Father's Day is an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional men in our lives with gifts that reflect their refined tastes. For our annual gift guide the LIV Design Studio team has chosen to honour the concept of "Quiet Luxury" this year, an ode to understated sophistication and timeless elegance.

This theme emphasizes high-quality materials, superior craftsmanship, and thoughtful details that elevate everyday experiences. Our curated selection includes gifts for the home, personal use, and unique experiences, each embodying the essence of quiet luxury. Read on to discover the exquisite items we're eyeing to make this Father's Day truly special.

For a chance to win a gift of your choice from among our Father's Day selections, be sure to enter our giveaway here.

Father's Day Gifts for the Home

Cafete Espresso Cup Set of 4
Hand-made in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico, these ceramic espresso cups combine smooth, contemporary design with ethical craftsmanship. Popular tableware in some of Mexico's most elegant resorts, these simple but gorgeous cups are perfect for savouring a quiet moment of espresso, while simultaneously supporting Oaxacan artisans.

For a chance to win the Cafete Espresso Cup Set from Obakki or another of our Father's Day selections, be sure to enter our giveaway here

Aarke Sparkling Water Carbonator III - Matte Sand
Aarke’s Sparkling Water Carbonator, crafted from sleek stainless steel, brings both efficiency and style to the kitchen while ensuring you never lack sparkling water at the dinner table. Its precision nozzle ensures perfect carbonation every time, while its sophisticated and considered design makes it a chic addition to any home.

Saikai Square Head Iron Bottle Opener
This minimalist bottle opener from Saikai combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design for an elegant yet effective staple piece. Made from cast iron, it is both timeless and functional, ideal for any home bar.

Tom Ford Oud Wood Candle
Infuse any room with the exotic fragrance of Tom Ford's Oud Wood Candle, available at Holt Renfrew. Blending rare oud wood with sandalwood, rosewood, and spices, it creates a sophisticated and luxurious ambiance that's well-suited to a refined study or private office.

Umbra Wobble Chess
The award-winning Umbra Wobble Chess Set features a unique design that combines classic and contemporary elements. Crafted from polished maple and walnut wood, the concave board and round-bottomed pieces create a playful dynamic that adds an intriguing wrinkle to a perennial favourite game.

Lucrin Senator Edition Desk Set
This luxurious leather desk set brings elegant organization to any workspace. Including a practical valet tray for essentials in addition to a sequence of smaller organizers, it combines functionality with luxurious style – ideal for the sophisticated dad who appreciates high-quality craftsmanship.

[Pictured here: Sakai Square Head Iron Bottle Opener from PROVIDE; Aarke Carbonator III in Sand from Old Faithful Shop]

Father's Day Food & Beverage Selections

Gnista Barreled Oak Non-Alcoholic Spirit
For dads looking to enjoy a fine spirit sans alcohol, Gnista offers a complex, non-alcoholic beverage with an oaky-smoky flavor profile. Perfect for sipping neat or in cocktails, it provides a refined option for those who enjoy sophisticated drinks without the side effects.

Gary's Restaurant
In the chic South Granville neighbourhood, Gary’s puts forth seasonally-inspired menus using local ingredients with a classic European flair. Ideal for a special Father's Day dinner, this restaurant exudes quiet elegance through its refined dishes, fine cocktails, and curated wine list.

Elio Volpe Restaurant
A casual yet sophisticated eatery offering handmade pastas and pizzas from a wood-fired oven, Elio Volpe has quickly garnered a reputation for authentic Italian flavors and elegant ambiance. Accompanied by a glass of wine or a cocktail, it’s the perfect spot to treat dad to this Father's Day.

For a chance to win a $100 gift card to Elio Volpe or another of our Father's Day selections, be sure to enter our giveaway here

Birreria Volo
One of Toronto's top destinations for craft beers, wines, and Italian-inspired eats, Birreria Volo is a must-visit this Father's Day. With its unique bottle shop and selection of rare imports and local favorites, Birreria Volo provides a sophisticated yet relaxed evening.

Bar Banane
Bar Banane is an elegant, frequently lauded cocktail bar that offers expertly crafted drinks and refined bar snacks in a luxurious but unpretentious setting. Perfect for a night out, it combines artisanal cocktails with a chic ambiance, making it an ideal spot to stop in and unwind after a jam-packed Father’s Day.

