The incessant rotation of cuff links, neck ties and whisky should not be the be-all and end-all of Father’s Day gifting ideas. Dad’s accessories wardrobe must, now, resemble a bevy of last-minute benefactions; a cycle of birthday, Christmas and Father’s Day gifting, all tallied up, named and numbered.
Dads, granddads and the various other father figures in your life deserve some fresh ideas this year. If you’re still head-a-scratching, here’s a few.
(Hero and featured image courtesy of The Glenlivet)
For the dad who wants a guilt-free drink.
Even dads who don’t long for a strong drink need something to do with their hands. Why not give the gift of the finest booze-free spirits on the planet? From their inspired take on the classic Dry Martini to their irresistible Blackberry Smash, Lyre’s has something for everybody — minus that pesky hangover. In honour of Father’s Day, the brand is running a special promo from 12 – 19 June: One free bottle for every four you purchase online.
For the dad with a routine.
Carefully fine-tuned over seven decades, the men’s collection at Kiehl’s showcases a spectrum of products for various skin concerns. While their signature Facial Fuel set (HK$605) is a popular staple, take the skin defence up a notch with their Age Defender Special (HK$590). For the coiffure connoisseurs, their Haircare Special (HK$405) boasts amino acids and coconut oil in their natural ingredient arsenal, ideal for sensitive scalps.
For the dad in dire need of a massage.
Only just launched here in Hong Kong, the HYDRAGUN (HK$2,399) is a gift bound to see dad through arduous gym sessions, family hikes and the daily grind. One of the quietest massage guns on the market and used religiously by Olympians and athletes alike, the kit comes with six different attachments to help target and pinpoint pressure points, runs at six speeds and above all is easy to lift, hold and control. Plus, if you make a purchase before Father’s Fay, there’s a nice little discount. Use the code FATHERSDAY400 for HK$400 off of your purchase.
For the suave dad.
If there was a gift that could translate our deepest appreciation to dad without so many words — the way he probably prefers anyway — it would be with these cufflinks (HK$36,000) from De Beers’ Talisman collection. An enduring emblem of strength in the jeweller’s time-honoured portfolio, much like dad’s quietly supportive stance, the subtle accessory is anchored by rough brown diamonds in the centre of a smooth 18k white gold surface. Interestingly enough, raw diamonds were christened as symbols of power when found some 2000 years ago. A gift that encapsulates who dad is, truly.
For the dad who enjoys a cheeky nightcap.
Single malt whisky brand, The Glenlivet, has launched its newest creation, ‘The Glenlivet Cocktail Capsule Collection’, in a unique collaboration between some of Hong Kong’s best bars and coffee shops. Available to try in four flavours, Paloma, The Glenlivet Sour, Scottish Coffee and The Last King, each edible capsule is highly sustainable, made from a combination of algae extracts sourced from the sea in Brittany, France. Vegan, gluten-free, chewy, sweet and resembling the character of cassava, the capsules each contain a shot of cocktail — no glasses needed. In a grand entrance into the Hong Kong market, take dad along to one of the participating establishments to sample ‘Whisky Flight’ creations from top mixologists, which starts with a whisky shot, followed by a whisky cocktail and a cocktail capsule. Salud!
Participating establishments include: Terrible Baby (The Glenlivet Sour; HK$150), Whisky & Words (Paloma; HK$145), Lobster Bar and Grill (The Last King; HK$238), DOUBLESHOT (Scottish Coffee; HK$188), DIO (Scottish Coffee; HK$168) and Morokok (Scottish Coffee; HK$128).
For the dad who likes a laugh.
The dad cap is cool again. Luckily for dad, the wardrobe staple has never gone out of style for him; in fact, he’d cheerily say he‘s the instigator of all things trendy and TikTok-worthy these days. Right, dad. This cap from Carnaby Fair — a local Hong Kong headwear brand dealing in Asian youth culture — is perfect for fans of Stephen Chow and God of Gamblers II (賭俠). Even better; it’s a cap that’ll likely make its way from dad’s wardrobe to yours.
For the dad who enjoys a good day out on the green.
Some days, committing to a full 18-hole golf itinerary is simply a few holes too many. Rather than spend a scorching day out on the green, BAY247 offers an indoors alternative — a fully automated golf-simulator facility equipped with Foresight GCQuad, located in the heart of Causeway Bay. To add to the convenience, the facility can be booked at all hours of the day — just in case you get a hit of inspiration to practice your swing at 2am.
For Father’s Day, BAY247 is offering an exclusive 3-month membership gift package for HK$2,400, with the administrative joining fee of HK$1,200 waived. Otherwise, memberships are available at HK$800 per month, at an hourly rate of HK$320 per bay. Non-members and new visitors’ hourly rates are priced at HK$560 per person.
For the luckiest of dads.
If dad has a regular Saturday-evening luau scheduled in, this complete poker set (HK$192,000) — shaped in the image of Louis Vuitton’s Président attaché case — will be sure to impress. Astound, even. Monogrammed through from the briefcase’s coated canvas down to the surface of each chip, card and garniture, the set is a luxurious collector’s piece. Game night, anyone?
For the well-groomed dad.
If dad’s been looking a touch unkempt with a few whiskers out of place, he may be hinting hard at being spoiled this Father’s Day with the Phillips’ Shaver Series S9000 Prestige. Fitted with redesigned NanoTech precision blades for the closest and most comfortable of shaves, the S9000 Prestige is tethered to a multi-direction ContourDetect head that follows every facial contour to catch every errant wisp of hair. The device is also equipped with Qi wireless charging technology, so dad’s day- or night-time routine can be charged up alongside iPhones, AirPods and other Qi-compliant devices. Father’s Day sets for Phillips’ Shaver S9000 Prestige are priced starting at HK$2,998.