We love our dads but finding gifts that aren’t the same old shirt and tie can be a little tricky. That’s why we have looked around and found some ideas that are a bit different. Whether you’re looking for quirky fashion, tongue-in-cheek gifts, practical presents or just something to say, “thanks, Dad,” we’ve found some to tick all the boxes. Here’s our Father’s Day gift guide for 2018.
Does your dad love wine as much as we do? Then the perfect place to shop this Father’s Day is Bidvino! Founded by some of Asia’s most prominent experts in the wine industry, the online retailer offers an exclusive and extensive range of big wine brands. Easily available online, and with next business day shipping available for Hong Kong, it’s the ideal place for last-minute gifts. And with its “Buy Now, Ship Later” service, you can order and pay now, and Bidvino will keep your wines safe and sound in its warehouse for up to 6 months. Just the thing for the wine lovers who are a little short on space! And for the dad who truly has it all, The Durand is a perfect gift. Specially created to let users successfully remove older and fragile wine corks whole and intact, any dad who is serious about his wine is sure to love it.
Sassy Perk: Use the code “SASSYVINO” and get 15% off your order of The Durand! Just use the discount code in the coupon code field of the Shopping Cart screen before you click checkout.
Available at www.bidvino.com for $1,200
The international Stockholm watch brand has just launched its new flagship store in Hong Kong, and there are plenty of high-end quality gift options available. The LOCH FALKEN ($1,620) is a modern interpretation of 1950’s simplicity, with a brushed champagne gold case, a navy-blue face and brown Swedish (organically-tanned!) leather. Minimalist and practical, it stands for timeless quality.
And if you’re looking for a really unique gift later in the year, stay tuned for the TRIWA HUMANIUM METAL watch launching on Kickstarter soon. It’s made from destructed illegal firearms and sales go towards rebuilding conflict-torn societies and supporting victims of armed violence.
Available at www.triwa.com for $1,620
Think your Dad deserves some time for himself? Simple, sharp and stylish, Selvedge Grooming is the complete grooming solution for gents in Hong Kong. With its very own style laboratory, equipped with some of the most talented barbers in the 852, you can trust this is a gift to remember. Think haircuts, wet shaves, and beard trims. Set on the slopes of Pottinger Street, the all-new Selvedge Barbers establishment creates a modern and masculine atmosphere, appealing to men who like the no-fuss approach. Options start at $250, but the Haircut & Wet Shave combo goes for $700.
Appointments available from Selvedge Grooming, 36 Pottinger Street, Central, www.selvedgebarbers.com
Read more: The Best Barbers in Hong Kong
Got a beer drinker at home? Why not treat Dad to special brewing classes where he can create his own custom draft? Back to School Brewing offers a variety of hands-on classes, courses and experiences that will please any beer expert! The sessions start at $180 and up depending on what you select. We’ve got our eye on the Intro to Brewing class (from $500) where dad can attend with a group of friends to experience tasting and brewing beer together. What’s more, dad will receive his very own packaged beer 3 to 4 weeks later!
Available at www.backtoschoolbrewing.com
You can’t live in Hong Kong and not have wanderlust, so if your dad needs a new lightweight travel bag, we think he’ll love the recent collection from TUMI. Made from a strong, durable yet lightweight material, the TUMI Latitude International Carry On ($5,380) is perfect for those weekend getaways or quick business trips. It comes in black, navy and silver – take your pick.
Available at TUMI stores in Hong Kong
This vintage-inspired leather wash bag is handmade using resilient, smooth buffalo leather which will soften and develop as it’s used. Available in dark tan, dark brown or matte black leather, the waterproof lining and internal zip pocket add to the practical element. Ideal if your S.O travels! Opt to hot press monogrammed initials, a name or a message, to really take the gift to the next level.
As a massive bonus, this also qualifies for the “BAG FOR A BAG” Programme. Vida Vida has teamed up with UNITED WORLD SCHOOLS, a fantastic charity that sets up schools in unreachable, poverty stricken and conflict areas of Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar. The “BAG FOR A BAG” Programme guarantees a school bag for a child with every sale over £25. This wash bag includes a certificate of how your purchase has helped. An ideal touch to make the gift a thoughtful touch!
Available at www.notonthehighstreet.com for $473.42
Some dads like to putter around the house, BBQ on the balcony or perhaps work at home. All those things would be so much more fun if he had some tunes to keep him company. We’re eyeing these super cool companion speakers by Bose. Rather than a headset, these are worn around your neck so you can still hear what’s going on around you but also enjoy the music you want to hear.
Available at Bose for $2,788
Featured image courtesy of Unsplash, Image 1 courtesy of Bidvino, image #2 courtesy of TRIWA Watches, image #3 courtesy of Back to School Brewing via Facebook, image #4 courtesy of Plug, image #5 courtesy of Notonthehighstreet.com, image #6 courtesy of Bose, image #7 courtesy of Selvedge Barbers via Instagram