Something for Dad

The sun is finally shining, the trees are showing their colours again and the smell of freshly mowed grass is fills the air, which means it’s that time of year again! No, not Summer – Father’s Day of course! Looking for something to help you celebrate the dad in your life? Look no further than these stylish selections from around Manulife Centre.

The Gift of Quiet Time

“Dad! Dad! Dad! Dad!” is the soundtrack of every young Dad’s life, so give him the gift of a little quiet time with a pair of quality Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones from Bay Bloor Radio. These noise cancelling headphones will give him the break he deserves along with a fun new piece of tech to play with. Time to rock out!

For the “Cool Dad”

Of course, all dads are cool dads, but only some can pull off these stylish sunglasses from Toronto Eye Care. While they have an incredible selection of unique eyewear, this pair in particular have all of the best 80’s dad glasses vibes with none of terrible haircuts. Pick a pair up for Dad and let him know that you know.

The Gift of Organization

We all know at least one dad who suffers from the “Dad Pocket”. You know the one. Usually the back pocket of a well-loved pair of jeans, totally misshapen and faded around edge of his overstuffed wallet. For the sake of his jeans (and his posture), it’s time to streamline. Pick him up a colourful and fun leather RFID card wallet from DeCatarina Leather. It makes finding cards a breeze and protects from unwanted tapping.

A Gift to Satisfy

Picture this: Dad’s spent all day in the yard mowing the lawn, building a fence, and digging out that fire pit he’s always wanted. What better way to enjoy the spoils of his labour than sitting down in front of the fire with a wee dram of delicious whisky. The Bruichladdich 10 is a great whisky that is sure to satisfy in any situation. Pick up a bottle at the LCBO on our Concourse Level!

Something Special

It’s not every day that you get to treat Dad to something special, so make this Father’s Day the time you do. With its striking blue face, this watch from Birks will happily take him from the work week to the week end, and will be cherished for a long time to come.


For the Mom in Your Life

We’ve all been there – two days before mother’s day without a gift or a card in hand. Luckily, whether you are shopping for your own Mom, the mother of your children or picking up a little something to treat yourself, Manulife Centre has got you covered. Here are just a few of our favourite picks that would make a great gift this Mother’s Day.

Something for some “Me-Time”

This Mother’s Day why not give the gift of a little “me-time”. Treat the Mom in your life to a beauty sessions at Haartek, the luxurious salon on our Main Level. With a wide range of services they can have a day they choose, whether it’s a colour, cut and blowout with one of Haartek’s expert stylists, a mani-pedi, facial or a massage. Whatever service they choose the pamper time is sure to be appreciated.

Something for the Supermom

For the mother who juggles everything, pick up a stylish Herschel daypack from Bonny Satchels ‘n’ Duffles. Small enough to not get overloaded yet big enough to hold all of the necessary bits and bobs for the kids, this backpack will be a useful addition to any supermom arsenal.

A Little Something Special

There’s nothing like a little jewelry to make Mom smile on Mother’s Day. This stunning opal necklace from Birks is a perfect option for a special gift that will be worn for years to come. This necklace is especially perfect for the mother of an October-baby, as opal is that month’s birthstone!

Something Beautiful that Lasts

We know flowers are an easy option for Mother’s Day, but they’re a classic for a reason. When you’re on your way to Mother’s Day brunch, be sure to pick some up at Bloor Street Market. Orchids are the perfect pick for Mother’s Day and that they last longer than the typical bouquet will mean your Mom will be reminded of your generous spirit for months and even years ahead.

Something to Pamper

If the mother in your life prefers an “at home” pamper, these Soap Stories products from GRATiAE are sure to satisfy. Beautifully scented and made from all natural ingredients this soap and hand cream duo will make their skin feel amazing.