Dads tend not to kick up much of a fuss on their special day, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your best to make them feel like a million dollars. We’ve sifted through the gifts and gimmicks to find some truly genuine gift ideas to make him feel the love this Father’s Day.
Treat Him to a Tipple or Two
If your dad finds himself in his element at his local pub, then bringing home a taste of his favourite tipple will never go amiss. For a bargain $300, WINE MOMENTS offer a Father’s Day Gift Box which includes a bottle of their ‘manliest wine’ (complete with moustache label), four bottles of French craft beer, and a free beer glass. There’s plenty to go round so if you’re lucky, he might even share it with you. Bonding with dad over a beer – what could be better?
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WINE MOMENTS, (+852) 2111 9291
Bidvino, (+852) 5803 3054
Get Him a Gentleman’s Groom
Everyone deserves to put their feet up and get spoiled once in a while. For the ultimate gentleman’s grooming experience, treat your dad to a treatment at the Mandarin Barber. There are just six chairs, plus a private VIP treatment room, adding to the air of intimacy. From the quintessential wet shave and haircuts to traditional foot reflexology treatments, there’s something for every kind of dad to enjoy. Plus, this Father’s Day, lucky dads will receive a complimentary Truefitt & Hill gift after the treatment of their choice.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong barbershop The Handsome Factory (who wouldn’t want to get groomed here?) offers a range of gift certificates. For just $380, your dad could leave with a clean shave or a fresh new do, but opting for both will set you back a reasonable $580. Go on, he’s worth it!
Mandarin Barber, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, (+852) 2825 4088
The Handsome Factory, multiple locations including 1/F, Central Corner, 9-11 Cochrane Street, Central, (+852) 2353 0001
Treat Him to a Wellness Weekend
Can’t quite convince your dad to strike a yoga pose? Then why not try twisting his arm into a kung fu class or two. Derived from the legendary Ip Man, Wing Chun is a beautiful form of kung fu which is as much designed for inner health as it is for realistic self-defence, so whether your dad’s a martial arts fan or not, it’s a supremely unique option in the Father’s Day gift department. Like many other styles of martial arts, Mindful Wing Chun works on building a greater sense of awareness to your whole body in order to help you leverage your inner ‘mind force’ and create effortless movements.
If your dad is looking for a little more pampering when it comes to his wellness weekend, there are few better places than W Hong Kong’s spa, bliss. Its exclusive ‘Daddy’s Favourites’ package includes an hour-long detox massage, detox scrub, collagen mask, and a limited edition gift to take home. Originally valued at over $4,000, the package is available for just $2,700 for Father’s Day. Bargain!
Mindful Wing Chun, 8/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, (+852) 6620 7050
bliss, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, (+852) 3717 2222
Get Him in Shape
Whether your dad is fighting fit or looking a little out of shape, a fitness-focused gift is always a great way to nudge him in the right direction and work up a sweat. Spinning studio TORQ offers a range of packages starting from $1,350, as well as gift cards with the value of your choice. The high-intensity cycling classes will have your dad working up a serious appetite, so you might want to treat him to dinner out on the town afterwards.
If your old man needs a bit of a kick to get his fitness regime going again, then a sparring session could be in order. Spoilt HK is offering a private boxing training session for two, priced at $1,000. The experience includes an hour-long private session, plus two group classes, to help you both master the basics before you step inside the ring.
TORQ, 3/F, Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street, Central, (+852) 2677 8623
Email [email protected] for more information or to purchase a gift card
Spoilt HK, (+852) 2882 4881
Make Him Laugh
Do you and your old man share the same sense of humour? Well, there are laughs a-plenty to be had this Father’s Day at Asia’s premier comedy club, TakeOut Comedy. This Saturday, June 16 TakeOut Comedy regular Tamby Chan leads the evening, promising an evening of non-stop laughter. If you’re not keen on audience participation, we’d opt for a seat towards the back, as nobody is off limits here.
TakeOut Comedy Club, 34 Elgin Street, Central, (+852) 6220 4436
How much: $200 per person
Email [email protected] or call above to reserve your tickets
Ready, Steady, Cook
Does your dad think he’s King of the grill? Well, it might be time to put his barbecue skills to the test. The Butcher’s Club‘s sausage making class returns this Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, inviting students to learn the sausage making process from start to finish. From grinding to linking, and grilling to perfection, this promises to be a banger of a day (couldn’t resist!) with prizes awarded for the best sausage. Tickets cost $800 for one adult and one child and can be purchased online.
Speaking of cooking, Gifts Less Ordinary has a cracking selection of gifts for budding chefs, including personalised cheese boards (priced at $375) and customised novelty aprons (from $287), so you can help make sure your old man is dressed for the occasion.
The Butcher’s Club, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, (+852) 2884 0768
Gifts Less Ordinary, email enquiries to [email protected]
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