With just a few days left until Father’s Day this weekend, if you don’t already have an idea of what to get the special man, we’ve got your back. From special-edition whiskeys and DIY wallets to a lamb butchery masterclass (what!), there’s bound to be something that dad would fancy. Let’s dive right into the coolest gifts to get dad this Father’s Day!
Pop open a can with Pops and celebrate the old man with some artisanal brews. For this special occasion, Blaze Beer Club has prepared a Father’s Day special gift box ($568) that includes a fine beer glass and 12 carefully selected craft beers from both local and international breweries, with four different recommended palates for the season. If you’re looking for a more long-term option to surprise dad every month, you can also choose from three subscription plans (starting from $1,498) delivered straight to dad’s doorstep, whereby each month’s box will contain 10 to 12 artisanal beers. Don’t keep him waiting!
Salute the superhero in your life with a dazzling Superdad Bath Bomb ($85) from Lush. With soothing sandalwood, warm guaiacwood, and meditative olibanum oil, this bath bomb can ease even the busiest of fathers into scented relaxation. After the hot bath, the man can freshen up with Lush’s zesty Dad’s Garden Lemon Tree body spray ($335) or the smoky perfume Dear John ($470), also from Lush.
Here’s not one, but three bottles for all the whiskey-loving dads out there. The recently launched Glenlivet Spectra (around $950; varies across retailers) consists of three unique whiskies from a spectrum of flavours, with each one being a reinterpretation of The Glenlivet’s signature smooth and fruity house style.
But that’s not all: The set elevates whiskey tasting to the next level, providing a QR code dad can scan to plunge into an interactive digital journey that will challenge all of his five senses. The selection will be showcased at Sogo Department Store Supermarket at Causeway Bay from 19 to 27 June but is also available for purchase at various wine retailers around Hong Kong.
Alternatively, maybe you’ve noticed that while dad enjoys the social aspect of drinking, he’s not too fond of the alcohol itself—or maybe he’s trying to keep an eye on his health. In that case, why not get him some lovingly crafted non-alcoholic spirits (starting from $330) from Lyre’s?
Lyre’s spirits come from a mix of natural flavours, extracts, and distillates that draws upon fruits, botanicals, and spices. With selections such as Dark Cane Spirit, American Malt, and Apéritif Dry, every Lyre’s spirit looks and tastes much like the original alcoholic version so that dad can drink freely with his friends without feeling left out. Plus, the packaging design is tastefully done—and would look great on his shelf or liquor cabinet!
For a classy, personalised touch, craft a bespoke wallet for dad under expert guidance at K11 Kulture Academy’s leather slim wallet workshop ($600). The slender DIY wallet includes cardholder slots, as well as a fashionable money clip to distinguish it from most conventional wallets. Participants will also receive a $140 coupon for the K11 Design Store on the day of the class, and though the workshop takes place after Father’s Day on June 27, we’re sure dad would love the handmade thoughtfulness either way.
K11 Kultural Academy, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3118 8070
Let’s face it—men aren’t always the best at grooming themselves, so why not help dad out and treat him to the fashionable touch of a professional barber? With décor inspired by Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s, Hair House Barbershop is not only known for its quirky vintage vibe, but also owner Adam Chan’s efforts in keeping the legacy of Shanghai barbers alive. And though beard trimming and shaving services are temporarily unavailable due to the pandemic, the barbershop offers an expert haircut (starting from $200) using traditional techniques so that dad can look even more handsome than he already is.
Want to bond with dad over more than just a meal? Check out Feather & Bone’s latest masterclass instalment on lamb butchery ($3,800 per person for groups of up to three), in which a master butcher will guide you through a hands-on experience to break down a whole lamb carcass. You’ll learn how to use a variety of knives before moving on to separate the beast into its various cuts at their butcher location in the Mid-Levels, before finishing with a well-deserved gourmet lamb feast at their restaurant in SoHo.
After the meal, remaining cuts can be picked up on the spot, delivered to your home, or stored at Feather & Bone in the meantime. Father’s Day pricing via email booking is only $3,000, so book now for a singular bonding, learning and feasting experience.
Feather & Bone, class takes place at: G/F, Orchid, 22 Mosque Street, Mid-Levels | (+852) 2179 6211
Meal takes place at: Shop 1, G/F, 38 Shelley Street, Soho | (+852) 2179 6211
The perfect companion for dad’s wines, the new SmartClamp from Coravin promises to be a most intuitive and convenient wine-pouring tool. Simply align the SmartClamp over the neck of the bottle and push down on the handle in one fluid motion, and dad can now pour his wine without even having to open the bottle. When the device is removed after pouring, the cork naturally reseals so that the wine can stay fresh for months, or even years! Dads who are first-time users will appreciate the friendly and functional Model Three ($2,080), while experienced dads will love to accessorise with the Model Six ($3,280).
Relax with dad at home whilst savouring creative cocktails ($140 for cocktails; $100 for mocktails) from Meraki Hospitality. Perfect for when dad fancies a cocktail but not going out to get one, Meraki is delivering freshly mixed cocktails in a bottle packaged with stylish garnishes straight to dad’s doorstep.
Choices include Batabasu, a mix of butter washed bourbon, coffee sake, cassia bark syrup, and angostura bitters; and Jasmine Day Dream, consisting of gin, jasmine tea, lemongrass, longan, lemon, and cinnamon. All mocktails and cocktails serve two, so settle down and make it a fun stay-at-home date night with the special man! WhatsApp Meraki Hospitality at (+852) 6379 9748 or email them to order.
Make his day by perking up dad’s morning brew! In the latest addition to their impressive array, Nespresso has recently launched three rare single-origin coffees ($67 per sleeve of 10 capsules) from Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Colombia. A part of their reviving origins series, Nespresso works with farmers in regions whose coffee is under threat because of socioeconomic pressures. Whether it’s the fruity Tamuka mu Zimbabwe, the mild yet aromatic Esperanza de Colombia, or the sandalwood tinted Amaha uwe Uganda, dad is sure to enjoy the exquisite new flavours.