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Not your average Fathers' Day gift

Last minute and local gift ideas for Vancouver Dads

for CBC News

June 17, 2017

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Karla Dreyer offers a few unique suggestions on what to get good old Dad  5:35

Admit it, Dad doesn't need another tie rack, pocket knife or wallet. For those looking for a unique gift for Pops, local Vancouver shops have no shortage of ideas.

Interior decorator and designer Karla Dreyer shared a collection of her picks from Vancouver's Walrus Design Inc. and Delish General Store. 

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Marshmallow Crossbow 
Cost: $89

Handmade in Vancouver for the man who has everything, this playful piece launches marshmallows up to 60 feet.

That's it, that's all it's good for. 

Collapsable Bike Helmet
Cost: $199

This convenient helmet is certified by the CPSC and can be flattened to fit nicely into a bag or briefcase. 

Designed by Closca Fuga, it stays locked while on your head and comes with a two-year warranty. 

Solar Puff
Cost: $30
These colourful solar-powered lanterns fold flat and assemble origami-style.

The compact size makes them great for camping, pool parties or backyard cookouts. Best of all, Solar Puffs are durable and waterproof.

Wall Mounted Grizzly Bear Bottle Opener 
Cost: $25

This rugged grizzly bear bottle opener would make a welcome addition to any man cave.

It mounts to the wall with three screws and makes a great conversation starter. Just pop a bottle between the grizzly's teeth and it "bites" the cap off!

Beard and Shave Oil
Cost:
 $30

Handcrafted by the Prairie Boys Supply Co., this rustic beard and shave oil is perfect way for dads to indulge themselves. Beard oil keeps facial hair full and conditioned while shave oil helps reduce razor burn and skin flare ups.

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