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Mother Day Gifts...From A Men's Store

I know, I know...what does a menswear store know about Mother's Day gifts?! Well, I have a mom and I buy her gifts...so a lot! What can you buy for a woman from a menswear store? If you’re still stuck on this one, we've got you covered. We did the rounds and picked out the bits we'd be happy to hand over to our own mother. Putting family first is like second nature to us ...don't let this mother’s day pass by, we've got a decent selection of gifts to help you out.

The Laboratory Perfumes Amber Eau de Toilette tops every gift idea on the market. First things first, it smells incredible. If you’re not familiar with Laboratory Perfumes, they specialise in producing gender-free fragrances in the heart of London. Amber is the original scent they first developed back in 2013, it’s what got the brand off the ground and it’s now become their signature (and best seller). If you think she'd prefer a softer scent, try their Tonka fragrance - a fine balance of floral fruitiness with peppery undertones. Give this one a go for mother’s day and you won’t be disappointed.

Woolfell  have been a Muddy George staple since day one and they’ve never let us down. Their craftsmanship is second to none, basing their products on a need to create useful and durable products. Their Cabin Carry-All, available in Black or Tan, as the name suggests, carries all! The spacious bag is great for overnight or weekends away (get mom a weekend spa package too!?) and comes with a adjustable shoulder strap. The leather will age beautifully, just like mom =)

These Velva Sheen Pigment Dyed tees have been a big hit this season, and we haven't even seen warm temperatures yet. Available in 11 different colours, these vintage inspired pigment dyed tees are cut from an overdyed US cotton and are detailed with a patch pocket to the chest and a classic ribbed crew neckline. More importantly, the seamless tubular knit construction also adds comfort and longevity. They run small so you're bound to find a size that will fit her.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Dad's are synonymous with a few things. Embarrassing you in public, being late to pick you up, and wearing dad jeans. Father's Day is your opportunity to help ensure your dad's style is more elevated than the garden-variety dad. We've identified some ways you can keep the old man looking presentable this Father's Day with these stylish gift ideas (some of which are on sale!).

The Rudder Jacket from Woolrich is a classic design but is elevated with a subtle (very) camouflage print design. The light water and wind resistant technical fabric makes it perfect for outdoor activity.

The New Balance M1400JWH are an understated sneaker featuring the brands numerous comfort technologies. Made in the USA, these are built to last and Dad is sure to appreciate receiving a pair of these for Father's Day.

Is the old man still rotating the same three ties from 15 years ago? Upgrade his neckwear game with a new slimmer tie from Cursor & Thread. Made in Canada, there are two widths to choose from to keep him looking sharp.

Like ties, socks are a no-brainer when it comes to buying presents for Dad. OK, so they're not the most exciting present - but the truth is that he hates going shopping for them, so he's delighted every time his loved ones save him the trouble. You can't go wrong with the superior quality and distinctive socks from Anonymous Ism.

While he may already have a closet full of Hawaiian shirts, The White Palms Dylan shirt is a modern take on a classic style from 18 Waits that is sure to keep him looking put together. Destined to bring a definitive feeling of summer into his wardrobe, it can be worn buttoned up for business and buttoned down when he lets loose. 

A bag tailor-made for daily use at work or commuting, the Messenger Pocket bag from Woolfell is constructed from incredibly durable 10oz cotton canvas and features a padded sleeve to keep Dad's laptop safe while traveling. Oh yeah, it's also waterproof.

Long-Weekend Necessities

Whether you’re heading away on a break or packing for a over-night wedding, your luggage matters. We've noted a few necessities below that you should consider packing, whatever it is your doing.

Woolfell - Black Leather Duffle: Not only do you want to transport your belongings in something stylish, but it needs to stand up to the trials of modern travelling – think lugging it onto trains, throwing it into a car trunk or squeezing it into overhead luggage compartments. The Black Leather Duffle from Montreal's Woolfell is both compact enough for tight squeezes, but big enough (30 L) for multiple outfits.

Muttonhead - Mountain Hoodie Waterproof Zip: Having a great Spring layering option is essential to combating weird changes in weather. Whether it's a cold breeze or a sudden downpour, the Muttonhead Mountain Zip combats the rain with its waterproof outer shell and combats the wind with its fleece-lined interior. Great for watching the stars around the campfire.

 Fred Perry - Textured Knit V-Neck Sweater: Another great layering option is the Fred Perry V-Neck Sweater. Pair it over a button-down shirt (see below) for more of a prep look if you're going out to dinner. It works equally well over a t-shirt for a more casual look. If it gets too hot, throw it over your shoulders or tie it around your waist (very European ;)

18 Waits - Living Dead Neuwrith Shirt: The Neuwrith shirt is perfect for any occasion. Whether you want to wear it untucked/unbuttoned, tucked/buttoned or untucked/unbottoned, the tailored fit keeps you looking put together, even tough you may not be. 

Outclass - French Terry Shorts: These soft, Toronto milled lightweight French terry shorts are the perfect companion whether you're hanging out around the docks or exploring a new city. They're so comfortable you'll likely spend the entire weekend in them.