Editor’s picks: our luxury Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

June 17, 2022
Guest Contribution by Farley Chatto

And here it is again – our long-awaited Father’s Day Luxury Gift Guide!

If you’d like to find an ultimate, luxury item for a Father (or Father figure) in your life, then look no further. FAJO team has compiled another in-depth list, and today we share our Top 7!

1. Ninja Foodi Smart XL Pro

BBQ season may be in full swing, but you can make someone lucky and gift them this item – so they could have a BBQ all year! Ninja Foodi Smart is an exceptional 7-in-1 indoor grill and griddle with a smart cook system. It also features a 3.8L air fryer. You can roast, bake, dehydrate and broil – and, best of all, it’s completely portable!

Providing edge-to-edge high heat and a temperature control system, this powerful grill is customizable, allowing you to switch from griddling and grilling to air frying with the touch of a button. With the 260°C independently powered grill grate, you get direct, edge-to-edge high heat for steakhouse grilling, griddle searing and more.

The 12” flat top BBQ griddle interlocks with the grate to harness its direct high heat. Precise temperature controls allow for fast, even cooking without hot or cold spots. You also have the option of hood down or hood up cooking: keep the hood down to add cyclonic air for fast, even, high-heat cooking, surround searing, crisping and melting; or keep the hood up for intense high-heat searing and flavours with direct bottom heat only.

The Smart Cook System is also amazing: it has 4 smart protein settings, 9 customizable doneness levels and the Foodi™ Smart Thermometer that lets you achieve the perfect doneness from rare to well done at the touch of a button. This grill grate is perfect for family gatherings or small parties, and fits 6 steaks, mains and sides at the same time, and more. The flat top BBQ griddle allows you to cook a whole platter of nachos, 4 sandwiches or 6 pancakes. It’s easy-to-clean, PTFE/PFOA-free and the cooking pot is dishwasher safe. All in all – a great Father’s Day gift idea!

Retailing for $399.99

2. Emma Original Mattress

What can possibly be better than a good night’s sleep? Emma Original Mattress is an award-winning product that was designed specifically with Canadian sleep preferences in mind. How cool is that? The Emma Original is loved by back, side and stomach sleepers alike. It’s been Canada’s most-awarded and the World’s #1 best-selling mattress for a reason!

Picture a plush, hotel-quality, pillowtop and washable UltraDry® cover that’s moisture-wicking, breathable and just feels good to touch. The best sleep is the one where you wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated. With Emma Original Mattress, you will feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud made up of 10” premium memory foam. If you share a bed with a partner, and you happen to be a light sleeper, you won’t have to worry about waking up because your partner keeps tossing and turning. The motion-isolating foam is designed to minimize movement and weight disturbance to ensure one side of the bed’s turbulence doesn’t affect the other side at all!

The mattress also features breathable AIRGOCELL® comfort layer that helps keep you cool all-night long. Equally, the 3-Zoned HALO® memory foam transition layer provides targeted pressure-relief for improved spinal alignment, and optimal support for your shoulders, back and hips. The design also features a durable HRX Supreme® base layer that has over 100 supportive points that distribute your weight evenly to reduce pressure on the body. Another very important feature that is environment and health-related: Emma’s top-of-the-line foams are all CertiPUR-US® certified, meaning, they are made without any ozone-depleting chemicals and safe from VOCs, formaldehyde and phthalates.

Retailing for $1,495 (Queen size).

3. LEGO® Ideas Fender® Stratocaster™

Build your icon! For those music enthusiasts or the Lego collector, this one is for you.

Fender Guitar has been around for 68 years, and this 14″ Lego Fender Stratocaster rendition captures all the curves and space lines. No detail was spared – from the fretboard designs and strings to straps and the amp – all are captured in this clever, challenging build. It’s everything you need to rock out Lego style.

The Lego Ideas Lab, reached out to their fans for their next set to create. The Slovakian architect and interior designer Tomáš Letenay found the designing process a fun, creative challenge. This set provides intricate pieces, colour-coded “tuning keys” and interior electronics of the amp. And, a fun addition: you can pick the colour of your guitar – cherry red or rocker black. So, which guitar colour will suit your personality?

