Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day

Words: Crush

We’re celebrating dads and father figures this month with Father’s Day coming up on June 20th. We know how difficult it is to shop for dads, so we’ve put together a list of interesting (and delicious) local gift ideas for him this Father’s Day. Instead of the standard packet of biltong or pair of socks, these goodies are bound to make your dad feel appreciated and cared for. After all, Father’s Day is all about showing your pops how much you love him and a little gift to go along with a hug and a home-cooked meal goes a long way.

Spoil Dad with one of these gift ideas

A New Blend from Haute Cabrière

Haute Cabriere Father's DayFamily-owned winery, Haute Cabrière has roots that extend deep into Franschhoek’s wine valley, heritage and community. With a rich history of innovation and an eye on wine-drinking trends, Haute Cabrière has added a Rhone-inspired blend of Syrah and Pinot Noir to their range.

Treat your dad to this unique blend of robust and spicy Syrah balanced perfectly with the softer, aromatic notes of a Pinot Noir.

This exciting red blend is yet another step in their pioneering history of classic cultivars and the art of blending them.

Cellar Door & Online Shop, R150 per bottle. | Facebook | Instagram

Going Rogue with Wilderer

Wilderer father's dayWilderer Distillery’s Rogue Fynbos Spiced Rum is perfect for dads who appreciate something a little more nuanced. Inspired by the Cape Floral Kingdom, this spirit has a beautifully balanced bite of Fynbos brought together with molasses.

With its beautiful packaging you can give it as is, no wrapping required!

Make it extra special and pair it with Barker & Quinn’s Raspberry Mixes to make an RR&R (Rogue Rum & Raspberry) — now it’s a party!

RSP: R299 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Something Special from Perdeberg

Perdeberg gift ideasPerdeberg Cellar is proud to announce the release of two new wines in its super-premium Iconic range. The award-winning Endura Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc boasts a new 2018 vintage ready for market and newcomer to the collection, the Endura Winemaker’s Selection Cape Blend 2017, is set to impress lovers of exceptional Pinotage-led red blends.

The Endura Winemaker’s Selection Cape Blend 2017 boasts a bouquet of dark berries, blackcurrant and vanilla flavours with some spicy notes. Blueberries, cherries and a hint of chocolate features on the palate, which is well-structured, with a long smooth finish. The Endura Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc has notes of ripe stone fruit, citrus and lemon on the nose. With a rich palate, fresh acidity and mineral finish.

Add Perdeberg Endura Winemaker’s Selection Cape Blend 2017 to dad’s collection for R350 (750 ml), and Perdeberg Endura Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2018 for R250 (750 ml). | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Bold Meets Gold with FAT Bastard

Fat Bastard Father's DayIf your dad loves a deep, full-bodied red wine, then FAT bastard’s The Golden Reserve will make him very happy. A Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Blend, this premium wine was made from specially selected grapes with the aim to produce a ripe-flavour and silky texture.

Luxurious aromas and flavours of dark berry fruit and plum entice the senses. The wine was aged in small oak barrels to add greater weight and complexity.

The palate of the wine is rich and full with a silky and lasting finish.

This wine pairs perfectly with a decadent cut of meat, like this Wagyu Denver Steak with Caramelised Pears, Blue Cheese and Walnuts. Now you’ve got wine and food sorted for Father’s Day!

R130 per bottle | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Unwind with Dilmah

Everyone loves a good cuppa tea. Make sure your tea-loving dad’s cupboard is stocked with the best leaves money can buy. Dilmah tea has been growing single-origin teas since 1988 and have a wide variety of tea ranging from classic Ceylon to gourmet herbal infusions.

With their designer gourmet tea boxes to green and organic ranges, you’re bound to find a tea that will entice dad’s palate.

A perfect gift for the guy that could do with some relaxation. | Facebook | InstagramShop

Prized Pinotage from Beyerskloof

Beyerskloof gift ideasIf Pinotage is your dad’s wine of choice, look no further than Beyerskloof, South Africa’s unrivalled Pinotage specialist. This Stellenbosch winery was founded by Beyers Truter in 1988 and today produces the top-selling single varietal bottled red wine in South Africa.

With 190ha of vineyards based in the premium wine district of Stellenbosch, father & son Beyers & Anri Truter ensure the growth of their quality-driven, oak matured, hand-pressed premium wines. 

Did you know that Pinotage is one of South Africa’s local grape varietals?

In addition to a bottle of the finest Pinotage, you can also take dad for a tasting at their Tasting Room on the vineyards in Stellenbosch and for lunch at the onsite restaurant, Red Leaf Bistro. You can also pop into the Beyerskloof WynBar on Stellenbosch’s oak tree-lined Ryneveld Street. | Facebook | Instagram

 Westfalia Oils for the Dad that loves to cook

If your dad loves to cook, he’ll love Westfalia’s range of products; you can mix and match to create a gift that he’ll love experimenting with. Westfalia Fruit’s Avocado Oil range gives the goodness of real avocados all year round. Their 100 % pure avocado oil has a high smoke point of 250°C that retains its health structure when heated. Dad can use it for any cooking method from pan-frying to sautéing, braaiing, roasting, grilling or even baking.

Available in four flavours to suit his favourite recipes: Plain, Lemon, Garlic or Butter. And look out for the recently added range of Westfalia Fruit Nut Oils: Macadamia, Pecan and Walnut Oil.

Spoil dad with a gift and a homecooked meal this Father’s Day using the Westfalia Fruit range of products. For inspiration check out these delicious recipes.

RSP: R48,99 for 250 ml | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

A Flavour Explosion with Funky Ouma

Funky Ouma gift hamperFunky Ouma offers wonderful fresh herb-filled salts and spice blends. They use natural coarse salt from Walvis Bay and the Himalayas, which is ideal for adding maximum flavour to braaied meats and marinades. They also have a range of beautifully packaged olive oils and rubs.

If your dad is all about flavour, this is the perfect gift. You can make up a flavour-packed hamper that suits his style of cooking.

Price: varies from R280-R545 for speciality gift boxes. | Facebook | Instagram

A Lifetime of Braais with Arrow Leather

Based in Stellenbosch, Arrow Leather Goods was born from a love of the durability and timeless nature of leather. Their full leather apron will last a lifetime and will definitely be able to withstand even the hottest of grills. Have a look at their knife-rolls too — your dad will be the coolest guy in town.

If you’re looking for something more personalised, they also do custom orders and designs.

Full leather apron: R1 600. | Facebook | Instagram

Something Sweet from Lionheart

Dad got a sweet tooth? Spoil him with a fab treat from the Sweet Lionheart team. Order their speciality Father’s Day cake traylette, inspired by Ferrero Rocher and full of hazelnutty goodness. We love the Rad Dad printed sleeves by Boutique Petit and we über love the fact that they’ve included one just for dog dads! Inspired.

Available for pre-order only and collection is from the studio at Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront on Friday 18th or Saturday 19th June. Stock is limited so place your order ASAP!

Traylette with printed sleeve and card: R165. | FacebookInstagram

Sustainable in Style

Just Like Papa, a specialist retailer for outdoor goods, has collaborated with MiiR on a local artist series. They’ve teamed up with four local artists and designers to create keepsakes of a destination. Their current range is Cape Town inspired and features stunning designs on the MiiR 590ml Wide Mouth Bottle.

Gift your dad with a special memento he can use every day.

Designs pictured are by PARTNERS IN CRIME studio, PJ Offner, Hanno Van Zyl and Jade Klara.

Price: R850 | Facebook | Instagram

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