike rentals.

Hiking and cycling trails

What better way to spend time than to go on an adventure. Make the most of the beautiful weather by spending it outdoors exploring amazing hiking trails and conservation areas in and around Kingston. Kingston is also home to many great cycling routes for you to enjoy.

Read more: Top hiking spots in and around Kingston

Golf staycation

Treat Dad to a golf staycation. We’ve partnered with Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront and Holiday Inn Express West to offer two golf staycations that include rounds at Black Bear Ridge Golf Club, Loyalist Golf and Country Club, and Smugglers Glen Golf Club. One package even includes a free tasting at Spearhead Brewing Company!

Dinner on a patio

Ah, patio season – the most wonderful time of the year. Sunshine, umbrellas, and cocktails! This year it looks a bit different as some restaurants may ask you to call to reserve your table in advance, arrive on time, limit your stay (i.e., two-hour maximum), physically distance when possible, and more. Make sure you check with each restaurant you’re interested in visiting beforehand.

Improbable Escapes outdoor games & virtual games

Improbable Escapes has created four virtual escape adventures you can play at home and three outdoor adventures around Kingston. Work as a team to solve the puzzles while interacting with a live game-master in the physical game space for their virtual games. Outdoor adventures are physically distanced with your own household.