With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to say thank you to the dads in our lives. But how do you wrap up and put a bow on a lifetime of support, love, and bad jokes?

So instead of the traditional tie or the gift card you always get, why not surprise that father figure in your life with something new that they will really love? In honour of all the dads, step-dads, uncles, brothers, and father figures out there doing their thing, we present our recommendations for the top 5 gifts for Father’s Day from Mortise & Tenon!

1)   Charcuterie boards, Cutting boards, and Coasters

We pride ourselves on our hand crafted, high quality wood products, and we put special care into every piece that comes out of our shop. Whether your dad loves to cook, BBQ, or simply entertain with cheese and wine, we’ve got the perfect tool for him. Our cutting boards (ranging in price from $65-$180, in various woods and end grain and edge grain styles), charcuterie boards (various woods, $45 each), and coasters ($38 for set of 4) are all hand made to suit daily use, with easy to follow care instructions. All of our wood products made for food preparation and presentation are treated with food-safe mineral oil, and can be easily maintained with our custom board butter, made in-house ($15).  Our custom made wood products are a gorgeous addition to any home, and something that dad will love to show off (along with his cooking/grilling/entertaining skills!).


1)   Beard King Beard Bib and Glorious Bastards grooming products

Whether your dad resembles a traditional Saskatchewan lumberjack, or prefers a clean-cut vibe, he’s going to need some tools to help keep him looking sharp. The Beard Bib ($40) is the perfect gift to help with quick and easy clean up after trimming his moustache or beard, keeping all the hairs contained in the bib, ready to be dumped into the trash without clogging up the sink. And to keep things fresh, choose any one of the awesome grooming products from Regina company Glorious Bastards Co., including shampoo and conditioner ($21 each), soap ($20 for a pack of 2), and beard balms ($18) and oils ($20). These products are best sellers in our shop, and there’s nothing better than supporting a local brand while picking up a great quality product dad will love!


2)   Locomotive T-shirts

All of us know at least one dad who never buys his own clothes, so why not help your less-than-fashion-friendly dad wear something he’ll really enjoy? We love the t-shirts from British Columbia company Locomotive clothing, particularly the Drink Local Craft Beer tee, Spark Plug tee, and Tractor tee ($36 each). These t-shirts are cool and comfortable, making them something dad will love to wear, and look good doing it.


3)   Izola tablet case and matching tablet stand

For all the techie dads out there (or the ones who are still trying to figure out the tablet you got them for Christmas), these two products go hand in hand to make using your favourite tablet so much easier! These gorgeous Izola cases ($35 each) keep your tablet safe on the go, while our in-house made tablet stands, in sapele, ash, and reclaimed Douglas Fir($22 each), allow you to easily use your tablet on any surface. Both sturdy and beautiful, yet simplistic in their aesthetic, these stands look great at home or at the office, and make a great gift for dad!


4)   Beer caddies

The universal gift! We love these beer caddies so much we use them ourselves pretty much everywhere we go! In pine ($35) or walnut ($45), these caddies let you take your drinks on the go, and even have a handy bottle opener! You can use these for BBQs, house parties, and trips to the lake! You can also use them to transport cutlery, condiments, and outdoor necessities like bug spray and sunscreen. Take the inserts out, and you’ve got even more room!


Whatever you choose for your dad, make it something that really shows him how much you appreciate all the big, and little, things he’s done for you. Make it unique, like the weird meals he puts together when mom’s away. Make it comfortable, the way he’s made sure you felt comfy and safe after that first big fall off your bike. Or make it fun, to match his silly sense of humour. Whatever gift you need to fit your unique dad, we’ve got you covered at Mortise & Tenon!

Happy father’s day!