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6 gifts for dad that keep up with his accountant’s flair

Books, tees and tech that will take the pressure off of pops

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photo illustration of father's day gifts: t-shirt, socks, book and 3D glassesKeep dad off his toes this Father's Day with these thoughtful gifts. (Photos provided)

Dads deserve downtime too. This Father’s Day help him relax on his day off, while honouring his profession, with these six accountant-in-mind gifts.   

JUST HANGING

ACCOUNTANT PAPA T-SHIRT 

This hip accountant-themed T-shirt is sure to be a hit with dad, especially when he’s just hanging out. This T-shirt is made to order, comes in two styles and three colours: black, grey and navy. 

Available at Etsy for US$21.89, plus US$13.66 shipping to Canada

MEN’S PAPA READING SOCKS™ 

Nothing says ‘cozy’ more than a pair of comfy socks that dad can sport while watching the game or hunkering down with a good book. These neat, navy blue socks are plush lined for comfort and adorned with the word ‘father’ in several languages. 

Available at Indigo.ca for $34.50 

TECHED OUT

BOSE FRAMES BLUETOOTH AUDIO SUNGLASSES

Dad can take his music listening to a new level through these Bose Frames. Available in two styles—Alto or Rondo—these sunglasses feature built-in miniature Bose electronics that will send brilliant sounds straight to his ears, while leaving them free to hear what’s going on around him, without disturbing others. He’ll also be able to take calls or access Siri or Google Assistant (there is an integrated mic, too!), while protecting his eyes from UVA/UVB rays. 

Available at Bestbuy.ca for $249.99

GOOGLE HOME MINI

Everybody can use an assistant…even dad. The Google Home Mini turns a home office into smart one with hands-free help from Google Assistant. Start by saying “Ok Google...” and find out anything from the weather and news to your appointments and investment status. Play your favourite song, flick or sitcom using just your voice. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro USB port connectivity.

Available at Staples Canada for $79.99

WELL READ

MELTDOWN: WHY OUR SYSTEMS FAIL AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

From the couch, dock or bed, dad will be taken in with the riveting stories combined with cutting-edge social science that make up Meltdown, winner of the 2019 National Business Book Award. Authors Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik show how our increasing complex systems create conditions for failure, why our brains can’t keep up, and how we can prevent falling prey to mistakes and mishaps.

Available at Indigo.ca for $34.95

TIM COOK: THE GENIUS WHO TOOK APPLE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Inspire dad with journalist Leander Kahney’s latest Apple memoir exploring how CEO Tim Cook filled the shoes (successfully) of his iconic predecessor, Steve Jobs. Using accounts from Apple’s in-the-knows, Kahney shows how, after seven years under new leadership, life at Apple couldn’t be better—with its stock nearly tripling (making it the world’s first trillion-dollar company), the evolution of the iPhone and new ‘it’ innovations including the Apple Watch.

Available at Indigo.ca for $36

Note: Prices and availability of products in this gift guide were correct at time of publication and may be subject to change.