Let’s face it, dads are pretty easy to please when it comes to buying gifts. What papa doesn’t love a cheesy cake, a gorgeous bottle of wine, or some personalised cufflinks to make him feel like your number one fella? (aside from your partner, of course). So, we’ve sifted through the hundreds of offers and gimmicks to find you some genuinely lovely gift ideas to make him feel like the gem he is this Father’s Day.
1. Buy Him a Bottle (or Three)
Repay your dad for all those bottles of vino you secretly stole from his stash (come on, we all did it) and buy him a box of delicious wine carefully selected by the pros at WINE MOMENTS. To make Father’s Day easier, they’ve put together the perfect selection so you can join him for a glass or two and re-live all those naughty memories from your childhood – if you dare. Including two maximum power reds, and one “manly” white wine, plus free gift box and free delivery, this is one gift idea you really can’t go wrong with. Cheers dad!
Alternatively, treat your papa to some super fancy wine accessories from premier wine retail and auction website Bidvino. From beautiful Riedel Swirl glasses and quirky USB corks, to Vagnbys Waiter Tools and Champagne Sabers, they’ve got you covered – and with gifts ranging from $135 to $2,800, there’s something to suit every budget.
2. 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. The club is generously offering $50 off tickets for the first 50 dads to book a seat at the comedy show on Saturday, June 17 (show starts at 9pm). On the night, the entertainment is of the top drawer variety with TakeOut Comedy Fan Favourite Ben Quinlan taking the stage as well as One Man Show with Pete Grella to bring you both heaps of giggles.
3. Buy Him a Cake
Dad got a sweet tooth, but baking isn’t your thing? Don’t worry because the baking maestros at Complete Deelite have whipped up a selection of adorable cakes just for papa this Father’s Day. From a sugary pint of beer to super cute ‘Super Dad’ cakes and cupcakes, there are plenty of sweet designs to choose from, which surely look miles better than the soggy, diabetes-inducing atrocity you’ll attempt to make in your kitchen (speaking from experience). If you do, however, consider yourself a baking pro, then why not sign up for the Mochi and Me workshop ($550 per adult and $100 per child) where you and your papa will get to make a box of hand-crafted mochi to scoff together. Delicious!
Complete Deelite, 2/F On Lan Centre, Central, (+852) 3167 7022
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4. Make Him ‘Mindful’
Kung fu dad? Now how cool would that be. 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-defense, 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 style of martial arts, 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. Just in time for Father’s Day, Mindful Wing Chun is offering two specials – 20 percent off all group packages for 6 months or longer, and 30 percent of all Junior and Senior private packs (10 packs, 25 packs, and 50 packs) so the whole family can get involved!
Mindful Wing Chun, 8/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, (+852) 6620 7050
5. Design a Mouse Pad
Dads love practical gifts, right? Well the one-stop-shop for everything arts and crafts, 513 Paint Shop, is running a very special two-hour workshop in celebration of Father’s Day. From June 1 to 18, dads and kids can join forces to make a very lovely leather mouse pad together using the shops non-toxic paints and metallic foil. It’s a two-birds-with-one-stone scenario – spend some quality time with Dad, and get back to basics and he gets to leave with a lovely new mouse pad to spruce up his desk. Good innit?
513 Paint Shop, S513, 5/F PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, (+852) 2155 2282
How much: $300 per person
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6. Make it Personal
If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift that will celebrate your old man’s individuality, then personalised gift experts Gifts Less Ordinary are definitely the way to go. Choose from one of eight gifts which you can personalise with initials or a unique message, including a white or gold faced watch ($637.89), wine rack ($1,445.21), football silhouette ($747.52), hand-drawn envelope cufflinks ($677.76), collar stiffeners ($388.88), luxury flight bag ($5,367.13), daddy desk tidy ($1,196.04), and Father’s Day flask ($343,86). Just imagine the heart-warming smile on his face when he sees how much thought you put into that desk tidy.
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7. Get Him in Shape
Is dad looking a bit out of shape? Are you looking for subtle ways to get him fitter? Well, this could be the perfect time to nudge him in the right direction as spinning studio TORQ is offering a special Father’s Day Gift Card Promotion for $2,125, which includes one month of unlimited classes, plus one men’s TORQ T-shirt. And if that isn’t enough to lure him into burning a few million calories on the wheels, then maybe a Float On gift voucher (valued at $680) is. Hardcore workout followed by a relaxing floating session in a sensory deprivation “dream pod”. Sign him up!
Read more! Check out our review on Float On
8. Groom Him
Help dad take even better care of himself and buy him a sexy grooming kit tailored just for him by the experts at TONIC. All he has to do is answer a few simple questions about his skin type and complexion etc and the Tonic team will put together a kit full of the best products to suit his face. Kiss goodbye to guess work and get it right straight away. Plus, you can receive a 30 percent discount when you use the code TGSDad30 at the checkout. Get in!
TONIC Grooming System
How much: The price of a kit depends on the contents which can range from $1,000 to $2,000
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