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5 Gifts Your Dad Actually Wants for Father’s Day

By Jen Paolini 12 June 2019
Enough with the uninspired, repeated buys of the exact same cologne year after year—here are five gift ideas for Father’s Day that will forever cement you as daddy’s favourite child.

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Father’s Day gift ideas tomahawk steak

For the foodie: a proper steak dinner

This one’s always going to be a winner in papa’s books. For the meat-lovin’ dad in your life, we say go big or go home, and the biggest on the market right now is Feather & Bone’s staggering 35oz Tomahawk Steak (from $564). Available on Sunday, June 16, the meal comes paired with a complimentary craft beer, most likely followed by a bad case of the meat sweats (which is free, too). Feather & Bone, locations vary.

Father’s Day gift ideas coffee

Photo courtesy of Gadget Flow

For the coffee lover: an instant iced coffee maker

We are completely flabbergasted by this nifty travel mug that turns piping hot coffee or tea into a chilled beverage—no ice needed! Just store your Zoku iced coffee maker in the freezer overnight, pour your beverage into it, snap the lid on, and wait five minutes for it to cool down your drink. Spill-resistant and comes with a sipping straw, too—killing two birds with one eco-friendly stone. Available from I Love Cake for $349.

Read More! Check out this limited-edition Hong Kong drinks gift box for a fuss-free Father’s Day prezzie.

Father’s Day gift ideas night kayak tour

For the adventurer: Night kayak tour on Cheung Chau

If your dad is more of an outdoorsman thrilled by the hidden side of Hong Kong, this nighttime kayak tour along Cheung Chau’s coastline would be the perfect experience for him. Hosted by the Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre, a professional guide takes you along the island for a unique adventure—and if you’re lucky, you’ll get the chance to catch the glow of bioluminescent algae in the ocean! Finish your tour with a trip to Cheung Chau’s famous night market and a feast of the island’s iconic peace buns, seafood, and plenty of beer. No prior kayaking or paddling experience needed. Book now on Klook for $800 per person.

Father’s Day gift ideas watch

Photo courtesy of Watchbox Hong Kong

For the fashionista: a vintage watch

For the dads who appreciate the finer things in life, a thoughtfully-selected vintage timepiece is a great addition to an established wardrobe. Watchbox on Duddell Street is a high-end option, with an extravagant collection of pre-loved, vintage Rolexes, Pateks, and more—great for shoppers who are seeking rare relics. Schedule your visit ahead of time, as they admit shoppers by appointment only. On the other hand, Ken’s Watches offers a wide selection of pre-owned timepieces from a myriad of luxury brands, including Omega, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, IWC, Patek, and Jaeger LeCoultre. It’s a much more fun place to browse around if you don’t already have a model in mind, or if you would like to trade in and haggle prices. Browse online or visit one of their four outlets located across Hong Kong. Watchbox, 14/F, Suite 1402, 1 Duddell Street, Central, 3018 8502 Ken’s Watches, locations vary.

Father’s Day gift ideas whiskey

For the drinks connoisseur: a boutique whiskey subscription

For the casual drinker, it’s hard to anticipate how to surprise the dad who has cultivated a devoted interest in upscale whiskeys. Enter the Adventure, an upscale whiskey subscription service run by Hong Kong-based retailer Whiskies & More. For a monthly fee of $1,280, dad can receive a Premium Monthly Surprise package of delicious liquid gold from small-batch distilleries around the world. No minimum subscription limit, and you can cancel anytime you like—now that’s a convenient service for pleasing papa. Start subscribing here.

Bonus: some quality time with your old man

Gifts, dinners, and expensive gadgets aside, there’s very little that beats spending some quality time with dad this weekend. Why not opt to veg out and chill at home with some of the best Netflix shows to watch this month, or go on a leisurely hike with the whole fam and wrap it up with a hearty dim sum lunch? Happy Father’s Day, y’all!

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Jen Paolini

Content director

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Germany, and educated in the U.S., Jen is an award-winning creative with a background in illustration, communication design, art direction, and content creation. When she’s not getting lost in a good book, you’ll find her doing crosswords, eating dim sum, covering all sides of a “Hamilton” number, and taking naps.