We all know that men can be a little tricky to buy for - especially dads. With this in mind, we've come up with five unique gift ideas to help put a smile on your old man's face this June 19. So ditch the socks and cufflinks, and make it a day to remember.
1. Customise Some Beer
If your dad is a bit of a Homer Simpson, then he'll love spending the afternoon at The Pulse. This Father's Day, the luxury shopping mall is partnering with Belgian craft brewery, The Artist, and inviting you to
customise your own beer packaging as a lovely surprise for papa. Take a photo at The Artist's signature tricycle and bring home your personalised craft beer, which comes in three flavours - Blonde Beer, White Beer, and Raspberry Beer. The service and the beer are both free if you spend over $300 in the mall, but on a first-come first-served basis, so get in there quick.
The fun doesn't stop there either, with free unlimited popcorn for little ones to crunch on, a beer-themed balloon for dad, and the chance for football kids to show off their ball skills (and even bag a prize or two!) at the Soccer Street Show. Score!
June 18, Customised Beer (4pm - 6pm); Soccer Street Show (2pm - 3pm)
The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, (+852) 2815 8888
Free (you spend over $300 in the mall)
for more information
2. Take Him Racing
If your dad is a bit of a speed junky then he'll lap up the chance to hop on the 15 networked racing simulators at Sideways (Driving Club). Let papa blow off some steam as he experiences what it feels like to be in a real race car on the circuit, and become a Formula One champion. As a special Father's Day treat, the club is inviting the whole family to enjoy a special deal where you can buy dad a race and his wife and child get 50% off on driving. Which parent is a better driver? Only one way to find out.
When: June 19, (10am - 6pm)
Sideways (Driving Club), LG/F, 1-2 Chancery Lane, Central, (+852) 2523 0983
1 hour Session $400 / 1.5 hour session $575 / 2 hour session $700
to book ahead
3. Whip Him Up a Home Cooked Meal
Nothing says I love you like a home-cooked meal, so Secret Ingredient has come up with three delicious recipes to help you create something really special in the kitchen. If your dad is a steak lover, then the Brickhouse's Seared Wagyu Skirt Steak with Spiced Pumpkin and Avocado Salad
(pictured above) is sure to make an impression. According to Brickhouse's Chef Danny, who created the recipe, the steak is some of the best he's ever sourced for the restaurant's Premium Range. However, if a burger is the way to your pop's heart, then go for the zesty Free-range Chicken-Bacon Peri Peri Burger with Side Salad
. Dads who can handle the heat will love the Tuna Tacos with Fresh Guacamole & Signature Chilli-Parm Corn
- as one of Secret Ingredient's most popular dishes, this is sure to spice up your night.
When: Available until June 26
Secret Ingredient, 14 Tsun Yuen Street, Happy Valley; The Meatery, 23 Mosque Street, Mid-Levels, (+852) 2108 4000
Recipes range from $265 to $350 for two people
SPECIAL OFFER! Localiiz readers can enjoy FREE delivery
using the code 'local' when they order by phone
4. Pamper Him Sense-less
Let dad put up his big feet by treating him to a pamper session at Sense of Touch. This year, the award-winning spa is offering two special packages to spoil your hard-working pop. Treat him like a king with the Chill Out Dad
package ($1,180/2 hrs), which includes a vitalizing massage to release tension and stress, and a perfectly polished facial to refine and freshen his skin. Pull put all the stops and add on a Whiskey Body Scrub ($550/30mins). Perhaps he'd prefer to select an indulgent treatment of his choice along with a personalised message as part of the Gift Dad Instant Relaxation
package? Whichever package you choose, it's definitely more exciting than a tie!
Chill Out Dad (available until June 30); Gift Dad Instant Relaxation (valid for 6 months)
Where: All Sense of Touch locations
Chill Out Dad $1,180/2hrs (original cost $1,580); Whiskey body scrub $550/30mins
Contact the spa to book your package
5. Read a Story - and Eat Sweets
Celebrate Father’s Day with a special story telling session
for dads and kids at Bookazine in Central. Sit comfortably and listen to Alex Key, education director of Hamilton Hill International Kindergarten, read a exciting selection of tales that have been specially handpicked for the occasion. Admission is free, but book ahead to avoid missing your spot. While you're there, why not treat your dad to a pouch full of jumbo jelly beans from UK confectionary brand Happy Jackson. These DADS SWEETS are bound to put a smile on his face - and if you ask him nicely, he may even share them with you.
When: June 18, (11am - 12pm)
Bookazine, Shop 326 - 328, 3/F Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, (+852) 2522 1785
or call (+852) 2522 1785 to reserve your spot
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