Romi's Bakery
For a Father's Day breakfast on the go, there are few better options than Romi's Bakery. Their Challah bread is famous across the city for good reason, and the laid-back eatery offers all manner of delicious baked goods to kick off the day with dad.

[Pictured top to bottom: Meal at Gary's Restaurant; Décor and grocery selection at Birreria Volo, photographed by Whitney Erin Smith; Fresh challah bread from Romi's Bakery]

Father's Day Personal Items & Accessories

Kits Glasses - Carrera 8858
The stylish and sophisticated Carrera 8858 eyeglasses from Kits Glasses combine comfort and reliability with a modern design. Perfect for everyday wear, they make a practical yet fashionable gift. At a reasonable price and with high-quality craftsmanship and details, they offer durable and stylish eyewear for every day of the year.

Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Cognac Rollerball Pen
This luxurious rollerball pen features a unique guilloche pattern, made of precious resin and individually engraved and hand-lacquered for a personal touch. These extremely high-quality writing instruments make for a wonderful gift that will serve as a constant reminder of your appreciation.

F. Miller Shave Oil
This soothing blend of organic oils, available from Sunja Link in Vancouver is designed for a close, comfortable shave with a fresh scent that will brighten your morning rituals. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, it calms inflammation and heals post-shave, making it an excellent grooming gift for dad.

For a chance to win the F. Miller Shave Oil from Sunja Link or another of our Father's Day selections, be sure to enter our giveaway here

AMI Alexandre Mattiussi Card Holder
This sleek, grained leather card holder from AMI Alexandre Mattiusi features logo hardware and multiple convenient card slots, combining practicality with style. Featuring AMI's signature heart logo, this elegant piece is taken up a notch by subtle details and quality construction.

Dossier Musky Oakmoss
Inspired by Creed's Aventus, the Dossier Musky Oakmoss Eau de Parfum offers a luxurious scent blend with woody, musky, and fresh notes fused together to create a memorable sensory experience.. Vegan and cruelty-free, it provides a high-end fragrance experience with an affordable pricetag.

Paravel Four-Piece Packing Cube Set
Eco-friendly and functional, these cleverly designed packing cubes help maximize space and keep belongings organized during travel. Made from recycled materials, they are perfect for the environmentally conscious traveler, offering practical elegance for an voyage.

[Pictured here: Photo by Cici Hung on Unsplash]

Father's Day Events & Experiences

Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Celebrate all things craft beer with a variety of breweries, food vendors, and live performances at this annual festival. Combining delicious beer, incredible food, and cutting-edge arts and music, Taking place on Saturday, July 6th, Vancouver Craft Beer Week consistently showcases the best food and beverage in the city.

Old Car Sunday Car Show
Admire all sorts of classic automobiles at the annual Old Sunday Car Show held in Mission, B.C., featuring hundreds of classic and vintage cars. Held on Sunday, June 16th, this family-friendly outing is also a fundraiser for the Mission Firefighter’s Charitable Society.

Capilano Mall Foodie Fest
Enjoy a diverse culinary experience with food trucks, live music, and family-friendly activities at this annual festival. Held at Capilano Mall from June 15th to 16th, it offers a variety of local B.C/ vendors and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Yorkville Exotic Car Show
Showcasing a variety of classic and exotic cars on Bloor Street, the annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show taking place on June 16th is perfect for car enthusiasts. Featuring cars from brands like Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, it offers an exciting experience and a chance to see luxurious cars up close.

VARAC Vintage Grand Prix
Experience the thrill of vintage car races at the VARAC Vintage Grand Prix at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, featuring a range of classic cars. On from June 14th to 16th, this exciting motorsport event showcases a variety of Porsche models and other classics.

Toronto City Cruises Father's Day Brunch
Celebrate Father’s Day with a special brunch cruise on Toronto Harbour, taking place on June 16th and featuring gourmet dishes and stunning views. This memorable dining experience combines luxury with scenic beauty.

[Pictured left to right: Photo by Baron on Unsplash; 14th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show; Photo by Paula Vermeulen on Unsplash]

The team at LIV Design Studio extends our heartfelt gratitude to all fathers and father figures for their immeasurable contributions in shaping our lives and nurturing our dreams. We hope that you and your loved ones have the opportunity to celebrate the fathers and father figures in your life this Father's Day.

May these thoughtful and sophisticated gifts help forge cherished memories with the father figures in your life and express your deep appreciation for their unwavering support and love. Happy Father's Day!

[Pictured here: Obakki's set of 4 Cafete Espresso Cups in Tierra]

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