Dads of all kinds have been there for us, from our first bike ride without training wheels to when they shed a tear at our high school graduation. After all the birthdays, soccer practices, and comforting hugs, we’re all grown up—but our dads get to still play a huge part in our lives, especially as we have kids of our own.
Father’s Day is quickly approaching and you want to gift Dad something extra special this year. But where to start? A sure way to impress is to gift him something from the heart. Our Photolab Experts suggest creating a personalized gift that shows you put time and thought into it. From cards to beer steins, we have a few creative and customizable gift ideas up our sleeves that Dad will love.
Father’s Day Cards
Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to tell dad just how grateful you are to have him in your life. So why not say it with photos? Create a completely personalized Father’s Day card with your own photos, to show him just how many special moments you’ve cherished together.
You can even choose from our wide variety of Father’s Day-themed card templates. Does he love baseball or golf? We have designs for those and much more. As always, our cards also come in an assortment of styles and papers, so you can make your Father’s Day card one-of-a-kind—just like Dad!
Father’s Day Photo Mug
You know Dad needs his ‘jet fuel’ every morning, so why not gift him a personalized photo mug to sip on his favourite brewed coffee? We have designer mugs, espresso mugs, latte mugs—even a special designer magic mug, which only reveals your hidden design when hot liquid is added.
If you’re helping the kids with their Father’s Day gift, our Photolab Experts suggest adding an extra special touch, using their own artwork! Make it a fun DIY project at home, then scan their hand-drawn images and upload them to our Photolab website, or we can help you scan them in-store. Then just simply add their scanned artwork to any of our mugs! Will it make dad tear up? We think it just might.
Father’s Day Beer Stein
Or if beer is more dad’s style, we have a feeling he’s going to be very excited to give this new gift a try. Our designer beer stein can be personalized with Father’s Day-themed templates and your own photos and text, to create a special keepsake he’ll love to use.
You and dad have shared so many special memories together. You’ve posted a lot of them on your Instagram, but if dad isn’t the most tech-savvy, he may not have had the chance to see them. Show him how much you’ve treasured those times together by whipping up an Instagram photobook of your best square snapshots. He’ll appreciate having a hard copy he can flip through and cherish for years to come.
Remember: our Photolab Experts are always here to help you with your photo gifts. Just visit us at your local London Drugs! Or, if you’re ready to go, you can start personalizing your Father’s Day gift on our Photolab website, at any of our in-store Photolab kiosks, or using our London Drugs Photolab App for iOS and Android.
This Father’s Day, head to the kitchen and treat Dad to a homemade brunch! Sweet or savoury, here are two delicious recipes you can make together as a family.
On May 30th, join London Drugs and Chef Miki Arambulo as they prepare the ultimate family friendly Father’s Day brunch! During the event we’ll prepare two delicious recipes for Dad using Cuisinart’s Precision Master Stand Mixer, Vertical Waffle Maker, and Air Fryer Oven.
Join the conversation and learn tips and tricks for the ultimate Father’s Day brunch! Have a questions about one of the appliances or recipes? Visit the Facebook event and comment with your questions—we will do our best to answer all questions during the event!
Chocolate Waffles with Whipped Cream
Kids will love having chocolate for breakfast, but these waffles also make a delicious dessert when topped with whipped cream or ice cream and berries.
Makes 6 waffles
2 cups (500 ml) unbleached, all-purpose flour
½ cup (125 ml) granulated sugar
2/3 cup (150 ml) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) kosher salt
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
2 ½ cups (625 ml) buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup (75 ml) vegetable oil
½ cup (125 ml) semisweet mini chocolate morsels
Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl; whisk to blend. In either a large measuring cup or separate mixing bowl, combine the liquid ingredients and whisk to combine. Add to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Fold in the morsels.
Preheat the waffle maker to desired setting (a tone will sound when preheated).
Pour a scant cup of batter through the top of the spout. When tone sounds, the waffle is ready. Carefully open the waffle maker and remove baked waffle. Close waffle maker and repeat with remaining batter. For best results, serve immediately.
Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayonnaise
A more nutritious alternative to regular French fries.
½ cup (125 ml) mayonnaise
1 chipotle chile in adobo, finely chopped
¼ teaspoon (1 ml) fresh lemon juice
Sweet Potato Fries:
1 pound (454 g) sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), cut into
¼-inch (0.6 cm) thick pieces, about 4 inches (10 cm) long
Olive oil, for spraying
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) kosher salt
Prepare Chipotle Mayonnaise: Put mayonnaise, chipotle and lemon juice in the work bowl of a mini food processor. Process on High until completely puréed and homogenous. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Make Sweet Potato Fries: Place the AirFryer Basket onto the Baking Pan. Put the cut sweet potatoes into the basket. Spray liberally with oil. Sprinkle with salt and toss. Spread into a single layer.
Put the assembled pan into the oven in rack Position 2. Set to AirFry at 400˚F (200˚C) for 15 minutes. Cook until golden brown and crispy.
When sweet potatoes are ready, transfer to a serving bowl. Serve immediately with reserved Chipotle Mayonnaise on the side.
Don’t forget to join our Facebook Live event on Wednesday, May 30th at 12pm PST!
Join London Drugs and Chef Miki Arambulo as we make the ultimate family friendly Father’s Day brunch! During the event we’ll prepare two delicious recipes for Dad using Cuisinart’s Precision Master Stand Mixer, Vertical Waffle Maker, and Air Fryer Oven (featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2017).
Join the conversation on Wednesday May 30th at 12pm and learn tips and tricks for the ultimate Father’s Day brunch. Subscribe to live notifications and tune in to have your questions answered live. Have a question about one of the appliances or recipes? Visit the Facebook event and comment with your questions and we will do our best to answer all questions during the event!
Our event co-host Chef Miki
Chef Miki has worked at many of Vancouver’s well know restaurant groups such as Earls, Brown’s and Cactus Club. A graduate of the Art Institute Dubrulle Culinary Arts School and a Red Seal Certified Chef, Miki is now a culinary instructor at Vancouver Community College.
Try these two family-friendly recipes
Enter for a chance to WIN a Cuisinart appliance!
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Contest is open to all residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba who, as of the date the prize draw is made: (i) have not won a London Drugs contest since May 30th 2017; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside as of May 30th 2018; (iii) are not employees of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization (if any), or any family member living with any such employee.
No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per person per social network per contest. Entries must be received no later than 1 PM Pacific Time on May 30th 2018. London Drugs is not responsible for entries that become lost or misdirected. All entries become the property of London Drugs Limited and will not be returned.
One (1) winner will be randomly chosen on the day the contest ends (see dates below) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from all eligible entries received per contest. To win, selected entrants must correctly answer a skill-testing mathematical question and must sign London Drugs’ declaration and release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize(s) as awarded, releasing London Drugs from liability in association with the contest and prize and consenting to the use of their name, photograph, voice and statements for promotional and publicity purposes.
There will be three (3) prizes:
- One (1) Cuisinart 5-1/2 Qtr. Stand Mixer (Retail value of $399.99)
- One (1) Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker (Retail value of $99.99)
- One (1) Cuisinart Air Fryer (Retail value of $299.99)
See details and contest date below. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted. Prizes will be awarded at the closest London Drugs location to contest winners.
Contest date – Wednesday May 30th 2018 from 12 PM PST –1 PM PST
Draw date – Friday June 1st, 2018
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