For those avid musicians or hobbyists, own your small piece of music history. And follow in the footsteps of the greats: Eric Clapton, Buddy Holly, George Harrison or Jimi Hendrix – all Fender fans!

Retailing for $139.99

4. Shark AI Robot Self-Empty

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could get your house magically cleaned on its own? Without having to put in any effort or time it requires? Enter Shark AI Robot Self-Empty!

This incredible item will have you covered for all daily chores. Using the latest technology, Shark combines efficiency and precision to target deep cleaning and keeps the home’s air free of dust and allergens. Its incredible features include Shark® suction power, AI Laser Navigation™ for precision cleaning and a HEPA 60-day capacity base for collecting and trapping dust and allergens. It also has two side brushes, for a wider reach when cleaning.

One of the most amazing things about this product is that you can pre-program cleaning from your phone and don’t have to constantly empty the dirt out. This design and function are perfect for people with a hectic lifestyle or those who just don’t enjoy cleaning, period. The room mapping feature will allow you to specify areas to clean and the scheduling option means you can even have the house cleaned when you aren’t home!

Retailing for $699.99

5. Fitbit Sense

Every time we review Fitbit’s latest model, we know the brand is going to take it to the next level – and Fitbit Sense is no exception. This groundbreaking smartwatch brings the most advanced combination of sensors and innovative technology available on a Fitbit device, giving you the deepest understanding of your body to guide you to better health and wellness.

Powered by an incredible 6+ days of battery life and six-months of Fitbit Premium, Sense also marks the world’s first smartwatch with an on-device EDA sensor to help you manage stress. How convenient, necessary and helpful after we have just had to go through a pandemic! Plus, this is the only smartwatch with a 6-month Calm subscription.

There are endless features on this product and key highlights include: on-wrist skin temperature sensor, Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) monitoring, built-in GPS, high and low heart rate notifications, sleep stages and sleep score, 20 goal-based exercise modes, all-day activity tracking and many, many more. Not to mention that it has an infinity band, is swimproof, has Fitbit Pay, allows you to take calls from your wrist and is fast charging. Basically, a perfect gift in every way!

Retailing for $399.95

6. Philips S9000

Another AI-powered product in our guide this year is the world’s most intelligent shaver: Philips S9000. Using the right pressure is key for skin protection. Advanced sensors in this shaver read the pressure you apply, and the innovative light signal shows when you are pressing too hard or too little. You can also enjoy Dual SteelPrecision blades that perform 150,000 cutting actions per minute, cutting more hair per stroke.

Meanwhile, the SkinIQ technology senses and adapts to you. The shaver features Protective SkinGlide coating, a Pressure Gard Sensor that guides you to apply the right pressure and a motion control sensor that guides you to an improved shaving technique with fewer passes.

The Cable-free Quick Clean Pod thoroughly cleans and lubricates your shaver in just 1 minute. It is the world’s smallest and first cord-free cleaning pod, so you can store it easily and use it anywhere. This is also the first Philips shaver with a dynamic OLED display that reveals every feature and has notifications with sharp, fluid animation. Last, but certainly not least, you can enhance your shaving routine with the GroomTribe app where your shaving data always stays synced, so personalized guidance from intelligent features is always at hand!

Retailing for $279.99

7. Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

This guide has been heavily focused on gadgets and, if you are getting them for a Father, why not focus on the best of the best? Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True Wireless Headphones are one of our top picks this year. They are elegant, easy to use and technologically advanced.

With audio quality this good, you’ll feel the thump of every bassline and strum of every guitar right in your core – it’s crystal clear and will feel like dropping into your favourite band’s concert. Active noise cancellation and ambient sound control let you hear only what you want to hear.

If you are still working remotely or enjoying the hybrid work world, these buds will be perfect for enjoying some peace and quiet while you take calls, without missing what’s happening around you. This is Samsung’s slimmest and lightest design yet.

Another advantage is the headphones’ ability to sync well: you can easily switch between Galaxy phone, tablet or watch. Qi Enabled and USB Type-C Cable (charging case) makes this product portable, sleek and fun. And, it’s available in 4 colours: graphite, white, olive green and lavender!

Retailing for $189.99

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