Kanto’s Father’s Day Buying Guide
Buying the perfect gift for the guy that has it all can be challenging – we’re here to help. We asked the Kanto Dads what they’d love to receive on Father’s Day this year and curated their top picks into a buying guide. The Kanto Dads know what’s up.
The DJI Spark was released two years ago and it’s still the best of its class. This drone is incredibly capable for its tiny size. It has great range with the remote control, a good camera with a stabilized gimbal, and some nice safety features like obstacle avoidance and GPS guided “return to home”. We recommend picking up an extra battery because of the DJI Spark’s short flight time.
The best value smart home camera on the market, hands down. This camera can integrate into an existing smart home eco-system to keep tabs on a front entrance or anywhere a bit of extra security is required. Unlike its competitors, 14 days of recorded cloud storage are included for free.
The MP Mini Delta 3D printer is one of the lowest priced ways to get into 3D printing as of 2019. It’s not fancy, it doesn’t produce the highest quality results, but for the price there’s not much that can compete with it. Because the MP Mini Delta comes pre-assembled and includes a handy carrying strap, Dad can bring it anywhere he wants. Get ready for 3D printed golf ball belt clips and #1 Dad tie clips!
Bluetooth trackers are one of those things you don’t realize you need until it’s too late. Make sure Dad never loses or misplaces his keys again by picking up the newest version of the rugged Tile Pro. It has better range and a louder alert compared to the standard entry-level Tile Mate.
Your father will love how versatile these speakers are. With legacy and modern inputs, Kanto speakers can accept everything from vintage turntables to smart-home devices. The YU4 and SYD share many of the same components and a similar sound signature. Choose YU4 if your dad is an audio purist and wants separate left and right audio channels, or SYD if your dad likes simple all-in-one solutions.
The YU4 and SYD are capable speakers, but their compact size means they won’t be able to cover the lowest portion of the audio spectrum. With a subwoofer, your dad will be hearing music the way the producers and engineers intended it to be heard.
The perfect addition to the YU4 when used on top of a desktop. The S4 stand aligns the YU4 with the user’s ears by tilting the speakers 16° upward. The stands also isolate the speaker ensuring no vibrations are transmitted through the desks’ surface.
Despite being made for Walkman era tunes, the Koss Porta Pros can still handle any type of music thrown at it. With deeper, more detailed bass than one would assume by looking at them, it’s no surprise this classic has stood the test of time.
Vinyl Me, Please – 3 Month Subscription
Each month, Vinyl Me, Please sends you a new record alongside additional art, extended liner notes, critic commentary, cocktail recipes, and more. It’s a new experience every month and many gifts are exclusive to Vinyl Me, Please members. Choose three options – Essentials, Rap & Hip Hop or Classics to suit your dad’s tastes.
Every home chef needs a dependable knife that will stand the test of time. Enso knives are made in Japan combining modern materials with old school, folded Damascus steel construction. It performs even better than it looks and will appease both entry-level and seasoned cooks alike.
Make sure to pick up a whetstone to keep Dad’s new knife sharp. This 1000 grit stone is ideal for maintaining an edge if used regularly. Lower grit stones will remove material more quickly if a knife hasn’t been sharpened often, while higher grit stones are better suited for polishing.
Ceramic baking stones used to be the material of choice for home pizza cooks, but the rapid heat dissipation of steel is better suited for the quick cooking times authentic pizza requires. A steel baking plate can also double as a griddle on the BBQ – so versatile!
3 Bottle, 3 Month Subscription
Get three hot sauces shipped to your father’s door every month. There are different options including an Extra Hot subscription for daring dads.
This design orientated magazine covers a range of topics such as architecture, fashion, travel, and art. Wallpaper* is one of the most well-respected design publications – in circulation since 1996.
If your father ever finds himself in the awkward position of needing to rebuild civilization from the ground up, this book will have him covered.
These hiking socks are made with Merino wool which is moisture wicking, odor resistant, and incredibly soft. All Darn Tough Socks are backed by a lifetime warranty.
A high quality, slim wallet designed in Vancouver, BC – Kanto’s own backyard. With a huge array of fabrics to choose from or classic black leather, you’ll be able to find the perfect one for Dad.
As Seiko continues to shift more upmarket, their sister company Orient continues to offer incredible build quality at attainable prices. The Kano is brand new for 2019 and is already gaining a cult following as one of the best affordable dive watches on the market.
When Dad’s itching to do some yard work or tinker in the garage, there’s no shoe that can hold up quite as well. Make sure you cop a white pair to really highlight those grass stains.